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As the talent landscape continually evolves, the importance of staying ahead of the curve in Talent Acquisition is more important than ever. TALiNT Partners is gearing up to host a landmark event that promises to capture the learnings from 2023’s multifaceted talent challenges and provide a glimpse into what lies ahead in 2024.

Over two dynamic days, this summit will bring together TA & HR leaders and delivers a robust agenda encompassing keynote speakers, expert-led roundtable discussions, and a prestigious awards ceremony.

The event is meticulously designed to cater to a wide range of interests and challenges faced by HR and Talent Leaders. Day 1 addresses strategic challenges, ranging from leveraging data for informed decision-making to navigating the complexities of hybrid, remote, and return-to-office work models, and securing C-Suite buy-in and investment in TA capability.

Further discussion will revolve around the trends in total talent management, including internal mobility, skill-based hiring, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) improvements. The day culminates with an exploration of the Talent Agenda for 2024, providing attendees with valuable insights to guide their forward strategies.

Day 2 explores specific operational challenges, diving deep into subjects such as crafting a compelling candidate experience and a robust employee value proposition (EVP) that resonates in the new economy. The significance of seamless onboarding will also be highlighted, illustrating how talent acquisition is intricately linked with talent retention and development.

In alignment with the current emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion, participants will explore strategies to drive measurable results and gain buy-in for DE&I initiatives. Technology’s role in talent acquisition takes center stage with discussions on building the right tech stack and innovation in assessment methodologies.

The event’s agenda is further enriched by the presence of distinguished keynote speakers who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Tarsha LaCour, Chief People Officer at Dallas Mavericks, will offer her insights into people-centric strategies that drive success in talent acquisition. Marcus Sawyerr, Founder of EQ Community, will lend his perspective on community-driven approaches to talent management.

Participation in the event offers a multitude of benefits. From building insight-led narratives for informed decision-making to enhancing the capability to craft effective Talent Acquisition strategies, attendees stand to gain a transformative experience. The event provides a unique opportunity to showcase thought leadership, advance the role of resourcing, and amplify voices at executive committee and C-suite levels.

It is complimentary for delegates to attend the conference. Register to attend here.

After the conference, the TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards will take center stage, celebrating excellence, innovation, and achievement across Talent Acquisition and Resourcing. Eight categories, including Employer Brand, Candidate Experience, TA Team, and DE&I, among others, will recognize exceptional efforts by employers in these crucial areas. The awards not only provide a platform for recognition but also offer a benchmark for industry best practices. We encourage organizations of all sizes and sectors to participate.

To learn more and start your entry click here.

“Talent & TIARAS was a fun event that struck the right balance between hearing from TA experts and getting to network and share ideas with other TA practitioners.” – Senior Director, TA Operations & Assessment, Spectrum and attendee at Talent & TIARAs, 2022.

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70 of the UK’s finest staffing firms make up the finalists for the TIARA Recruitment Awards

In a celebration of excellence and adaptability, TALiNT Partners has unveiled the shortlist for the prestigious 2023 TIARA UK&I Recruitment Awards. Among an impressive array of staffing firms, 70 of the UK’s finest have made it to the final round, competing in 16 distinct award categories.

These contenders include top industry players who have displayed remarkable resilience, overcoming challenges posed by the recession and expertly navigating a more demanding economic landscape. Their success is attributed to strategic investments in talent acquisition, technological optimisation, and differentiation in client and candidate services, propelling them to a position of strength in the sector’s ongoing transformation.

Alex Evans, the Managing Director of TALiNT Partners, expressed admiration for the shortlisted firms, stating, “The best recruiters in the sector have defied recession and adapted to a more challenging economic environment by investing in the right talent, optimising technology, and differentiating their client and candidate service to compete more successfully. With a combined turnover of over £31 billion, and collectively employing 25,521 talented people, the 70 shortlisted staffing firms represent the UK & Ireland’s most resilient recruiters at the forefront of the sector’s transformation.”

The TIARA Recruitment Awards ceremony promises to be a remarkable event, attracting 500 industry leaders who will gather in person at The Brewery in London on Wednesday, 18th October. During the gala dinner, this year’s Hall of Fame recipient will be announced and honoured by their peers.

