Lausanne, June 28, 2021. EHL Group is creating the bedrock for the future of education through a digital environment linking learning, talent acquisition and career development. The first step of this broad project has now been completed, with the acquisition of Extras Me, an online student recruitment platform for the hospitality industry developed by three EHL alumni.
Created in 2016 by a group of ambitious EHL students, the recruitment platform serving the hospitality and wider F&B sector has grown to become a household name for hospitality management students in France and Switzerland who seek to earn money and experience with short-term “gigs”. Just before Covid-19 hit Europe in early 2020, the burgeoning company had 1’600 student profiles in its database, from prestigious French and Swiss hospitality schools, and serviced 80 client establishments, including iconic palaces such as the Royal Plaza Montreux & Spa, the Airelles in Val d’Isère or the Hotel EPI 1959in St-Tropez who had posted over 3’000requests for extras.
The company’s operations have been absorbed by EHL Group and integrated into EHL Next, the group’s future digital environment concept. EHL Next aims to capitalize on the current digital education developments across EHL Group,synergize internal expertise and capacity,as well as reinforce cooperation with external stakeholders and providers.The acquisition of Extras Me contributes to building one of the main pillars of this new concept: talent recruitment.