2021 winners

THE IT & DIGITAL RECRUITMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • Halian

Judges’ Comment: Halian demonstrated impressive growth, emerging from the pandemic a stronger and more agile organisation. Judges also commended their investment in their digital journey, incorporating AI and new technology which has had a measurable impact for both employees and clients.

THE ENERGY RECRUITMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • Airswift

Judges’ Comment: Judges commended Airswift for an  outstanding entry, demonstrating clear differentials and successes. Judges praised the employee excellence, evidenced through retention and high employee engagement as well as the investment in delivering best service for their clients and impressive contractor satisfaction rates.

THE TECHNICAL, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING RECRUITMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • VHR

Judges’ Comment: Judges praised VHR for their innovative solutions to unique customer pain points and their out of the box approach to marketing and candidate generation, supported by a strong management team and people strategy.

  • Highly Commended: NES Fircroft

THE BEST SPECIALIST RECRUITMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • Salt

Judges’ Comment: Judges commended the innovative response to market changes, the investment in employee wellbeing and developmentand Salt’s deep expertise under-pinned by strong branding and client proposition.  

THE CONTRACT RECRUITMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • NES Fircroft

Judges’ Comment: Judges praised NES Fircroft for their impressive and sustained growth, their innovation and advanced technology solutions to help clients and candidates overcome geographical constraints and streamline processesJudges also praised their initiatives to support clients in improving DE&I. 

  • Highly Commended: VHR

THE BEST SME RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

  • Mark Williams Recruitment

Judges’ Comment: The judges were impressed with the diversity, support and values-led culture within the business, as well as the excellent training and development opportunities which have resulted in a high performing team, impressive growth and successful client retention. 

THE BEST LARGE RECRUITMENT COMPANy TO
WORK FOR

  • Airswift

Judges’ Comment: Airswift were praised by the judges for their positive employee engagement and retention of staff, enabling long lasting client partnerships and retained expertise. Judges also liked the clear connection between Airswift’s values and approach to clients, candidates, employees and the community.  

THE BEST USE OF BRAND AWARD

  • Salt

Judges’ Comment: Salt were recognised by the judges for their clear EVP and brand, standing out as a digital company with digital DNA. Salt’s brand has enabled them to attract and retain the right talent, delivering a great service resulting in increased NPS scores. 

  • Highly Commended: Alcon Maddox

THE CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE AWARD

  • SThree

Judges’ Comment:  Judges commended SThree’s excellent communication and pro-active approach to candidate engagement and its investment in candidate wellbeingworking together with clients to support candidates and their families during the pandemic, providing a positive experience during this difficult time.

THE CLIENT SERVICE AWARD

  • Salt

Judges’ Comment: Salt was praised for its seamless communication with clients, it’s deep understanding of its client market as well as adapting to the pandemic in effectively supporting remote working engagements. Judges also commended Salt’s growth in client acquisition over the last year, as well as the superb client reviews. 

THE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD

  • Robert Walters

Judges’ Comment: Robert Walters demonstrated a comprehensive approach, impressive innovation and excellence in embedding D&I into their culture with great evidence of the impact this is having across the business, both internally and with their clients. 

  • Highly Commended: SThree

THE LEADER OF THE YEAR

  • Aws Ismail - Director, Marc Ellis

Judges’ Comment: Judges commended Aws for his investment in establishing strong team and building an open and supportive culture. His proactive approach to adding value to the business has led to delighting clients and demonstrating impressive growth. A leader with heart, the judges also found the CSR work impressive, giving back and supporting the community through an incredibly difficult year.