2021 Winners

The winners

The Back-Office Team of the Year

Our judges praised PeopleIN for their focused investment in people across a broad group of brands, incredible growth and some really original initiatives that are clearly making an impact. 

The Training & Development Award

Judges praised Halcyon Knights for their creative training and development initiative, resulting in improved onboarding for new joiners in addition to driving collaboration and innovation in the business.  

The Recruit Wizard Client Service Award

Judges commended people2people for their impressive entry, demonstrating exceptional client care delivered through a number of unique and original initiatives, going above and beyond.    

The Sourcr Candidate Experience Award​

Judges liked the focused and proactive approach to continuous improvement and the investment in technology to provide a personalised service to candidates. Judges also commended the clear connection between Zeep’s values and the approach to delivering outstanding candidate care. 

The Diversity & Inclusion Award

The judges praised PeopleIN for their leadership commitment and fantastic D&I initiatives, in particular the programs supporting indigenous employment, successfully building inclusive workplaces both internally and with their candidates and clients. 

The CSR Initiative of the Year Award

Judges praised Potentia Recruitment for their long-term commitment to supporting graduates through the Taitamariki Potentia initiative, providing resources and opportunities to young people that may otherwise have not been available as well as supporting them through the challenges of lockdown 

The Volcanic Best Use of Technology Award

Judges commended Pulse Staffing Australia for their investment in technology, partnering with PowerHouse Hub to address a key issue in the sectorleading to impressive results and the ability to resolve talent challenges for their clients. 

The DaXtra Growth Recruitment Company of the Year

Judges were impressed by the super growth that Launch has experienced through an exceptional yearJudges praised the successful long-term client partnerships as well as the investment in the business to ensure continuous evolution and future growth. 

The Bullhorn Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year

Judges praised Clicks IT Recruitment for their focus on quality and deep understanding of the tech sector leading to an impressive number of long-term clients and excellent feedback from both candidates and clientsThe judges also commended Clicks IT Recruitment for their program to help neurodiverse candidates find meaningful employment. 

The Ayers Group Recruitment Brand
of the Year

The judges were impressed with TalentWeb’s multi-faceted approach to using brand to excel the business and the achievement of B Corp Certification, clearly demonstrating the positive impact their brand has had across the organisation from growth to employee development.  

The IMS Group RPO Talent Solutions Company of the Year

Judges praised Hays Talent Solutions for their compelling entry supported with impressive results and great testimonials, demonstrating their strength in innovation and building long-term successful partnerships with their clients. 

The Vincere Rising Star Award

WOW Recruitmenwere praised by the judges for their impressive achievementsand speed of growth through the pandemic underpinned by a clear strategy and comprehensive employee development programmesJudges also commended the marketing and brand, which clearly communicates the energy and vibrancy of the business. 

The Ayers Group Best SME Recruitment Company to Work For

The judges praised SustainHealth Recruitment for their inclusive culture and investment in employee development and wellbeing, creating a positive and collaborative workplace for their growing team.

The Ayers Group Best Mid-Sized Recruitment Company to Work For

Judges commended Zeep for their engaging purpose, and desire to do things differently. Zeep showed clear evidence of aligning their values to the employee journey and approach to customers, resulting in outstanding employee engagement metrics and impressive commercial outcomes.    

The Mercury Best Large Recruitment Company to Work For

Judges praised Talenza for their values-led approach across the business and the focus on successfully establishing a collaborative and inclusive cultureresulting in outstanding performance and strong growth.  

The Entire Software Recruitment Leader
of the Year

The judges praised Jason for his continuous drive for innovation and collaboration, and his outstanding commitment to raising the profile and professionalism of the recruitment industry.