The Recruit Venture Group Recruitment Awards are all about celebrating success and this year’s awards were no exception. Hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London, the awards bring together the businesses within The Recruit Venture Group, to celebrate the talent, successes and achievements of the individuals, teams and companies that The Recruit Venture Group has helped launched.
This year’s awards comprised of 15 awards, including Boss of the Year, Best Newcomer as well as the John Buckman Award, in honour of The Recruit Venture Group’s late Chairman. The chair of the judging panel for this year’s awards was David Head, the founder of Recruitment International Magazine, one of the UK recruitment sectors longest running and most trusted publications. Other members of the panel included Paul Mizen, The Recruit Venture Group’s Managing Director who has been in the industry for just under three decades and has helped launch and grow over 45 start-up recruitment agencies.
Specialist Recruitment Agency Jark Wakefield won the award for the Best Recruitment Agency to Work for. For this award the judges were looking for an agency where staff feel valued and are trusted, motivated and empowered by their employer.
Specialising in temporary and permanent positions across the Industrial, Driving, Power, Technical & Engineering and Textile Sectors throughout the UK, Jark Wakefield seek to empower their staff with clear targets with weekly, monthly and quarterly incentives schemes. Not only does this help keep people motivated, it also provides a great team ethic rewarding both individual and business performance.
The average length of service is currently 7 years and Jark Wakefield attribute this to their motivated, empowered workforce who have autonomy over their work, with the business success being central to their working day.