TIARA 2021 Talent Tech Star Finalists Announced

  • 35 top performing talent tech providers shortlisted in 13 award categories  
  • 20 judges will choose the Talent Tech Champion of Champions from all category winners  
  • All winners will be revealed at a live Gala Lunch at the Kings Fund on 2nd July  

19th May 2021 – TALiNT Partners has today announced finalists for the 2021 Talent Tech Star Awards, which shine a spotlight on the full spectrum of HR and Recruitment technology solutions for employers, recruiters, candidates and contractors. 

“All 35 finalists for the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards have been shortlisted in 13 highly competitive categories, from Workforce Solution of the Year to the Innovation Award,” said Alex Evans, Programme Director of TALiNT Partners. “Whilst challenging for everyone, the last 12 months have provided the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the value and impact of their solutions during a time of accelerated digital transformation and the evolution of work. 

“The TIARAs are distinguished by the rigour of its judging process and the quality of its judging panel,” he added. “A wide range of HR and RecTech have been assessed through five key metrics: employee excellence; innovation; client service; business growth; and purpose.”    

Finalist entries will now be scored by an independent panel of expert judges drawn from HR, Recruitment, Compliance, Investment and Procurement to determine a winner in each award category. All judges will convene to debate and choose the overall Champion of Champions. 

The Talent Tech Star Awards also recognise tech solutions offered by umbrella companies. Phil Pluck, CEO of the FCSA joins the TIARA judging panel to review the Workforce, Contractor and Compliance award categories.

This year’s Chair of Judges is Martin McCourt, the former Dyson CEO who is now Chairman and Non Executive Director of companies including Tharsus, Weber, HeadBox, Lightfoot, and FreeFlow Technologies. 

“Last winners Talent Tech Star Awards were championing transformation in different parts of the talent ecosystem and showing the impact of technology on everything from candidate experience to learning, onboarding and workforce management,” he said. “As a TIARA judge and investor, I’m looking for big ideas from great leadership and management teams who are achieving great things. With such a strong shortlist, this year’s winners will inspire others to aspire to greater ambition and impact. I look forward to celebrating with them in July.” 

New accolades for 2021 include the Talent Tech Scale-Up Award, The D&I Solution of the Year, and the Talent Tech Leader of the Year, sponsored by Optima Corporate Finance. Optima founder Philip Ellis re-joins the judging panel. “It’s great to see so many of last year’s winners defending their title this year against some very strong new contenders,” he said. “I’m excited to see who triumphs in the Talent Tech Scale-Up and Leader of the Year categories and debating this year’s Champion of Champions.” 

The full list of TIARA 2021 Talent Tech Star Award Finalists can be viewed here.