Recruitment winners honoured

OUTSTANDING performers in the recruitment industry are celebrating after winning awards in the Archant Suffolk Recruitment Awards 2006.

OUTSTANDING performers in the recruitment industry are celebrating after winning awards in the Archant Suffolk Recruitment Awards 2006.

The best of the best in the industry were honoured at an awards ceremony held at the Elizabeth Hotel Copdock.

There were 11 award categories which recognised the top performers and 32 finalists were in the running.

Among the winners was Find-A-Job, which is based in Queen Street, Ipswich, which won the coveted Recruitment Company of the Year award.

The judges said that Find-A-Job demonstrated a real commitment to the local community and business. They proved a very high retention of customers and are often recommended by other local agencies.

Select Recruitment, based in Museum Street, Ipswich won the Best Induction Programme award while Ipswich Town Football Club won for Best HR Practice.

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The judges said that Select Recruitment made inductees feel integrated into the team and were able to hit the ground running while Ipswich Town proved that “staff are critical to the culture”.

Mark Westall, Archant business manager, said: “It was a fantastic evening. The winners were truly deserving of their awards.

“One thing is for sure - the judges had a very difficult job choosing the winners.

“The event was even better than last year, with 260 guests sitting down to the dinner.”

WEBLINK: www.recruitmentawards.co.uk

Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign: Flare Recruitment

Most Innovative Approach to Recruitment Award: Sanctuary Social Care

Best Induction Programme: Select Recruitment

Best HR Practice: Ipswich Town Football Club

The Customer Service Award: Tandem Personnel

The Extra Mile Award: Pat Durrant of Jobcentre Plus

The Rising Star Award: Simon Morris of Interactive IT Recruitment

The Best Recruitment Consultant Award: Emma Painter of Cooper Lomaz Recruitment

The Special Recognition Award: Stephen Sheldrake of Tandem Personnel

The Ambassador for Suffolk: Flare Recruitment

Recruitment Company of the Year: Find-A-Job