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Talent Acquisition teams shine at the TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards

  • Talent Leaders from the UK’s leading employers attend live Gala Dinner at the Montcalm, Marble Arch  
  • 8 companies crowned winners with 5 highly commended by panel of 15 judges  
  • Direct Line wins hat trick of awards, triumphing overall as the TA Team of the Year  

Friday 7th October – Winners of the 2022 TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards were revealed at a Gala Dinner at the Montcalm Marble Arch in London last night, attended by Talent Acquisition, HR and business leaders from some of the UK’s leading employers.  

“We are delighted to be celebrating the TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards for the second year. It is especially pleasing to see the variety of great entries from such a wide range of different organisations, demonstrating very clearly that there is no monopoly on creativity, agility, ingenuity, engagement and innovation.”  commented Ken Brotherston, Chief Executive at TALiNT Partners.  

“Even before the pandemic, we felt it was important to take a broader view of where and how employers find talent and given the impact the pandemic has had on distributed workforces, it turns out this is more important than ever.  We are delighted to be able to recognise that work through the TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards,” added Debra Sparshott, co-host of the Awards and Head of Insight and Research at TALiNT Partners.   

The TIARAs are recognised for the rigour of the process and the quality of the judging panel and are seen as a genuine and meaningful accolade for winners. An impressive and influential panel of judges from companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Ocado and Sony came together to discuss each entry and decide the winners.  

“Our judges’ deliberations were balanced, lively, occasionally controversial but always insightful and thoughtful. Their range of experience brought an amazing diversity of different perspectives,” commented Ken Brotherston.  

Direct Line was the biggest winner this year, winning the Lorien Creativity in TA Award, the eArcu TA Operational Achievement and the overall winner’s trophy – the TA Team of the Year.  

“In deciding this year’s TA Team of the Year Winner, the panel wanted to see a team who had moved the needle, raised standards and taken risks. They looked at several factors including: an ability to deliver innovation under pressure, a focus on DE&I, social mobility and community engagement.  Direct Line Group are worthy winners of this award,” said Declan Slattery, Chair of Global Advisory Board at TALiNT Partners. 

The TIARA Talent Acquisition Awards 2022 campaign was supported by headline partner eArcu, and supporting sponsors Adway, Kelly Services, Lorien, Reed Talent Solutions and Sova Assessment.  

The full list of TIARA Talent Acquisition winners and highly commended finalists is as follows:  

The Lorien Creativity in TA Award   

  • Winner: Direct Line Group 

The Reed Talent Solutions Employer Brand Award  

  • Winner: FrieslandCampina 
  • Highly Commended: Lidl GB  

The Kelly Services Best Innovation in Internal Recruitment Award 

  • Winner: Abcam 
  • Highly Commended: NatWest Group  

The Early Careers Pioneer Award  

  • Winner: Essex County Council  

The Sova Moving the Dial in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award  

  • Winner: Assurant 
  • Highly Commended: The Gym Group 

The eArcu TA Operational Achievement Award 

  • Winner: Direct Line Group 
  • Highly Commended: Essex County Council  

The Best Use of Technology Award  

  • Winner: Vodafone in partnership with Sova Assessment 
  • Highly Commended: Kraft Heinz 

The Excellence in Onboarding  

  • Winner: Wren Kitchens  
  • Highly Commended: Alcumus 

 The Adway Attraction Campaign of the Year  

  • Winner: Specsavers 

 The TA Team of the Year  

  • Winner: Direct Line Group 

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