Katie Folwell-Davies, Investment Partner at Twenty20 Capital and Chair of Judges, expressed her enthusiasm about the competition, stating, “It’s great to see so many of the industry’s biggest brands and most successful challengers taking part in the 2023 TIARA UK&I Recruitment Awards. These market-leading firms are an inspiration to the sector, not only proving the success of new models and services but the return on investment in talent and technology to adapt to new client, candidate, and consultant expectations.”

Transformation, resilience, and inclusion serve as the core themes for this year’s TIARA Recruitment Awards campaign, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as well as long-term growth across all award categories.

Jason Martin, Head of Strategy at Access Recruitment and Headline Partner of the TIARAs, emphasised the importance of innovation and technological integration, remarking, “It’s always impressive when past winners show that they’re still going above and beyond, being innovative and setting a great example as well. As always, I’ll be looking at how the best are using tech and automation to enable their business.”

Mark Kieve, CEO of Pixid and Campaign Partner of the TIARAs, highlighted the significance of a unified purpose and goal within teams, stating, “The best balance of tech and talent to deliver improvement but also how teams are uniting behind a shared purpose and goal – whether it’s to be the best recruiter in their market specialisation or to transform recruitment with new models, solutions, or approaches.”

The TIARA judging panel is composed of distinguished industry executives, Non-Executive Directors (NEDs), chairpersons, along with leading experts, advisors, and corporate heads of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition.

This year’s TIARA 2023 campaign enjoys the support of Headline Partner Access Recruitment, Campaign Partner Pixid, and various sponsors, including Sonovate, Vincere, ForeTwo Group, WorkWell, Qdos, 6CATS, Grant Thornton, Parasol Group, Sourcewhale, Twenty20 Capital, Saffery Champness, Blackwood Capital, Mishcon de Reya, and Mercury.

With anticipation building up, the industry eagerly awaits the TIARA UK&I Recruitment Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements and contributions of the finest recruiters who continue to drive professional services and economic growth, attracting diverse talent and forging new paths in the world of recruitment.

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The Awards ceremony will be held at the stunning Pan Pacific Hotel in London

TALiNT Partners has announced the finalists for the prestigious 2023 TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe. These awards aim to recognise the top companies in the RPO, MSP, and Talent Solutions market.

The event has gained significant recognition as the industry benchmark, attracting both previous finalists and new entrants. This year’s nominations showcase the sector’s continued growth and dynamism despite the challenges faced.

Ken Brotherston, Chief Executive of TALiNT Partners, expressed his delight at the engagement from industry leaders, saying, “In what has been a more challenging year, more than ever our Awards are a true celebration across the market, from the global majors, regional leaders, fast-growing scale-ups, and niche providers, all demonstrating excellence in their impact for employers and their own employees.”

The shortlisted entries will now advance to the next round of judging, where a distinguished panel of HR and Talent Acquisition experts will independently score each finalist. In a few weeks, the judges will convene to discuss and determine the winners across the 11 categories, including the prestigious Talent Solutions Provider of the Year award.

The winners, including the recipient of the highly coveted Lifetime Achievement Award, will be unveiled at the black-tie awards ceremony on Thursday, 21st of September. The event will take place at the stunning Pan Pacific Hotel in London, adding glamour to the celebration.

The 2023 awards campaign is supported by headline partner Cornerstone and sponsored by Amdaris, Giant Group, Parasol, Sonovate, and Stratigens. Their contribution to the event highlights the importance of collaboration in recognising excellence within the talent solutions industry.

For the full list of Talent Solutions Europe 2023 finalists, interested individuals can click here.

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There were over 50 finalists carefully selected from various categories

Unifrog was delighted to have been celebrated and crowned the Champion of Champions at the prestigious TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards 2023. The black tie event took place at the Montcalm Marble Arch, where 200 HR and Recruitment Tech finalists gathered for a spectacular Gala Dinner.

