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UK – New HR excellence of London 2012 award

18 October 2012

The achievements of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) were formally recognised last night, as they were presented with the first Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Special Achievement Award.

LOCOG was granted the award for mobilising over 200,000 staff, volunteers and contractors to deliver a “spectacular” event.

“After a truly incredible summer of sport and celebration it seemed to right to recognise the behind the scenes efforts of LOCOG's human resources team. Their approach to managing and engaging a truly diverse workforce, including young people from the local London Boroughs, should be an example for organisations of all shapes and sizes to follow,” said Peter Cheese, CEO at the CIPD.

“The scheme to select and train the 70,000 volunteers, 6,000 paid staff and 125,000 contracted Games Makers involved in London 2012 was a huge achievement, with many visitors agreeing that those individuals represented the 'spirit' of the Games.”

The CIPD Special Achievement Award is a new award to recognise exceptional achievements in human resource management.


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