The Shankly Hotel’s Garden of Eden is one of the most stunning venues in all of Liverpool. With a 360-degree glass exterior offering unparalleled views across the city of Liverpool, there really is no better place to host an event.
A venue as magnificent as Garden of Eden needs the calibre of staff to match and our unique assessment days help us to find the best people for the job. The fun-filled days help us to see past a one-page CV and pressure-filled interview, allowing us to get the best out of potential candidates.
This week, we hosted The Garden of Eden’s first recruitment day as we search for future Conference and Banqueting stars. Our amazing employees are what make The Shankly Hotel and The Garden of Eden the benchmark for the hospitality sector in Liverpool, our staff really help to set the bar for what service should be.
The Assessment Day
The hopeful applicants were invited to the beautiful venue to take part in fun and challenging tasks that helped to demonstrate their suitability for a career in The Garden of Eden. Recruitment Manager Louise Riley organised and executed the day, with help from C&B manager Lucy Woodford, Bar Manager Adam Taylor and Garden of Eden Supervisor Michelle Hopper.
The first task of the day asked the potential recruits to create a mood board to represent The Sahnkly and our values. The team at Table One were the stand out stars for this task, emphasising the importance of food and drink at The Garden of Eden. Our Afternoon Teas are magical and exciting and are an important part of life on the rooftop of The Shankly Hotel, plus the events that are catered for in The Garden of Eden are often centred around our tailored and personalised menus and amazing cocktails.
The next part of the lively session saw each hopeful receive a questionnaire that asked them to identify key members of the team and find one interesting, unusual or unknown fact about that person. Duncan Stewart, the hotel’s General Manager, was the first target on the list and his fun fact revealed his favourite character to emulate for fancy dress: The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Frank-N-Furter. Wedding Co-ordinator Ciara Martin was harder to crack and only one team managed to find out she has a love for playing the drums.
We take great pride in the standard of staff that join The Shankly Hotel, the standard of service that each and every member of staff strives for is a big part of what makes our hotels, accommodation, restaurant and spas must-visit destinations in Liverpool, and further afield as we expand our developments.
That’s why we’re dedicated to providing employees with ongoing training and a solid support network of colleagues and management. What’s more, we’ve even been awarded a place on The Workplace Wellbeing Charter, signifying our commitment to employee satisfaction.