The Awards were hosted by dynamic duo Alex Evans, Managing Director at TALiNT Partners, and Andy Daniel, Global Partnerships Director, also at TALiNT Partners who lead us through a delightful evening – it’s evident by their level of professionalism that this was not the first time they’d hosted the awards and this added to the overall stature and prestige that the TIARA Awards programme is known for.

A distinguished panel of 15 judges had the honour of awarding 14 companies as winners, while an additional six received high commendations. Unifrog’s outstanding achievements were recognised with two prestigious accolades: Recruitment Marketing Solution of the Year and the esteemed Champion of Champions Award.

On the evening of Thursday, 29 June, 2023, the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards unveiled its esteemed winners at a glittering Gala Dinner attended by influential CEOs and founders from Europe’s leading HR and Recruitment Technology companies. The event showcased the best talent tech innovators and industry disruptors.

The 50 finalists, carefully selected from various categories, represented a diverse array of start-ups, scale-ups, and established giants within the talent tech sector. Collectively, these exceptional companies employed over 11,860 professionals and achieved an impressive total sales figure of £3.27 billion in 2022.

Alex Evans, the Managing Director of TALiNT Partners, said, “The judges faced a challenging task, with an extraordinary lineup of contenders, including remarkable David and Goliath stories and emerging challengers competing against industry giants. Selecting winners from such a strong pool was no easy feat, and choosing a Champion of Champions among the thirteen exceptional candidates proved even more difficult. Each winner demonstrated the immense value and impact of their solutions to our esteemed panel of judges, making a TIARA Talent Tech Star Award a truly powerful endorsement.”

The judging process for the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards followed stringent criteria aligned with the expectations of buyers and investors. Key performance metrics, case studies, and testimonials played pivotal roles in the evaluation. The distinguished panel of judges comprised influential figures from renowned companies such as LinkedIn, Zenith, ManpowerGroup, and NatWest Group.

The TALiNT Partners team expressed their heartfelt gratitude to our headline partner, Venero Capital Advisors, and our sponsors, Marriott Harrison and Optima Corporate Finance, for their unwavering support of the TIARA 2023 Talent Tech Star Awards campaign.

Among the triumphant winners this year, Sonovate shone bright, securing both the Contractor Solution of the Year and the Fast Growth Award. Talos360 earned well-deserved recognition, with honors for Best Talent Tech Company to Work For and the consecutive Talent Tech Leader of the Year title for Janette Martin. Last but not least, Unifrog emerged as the winner of the Recruitment Marketing Solution of the Year, claiming the prestigious title of Champion of Champions.

Georgios Markakis, the Managing Partner at Venero Capital Advisors, emphasized the significance of Unifrog’s achievement, stating, “Unifrog, this year’s Champion of Champions, epitomises purpose-driven innovation as a B-Corp. Their commitment to reducing NEETs and supporting disadvantaged students while simultaneously providing emerging talent for employers is truly commendable. Venero is immensely proud to sponsor this award, which highlights a Talent Tech Star whose solution exemplifies innovation and delivers far-reaching impact and meaningful value.”

For a comprehensive list of all the winners and highly commended finalists of the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards, please refer to the following link.

Stay updated on the latest developments and register here for 2024 Updates.

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The TIARAs celebrate excellence and innovation in the industry

The stage is set for the most anticipated event in the talent industry as the TIARA Recruitment Awards ANZ 2023 officially open their doors to entries. Widely regarded as the pinnacle of achievement and innovation, the TIARAs have cemented their position as the largest global awards series across the talent ecosystem.

With the call for submissions now underway, organisations have the opportunity to showcase their exceptional accomplishments and vie for the prestigious TIARA Awards. David Head, Director of TALiNT Partners, describes winning a TIARA Award as a “fantastic way to celebrate achievements, acknowledge teams, and establish oneself as a market leader within the sector.”

What sets the TIARA Awards apart from other accolades is their commitment to offering comprehensive feedback to all finalists from the esteemed judging panel. This invaluable critique, exclusive to the TIARAs, ensures that even those who do not secure an award gain valuable insights to refine their practices further.

