Radisson Red adopts a casting approach to recruitment for its new Rosebank hotel

Hopeful candidates for the positions on offer are required to submit a video along with their CV.

The Radisson Red is recruiting for 40 new staff members, whom they call “creatives” by asking them to submit a video that demonstrates who they are, along with their CV.

In a statement, the hotel said shortlisted candidates would be invited to a “casting day” that would include workshops and a chance to “get creative” to the soundtrack of a live DJ.

The hotel is set to open its doors in June.

“The casting day is a unique concept to recruit not only for the experience but seeking talent who can truly create memorable moments within the hospitality industry and creative flair to bring the Red brand to life,” the statement said.

“The ’creatives’ will be from housekeeping, food, and drink (F&D), engineering and events. They are encouraged to be conscious, courageous, versatile, and out-the-box thinkers. Successful candidates will be able to take the lead, be part of a team and create a spark with everything they do.”

The curator of the hotel, Carly de Jong, says she is excited to see how candidates will connect with the brand.

“Radisson RED is so personal and creative, and so we believe that this style of recruitment helps us to build a team that connects and becomes the soul and heart of the house. Through this process, we would also love to find Rosebank’s newest mixologist or barista gurus.”

Carly says the brand aims to hire real personalities who can connect with their guests, even if they have never worked in hospitality before.

“Those who have been shortlisted will be contacted via email with more information on the upcoming casting day” it said.