“Building upon a 20-year pedigree, the TIARAs are a campaign to recognise the most exemplary businesses in the global recruitment and talent acquisition industry,” said Alex Evans, Programme Director of TALiNT Partners. “In 2020, the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards will shine a spotlight on the vital role of HR technology in improving recruitment and productivity.
“HR Tech is now a $400bn global industry that enables employers and recruiters to put the right people in the right jobs and perform better,” said Becky Wilson, Editor of TALiNT International magazine. “The Talent Tech Star Awards will highlight the valuable contribution of HR Tech to the UK economy in a campaign brought to life by interviews with finalists and our impressive panel of judges.”
Finalists will be announced on 9th April and winners will be revealed at a Gala Lunch on the 9th July at the Institute of Engineering & Technology, Savoy Place, London. All finalists receive feedback from judges and all winners will be profiled in a special supplement published with TALiNT International, which is distributed to over 52,000 decision-makers in Recruitment, RPO and Corporate HR.
“The TIARAs are distinguished by the rigour of its judging process and the quality of its judging panel,” said Alex Evans. “We assess the impact of Talent Tech solutions on clients, candidates and employees through five key metrics: excellence in delivery; innovation; sustainable value; business growth; and purpose.”
The judging panel brings together expert perspectives from senior HR and Recruitment industry leaders, investors, and advisors to make a TIARA Talent Tech Star Award a powerful and prestigious endorsement. The panel includes:
- Adam Hawkins – Head of Search & Staffing UK&I and EMEA at LinkedIN who works with recruiters and RPOs to make better use of their talent data and insight
- Simon Devonshire OBE – investor, NED and serial entrepreneur, co-founder of Wayra Europe and former Entrepreneur in Residence at BEIS who advises corporates on how to innovate and invest in talent
- Chris Gray – Sales and Marketing Director of ManpowerGroup UK and the Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Ireland who leads in the creation and delivery of innovative workforce solutions and services
- Umerah Akram – Head of London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE, an ecosystem and platform for 1200 private companies from 42 countries to help them prepare and structure for their next stage of growth and investment
- Parveen Dhanda – Head of Programmes at Tech Nation and Programme Lead of the Future Fifty, which offers practical support to enable fifty of the most promising growth-stage digital businesses to reach their full potential in the UK
- Michael Rendell – Founder Partner at Nala Ventures & Investments LLP and former Partner and Head of Innovation and Transformation at PwC who led on embracing the impact of new talent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and elastic workforces