Does advertising work?
Some comments from recent advertisers:
Derek Robson (Old Course Golf Club)
Just to give you some feedback. Our ad had over 1300 hits and we received over 80 cv’s. An excellent response to a seasonal position. We are in the process of interviewing at the moment.
For your assistance
"Greenkeeper International is my 1st choice when recruiting new greens staff. I have always received exceptional response through the years advertising within Greenkeeper International, with the last advert attracting over 140 applicants!"
"I am more than pleased to put on record our thanks for the help given in recruiting a new Head Greenkeeper.
Your advice to use the BIGGA website resulted in several positive applications,one even from South Africa, and we were able to appoint a young man who wefeel will be a great asset to the club.Once again many thanks"
Cowes Golf Club
"I wish to thank the team at BIGGA for their help and advice in placing our advert on the BIGGA website.
The good response to the advert will allow us to employ someone who we feel is ideally suited for the job."
Potters Bar Golf Club
"Due to the resignation of our Course Manager in November 2007 the club decided to place an advert for this position in The Greenkeeping International publication; which was also placed on the BIGGA website. We were very pleased with the service they provided and extremely happy with the response we received.
Once we started receiving applications it was obvious that we needed to have the opinion and view point of a professional when it came to interviewing the chosen applicants. This is where STRI stepped in and agreed to assist us and have their agronomist, John Lockyer attend both sets of interviews. Having now chosen the successful applicant, we are very happy with the input from STRI and BIGGA and believe we have made the right decision on the procedure in finding the right applicant for the position of Course Manager. I fully endorse employing the services of both organisations and would recommend any golf club that faces the same situation to adopt the same procedure as we at Tidworth opted for".
Tidworth Golf Club