Robert Walters has been named International Recruitment Company of the Year

Robert Walters has been named International Recruitment Company of the Year 2017. Recruitment  International recognises outstanding international achievement in recruitment, with nominees assessed on the way they have accelerated their international offering, the achievements that make them stand out, as well as being a pioneer in the industry.

Judges formed their decisions based on the size, performance, sector and specialist characteristics that are unique to each business.

Managing Director ANZ, James Nicholson comments:

“We’re delighted to receive this award, especially in the face of strong competition from PageGroup, NES Group and SThree. It’s a credit to the hard work our team have put in over the last 12 months drawing upon our global presence, local strength and international network bolstered by our International Career Management programme.

Robert Walters ‘global presence, local strength’ key to success

Our global presence has enabled our local business to provide excellent service to clients and candidates who transcends geographical boundaries, and this has been a fundamental part of our success across our nine offices in ANZ.

In 2016, New Zealand went from strength-to-strength and produced a record performance. 2017 also promises to be a particularly exciting year for New Zealand with our global sponsorship of the British & Irish Lions touring there in June and July, while Australia keeps its track record of delivering strong customer satisfaction results. 

Accelerating our global offering – International Career Management (ICM)

Robert Walters specialise in the facilitation of international career development through our unique International Career Management programme. Our dedicated ICM team based in our London office focuses on finding the right job for international candidates with our clients in Australia and New Zealand. Our global network enables us to provide a seamless experience for professionals looking to relocate, whilst also supporting our local clients to help overcome hiring issues, such as the talent gap caused by skill shortages. 

About the awards

The largest recruitment industry awards programme in Australia gives the opportunity to win one of the most coveted accolades in the sector and recognise hard work by winning the most iconic trophy in recruitment. The aim of the awards is to recognise innovation and best practice in the Australian recruitment industry.  

Last year over 300 recruiters representing some 100 different companies entered and attended the RI awards. They were judged by some of the biggest entrepreneurs, business leaders and pioneers from our industry, both locally and through our global judges. The RI Awards are now contested all over the world including the UK, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and new for 2017 the USA. 


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