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New Zealand’s recruitment and staffing industry honours its best: winners of this year’s RCSA awards

The winners of New Zealand’s 2019 RCSA Industry Awards were announced last night at a festive affair held at the Hilton Auckland.

The event was hosted by Urzila Carlson, a favourite on the New Zealand comedy circuit and the theme of the night was black tie with a touch of red.

Social enterprise Agoge was one of the big winners on the night taking home both the Excellence in Candidate Care and Excellence in Client Service.

Agoge has a number of charitable initiatives it is involved with including the One For One program where for every week a staff member works (or trains), a person in Cambodia receives water for a month.

Tradestaff received the New Zealand CSR Award for the inaugural Sally McFarlane Legacy Scholarship for Pacific Women in Trades, a scholarship designed to honour Tradestaff employee Sally who was passionate about women working trades and provide material support to help them on their journey.

Turbo Staff was named the winner of the New Zealand award for Business Innovation of the Year for Site M8, a world-first GPS tracking system monitoring costs and large volumes of staff for safety.

The award for Excellence in Safety and Risk Management went to Hays Specialist Recruitment for its work on continuous improvement in the past five years and receiving 45001 ISO Accreditation this year.

Mel Morris, Auckland Branch Manager with ERG Recruitment, was named the Recruitment Professional of the Year while Angela Cameron, CEO at Consult Recruitment received the Recruitment Leader of the Year Award.

Rebecca Clarke, RCSA’s Manager of Membership & Partnerships NZ was honoured with the RCSA’s Outstanding Contribution Award while Enterprise Recruitment’s Recruitment Manager for Business Support, Professional & Technical Ashley Green was named the winner of the People’s Choice Award with almost 1000 votes cast this year.

The full list of New Zealand winners is:

[if !supportLists]• [endif]Business Innovation of the Year - Turbo Staff

[if !supportLists]• [endif]CSR Excellence - Tradestaff

[if !supportLists]• [endif]Excellence in Candidate Care - Agoge

[if !supportLists]• [endif]Excellence in Client Service - Agoge

[if !supportLists]• [endif]Excellence in Safety and Risk Management - Hays Specialist Recruitment

[if !supportLists]• [endif]Recruitment Leader of the Year - Angela Cameron, Consult Recruitment

[if !supportLists]• [endif]Recruitment Professional of the Year - Mel Morris (MRCSA), ERG Recruitment

[if !supportLists]• [endif]Rising Star of the Year - Yvonne Tay-Corbett, Robert Walters

[if !supportLists]• [endif]RCSA Outstanding Contribution of the Year - Rebecca Clarke MRCSA

[if !supportLists]• [endif]People’s Choice Award - Ashley Green, Enterprise Recruitment

RCSA CEO Charles Cameron said the quality of applications continued to be outstanding and was indeed encouraging for the future of the sector.

“We believe it is vital that we work together as an industry to support each other to be the best professionals we can be to provide the most worthwhile and valuable service we can offer to clients and candidates alike,” Charles said.

“Nights like last night’s Industry Awards are an important aspect of this. It gives us a chance to honour and recognise those who have done well, encouraging others to learn from their example and also allows us to spend time together as industry participants just having some fun.

“Never underestimate the importance of fun on helping a sector come together.”

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