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VHR Shortlisted for 7 Recruiter Awards

  • by: Jennifer Robinson
  • On: 26, Mar 2020
3 min read

VHR are delighted to be shortlisted for an unprecedented seven categories in the Recruiter Awards.

Recruiter Awards Finalists

The Recruiter Awards is the most prestigious honours programme in the UK recruitment industry. The Awards recognise excellent best practice and high operating standards, and celebrate the exceptional work and achievements of in-house and agency staffing teams working across the industry.

VHR are named amongst the Finalists in the following categories:

  • Recruitment Leader of the Year
  • Recruitment Industry Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Best Recruitment Agency Marketing Team
  • Best Temporary Recruitment Agency
  • Most Effective Back Office Operation
  • Recruitment Agency of the Year - Medium (50-99 Employees)
  • Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year

Recruitment Leader & Entrepreneur of the Year

In April 2003, VHR’s CEO and Founder Danny Brooks launched VHR: a technical recruitment company with the aim of transforming industry practice. Danny wanted to build a company that benefited clients, candidates, employees and communities, by closely partnering with client businesses and providing ethical services.

VHR’s achievements 17 years later include:

  • Expanding internationally – we now work in 52 countries across 5 continents
  • Opening new offices around the globe – VHR’s Leipzig and Nicosia offices opened in the last 12 months
  • Growing our business – Almost doubling our turnover since 2016, from £18million to £36million
  • Growing our team – Increasing our employee base from 60 to 90 people since 2017 (50% increase).

Best Marketing Team

VHR’s marketing team redesigned our website themselves in April 2019, upskilling on design programmes and learning coding and development. Our new website increased monthly traffic by 65% in six months.

In November 2019 we reached 50,000 LinkedIn followers (53% growth since January 2019) by expanding our LinkedIn content to include jobs, news, games, videos and original blog posts.

Our talented in-house tam created bespoke, targeted campaigns for clients, which have reached up to 850,000 potential candidates across three continents.

Supporting Internal Talent

All VHR employees receive professional development plans and tailored training. VHR’s 21 employee benefits include flexible working, monthly social events, annual trips and private healthcare. Our monthly awards celebrate the performance of and award vouchers to high-achieving sales and support staff.

In 2019 VHR implemented our second and third Academies: training programmes to transform inexperienced individuals into recruiters. The VHR Academy has so far enabled 30 young people to empower themselves with new careers.

Sustainable Recruitment Agency

VHR is led by industry experts including former Formula 2 drivers, America’s Cup sailors and British Airways technicians, who ensure employees truly understand our markets.

VHR finds the talent needed around the world when not available domestically. We incorporate, register, work towards compliance and obtain labour licenses to provide high quality contract and permanent workers around the world. This has meant VHR investing significantly by incorporating in numerous geographies to offer innovative and compliant recruitment, payroll, and visa solutions.

VHR’s unique business model provides vital skills that businesses could not otherwise access, and provide migrant workers with ethical services, fair pay and rewarding careers. VHR’s services – which span sourcing and recruitment, to onboarding, logistics and workforce planning – empower businesses to take control of their own growth plans and address problems like skills shortages and ageing workforces head-on.

The International Labour Organisation estimates that 40.3 million people worldwide are currently working in modern slavery. In June 2019 VHR co-founded the Fair Labour Alliance to help businesses around the world implement ethical recruitment and working practices across their supply chains.

Previous Recruiter Awards Success 

Last year VHR were delighted to receive two titles at the 2019 Recruiter Awards: Best Engineering Recruitment Agency and Best International Recruitment Agency of the Year.

The Best Engineering Recruitment Agency category recognises staffing companies that add extensive value to their business relationships and promote the growth and success of technical industries such as Aerospace & Aviation, Automotive & Motorsport, Engineering. Defence, Marine, IT and Manufacturing.

The Best International Recruitment Agency category recognises consultancies delivering outstanding services across two or more countries outside of Britain, and those that demonstrate exceptional innovation, market insight and profitability.

Award-Winning Staffing Agency 2020

The Recruiter Awards nominations follow a successful start to 2020:

  • TIARA Talint International Recruitment Awards – VHR won the title of Best Construction & Engineering Recruitment Company in January 2020.
  • West London Business Awards – VHR were named Best Business Services Company of the Year in February 2020.

We are delighted to have been selected as Finalists Awards and look forward to the Awards dinner in September later this year.

Find out more about our award-winning staffing services.

We offer 21 unique benefits to all employees – find out more about working at VHR.

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