Winners and finalists of the second Recruitment Excellence Awards 2009 (REA) were announced at a stylish gala dinner event on October 23rd at Sydney’s exclusive harbourside location, Doltone House. Over 150 guests gathered to celebrate their success and enjoy an evening of fine food and entertainment, hosted by one of Australia’s sharpest comics, Peter Berner.
The aim of the REA’s, an initiative of recruitment extra magazine and its publishers, Thomson Reuters is to recognise quality business practice among Australian recruitment firms and benchmark service, performance and innovation across a range of business types and sizes.
Lesley Horsburgh, Managing Editor and driving force behind the Awards said, “We’re almost at the end of a very arduous year and I have been most impressed and encouraged by the industry’s support and participation for the Awards. With a fifty percent increase on 2008, I hope we can continue to grow these Awards and help raise the bar in Australian recruitment.”
Assessed by a panel of independent judges and proudly sponsored by careerone.com.au,Turbo Recruit, Deloitte and Sydney City Lexus the Awards enabled firms to self nominate in the following categories:
- Best start up
- Best Boutique
- Best National
- Best Multi-national
- Best Agency website
- Best industry job board
- Best Brand
- Best Candidate Management Program
- Best Attraction & Retention Strategy
- Best Learning & Development Program
- The Deloitte Growth Award
Winners were selected on the quality of their application content, a random selection of client, staff and candidate referrals along with evidence of internal procedures and practice.