To make the entry process even more accessible, the TIARA Awards have launched an innovative online Awards Platform. This user-friendly platform simplifies the submission process and provides tailored entry questions for each category, enabling organisations to effectively highlight their accomplishments.

Those wishing to participate can find more information and submit their entries at the official TIARA Awards website. The entry deadline is Thursday, 7th September, and there is a nominal fee of AUD $295 per entry, which must be paid by the deadline to proceed to the next stage of judging.

Excitement reaches its zenith on Wednesday, 27th September, when the list of esteemed finalists will be revealed. The journey will culminate at the grand finale, a glamorous black-tie dinner, held at the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on 16th November. It promises to be a night of celebration, camaraderie, and recognition as the winners are crowned.

The 2023 TIARA Awards feature a diverse array of categories, catering to the multifaceted nature of the talent industry. From the Back-Office Team of the Year to the Recruitment Leader of the Year, each category represents a distinct aspect of excellence and achievement in the field. Additional categories include the Bullhorn Community Impact Award, the Vincere Best Use of Technology Award, the DE&I Award, and many more.

As anticipation builds and the talent community eagerly awaits the unveiling of the industry’s shining stars, the TIARA Awards ANZ 2023 promises to be a transformative event. Mark your calendars, prepare your submissions, and join us on this remarkable journey of celebrating excellence and innovation in the industry.

You can find more information and enter here.

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The TIARAs celebrate excellence and innovation in the industry

Calling all trailblazers in the talent acquisition realm! The highly anticipated 2023 TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards US are officially open for entries. This awards programme showcases the pinnacle of achievement in the global talent ecosystem has emerged as the indisputable benchmark for excellence and innovation in the industry.

With the 2022 TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards having witnessed an awe-inspiring array of submissions from diverse organisations, it is abundantly clear that creativity, agility, ingenuity, engagement, and innovation know no bounds.

Ken Brotherston, CEO at TALiNT Partners, said, “The remarkable entries we received last year highlighted the fact that brilliance can emerge from any corner. There is no monopoly on talent in this dynamic landscape.”

This year, the TIARAs boast eight distinct award categories that recognise and celebrate excellence across all facets of Talent Acquisition. The focus is firmly placed on critical resourcing activities that have propelled transformative change and enhanced organisational effectiveness. These categories embody the spirit of progress and acknowledge the trailblazers who have spearheaded the charge.

The hallmark of the TIARA Awards lies in the unparalleled quality, rigour, and independence brought forth by the esteemed panel of industry experts and Talent Leaders who serve as judges. Their invaluable wealth of experience and profound insights ensure that outstanding work is duly recognised and commended. What sets the TIARAs apart is their commitment to providing all finalists with detailed and confidential feedback from the judging panel. This unique feature has become an indispensable part of the TIARA experience, offering entrants valuable insights to refine their craft.

This year’s judging panel comprises an impressive and influential array of industry stalwarts. Hailing from renowned organisations such as CareerXroads, Citizens Bank, and Richemont, these luminaries will undertake a rigorous evaluation process to determine the winners across the eight categories. Additionally, they will bestow the coveted Judges Choice Award – The Overall Achievement in TA Award upon an exceptional candidate who embodies excellence beyond measure.

The grand culmination of this prestigious event will be the 2023 TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards ceremony, held during the two-day Talent & TIARAs event in the vibrant city of Dallas towards the end of the year. This highly anticipated celebration promises to be an unforgettable gathering of visionaries and industry pioneers.

For more information on this year’s award categories and to meet the panel of judges, visit our official website.

Prepare to be inspired, enthralled, and captivated by the talent acquisition marvels that have reshaped the industry landscape. The TIARAs await your remarkable contributions as we embark on this exhilarating journey together.

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The TIARAs recognize and celebrate the best HR and Recruitment technology solutions!

The prestigious TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards are set to illuminate the outstanding HR and Recruitment technology solutions available to employers, recruiters, candidates, and contractors. This highly anticipated campaign seeks to honour excellence in various categories, including innovation, impact, growth, purpose, and ambition, shedding light on the market leaders and their potential for expansion.

