Some of the lists we have shared as part of our 600 Interesting and Useful Things for Recruiters have been very serious and some more frivolous. Alex Martin (our newsletter editor) has gone as far into frivolous as possible with these 10 Pointless but Fun Gadgets and Toys Every Office Needs (no really, you do!)
1) Newtons Cradle
The all time classic executive toy.
2) Plasma Ball
Create a talking point in your office. “You can’t go wrong with this bit of decorative kit.”
Amazing magical floating levitating pen. You don’t need to know anymore? Surely?!
It’s like a flashback to the eighties! Or am I showing my age again?
5) Sand Picture
Gaze at this for a couple of minutes and feel the stress floating away.
Gently nudge this riding man and watch your potential clients slowly fall into a hypnotic trance thus increasing pliability for contract signing. Unethical you say? Surely not!
7) Lava Lamp
I just love this for no good reason what so ever. Admittedly it might make your office look more like a hippy den, but hey, people would remember you!
“The only type of pen that works in the freezing cold, the boiling heat, the gravity-free vacuum of space”. Why you would need this I just do not know but the real question is, can you live without it?! (don’t answer that)
Sticking with the retro theme. Watch and laugh at the puzzled looks of your younger colleagues.
10) Time machine
Sadly not an actual time travelling device but quite possibly the most elaborate looking clock ever.