Hays and Manchester City FC renew global partnership
Hays and Manchester City FC have announced the renewal of their global partnership. Hays has committed to a further three years with the club.
The club says that Hays, its official recruitment partner, has helped it to build a winning team off the pitch, including recruiting roles across Manchester City’s legal, finance, HR, commercial, marketing and communications teams in Manchester, London, Asia and the US.
Sholto Douglas-Home, Hays’ chief marketing officer and Tom Glick, who signed the first agreement with Hays in 2013, representing City Football Group, Manchester City's parent company, came together at the club’s home at the City Football Academy to sign the partnership extension.
Douglas-Home said, “Our partnership with Manchester City has been transformational in ways we hadn’t anticipated. We were so confident in the progress that we’ve made to date that we signed the renewal before the third year of our original relationship finished.
“The world of work and the world of sport have more synergies than people realise and we have been able to showcase those similarities across our digital assets. The pace of change at Manchester City has astounded us and it’s been fantastic to be a part of that journey. The next three years offer us huge opportunities to continue to develop across our global network together.”
Glick commented, “Manchester City and Hays reflect each other very well; we’re increasingly global, we’re increasingly digital and we’re increasingly mobile. The story we’re telling is how to recruit and build a winning team and how important that is to organisations of all types and Hays is producing fantastic content which is accessible to its broad audiences.
“We have relied on Hays to help us build our organisation. We are more than a squad of players and an Academy; we have a whole professional set-up; which Hays has helped us to find great people for. We’re extremely excited to continue to grow with Hays as we continue our very successful relationship.”