In the previous edition held in 2022, notable winners emerged, such as iCIMS, WorkLLama, PandoLogic, PH. Creative, Joonko, Eightfold AI, and Plum & Talroo. The remarkable achievements of these organisations have been recognised for their game-changing innovation, exceptional customer service, and well-documented case studies and testimonials. For further details on the winners and their respective awards, please refer to the provided link.

Ken Brotherston, CEO of TALiNT Partners, expressed his enthusiasm for the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards, stating, “This event celebrates the accomplishments of a diverse range of organisations, from promising early-stage start-ups to thriving SMEs and established market leaders. The awards validate their groundbreaking innovations and unwavering commitment to delivering excellent customer service, as demonstrated by their solid case studies and testimonials.”

The judging process for the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards has been meticulously designed to align with the expectations of buyers and investors. Key performance metrics, case studies, and testimonials play a vital role in determining the winners. Esteemed professionals from prominent companies like Randstad Sourceright, Brightfield, EQ Community, Bullhorn, and Gotham Growth Group form the impressive and influential panel of judges. Their expertise will be instrumental in selecting winners across eight categories, along with the prestigious Judge’s Choice Awards – The Champion of Champions Award.

Ray Culver, TALiNT Partners Country Manager, Americas, emphasized the significance of the event, stating, “This year, we will once again honour the Talent Tech Stars who are driving innovation across various aspects of the talent ecosystem, empowering employers and recruiters to adapt and transform. Our judges will seek out well-executed innovation, exceptional customer service that goes beyond the ordinary, and the best return on investment in terms of people and profit with purpose. Additionally, they will evaluate the ambition, vision, and the positive change each nominee champions.”

The 2023 TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards will be hosted alongside the Talent Acquisition US Awards, serving as the pinnacle of the two-day Talent & TIARAs event scheduled to take place in Dallas towards the end of the year.

To learn more about this year’s award categories, esteemed judges, and partners, please visit

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The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Sue Marks, Founder of Cielo

On June 8, TALiNT Partners announced the winners of the 2023 TIARA Talent Solutions Awards US at a spectacular gala dinner at the beautiful Georgia Aquarium, attended by CEO’s, Marketing Directors, and senior leaders of the nation’s top RPO, MSP talent solutions providers. Guests weren’t limited to people however, as the large fish tank created a beautiful and original backdrop to the Awards proceedings!

“Having previously delivered these awards virtually, it was fantastic to see so many different organizations come together in person to showcase the ever-growing range of finalists, which is a clear demonstration of the health and vitality of the talent solutions sector” said Ray Culver, Country Manager Americas, TALiNT Partners.

The TIARA Talent Solutions Awards US 2023 campaign was supported by headline sponsor Cornerstone and awards sponsors Beeline, Dasro, IMCS Group, Omni Inclusive, Scoutlogic, TalentNet and TekWissen.

Sevenstep were crowned the overall winner and received the Talent Solutions Provider of the Year Award, having also picked up The Scoutlogic Client Service Award and The Best Talent Solutions Firm To Work For award.

The awards evening also saw the presentation of a very special award – The Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to Sue Marks, Founder of Cielo Talent. “Sue has incredible strategic vision, and, from the very beginning, she understood how important technology would be in delivering a scalable service to her clients. Approaches that we take for granted now were game changing back then – especially using deep analysis to create a solutions-based, systemic approach to driving better outcomes for her clients and candidates” said Ken Brotherston, Chief Executive, TALiNT Partners.

The full list of Talent Solutions Awards 2023 winners and highly commended companies can be found here.

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This year’s campaign has 13 award categories

TALiNT Partners’ TIARAs are the biggest global awards series across the talent ecosystem and have become the byword for excellence and innovation.

Ken Brotherston, Chief Executive at TALiNT Partners commented: “The 2022 TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards saw some incredible entries from a wide range of different organisations, demonstrating very clearly that there is no monopoly on creativity, agility, ingenuity, engagement and innovation.”

This year’s campaign has 13 award categories which offer recognition of excellence across all areas of talent acquisition and have a focus on critical resourcing activities that have driven transformation and organisational effectiveness.

