By Karen Peattie | The Herald
Companies from across Scotland have been announced as finalists in the much-anticipated s1jobs Recruitment Awards 2021, the major awards scheme that celebrates excellence in the recruitment industry. The awards, in association with esure and sponsored by Harvey Nash, Lidl, Quarriers and Turning Point Scotland and Volvo, will be presented in August to reward firms of all sizes that are making their mark in the Scottish recruitment sector. Toasting the individuals and organisations setting the highest standards in the Scottish jobs market, the s1jobs Recruitment Awards have been judged by an expert panel of judges chaired by s1 sales director Gavin Mochan. Eighteen categories are up for grabs this year, including Best Recruitment Website, Recruitment Consultant of the Year, and Best Use of Social Media as Part of a Recruitment Campaign. Click here to view the full article.
The judges were looking for leading businesses that deliver a great candidate experience as well as an innovative approach to recruitment. Mr Mochan said the quality of entries was outstanding and the panel was overwhelmed with the number of applications displaying innovative recruitment campaigns, and dedication to developing their staff. Mr Mochan said that 2020 was “not a year for business as usual”, adding: “The pandemic forced us to rethink everything that we do, and execution on all of this involuntary adjustment could be hit and miss.
“It is not the strongest or most intelligent businesses who survived or even thrived through the lockdowns – it was the businesses who could innovate, adapt and hold true to that now tested promise of putting their people first.
“I was astonished to review how high businesses were able to push the bar in such a short period of time while keeping their people front and centre.”
Best Recruitment Consultancy (Scottish Operations)
• Contract Scotland
• Denholm Associates
• HRC Recruitment
Recruitment Consultant of the Year – sponsored by Harvey Nash
• Jackie Macgregor – HRC Recruitment
• Isabel Muller – Search Consultancy
• Kerry McFarlane – Denholm Associates
• Gillian Pate – Anderson Knight
• Linzi Murphy – Pertemps