Is the world cup just about football?
The world cup is here and it has been exciting so far - England have even clocked up 3 points in their first game.
The World Cup is not just about the football.Don’t get me wrong, I love football and being an Arsenal, England and Ghana fan, I have spent many years watching some great (and not so great) football.
I have seen stars like Maradona, Messi, Henry, Gullit, Roger Milla, Totti, The Brazilian Ronaldo, Klinsman, Van Basten, Baggio to name a few, at the top of their game, on the world stage, scoring goals, winning games, representing their Country. Surely this must be some the of best days in the office for these players?
Team dynamics are interesting,…in 2010 there was a stark difference between Capello’s bored England squad on lockdown and the Ghana Black Stars, turning up for games dancing and singing together. They demonstrated tremendous team spirit and quite rightly earned a place in the quarter finals.
Whist we are on the subject of Ghana in the quarter finals…there is always a villain at the world cup, Surez, David Beckham for that kick, Ronaldo’s and his wink, Maradonna’s hand of god, and one of the most shocking and disappointing for me was Zidane’s headbutt, I have always admired Zizou as a footballer and this was not the best way to retire from International football after a fantastic career!
The managers play a big part on the sidelines,celebrating, close to tears or annoyed.
England have a great history of Manager dramas,…however Bobby Robson was the best England manager I have seen in my lifetime.I always have a smile on my face when I think back to Italia 90, the whole nation was behind the team and me like many people,, seriously thought we were going to win it.. Even New Order’s World in motion captured the mood of the country and is still billed as one of the best Football songs of all time.
And what a side, Lineker, Gazza, Walker, Parker,Barnes, Seaman, Pearce…the list goes on. A talented, motivated team who did their best for both their clubs and country. There was none of this ‘they are good, but can’t play together’ talk as we heard for years about Lampard & Gerrard. But alas, it was not meant to be as we lost out on good old penalties….due to nerves, lack of skill or not enough preparation?
Everyone loves an underdog story and Senegal beating world champions France, Costa Rica beating Italy & Uruguay or Cameroon beating Champions Argentina all commanded admiration and who could have predicted Mexico beating Germany last weekend?
From my retail days there is also beneficial financial impact to the economy during the tournament, with an increase in TV sales, party food, drink & fridges.
There is also the sad, disturbing and horrible reality, with a surge in domestic abuse during the world cup as researched by Lancaster University Criminologist, Dr Stuart Kirby. As a result several police forces have joined the Give Domestic Violence the Red Card Campaign and are providing additional specialist support for victims at this time.
The World Cup tournament, can be compared to the workplace; Manager direction and motivation, team spirit team, dynamics, unsung heros who make it up there with the stars and ultimately winning the top prize in your chosen career.
However you choose to look at you look at it, have a safe and happy World Cup!
If you want to discuss any aspect of football or Core Talent drop me a line or if you are a Client or Candidate who needs help with finding or filling a role contact one of the team on 0161 832 1378.
·Richard Nelson, supports Manchester United and manages the Transport Team email@example.com
·Adam Metcalfe, supports Nottingham Forest and manages the Contract Team firstname.lastname@example.org
·Adam Davies supports Manchester United and manages the Precision Engineering Team email@example.com
·Daniel Smith supports Huddersfield Town and Manages the Materials & Sustainability Teamdanielsmith@coretalent.co.uk
·Victoria Goodier, supports Quantity Surveyors and Manages the Construction Teamvictoriagoodier@coretalent.co.uk
·Tom Rochford, supports great brands and manages the Consumer Goods, Medical & Pharmaceutical Teamtomrochford@coretalent.co.uk
·Damian Diggles supports Manchester City and is our Director & Founderdamiandiggles@coretalent.co.uk
·David Nesbitt supports Manchester United and is our Director & Founder who looks after our internal recruitment firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Search & Selection Case Study
Company: International Tobacco BusinessRole: Senior VP Manufacturing PerformanceLocation: Geneva, Switzerland They employ over 30,000 people globally, they have numerous factories, offices, fi...
Rebecca Taylor - Consultant
My Background:After graduating in Biology at University I decided I wanted to work in recruitment. I was offered by a few recruitment business’ in Manchester, I chose Core Talent because I like...
Our People Say - Jonathan Bochenski, Manager
Jonathan Bochenski, Principal ConsultantDivision: International ConstructionJoined: 2017The commission structure is great & so is the progression. Plus, working with some of the most successfu...
Danone Nutrica Case Study
Client: DANONE-NutriciaCore Talent Specialist TeamEngineering & ManufacturingRoleShift ManagerMarket SectorsMedical & Pharmaceutical, Consumer & White Goods divisionClient BackgroundDAN...
Victoria Goodier - Manager
Division: ConstructionJoined 2014I moved to Core Talent from a FTSE 250 recruiter in 2014. I saw the move as an opportunity to join a growing business with huge potential. At the that time, I focu...
MEP Subcontractor, London Case Study
ClientMEP SubContractor Core Talent Specialist TeamConstructionRolesRecruit 3 Permanent business critical roles in locations outside of London.Situation/ChallengeThis MEP Subcontractor business ...
Rachael Hart - Consultant
My Background:After graduating in textiles, I went on to work in Sales for a leading UK Company. After 6 months I was approached about recruitment and found out how much money you can make. Within...
Katie Alderton - Financial Controller
My Background:Having studied History at University, I decided to go into a completely different direction and go into Accountancy. I started my career in one of the UK’s largest electrical dist...
International Construction Case Study
Client: An international construction & engineering business with operations across Europe and projects typically valued in excess of €500mIndustry: Advanced Facility ConstructionRoles: Proj...
How Your CV Can Help You Get Into a New Industry
Getting into a new industry can be extremely hard, and may feel a bit like you keep hitting a brick wall. Companies are often looking for people who are already in the industry, or at a push a v...
Fashion in Lockdown
Flashback to the beginning of lockdown when working from home was more of a novelty.When the highlight of your day was waiting in anticipation for DPD to arrive. Waking up, getting on some sweatpa...
Wellbeing at Core Talent Recruitment
When Lockdown 3.0 hit, there was a collective groan that we were once again stuck in lockdown AND worse during the darkest and most miserable time of the year.Working as an accountant, this period ...
Women in Business
It has been four months since my promotion to Commercial Director and I have loved every second of it. I am respected and heard by my peers and I have never ever felt my sex has differentiated me i...