The Australian winners of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) Industry Awards were announced at the RCSA Winter Ball & Industry Awards Night held in Sydney last week.
Set against the backdrop of a glamorous winter wonderland, the evening attracted in excess of 300 of recruitment’s elite and up and coming professionals.
A contingent of RCSA’s proud Life Members were also in attendance, including Greg Savage, Graham Jenkins, Helen Olivier and Peter Gleeson.
Guests were entertained by comedian Lawrence Mooney who served as MC, while stand- out entertainers The Groove Academy had party-goers dancing into the evening. A winter - themed photobooth also captured many memorable moments.
RCSA CEO Charles Cameron made an impassioned speech at the commencement of the evening which highlighted his pride to those in attendance. "Standing for something that counts and caring for the way it impacts on a human being makes a massive difference - way beyond a pay cheque,” he said. “That’s why the people in this room make a difference. I absolutely believe in everything you do because you can change lives. I’m proud of you."
RCSA President, Robert van Stokrom FRCSA recognised the finalists and record number of entrants during his welcome speech. "The list of people who applied for these awards is very impressive. It's a time to celebrate our achievements," he said.
CEO of Kinetic Super Katherine Kaspar (RCSA’s Principal Partner) echoed Robert’s sentiment. “RCSA members bring passion to this industry,” she said. “It’s my honour to celebrate the achievements of the industry."
The RCSA Industry Award winners
SEEK PROFESSIONAL RECRUITER OF THE YEAR
There were six finalists in the SEEK Professional Recruiter of the Year category, including:
• Catherine Kennedy MRCSA, people2people
• Emily Martyn, M&T Resources
• Erin Devlin MRCSA, people2people
• Michael Taplin MRCSA, GBS Recruitment
• Sam Palmer, people2people
• Stephen Veness, Davidson
The winner of the SEEK Professional Recruiter of the Year Award was Erin Devlin MRCSA of people2people.
RCSA INSURANCE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Finalists for the RCSA Insurance Corporate Social Responsibility Award, included:
• Beaumont People
• Manpower Group
• Norwest Recruitment
• SMAART Recruitment
• Wor kPac
The winner of the RCSA Insurance Corporate Social Responsibility Award was SMAART Recruitment.