Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards 2020 Winners Revealed

Showcasing the best recruitment talent, we are pleased to present our winners of the 2020 Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards.

Due to the current COVID-19 venue restrictions we hosted a Virtual Awards Ceremony for the Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards 2020, which took place at 14.30 on Friday 11 December.

Why they won: This Bristol-based company, specialising in senior appointments and niche recruitment to the Public and Third Sector, has made staying positive a priority during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis – and undertaken a variety of initiatives to help staff do so.

The company purchased desks, chairs and equipment to ensure that each employee’s home environment was suitable for work.

Also, employees’ contractual hours were reduced to ensure that they could maintain a work-life balance, with breaks scheduled throughout the day to encourage time away from computer screens. An emotional intelligence programme was conducted for employees throughout lockdown, and employees were encouraged to develop talent and skills outside of work. On Fridays, employees could work half a day. To get people out of their chairs and get blood pumping, exercise classes were run in the morning and at lunch.

In positive operational developments during the pandemic, Baltimore Consulting’s aged debt over 30 days has improved, dropping from 48% to 15%, thanks to the hard-working finance team keeping well on top of their workload while working remotely.

Externally, Baltimore’s employees have been active in promoting positivity to their local community through advocating unity and self-development via social media channels, as well as encouraging clients and candidates to create and post their own videos of how they were keeping positive during lockdowns.

“Behind every successful business is a passion to improve – for us, life is not standing still,” a company statement says. “Through self-awareness, we can identify our own strengths, our areas to improve upon and in turn understand others.”

 Judges’ Comments: “A stand-out in this category…clearly committed to specific training and development needs and recognising their employees through an innovative and structured programme…Very impressed with their employee retention and the commitment shown to health, wellbeing and charity work.”