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The gala awards ceremony will take place on 21 September in London

More than 20 distinguished experts from the talent acquisition industry convened on Thursday, 10 August, for a day of intense deliberation and spirited discussions – the TIARA Talent Solutions Awards judging day! The occasion marked the judging of the prestigious TIARA Talent Solutions Awards, where the industry’s best were determined across 11 distinct categories, culminating in the crowning of the much-coveted title of Talent Solutions Provider of the Year.

Throughout the day, the venue hummed with lively debates and exchanges of insights as the panel of judges, comprising leading figures in the talent acquisition field, pored over submissions and deliberated to determine the most deserving winners.

A full roster of the esteemed judging panel can be found on the official awards website. The judges showcase the collective experience and expertise that underpinned the decision-making process. The inclusion of a diverse array of perspectives ensured a comprehensive evaluation of the finalists and reflected the industry’s commitment to recognising excellence across various dimensions of talent solutions.

Winners will be announced at a grand awards ceremony scheduled to take place at the splendid Pan Pacific London on Thursday, 21 September. The event promises to be a celebration of innovation, dedication, and achievement in the realm of talent acquisition.

Tickets for the awards ceremony are available for purchase on the official website, providing an opportunity to join the industry’s luminaries in celebrating excellence in talent solutions.

For those seeking to stay updated on the event and the latest developments, the official awards website will serve as a reliable source of information and news. As the countdown begins to the glittering awards night, the anticipation and excitement continue to build among the talent acquisition community.

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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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With 12 categories, this year’s competition promises to be an exciting celebration of excellence

TALiNT Partners has unveiled the finalists for the highly anticipated 2023 TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards. With a total of 39 of Europe’s most esteemed employers shortlisted across 12 categories, this year’s competition promises to be an exciting celebration of excellence, innovation, and achievement in the field.

The TIARA awards have long been recognised for setting the gold standard in talent acquisition and resourcing, providing employers with a platform to showcase their remarkable work. The finalists, representing a diverse range of industries, have successfully navigated a challenging year, marked by numerous obstacles faced by talent acquisition and resourcing teams.

“We are delighted to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work carried out by all our finalists, especially considering the myriad of challenges talent acquisition and resourcing teams have encountered in the past year,” commented Ken Brotherston, Chief Executive of TALiNT Partners.

Renowned for its rigorous judging process and esteemed panel of experts, the TIARA Awards will evaluate entries based on several key areas, including diversity and inclusion, innovation, partnership, and organisational impact. An independent panel of highly experienced judges from the HR and Talent Acquisition community will assess the shortlisted entries and convene in the coming weeks to deliberate on the winners across the 12 categories. Additionally, they will engage in spirited discussions to crown the overall winner of the prestigious TA Team of the Year award.

The winners will be revealed during an elegant black-tie dinner held at the Montcalm, Marble Arch, on Thursday, 5th October. The awards ceremony promises to be a memorable occasion, where the outstanding achievements of talent acquisition professionals will be celebrated.

“In an ever-evolving talent acquisition landscape, where candidate and employee expectations are soaring, the finalists for the 2023 TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards shine as beacons of ingenuity and innovation. This year’s entries demonstrate how talent acquisition teams consistently navigate the complexities of this dynamic field while embracing change with unwavering determination,” said Declan Slattery, Head of Employer Programme and Chair of the Global Advisory Board at TALiNT Partners.

For the complete list of finalists for the 2023 TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards, please visit the official TALiNT Partners website.

The 2023 awards campaign has been made possible with the support of the event sponsors: Lorien, WeLove9AM, Pontoon, Netive, Stratigens, Unifrog, and Ph.Creative.

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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

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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50 talent tech market leaders & challengers shortlisted in 13 award categories

TALiNT Partners has announced finalists for the 2023 TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards, which shine a spotlight on the full spectrum of HR and Recruitment technology solutions for employers, recruiters, candidates and contractors.

