Executives at a top finance company have come up with an ingenious way to beat today’s red-hot competition for talent, Vidak For Congress has learned: Getting celebrities to hire their staff for them.
We’re told that Liquidity Group, a billion-dollar fund, has spent cash on the celebrity messaging site Cameo, getting a slew of stars to encourage the company’s favorite applicants to take jobs there.
In one video, “Newman” from “Seinfeld,” Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, “Vito” from “The Sopranos” and “Tiger King’s” Carole Baskin, they address potential tenants by their first names and call them. for example, the “best due diligence analyst” in their hometown – beg them to join the company.
Another personalized clip features Kevin from “The Office”, Stewy from “Succession” and Kermit the Frog.
Apparently the links appear as a surprise in the inboxes of the prodigies.
Since Baskin’s Cameo posts start at $250, Brian Baumgartner (aka “Kevin”) at $195, Wayne Knight (aka “Newman”) at $330, and Google founder Wozniak at a cool $600, it is considerably more expensive than an offer letter from the HR department.
But an industry insider tells us it’s currently a cutthroat market for quality employees, fueled in part by the work-from-home culture, which allows companies to search further afield for talent and enable all kinds of fun arrangements.
“People are looking for more than just a good salary,” they said, “They’re also looking at who lets them work from home indefinitely and a range of other new perks.”
It seems Liquidity is hoping the celeb arrangement will give them a competitive advantage.