Travelodge and their 3 minute recruitment values
This week Travelodge publicly announced (personally I would have kept very quiet about it) their their new ‘innovative’ method for recruiting Managers is a three minute Q&A session!! They are forgoing the interview for a three minutes of a candidates time! - what a fantastic way of really understanding your future management…..not!! Their Resourcing Manager Ruth Sanders justifies this by saying that they,"..will recruit more than 1000 managers by 2020 and it is imperative that we continue to find new and innovative ways to recruit."
What does that say about the values and the employment brand of Travelodge? Remember this is the same company that have been found to promote overbooking and booking cancellation at the last minute. So maybe three minutes is all they need to establish whether the ‘managers’ have the particular ruthless character to carry out their ‘business strategy’?
Or alternatively they are just too tight to do things properly!!!!