Search Consultancy Expands Glasgow 2014 Recruitment Team

Search Consultancy Expands Glasgow 2014 Recruitment Team

Search has expanded its Glasgow 2014 recruitment team as it races ahead with delivering the specialist skills-base to deliver the Games.

Search is the Official Recruitment Consultancy to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and has been tasked with filling 1044 jobs for the Organising Committee.

The complex recruitment campaign comprises 453 different job roles covering a range of technical expertise including transport, energy, events, marketing, catering, cleaning and waste, as well as senior management and executive roles.

The campaign will also generate 36 graduate and eight modern apprenticeship opportunities – 15 graduate positions have already been filled.

Search initially estimated it would require in the region of six people to deliver the three-year project which is expected to generate in the region of 30,000 applications.

However, given the huge demand for each individual post and the importance of tracking-down the best candidates to fill each vacancy, the recruitment specialist expanded the team

The team has now grown to 14 staff members and this has the potential to rise to 16 by September this year, as Search continues to meet the demands of the high-volume campaign.

Shona McKenzie, recruitment account director at Search, said: “It is very exciting for us to be providing the official recruitment services for Glasgow 2014 and we are committed to finding the very best people to successfully deliver the largest multi-sport event Scotland has ever seen.

“We are now in the middle of a very complex campaign which will aim to recruit 1044 people covering 453 job roles.

“On occasions we are recruiting for positions where there are only six technical experts in the world that can do the job, so it’s been imperative that we know how to reach these people.

“At the same time we are managing high-volume activity where there can be 1,400 applications for a single position.

“As result of the complexity and demands of the campaign, there has been a need to grow the team to bring further capacity and experience in the run-up to the start of the Games.

“I believe the new staff will not only support us in delivering a diverse and skilled workforce to Glasgow 2014, but will also allow us to create our own Games legacy through skills and training.”

Search has already placed 480 candidates to date for Glasgow 2014. The consultancy expects to place 384 staff in 2013 and has already recruited 183 of these candidates during this year. Search placed 200 candidates in 2012.

The campaign will ramp up during 2014 as Search runs 120 assessment centres where it expects to generate in the region of 19,000 applications.

In a bid to promote diversity, the campaign is also engaging with community organisations and hard-to-reach groups including long-term unemployed and minorities.

Search also estimates that it will telephone interview in the region of 12,000 0 and interview 7,000 people face-to-face throughout 2014.

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