Molson Coors: 'CVs simply aren’t necessary'

By Rebecca Weller

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Inclusive employer: MCBC changes recruitment process
Inclusive employer: MCBC changes recruitment process

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Molson Coors Beverage Company (MCBC) has announced it will no longer ask jobseekers to provide a CV when applying for certain roles across several of its brands.

The brewer stated it would not require future candidates to provide details such as level of education and prior experience for a range of jobs, including in HR, on-trade sales and technical services.

Instead, the company, which employs more than 2,000 people in the UK, will request applicants for these roles undergo gamified, task-based psychometric assessments, developed in partnership with recruitment specialists, Arctic Shores.

MCBC ​managing director for Western Europe Phil Whitehead said: “CVs simply aren’t necessary for all job roles.

Raw talent 

“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.”

The new recruitment process aims to detect natural aptitude for a role using neuroscientific behavioural assessments that chart psychological traits and model how a person will react in different situations.

“We believe in finding people who are the right fit for our business that demonstrate the raw talent, drive and inclusive values we look for.

Full potential 

“It’s then up to us to provide them with the training and support they need to reach their full potential”, Whitehead continued.

The method will be implemented across several of the firm’s major brands, including Carling, Coors and Madrí Excepcional.

Whitehead added: “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.”

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