Winners for the 2010 NRF Awards announced
Multiple honours for CPL resources, Sigmar and Recruitment Plus at NRF recruitment industry awards
CPL scooped the best agency of the year award for large agency whilst Recruitment Plus scored best small agency, at the 4th annual recruitment awards which took place on Friday evening, at a gala awards ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.
The ceremony was presented by RTE’s Pamela Flood.
Hailed by the judges as “innovative leaders in their industry”, CPL, Sigmar and Recruitment Plus were multiple winners who the judges found to be “passionate and in tune with today’s dynamic industry particularly in such difficult times”.
CPL was off to a winning start from the beginning of the night. Also receiving recognition in the ‘best in practice’ category they won the office & secretarial and the technical, engineering & science best practice awards.
Recruitment Plus also saw another win on the night as their consultant Hazel Whelan received the prestigious recruitment consultant of the year award.
Sigmar walked away with both the ‘best in practice’ sales and marketing and accounting and finance awards.
The event also saw Robert Walters clinch the award for best agency online service whilst Locumlink won the healthcare category for ‘best in practice’.
Designed to identify and reward excellence in recruitment in Ireland, the initiative was open to all registered recruitment agencies in Ireland and judged by an independent panel.
FULL WINNING LINE-UP AS FOLLOWS:
• BEST AGENCY ONLINE SERVICE - Robert Walters
• RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR – Hazel Whelan (Recruitment Plus)
• BEST IN PRACTICE – HEALTHCARE - Locumlink
• BEST IN PRACTICE – ACCOUNTING & FINANCE - Sigmar
• BEST IN PRACTICE – OFFICE & SECRETARIAL – CPL Resources Plc
• BEST IN PRACTICE – IT & TELECOMS – Vantage Resources
• BEST IN PRACTICE – HOTEL & CATERING - Noel Recruitment
• BEST IN PRACTICE – LIGHT INDUSTRIAL - Flexsource
• BEST IN PRACTICE- SALES & MARKETING - Sigmar
• BEST IN PRACTICE – TECHNICAL ENGINEERING & SCIENCE – CPL Resources Plc
• AGENCY OF THE YEAR – SMALL – Recruitment Plus
• AGENCY OF THE YEAR – LARGE – CPL Resources Plc
The panel of judges were made up of Mark Fielding, CEO of the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association, Tony Lambert - CEO, Fingal Chamber of Commerce and Angela Carr Director, Carr McCrea Associates. The event was also sponsored for the first time by LoadzaJobs.ie
Said newly elected NRF President Mr Colin Donnery (FRS Recruitment), “It was a fantastic celebration of our industry and the sheer hard graft of the past year. The atmosphere in the room was one of great camaraderie and respect amongst our industry. Indeed it was a poignant night for many reasons. It was my pleasure to welcome our previous president Frank Collins as the first Fellow of the NRF. Later in the evening Frank paid tribute to one of the heroes of our business, the late James Kilbane of Grafton Recruitment who sadly passed away this year. There was barely a dry eye in the house as Frank presented James’ wife Paula Kilbane with a special commemorative award for James. He is sadly missed but his memory and legacy in recruitment is very much alive.”
He continued, “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank LoadzaJobs.ie for their generous support on the night – a relationship we hope to continue in the future.”
The National Recruitment Federation is a voluntary organisation set up to establish and maintain standards and codes of practice for the recruitment industry. Representing member companies throughout Ireland the NRF focuses its attentions on providing these members who have opted for self-regulation with the best possible service in terms of communication, support, advice sharing and problem solving.