Key Learns From Screening Candidates At An Escape Room

When we started Tradler, we obviously wanted to make something different, however, we also wanted to do things differently as well.

Our whole “modus operandi” is to help companies engage their employees and we thought that hosting our first round interviews at G Points Escape Room in Barcelona would be a great way to show the power that comes with creating a special moment for recent graduates.

Our whole “modus operandi” is to help companies engage their employees and we thought that hosting our first round interviews at G Points Escape Room in Barcelona would be a great way to show the power that comes with creating a special moment for recent graduates.

In addition to observing 60 MBA students from ESEI Business School while they worked in small teams to overcome the Escape Room challenges, we also set up networking opportunities, as well as speeches from the Director of Students at ESEI Business School Carlota Estera, Managing Director of ESEI Business School (who helped organise the event) and Eric Bowman, VP of Digital Foundation at Zalando and workshops regarding topics like PR with community leaders in the field George Chilton from Hubbub Labs.

Throughout the 6 hours event we met a loads of great people and learned a ton about the power of leveraging our community and building our brand and below are the 5 main takeaways per our founder, Jasper Deprez.

1.The power of having the whole team take part in the decision making process:

“Like anyone, I have my blind spots, and some of the best feedback from the event came from our newest team members who learned something about a candidate that did not show up on paper. We have all heard stories about the CEO of a company asking the secretaries opinion of a candidate, and this experience helped us to take this to a whole new level.”

2. We had a chance to gauge how accurate our intuition was:

“Prior to the event we took notes on who we thought would perform well based off of their résumés and the brief conversations we had had with them. It turns out that the ones we had our eyes on, for the most part, were also the ones that performed well throughout the event. This let us that we are on the right track, and we would have never learned this if we had not taken the time to see the candidates work together to see if their profile and their actions were congruent.”

3. Having a large roladex of people we already know to draw from for future positions:

“This event was created specifically to find a summer intern and we were looking for certain skills and personality traits that would best fill that role. However, as we grow, we will have different needs and we now have a list of candidates that we know personally to follow-up with as time passes.”

4. The power of creating a community:

“We are a travel company and we are trying to break into an industry of heavy-hitters. We feel that the the AI machine learning platform we have developed which provides reliable, verified feedback and personalised activities for travellers in destinations all over the world sets us apart. But by hosting events like this we will be even stronger because we have learned the power of bringing people together.”

5. The power of creating special moments for college graduates:

“Prior to the event our team talked about not only the interview process, but also how important looking for a job is for soon-to-be graduates. This is a huge time in their lives and we all know how scary it can be.

That being said, we wanted to not only create an event we knew would be fun for potential job seekers, but by organising talks by leaders in the business community, including Carlota Estera, Managing Director of ESEI Business School (who helped organise the event) and Eric Bowman, VP of Digital Foundation at Zalando, we gave them a chance to get in front of people that can help foster their careers.”

All in all it was a great experience and we cannot recommend enough contacting G Point’s Escape Room for your next company team building exercise.

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Tradler Co – Empower your team

Author

Michael Thompson

Michael is a communication coach based out of Barcelona, Spain. His work, which focuses on the intersection between business and smiles, has been featured and shares by Fast Company, INC, Thrive Global, Crunchbase, Elephant Journal etc.

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Solving employee turnover by strong analytics and personalized incentives.

According to Gallup’s research “State of Global workplace Report 2017” 85% of the employees globally are not engaged in their workplace. This creates multiple problems for companies globally. We focus on increasing engagement within your company by utilizing Artificial Intelligence.

For companies with 1000`​+ employees who face a higher turnover that want to increase the average retention. Tradler provides an online incentive platform, that allows companies to tailor their incentives to the preferences of the individual team member. The employee loyalty program that allows your team to experience the unforgettable tailored to their preferences. And all that thanks to your company!

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