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Choosing The Perfect Potential Hire With The Help Of Escape Rooms

How do you choose the best employee if you have numerous good candidates? These two movies present the hardest yet most effective way of recruiting. Just lock all the good candidates up in a room and force them to solve problems in a limited time while competing with each other for the desired position, almost like in an escape room.
2020.08.27.

How do you choose the best employee if you have numerous good candidates? These two movies present the hardest yet most effective way of recruiting. Just lock all the good candidates up in a room and force them to solve problems in a limited time while competing with each other for the desired position, almost like in an escape room.

So by now we all know that escape rooms help to improve our cooperative, creative and many other skills. Employers can profit from these in the forms of team building programs, as they are outstandingly valuable. But have you ever imagined what would happen if you could start the employee hiring process in an alternative way? If puzzle and riddle solving helped you to sort out the candidates? We can give you some tips on that now.

Exam (2009) - Recruiting like an escape room

Two great movie examples in this regard are The Method (2005) and Exam (2009), as they’re both about several people locked up in a room with different tests waiting for them. Even though we don’t talk about traditional escape rooms here, there are some similarities. As mentioned above, cooperation is a crucial ingredient and it has major role in getting out of an escape room or solving any puzzles. These people are “stuck” together and the environment is competitive, so they are forced to make things work. Notwithstanding these are “just” movies, the different scenarios can be familiar for those who have been to escape rooms before.
 

The Exam (2005) - escape room in recruiting

And here’s how we can implement these in real life perfectly: once a company has several good candidates for a position, locking them up in an escape room all together can help employers make decisions easily. The unknown environment and the fact that they are strangers to each other can lead to interesting conclusions.


Creating a competitive environment can bring a lot of skills and hidden (sometimes undesirable) traits to the surface. All the escape rooms have a time limit, and that already gives an exciting and exam-like feeling – time-efficiency can be observed at the end of the game. Negotiation skills are also of major importance: just like in said movies, it has a major role while playing in an online escape room as well. Besides negotiation, the ability to make a compromise must also be mentioned: it’s a must in every situation where people work together, otherwise the projects and tasks would be inefficient.

While it’s not easy to implement a test that we mentioned above, it might have gotten a tidbit easier with remote escape rooms! They’re perfect for this purpose as the players are only locked together virtually and the employer can spectate the whole game without interfering. It’s up to them to decide if their candidate can be time-efficient, and they also get the opportunity to analyze how well-developed his/her logical thinking is, or if they can be cooperative or not

Project Avatar – A new dimension of remote escape rooms
2020.09.16.
Project Avatar – A new dimension of remote escape rooms
Remote escape rooms have only been a thing for a couple of months, but if one takes a look at Project Avatar, it sure feels like this sub-genre of escape rooms had been evolving for years.
Choosing The Perfect Potential Hire With The Help Of Escape Rooms
2020.08.27.
Choosing The Perfect Potential Hire With The Help Of Escape Rooms
How do you choose the best employee if you have numerous good candidates? These two movies present the hardest yet most effective way of recruiting. Just lock all the good candidates up in a room and force them to solve problems in a limited time while competing with each other for the desired position, almost like in an escape room.
Horror escape room
2020.07.10.
Horror escape room
McKamey Manor is regarded as the scariest escape room in the world, where visitors can partake in a blood-curdling experience. The venue in Tennessee is owned by Russ McKamey, who defines the manor as a mindgame – a game of his sick mind, perhaps, if we wanted to describe the place more accurately.
In just 5 years, the number of escape rooms in the US increased a hundredfold
2020.07.02.
In just 5 years, the number of escape rooms in the US increased a hundredfold
Although many people consider Budapest to be the capital of escape rooms, new venues are popping up in every part of the world day by day. In one of the largest markets, the US, their number has grown a hundredfold in the last 5 years.
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