Case Study: Recruiting for the 2012 Olympics

Delivering multiple skilled operatives to tight timescales…

The Client

A host broadcaster for landmark live sporting events.

The Terms

Recruiting in competition with other agencies.

The Brief

Having exhausted their own network of contacts in the UK, our client still had several contract vacancies to fill, in a very short space of time, ready for the kick-off of the London Olympics 2012.

Candidates were urgently required for multiple operational and production roles: Camera, EVS, Graphics and Sound Operators, Commentary, Vision Control, Ingest, MCR, Transmission Control / TX, Venue Logistics, Librarians, File Transfer, VTR Logging, Producers and Administrators.

This was a very exciting yet tough challenge, requiring all hands-on deck and a highly dedicated approach, given the limited timescale and the fact that a lot of contractors and freelancers were already booked for this event.

Our Approach

Delving into our international candidate database and searching extensively across our global network of industry contacts, we quickly identified highly skilled options both locally and from a variety of European countries.

The Outcome

We successfully placed over 40 candidates initially, with several re-engaged to work on the Paralympic Games that year.

Since this initial engagement, we have built a very strong partnership with our client, that has led to our team delivering staffing solutions for the Rio Olympic Games 2016 and the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018, in addition to permanent staff placements within our client’s European operation.