North-east business BrewDog will be finding out who’s boss in a new BBC series.
The rebellious brewers are experimenting again, letting staff have a say on who will take charge.
Founded in Fraserburgh by James Watt and Martin Dickie, the unconventional company will now let the BBC in on their unique recruitment process.
The approach is known as collaborative hiring, and three British companies will feature in ‘Who’s the Boss?’, looking to find new staff.
But the regional manager hopefuls are unaware that employees and not executives will decide their fate.
The Aberdeenshire-based craft brewers will feature in the finale of the series, following national fruit and veg supplier Reynolds, and then Preston-based fine chocolate manufacturer Beech’s.
Employee turnover nationally has been blamed on poor recruitment choices in 80% of cases and the companies will seek to find out if collaborative hiring could find the right person for the job.
Commissioning editor for the upcoming series Rachel Ashdown said: “Who’s the Boss? is a revealing insight into how three very different companies deal with an innovative form of recruitment and what happens when the power shifts in the workplace.”
The BBC believe the programme will follow the success of other business-based entertainment.
BBC Two channel editor Adam Barker said: “From Dragons’ Den to The Apprentice: You’re Fired, BBC Two has a strong track record of entertaining and informative business programming.”