Case Study: Embedded Hiring 360° for The ECB

Global Sports Embedded Hiring 360° provided a full-time solution to the in-house talent team at the ECB, managing all their current and new recruitment needs across all head office departments with a focus on increasing the diversity of their candidates.

46% £442,735  33 72
Hire Ratio
Current cost saving
equivalent to 18% agency fee
Working days
average time to hire
Number of roles filled



Who is the ECB?

England and Wales Cricket Board Logo

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the National Governing Body for cricket in England and Wales, running successful England teams and oversees domestic and recreational cricket. They run participation programmes that give more than a million children and young people a chance to play cricket and invest in new pitches and facilities to give more people opportunities to play the game.

Through cricket, they want to improve lives and connect communities.

What specific hiring challenges were the ECB facing before Partnering with Global Sports Hiring?

The ECB have an established in-house talent and recruitment team. However, with an increase in recruitment volume and a team working at maximum capacity, they foresaw challenges in delivering on future recruitment needs. Additionally, the ECB is a key sporting Nation Governing Body in Britain, with a focus on ED&I and improving the diversity of their talent attraction and appointments.

The ECB were looking for a partner who could quickly provide expert sport recruitment, with proven experience of working amongst a wider People Team and a demonstrable background in improving diversity of hires.

The Global Sports Hiring™ Solution

The Global Sports Hiring 360° solution provides full-time embedded hiring support to the in-house Talent team at the ECB through a full-time Talent Partner split between their head office and remote. Importantly, the Talent Partner had proven experience with national governing bodies and could fit into the existing team seamlessly, providing the additional resource to manage all recruitment that arises. The talent partner is responsible for hiring across all head office departments as well as Performance and Participation, from contract to permanent positions. The solution covers a variety of roles and levels of appointments, utilising Global Sports Hiring's specialist sports recruitment experience and knowledge.

Through the 360° solution provided, the ECB also have access to our global network of sports industry candidates, posting and promoting all vacancies on the GlobalSportsJobs platform, and associated promotion across our network and marketing channels. Lastly, the additional benefit of an enhanced company profile, delivers an employer branding solution that communicates the organisations mission, vision, values and connects the ECB with target candidates.


The Results So Far

In 13 months Global Sports Hiring™ has already provided recruitment support to 76 vacancies across 62 different roles and delivered 72 successful hires for the ECB so far.

This work has delivered a 46% Female hiring ratio - 16% above the sports industry average, with a 33 working days average time to hire - 3 day quicker than the average.

To date, this solution has not only delivered new hires against the ECB’s diversity objectives, but critically, saved the business over £442,735 compared to equivalent agency costs. 



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