Sochi announces its main HR company which will select volunteers

Dmitry Chernyshenko and Svetlana Simonenko from Detech Company

One of the best Russia’s HR companies Detech has been announced as the supplier to the Olympic Games in Sochi in “Staff Assessment Products” section. The general agreement was signed by the President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko and Svetlana Simonenko, managing partner of Detech company.

As part of the collaboration Detech experts will undertake competency assessments of staff candidates for the Sochi Olympics. This company will be responsible for the vital task of selection of volunteers for the Sochi 2014.

The Detech company uses high innovative techniques for many years, including special interactive interviews with candidates and online tests of competency, as well as its own motivational and personality questionnaires. Detech’s techniques will help the Sochi Organizing Committee to implement a main program of selection and training for Olympic volunteers ( starting on February 7th, 2012) and oversee the 26 centers for volunteers. In general, at the Sochi Olympics will be working about 25,000 around more than 20 areas of activity, including meeting the sporting and official delegations at the airport and assisting the staging of the Olympics’ closing ceremony.

The teaching system of Detech company will be the part of Olympic innovative recruitment program. Detech will work together with other leaders of the human resources market, such as Adecco, Kelly Services and Exect, which specialize in different recruitment fields. Kelly Services will be responsible for the outsourcing and the permanent staff recruitment. Adecco Group will provide staff recruitment services to the Sochi Olympics Organizing Committee and Exect Business Training will take charge of trainings for the staff.

“We are honored to become a provider for “Sochi 2014” Organizing Committee. Personnel assessment methods that we propose for this ambitious national project are based on contemporary scientific psychological researches, best international practices and understanding of cultural specifics of our country. The main goal of application of our methods is to increase personnel effectiveness by revealing personality traits and abilities of people. We are glad to help assess and select the right people of all levels for preparing and holding Olympic competitions. ” Managing partner of Detech company, Svetlana Simonenko said.

“Staffing is actually one of our main tasks at present and within tight deadlines we have to select and train tens of thousands of specialists, so only the very best HR professionals will do for the Games! I’m therefore delighted that Detech Company has joined our team, as they have great capability to find and recruit young talent. They are the perfect partner to achieve their main goal of selecting 25,000 Sochi 2014 volunteers. I have doubt that with the help of Detech we will recruit a great team to help stage the most innovative Games in history!” said Dmitry Chernyshenko, the President of Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.

Worldwide IOC Partners, who support the Sochi Olympics and the National Olympic Committees around the world are the Atos, Coca-Cola Company, General Electric, Dow Chemical, OMEGA, Procter & Gamble, Panasonic, Visa and Samsung.

General partners of Sochi Olympics are BOSCO Sport, Aeroflot, MegaFon, Rosneft, Rostelecom, Russian Railways, Volkswagen Group Rus. Partners and Sberbank of Russia.

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