Talent has been named Recruitment Agency of the Year (Medium Category) at the New Zealand SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards (SARAs), for the fifth consecutive year.

This is the 6th time Talent New Zealand has been recognised by SEEK since launching there in 2009, and follows a year of exceptional growth.

Judged by an independent panel of industry leaders, the SARA awards acknowledge the Talent commitment to workplace culture, innovation, candidate engagement, commercial growth and contribution to the success of the recruitment industry.

The award particularly recognised the Talent New Zealand launch of Talent RISE, our foundation supporting young people with barriers to employment.

Since the Talent RISE launch in early 2018, the team has successfully placed six young people into work and impacted the lives of more than 40 young people through visits to tech businesses and other training initiatives. The team is committed to raising awareness across the corporate sector in Wellington and Auckland around youth unemployment issues and have received an overwhelming level of support and interest from clients and industry partners.

“I could not be more proud of what we have achieved as a team over the past year. Our business continues to grow and our people are highly engaged. Most importantly, I’m extremely proud of the work we are doing to support our Talent RISE rangatahi.  We are committed to changing lives and using our professional skills to give back to our community,” Country Manager, Bianca Jones said.

APAC CEO Mark Nielsen said these awards are testament to the outstanding culture built across the Talent NZ business.

“Over the past few years our New Zealand team has grown from strength to strength, driven by the dedication, passion and tenacity of a wonderful group of people and the leadership of Bianca Jones and Kara Smith,” Nielsen said.