With the London 2012 Olympic Games now less than two years away, the recruitment of the army of volunteers needed has started. Some 70,000 ‘Games Makers’ are needed to assist with a wide range of services all around the country – such as ticket sales, transportation, medical assistance and helping with the athletes’ accomodation.
Almost a million people across the UK have offered their services and the organisers now face the Olympic-sized task of selecting the Games Makers. Sifting through the mountain of applications, arranging interviews and then creating all the rotas (each volunteer needs to work for a minimum of ten days) is a massive logistical operation – requiring excellent communication between organisers and applicants, regardless of location. This is something which is ideally suited to an SMS solution.
So we’re delighted that we’re doing our little bit to help. Esendex, the UK’s leading provider of business SMS, 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 tools, we’ll be providing a world class service behind the scenes.