Bombers ink long-term deal with a recruitment firm
Essendon Football Club has announced a new partnership with leading recruitment provider, Orchard HRO, making them one of the first AFL sides to sign a specific recruitment and list management partner.
The three-year partnership will see the firm become the Official Recruitment & List Management Partner of the Essendon Bombers.
Orchard already had an existing relationship with the club, having assisted them on a wide range of recruitment in areas of marketing, sales, finance and human resources since 2016.
Orchard CEO Brett Douglas said the new partnership highlights the shared vision between both parties.
“This is a great opportunity for us to build on the great relationship we have with the Bombers and we look forward to connecting with everyone,” Douglas said.
“We understand that high performance in sport and business is about having the right team in place.
“Our recruitment services help to recruit the right talent and our service is delivered with care and professionalism.”
Essendon’s Chief Commercial Officer Justin Rodski said there is a clear synergy between the Club’s List Management team and Orchard’s expertise in workforce recruitment.
“We are always looking for companies and brands we can partner with where the connection and partnership extends beyond just association,” Rodski said.
“Being able to partner with an industry respected organisation who approaches recruitment with the same care and attention as we do when drafting a young player or working with a veteran on life after football, was an easy decision.
“We are very excited about the growth opportunities for both parties in the partnership and look forward to being able to share Orchard’s experience and skills with our other partners and stakeholders in the Essendon network.”
The Melbourne based firm will appear on the apparel of the Club’s Recruiting team as a result of this new partnership.