Unstable Terrain

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The iOffer (also: Yoga Pants)

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A friend recently sent me links to Apple Inc.’s offer of employment and welcome pack. To me, it’s not shocking that their HR documents are as well-presented as their other products; it stands to reason that Apple has an image to maintain, after all.

Moreover, given their likely skill set, prospective Apple employees are much more likely to notice design deficiencies in their interactions with the company than those at other companies or in other industries. It’s a case of eating your own dog food, taken to the next logical step.

There’s a message in there for all companies who are image-sensitive: your image extends to all interactions with others; new employees, the media, competitors, everyone.

Update:

the iOffer is no more, after the blog post got pulled. Pics without amusing commentary are available, though.

Speaking of insanely great things that are both functional and extremely fashionable, I recently discovered Lululemon and their stranglehold on yoga pants fashion (thanks to Penelope Trunk for mentioning them). I found a picture online, but sadly, the page didn’t mention the style. I contacted the local lulu store and learned the details. So, for the sake of posterior posterity:

Lululemon Groove Pant Sneaker Legs

Lululemon Groove Pant Sneaker Legs

I wonder whether the HR documents of LuluLemon hold up to the same scrutiny as Apple’s…

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Written by Trent

October 9, 2009 at 9:00 am

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