Colt Mackenzie McNair, the specialist executive search firm that offers recruitment solutions to the global golf industry, has helped The London Club, venue of this week’s European Open, successfully select high-calibre individuals for three key management positions.
Due to rapid growth in the business, the positions needed to be filled quickly and efficiently, which is why Heath Harvey, general manager of The London Club, opted for CMM Select, Colt Mackenzie McNair’s online recruitment solution.
Heath Harvey said, “Our business is bucking the current trend and we are growing, which is why we needed to appoint three senior managers – a marketing director, golf events manager and a membership sales manager.
“The quality of the first five candidates that Colt Mackenzie McNair put in front of us was exceptional. Everyone was lined up quickly and efficiently for interviews and the whole process was done and dusted in days. The truth is, we were actually only recruiting for two positions, but the candidates were so good that I ended up creating a third position.”
The CMM Select (www.coltmm.com) portal enables golf businesses to advertise vacancies free of charge, with a placement fee applied only if an appointment is made via the service. The solution – the first of its type in the golf industry – has already won the backing of the Club Managers Association of Europe, European Golf Course Owners Association, IAGTO, The PGA’s of Europe and the British Golf Industry Association.
Richard Wood, co-founder of Colt Mackenzie McNair, said, “The London Club’s experience is positive proof that CMM Select is the perfect solution for golf courses and golf businesses. It is all about selecting best-of-breed candidates in a fast and cost-effective way, saving time and money.
“More than 50 candidates a week are uploading their details and CVs to CMM Select, not only from the golf business, but experienced professionals from the retail, sales and marketing, catering and hospitality industries. We now have instant access to the biggest and best quality talent pool in golf, and it is growing day by day.”
Heath Harvey added, “Last year I personally managed the recruitment of a senior financial manager. I received 95 applications, did 21 interviews and spent more than a week of my time managing the whole process. CMM Select cut straight to the chase, saving me time and money, but more importantly has delivered three exceptional individuals who will be an important part of our team going forward.”