Talent solutions industry supports economic recovery
The winners of the 2021 TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe were revealed in a glittering live ceremony attended by over 250 senior leaders of Europe’s leading Talent Solutions, RPO and MSP companies.
The Awards evening also saw the presentation of a very special award – the first TIARA Talent Solutions Europe Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognises a leader who has made a long-term and significant contribution to the industry. This was presented to Rosaleen Blair CBE, Chair of AMS. “It is hard to understate Rosaleen’s contribution to the sector. From AMS’s relatively modest beginnings in 1996 to a global leader with over 4,500 employees, operating in 100 countries, Rosaleen has been at the helm” said Ken Brotherston, Managing Director of TALiNT Partners.
Following the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award, 11 winners were crowned, with seven highly commended finalists, which highlights the high standard of the entries this year.
“In only our second year, our Talent Solutions Awards Europe have established themselves as the pre-eminent recognition campaign in the sector and are a perfect platform to showcase the best work the sector has to offer. All of the finalists shortlisted for the TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe are an inspiration to the talent solutions sector, from nimble, fast moving new scale ups looking to re-imagine what is possible, to the world’s largest and most successful players delivering game changing work for their clients and a range of mid-market operators with a clear focus and high levels of agility. They all showed why they are so important in helping their clients find and keep the people they need” commented Ken Brotherston, Managing Director of TALiNT Partners.
“The quality of entries across each category was very high, with the winners’ entries being nothing less than outstanding. This makes a TIARA Talent Solutions Award a powerful and prestigious endorsement.”
The judging process for the Awards was designed around the varied and complex demands of employers based on key performance metrics, case studies and testimonials. The 2021 judging panel brought together some of the leading practitioners in talent acquisition from organizations such as Balfour Beatty VINCI, Rolls-Royce, NatWest, MindGym and Tetra Pak.
“The Talent Solutions sector has shown itself to be resilient and innovative throughout the pandemic. Our finalists have shown that they can not only respond to rapidly changing client requirements, but in a way that is commercially viable for their own sustainability and long-term success. The sector has a big part to play in how we recover from the pandemic, and I am excited in what the future holds.”
Reed Talent Solutions was crowned the overall winner and received the Talent Solutions Provider of the Year Award, having also picked up the Candidate Experience Award and the Long-Term Partnership Award – Enterprise. Judges praised Reed Talent Solutions for “excelling and having a positive impact across each key area of service delivery.
The TIARA Talent Solutions Awards Europe 2021 campaign was supported by headline sponsor Cornerstone OnDemand and award sponsors eTeam, Sonovate, giant group, iCIMS, Parasol, Horsely Analytics and Nétive.
The full list of Talent Solutions Award winners and highly commended finalists is as follows:
The Best Early Career Initiative
- Highly Commended – AMS
- Highly Commended – GTI Recruiting Solutions
The Horsefly Employer Brand Award
- Winner – Hays Talent Solutions
- Highly Commended – Cielo
The Parasol Candidate Experience Award
- Winner – Reed Talent Solutions
The Nétive Diversity & Inclusion Award
- Winner – AMS
- Highly Commended – Bright Network
The Cornerstone OnDemand Best Use Of Technology Award
The Sonovate Best Talent Solutions Firm to Work For
- Winner – AMS
- Highly Commended – Join Talent
The eTeam Client Service Award
- Winner – Lorien
- Highly Commended – Gattaca
The Giant Group Best New Talent Solutions Provider
The iCIMS Long-Term Partnership Award – Challenger
- Winner – Page Outsourcing
The iCIMS Long-Term Partnership Award – Enterprise
- Reed Talent Solutions
- Highly Commended – Gattaca
The Talent Solutions Provider of the Year