Welcome to quite possibly the coolest interview process in the UK, featuring construction tasks using Lego and beat the clock style competitions to land the top jobs…
Staybridge Suites and Crowne Plaza hotel Manchester, UK, has hit upon a unique way to recruit new employees by deploying X-Factor style auditions. As part of the interviews, candidates were asked to take on creative construction tasks using Lego and faced gruelling timed challenges to win the 50 available positions.
Andrew Fletcher, General Manager of the 328-room property, told Manchester Evening News: ‘This style of recruitment may seem a little bit unusual but I have always believed in having a fun and engaged workforce who will bring energy, enthusiasm and personality to their role. Our employees are fundamental to our ability to deliver outstanding service, and the audition days will be the perfect platform to ensure we uncover Manchester’s next hospitality stars.’
‘We need to seek out those star individuals who we believe will be able to deliver the best customer service. As such having no previous hotel industry experience is less of a priority than having the right personality to help create a welcoming environment where guests can feel truly at home.’