The London 2012 Olympic Games may be two years away, but the recruitment for the troops of volunteers needed has already started. Around 70,000 ‘Games Makers’ will be required to assist with a wide range of services across the UK; in areas such as transportation, medical assistance, helping with the athletes’ accommodation and ticket sales.
Already, nearly one million people across the UK have volunteered their services, so now the organisers face the Olympic-sized task of selecting the Games Makers. Churning through the piles of applications, arranging interviews and then creating all the shift rotas is a mammoth logistical operation. It requires excellent communication between organisers and applicants, regardless of location – something which SMS provides the ideal solution to.
We were therefore very pleased when we were asked to help. Esendex, a leading provider of business SMS in the US, has been chosen to supply SMS services to help in the recruitment process for the Games Makers. Esendex won’t win any gold medals on the track, but through the use of our SMS solutions, we will be providing a world class service behind the scenes.