Winners will be revealed at a black-tie dinner at the Montcalm, Marble Arch, London on Thursday 29th June.

Alex Evans, TALiNT Partners MD commented: “The 50 finalists shortlisted in 13 TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards categories this year represent the sector’s highest potential start-ups, fast growing scale-ups and top performing talent tech giants – collectively employing 11,861 people and generating total sales of £3,275,565,397 in 2022. As the pace of digital transformation in HR and Recruitment has intensified, we have not only seen the accelerated adoption of talent tech but providers helping employers and recruiters to maximise their solutions, achieve a greater ROI, and accelerate the evolution of talent acquisition and management.”

“The TIARAs are distinguished by the rigour of its judging process and the quality of its judging panel, making them a powerful endorsement to impress clients, investors or employees,” he added. “A wide range of Talent Tech solutions have been assessed through five key metrics to recognise their value and impact – from innovation, client service and business growth to purpose and the foundations for future success.”

Finalist entries will now be scored by an independent panel of expert judges drawn from HR, Recruitment, Investment and Procurement to identify the winners in each award category. Senior industry figures from organisations including LinkedIn, ManpowerGroup, and NatWest Group will also convene to debate and choose the overall Champion of Champions.

“Each year, our impressive TIARA shortlist recognises those championing transformation in different parts of the talent ecosystem and shows the impact of talent tech on everything from candidate experience to onboarding and workforce management to productivity and inclusion,” said Ken Brotherston, CEO of TALiNT Partners.

“Our TIARA judges are looking for innovation with impact, visionary leadership and customer-centric solutions delivered by purpose-led cultures. This is our most impressive shortlist to date, showcasing a spectrum of scaling challengers and innovating industry giants, so we look forward to celebrating with all the finalists at our black-tie ceremony on 29th June.”

This year’s campaign is supported once again by headline partner, Venero Capital Advisors alongside award sponsors Optima Corporate Finance and Marriott Harrison.

“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,” said Georgios Markakis, Managing Partner at Venero Capital Advisors – an international corporate finance advisory firm focusing exclusively on HR Tech and the Future of Work.

“Last year’s Champion of Champions addressed a crucially important challenge with cutting-edge innovation, client service and leadership. It’s great to see so many new entrants shortlisted this year and I’m excited to see who triumphs in all of this year’s categories.”

The full list of TIARA 2023 Talent Tech Star Award Finalists can be viewed here. 

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TALiNT Partners has announced that the TIARA Talent Solutions Awards are now open for entries. 

Celebrating the best RPO, MSP and Talent Solutions providers in the UK and Europe, the TIARAs continue to set the standard of excellence for the RPO/MSP and Talent Solution sector’s crowning achievements.

“The TIARA Talent Solutions Awards 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,” commented Ken Brotherston, Chief Executive of TALiNT Partners.

Last year’s winners included AMS, Bright Network, Cielo, CPL, Hays, Lorien, PeopleScout, Reed Talent Solutions and RTS People. (View the 2022 winners here).

There are 11 categories to enter including two new categories: The Talent Solutions Innovation of the Year Award and The Best Talent Attraction Strategy.

All of TALiNT Partners’ TIARA award campaigns are synonymous for the quality, rigour and independence brought by our judging panel of industry experts and Talent Leaders and all finalists are offered detailed, confidential feedback from our judging panel.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 29th June and you can enter here.

Most entries are likely to relate to work for specific clients, if you have a particular initiative that is not client specific but still meets the criteria for the award then this is still eligible for entry.

The shortlist of finalists will be announced on 12th July and the winners will be crowned at a black-tie awards ceremony and gala dinner on 21st September at the beautiful Pan Pacific London.

The TIARA Talent Solutions Awards 2023 campaign is support by headline sponsor Cornerstone and awards sponsors Giant Group, Parasol, Sonovate and Stratigens.

Key Dates:

13th April – open for entries

29th June – entries close

12th July – finalists announced

21st September – awards ceremony

To find out more about this year’s award categories please click here.

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