Do have have any doubt that voice search is here? Not you can turn to your Alexa-enabled device or Google Assistant powered device to get a job at McDonald’s [TCO]
McDonald’s Apply Thru skill, a voice-initiated application process has now gone live as part of the brand’s Made at McDonald’s global hiring campaign that seeks to drive applications worldwide.
“We must continue to innovate and think of creative, and in this case, groundbreaking ways to meet potential job seekers on devices they are already using, like Alexa,” said McDonald’s Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer David Fairhurst. “Alexa has many of the qualities we look for on our teams — friendly, responsive and fun. I am looking forward to having our application process simplified with Alexa.”
The restaurant chain is also working with Google’s Assistant, you can now say “Ok Google, talk to McDonald’s Apply Thru.” The voice experience is available on Alexa and Google Assistant devices in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the U.K., and is expected to roll out to other countries in the coming months. After opening McDonald’s Apply Thru, all users need to jump-start their application process is answer a few basic questions ranging from their name, job area of interest and location. Potential applicants will receive a short text message shortly thereafter with a link to continue their application process.