Over the last three Wednesday mornings the Collingwood team have been discussing the previous night’s television, and, in particular, the BBC2 show ‘Who’s the Boss?’
The concept of the show is to showcase "collaborative recruitment" which allows the whole workforce to vote for their favourite candidate, rather than letting the senior leadership team decide.
The candidates were put through a week of tests and interviews before the vote was cast by the workforce at the end of the week.
As recruiters ourselves and the fact that I also work in the FMCG market myself I was particularly drawn to two episodes about Brew Dog and Beechs Fine Chocolates. The concept of the program gave a fantastic insight into the importance of relevant experience, but more importantly, the cultural fit that candidates must have. Some of the recruitment concepts and ideas were also interesting to hear. Here are my own reflections on the programme: