McDonald’s Canada has announced you can now apply for a job by using Amazon’s Alexa Assistant or Google Assistant.
All you have to do is say one of the following phrases to Alexa or Google Assistant:
- “Alexa help me get a job at McDonald’s.”
- “Ok Google, talk to McDonald’s Apply Thru.”
McDonald’s says it is still developing Google Assistant for this process and soon, Canadians will be able to say, “Ok Google, help me get a job at McDonald’s.”
Both these hiring processes are available in English and French on Alexa and Google. Users just provide their basic information, then potential hires get notified via text message to continue the job application process.
“Incorporating voice technology is a new and convenient way for us to engage candidates and for them to learn more about the different career opportunities available at McDonald’s. It’s a world first in recruiting,” said Stephanie Hardman, Chief People Officer at McDonald’s Canada, in a press release.
Back in the spring, McDonald’s Canada utilized Snapchat to hire employees as part of a one-day hiring event.
“With Alexa, Canadians can start the process for a job at their nearest McDonald’s restaurant – all they need to do is ask,” added Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Alexa.
The future is here, folks. Talking to humans face to face is overrated.