TITLE

HR's key role in 2012 Olympics

AUTHOR(S)
Scott, Anna
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
People Management;5/17/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that one of the challenges facing organizers of the London 2012 Olympics in England will be to attract world-class talent. According to Jean Tomlin, human resource (HR) director of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog), his main challenge is making sure that he attracts world-class talent. He adds that HR staff will play a critical role and will be needed to screen, interview, appoint, train, employ, and decommission staff and volunteers.
ACCESSION #
25374965

 

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