Nationwide unlocks applicant’s talent with ‘escape room’ challenge

Building society Nationwide has taken inspiration from classic quiz shows The Crystal Maze and The Krypton Factor to launch a new ‘escape room’ challenge.

The escape room format, designed to identify core behaviours such as the ability to collaborate with others and display creative thinking, is being rolled out for the Society’s emerging talent applicants, including graduates and apprentices, working with Nationwide’s own occupational psychologists and those of its assessment partner cut-e.

Candidates are given 25 minutes to solve a series of clues, which help them uncover the padlock combinations to five boxes, the last of which holds the key to escape from the room. The clues require candidates to solve a series of logical challenges, including code breaking, crosswords and spatial puzzles.

• Comment below on this story. You can also tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend. Our editorial email is recruiter.editorial@redactive.co.uk

APPOINTMENTS: 10-14 SEPTEMBER 2018

This week’s appointments include: AMS, Astute Technical Recruitment, Eames Consulting Group, Health eCareers, Next Ventures, Osborne Clarke, OutRight Action International, Retail Executives, TeamJobs

People 10 September 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 3-7 SEPTEMBER 2018

This week’s launches include: Acas, Amrop, Connex Education, Measuring Job Quality Working Group, MNA, Pedersen & Partners, Star Employment Services

New to Market 3 September 2018

PwC hope to attract diverse candidates through Flexible Talent Network

PwC has launched a Flexible Talent Network giving staff the chance to choose their hours.

30 August 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 28-31 AUGUST 2018

This week’s appointments include: Advance TRS, Rutherford Cross, VMAGROUP

People 29 August 2018
Top