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Purple Squirrel

Digital Print of a Human Resources Hero

Susan Gainen
Whimsical Wildlife Documentarian
Professional Artist and Author

In the world of human resources, a Purple Squirrel is an impossible recruiting task. A search for a patent lawyer who speaks English, Greek and Urdu, who is licensed to practice law in Brazil, France, the USA and Patagonia, and who holds a PhD in microbiological physics: Impossible. Often candidates are unaware that they are in a Purple Squirrel Search, and they are frustrated by lack of response or confusing messages. More important, though, are confusing messages that are sent to Human Resources Professionals who are desperate to recruit the right people, and confounded by their superiors' failure to lead.

The Purple Squirrel's prints are made on archival paper with archival inks and matted with archival mats at 11/14.

A great gift for the human resources or recruiting professional in your life.


5 out of 5 stars


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US: $9 for each matted piece by USPS, insured. Actual cost for framed pieces.

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Up to 10 greeting cards & envelopes: Free US Shipping
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Squirrel, Purple Squirrel, Squirrel art, Purple squirrel art, purple squirrel print, purple squirrel, Human Resources Hero

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  • Material: archival paper mat ink
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From Saint Paul, Minnesota

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