May 26, 2017

McDonald’s gets creative with Framery in Sweden

The booth itself is by Framery, and the software used in the interview is by Swedish ZeroLime.
The booth itself is by Framery, and the software used in the interview is by Swedish ZeroLime.
Framery

Two McDonald’s restaurants in Sweden will be testing Framery’s interview booths as part of their recruitment process for three months.

Framery manufactures and develops soundproof private spaces, such as phone booths for offices. Now jobseekers wanting to work at the McDonald’s outlets in Uppsala and Västerås can apply for vacancies without sending a CV and an application by walking into an interview booth situated in the restaurant.

In the booth, the interviewee will answer five questions that appear on a screen. After the interview, he or she will be asked about how they felt being interviewed on video. The method will be tested for three months, after which the trial will be evaluated.

Framery’s founder Samu Hällfors says he’s thrilled to see McDonald’s using the booths in such a creative way. Usually, Framery’s products are used in office environments to reduce noise in open offices and increase productivity and wellbeing.

“However, restaurants suit our products equally well,” Hällfors says in a press release. “This time, our products task is to support the recruitment processes at McDonald’s, which helps people find employment. As employment and being happy at work are our number one value at Framery, it’s an honour to be involved in the project.”

We spoke with Framery back in 2014. Read our feature here.

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