Molson Coors ditches CVs for job interviews

The beverage company will no longer expect jobseekers to provide them with a resume when applying for certain positions.

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The company behind Carling and Coors is getting rid of CVs when it comes to recruiting for certain jobs.

Molson Coors employs 2000 people in the UK and is one of the sector’s largest beer suppliers.

“Scrapping the CV does not mean experience is irrelevant,” Joe Sidley, Talent Acquisition Manager, Western Europe EMEA APAC tells Working Dads. “Far from it, experience is broadened to include transferable skills. The difference is that hard skills are minimised and soft skills are amplified in this approach. This does not apply to all roles at Molson Coors as clearly some specialised and leadership roles require specific knowledge and exposure to key activities. The point of Hiring for Potential is to shift the mindset to being open to soft skills first and then deciding if this is not appropriate rather than the other way round.”

Phil Whitehead, Managing Director for Western Europe at Molson Coors Beverage Company, told Dram Scotland, “We’re striving to be a truly inclusive employer. To do that, we must be constantly looking for new ways to remove barriers that prevent people with lots to offer getting into good jobs, when all they need is the right support. There are busloads of talented people out there – it’s our responsibility as employers to go out and find them.”

He continued, ““CVs simply aren’t necessary for all job roles. They encourage recruiters to focus on details, like the school or university someone went to, that don’t really speak to the person’s true potential. This increases the chances of unconscious bias creeping into the selection process and disadvantages those who didn’t get the opportunity to attend a great school or access internships and work experience.”

Adds Sidley, “Undertaking this process whilst partnering with our diversity partners helps us make a difference in the community and help us attract everyone with the right skill set, regardless of difference.”

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