2022 winners

the Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year Award

Judges’ Comment: Salt was praised for providing a full employment solutions partnership to their clients, supporting lifelong learning and keeping a laser like focus on their specialist market sectors. 

the Contract Recruitment Company of the Year

Judges’ Comment: Marc Ellis were praised for their hybrid and adaptable solution providing clients and candidates with everything they need in an ever-changing work environment.  The judges were also impressed with their investment in social media and keeping up with the tech advancements in the industry and worldwide.

the Client Service Award

Judges’ Comment: VHR was praised for striving to improve working lives by creating employment, and increased career prospects. Judges also praised their ability to build fit for purpose solutions and their substantial growth after covid.

the Growth Recruitment Company of the Year Award

Judges’ Comment: SThree were praised for embedding DE&I and ESG initiatives that has helped to fuel strong, consistent growth across the region.

the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

Judges’ Comment: NES Fircroft clearly demonstrated their commitment to DE&I through an extensive training programme underpinned by strong data. Judges also praised their use of technology to remove bias and for their KindNES initiative.

the Best Recruitment Company for Emiratisation

Judges’ Comment: Judges praised Mark Williams for their great innovation, and their depth service. Also highlighted was their Salary and Market report and their approach to assisting talent in the market to achieve its potential.

the Best Talent Attraction Strategy

Judges’ Comment: Marc Ellis were praised for their impressive initiatives including being the first recruitment company in the Metaverse, all underpinned by a recruitment process built on ethics and fairness.

the Talent Solutions Company of the Year

Judges’ Comment: Judges praised Gini Talent for itsdiverse workforce, combined with an integrated business approach, which allows it to cultivate a global pool of professional talent, letting clients expand their business on a local and global scale

The Best Recruitment Company to Work For

Judges’ Comment:Judges praised Robert Walters for delivering excellence to their clients, candidates and employees, and specifically their commitment towards a green economy, a great rewards programme, investment in L&D and for promoting internal mobility. 

the Leader of the Year

Judges’ Comment: Judges commended Darren for his people orientated leadership and his approach, personal investment and commitment to the growth of his team. His ability to improve the business whilst supporting the needs of the clients really stood out. A very impressive journey for Darren over the last 16 years in the region.