Kelly, Quest and Accountants On Call were announced as the 2007 Recruiter Of The Year winners at the Fourth Annual Junction Awards, held at Theatre On The Track in Kyalami last week.
CareerJunction’s prestigious Awards honour best practices in Recruitment and give South African career seekers the opportunity to vote for Recruitment Agencies that have excelled in Personal Service, Understanding their Career Requirements, Advice and Guidance, Negotiations, Securing Interviews and Placement and Post Placement Advice.
The 2007 Junction Awards are an initiative of CareerJunction, South Africa’s leading career web service, and were held in association with the Sowetan and Sunday World newspapers for the second consecutive year. “This is our second year of involvement with CareerJunction and our job market editions have shown significant growth. It shows how important it is to help someone get a job,” says Sowetan and Sunday World’s editor-in-chief Thabo Leshilo.
The 2007 Awards were once again divided into three categories – small, medium and large. The Agency size is determined by the number of jobs they advertise on CareerJunction.
Kris Jarzebowski, CEO of CareerJunction (a Johnnic Communications company), announced that the 2007 Junction Awards were more than double the size of the previous year – with over 430 guests attending the prominent event and more than 2,600 votes cast for the Recruiter Of The Year by South Africa’s career seekers.
“This tremendous growth signals the increasing importance of this event in the recruitment calendar. It also shows just how much growth CareerJunction has experienced over the past year – from Resumes to Jobs to Traffic to Website visits – and we are still one of the most visited websites in SA and the biggest careers portal in SA by far,” says Jarzebowski.
The 2007 Recruiter Of The Year Winners are:
Large Agency Category: Winner – Kelly; first runner-up – DAV Professional Placement Group; and second runner-up – Emmanuels Advance.
Medium Agency Category: Winner – Quest Flexible Staffing Solutions; first runner-up – Cozens Recruitment Services; and second runner-up – Fempower Personnel.
Small Agency Category: Winner – Accountants On Call; first runner-up – Ernst & Young; and second runner-up – Careers IT.
In addition to the Recruiter Awards, one lucky career seeker was randomly selected to win the sponsored Lenova Thinkpad T60 Laptop. Thabo Leshilo handed the Laptop to the career seeker winner, Ntshepo Lakaje, who was present on the night to collect her prize.
The results of the 2007 Junction Awards were audited by Nexia Levitt Kirson.