Tesla Hires Apple’s Director Of Recruiting


Is this some sort of joke?  Or is it that Tesla and Apple are having some sort of odd competition to see which company can recruit more talent from the other?

Tesla has taken it up a notch with its latest “acquisition” from Apple.

According to 9to5Mac:

“Tesla has taken its recruiting of Apple employees to the next level: the electric car and energy company has hired away Apple’s Senior Director of Corporate Recruiting, Cindy Nicola, to become its new Vice President of Global Recruiting. Nicola has already noted her now role and start month of May on her LinkedIn profile.”

“Notably, Apple actually hired away Tesla’s Lead Recruiter in 2014 for its own electric car project, as we noted in our extensive profile of Apple’s automotive related hires. Interestingly, that former Tesla recruiter Lauren Ciminera has already left Apple to work on a new “confidential” project, according to her own LinkedIn page and confirmation from a source.”

Elon Musk previously stated that Tesla poaches 5 times the amount of employees from Apple as Apple does from Tesla, so this sure looks like its some sort of competitive thing. And Elon hates losing, so by snatching Tesla head of recruiting, it’s almost guaranteed that Tesla will keep on winning whatever it is that’s going on here.

Source: 9to5Mac

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Only a matter of time until Apple recruits SpaceX’s head of intergalactic recruiting…

Apple will one day get pissed off enough and recruit the entire company; IE, buy 51% of Tesla and boot Mr. Musk out.

Kinda hard to do when Mr Musk owns ~27% of the company and is the Chairman and CEO.

He can have the Tesla board sell him more shares or institute various poison pill protections.

You can accuse Mr Musk of being pompous egomaniacal, and all around a-hole to have as a Boss.

But you can’t justifiably accuse him of being stupid.

Actually, he is a shy altruistic passionate and charismatic boss.

You’re kidding right? Elon is a typical sociopath, just not as much of a sociopath as Steve Jobs was. Or he just cares about his image where Jobs didn’t.

and you know this how, exactly?

The voices in his head told him.

It is no surprise to me, to get the best employees money can buy, you need a powerful HR department with a lot of contacts.

This woman is the captain of the Pegasus in BattleStar Galactica! 😉

Jeeez! That’s why she looked so familiar! *LOL*

Many have noted that Tesla showrooms have the same atmosphere as an Apple store, and the interior of the Model S has been said to have the same austere simplicity of Apple products.

So why would anyone be surprised that Tesla is poaching employees from Apple? It’s pretty clear that Tesla is sincerely flattering Apple. 😉

Looks like Tesla has poached one of the persons responsible for poaching Tesla employees for Apple’s own car project. Brilliant.

They just wanted her because her name is Nicola . . . close to Nikola.