Last year’s winners included FrieslandCampina, Direct Line Group, Assurant, Essex County Council, Abcam, Vodafone, Wren Kitchens and Specsavers. View last year’s winners and highly commended finalists here.

All TALiNT Partners’ TIARA Award campaigns are synonymous for the quality, rigour and independence brought by the judging panel of industry experts and Talent Leaders, who use their incredible breadth of experience and insight to recognise great work. According to TALiNT Partners, a unique aspect of the TIARAs is that all finalists receive detailed, confidential feedback from the judging panel, something which the entrants find a valuable part of their TIARA experience.

Declan Slattery, Head of Employer Programme and Chair of Global Advisory Board at TALiNT Partners said: “Having been a judge for the first-time last year, two things really struck me. Firstly, the level of integrity and consideration applied to the process in helping the entrants shape the best possible entry and just how the awards cover the whole spectrum of TA providing a unique learning journey with incredible insight to what is regarded as best in class. I can’t wait to see this year’s entries.”

Winners from the Awards will be profiled in a standalone winners’ supplement of TALiNT International, which will be published soon after the Awards.

The Awards Platform utilised by TALiNT Partners makes the entry process straightforward so that entrants can easily showcase their achievements through the tailored entry questions in each category.

Talent Acquisition teams can enter here.

Winners will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 5th October, taking place at the beautiful 5-star Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch.

TALiNT Partners thanks supporting sponsors: Lorien, Unifrog, WeLove9am and Stratigens.

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HR Tech market is predicted to grow to $39.9 billion by 2029

The fourth annual campaign for Europe’s TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards has been launched and recognises innovation, excellence and growth in the HR Tech and RecTech industry.

Alex Evans, Managing Director at TALiNT Partners commented: “Talent tech continues to enable the transformation of HR and Recruitment as both employers and recruiters adapt to the changing expectations of candidates, clients and their own employees. The value of the global HR Tech market is predicted to grow to $39.9 billion by 2029 – but who will lead the market and drive innovation?”

“The TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards shine a spotlight on the best solutions for employers and recruiters to enhance service and experience for candidates and contractors. This campaign recognises excellence across a spectrum of awards with a judging panel comprising buyers, investors and advisors from across the talent ecosystem to make it an award worth winning.”

The 2022 winners included Bright Network, Sonovate, Sova Assessment, Paiger, HireVue, Worksome, Eli Onboarding, Pixid, Talos360, Mercury and Eightfold AI (see who won which award and why here).

Georgios Markakis, Managing Partner at Venero Capital Advisors also commented: “Venero is proud to partner with the TIARAs and once again sponsor the Champion of Champions Award to showcase Work Tech solutions which exemplify innovation, value and impact.”

Despite high inflation and recession fears, $19.4bn was invested in HR/Rech in 2022 – the second-best year for the sector according to research from Venero Capital Advisors – with 132 deals in Europe, UK & Ireland.

Ken Brotherston, CEO of TALiNT Partners said: “The alumni of finalists and winners of the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards represent challengers, disruptors and transformers across a spectrum of business growth, from high potential, early-stage start-ups to scaling SMEs and established market leaders. They have validated game-changing innovation and excellent customer service with solid case studies and testimonials.

“This year we will once again celebrate the Talent Tech Stars who are championing innovation in different parts of the talent ecosystem and enabling employers and recruiters to adapt and transform. Our judges will look for good financial performance, well-executed innovation, customer service that goes beyond the norm, the best return on investment in people and profit with purpose. They will also look at their ambition, vision and the change they are championing.”

The judging process for the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards is designed around the expectations of buyers and investors, based on key performance metrics, case studies and testimonials. Our impressive and influential panel of judges from companies including LinkedIn, ManpowerGroup, Optima Corporate Finance, AMS, and Reed Talent Solutions will follow our rigorous judging process to decide the winners in 14 categories.

The entry deadline for the 2023 awards is Friday 21st April with finalists announced in early May. This year, winners will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner on Thursday 29th June at the Montcalm, Marble Arch, in London.

To find out more about this year’s award categories and to start your entry, visit

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