Shortlist for 2022 TIARAs represents fifth of UK staffing sales

TALiNT Partners today announces the finalists for the 2022 TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards (TIARAs), with 65 of the UK’s best staffing firms shortlisted in 15 award categories.

“This year’s shortlist is the most impressive yet – not only reflecting the recruitment boom of the last year but those who have achieved profitable growth with the best balance of talent and tech,” said Alex Evans, Managing Director of TALiNT Partners. “With a combined turnover of £9.5 billion, and collectively employing 42,000 talented people, the 65 shortlisted staffing firms represent the UK’s top recruiters driving transformation and growth in the sector.”

TALiNT International’s most recently published Recruitment Power List in 2021, which ranks the top recruiters by turnover, found that the top 500 generated £36.8 billion in 2020 and estimated total UK staffing industry sales of £45.5 billion.

“We can’t wait to celebrate the crowning achievements of the best in the industry who have proved why recruitment is a professional service attracting more diverse talent and new skills – including our latest nominee for the Hall of Fame Award who will be revealed at our live ceremony.”

The TIARA Recruitment Awards Ceremony will take place in person at a Gala Dinner for 500+ leaders at The Brewery in London on Wednesday 19th October.

While some of last year’s winners have returned to defend their title – including multiple award winners NES Fircroft and Trinnovo Group – new challengers for top honours this year include Danny Sullivan, ManpowerGroup, Sanderson and Pertemps.

“It’s great to see so many of the industry’s best brands taking part in the 2022 TIARA Recruitment Awards,” said Chair of Judges Katie Folwell-Davies, Investment Partner at Twenty20 Capital. “These market leading firms are an inspiration to the sector, not only proving the success of new models and services but the return on investment in technology and talent to adapt to new client and candidate expectations.”

Transformation, inclusion and resilience are the themes underpinning the 2022 TIARA Recruitment Awards campaign, with this year’s finalists demonstrating these in award categories ranging from Best Recruitment Company to Work For to the DE&I Award and Best Use of Technology.

“I saw a lot of organisations review and challenge themselves through the pandemic and right-sizing in terms of headcount, tech and infrastructure,” said Jason Martin, Head of Strategy at Access Recruitment, headline partner of the TIARAs and sponsor of the Best Use of Tech Award. “We have seen a lot of recruiters grow and perform more efficiently with the best balance of tech and touch to make the most of their talent and deliver more value to clients. I look forward to judging an impressive shortlist this year.”

The TIARA judging panel is distinguished by some of the industry’s leading executives, NEDs and chairmen alongside leading experts, advisors and corporate heads of HR and TA. View this year’s panel. 

The TIARA 2022 campaign is also supported by Access Recruitment and supporting sponsors including: Twenty20 Capital, Mishcon de Reya, Grant Thornton, Clearwater International, 6CATS International, Mercury, WorkWell, 3R, Fore:Two Group, Saffery Champness, Odro, Parasol Group, PurePro, Blackwood Capital and Sonovate.

View the 2022 Finalists