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Transforming the way your industry works

Building a winning team on and off the pitch

Posted by in Commercial, HR, Jim Chaplin, Management, UK

What does it take to achieve success in a sporting organisation? Recently, SRi invited a number of sports leaders to discuss the myriad challenges that can be faced. Managing director Jim Chaplin looks at some of their learnings which can put senior leaders in the industry in the best position to build a winning side and ensure lasting glory. One of the reasons why running a sports organisation is so complex is that the individuals involved, whether on the pitch, in the first team squad or up in the boardroom,…read more


Building Teams in Business and in Sport

Posted by in HR, Jim Chaplin, Management

Roy Keane and Kevin Pietersen have new books out. You may have noticed! Unsurprisingly and true to form, both books are punchy, provocative and controversial with lots of discussion of cliques, bullying, arguments and fights! The role of coaches, captains and players within these teams is also debated extensively. For those of us working in executive search where we are working to create and build high performing teams, the lessons and learnings from these two stories are fascinating and instructive. The first issue that emerges is the importance of the…read more

Understanding and Securing Talent in Sport

Posted by in Career Advice, HR, Jim Chaplin

Introduction When I talk to colleagues in the recruitment industry about recruiting in sport, there are two standard responses: the first is, “that must be easy” and the second is “can I have a job?” Both responses won’t surprise many people working in sport. Our industry is glamorous and popular and lots of people would love to be a part of it. However, whilst the skills required of a sales person, a marketeer, or a finance, HR and IT professional are broadly the same in the sports industry as they…read more