RCSA Crowns Australian 2024 Industry Award Winners

10 May 2024

RCSA has recognised the best and brightest of the industry with a black-tie affair at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium. Last night’s annual Industry Awards Ceremony celebrated excellence across 14 categories, with more than 500 Recruitment and Staffing professionals in attendance.

The soiree was hosted by Tony Award nominee, singer/songwriter, Eddie Perfect who expertly eased ‘pre-race’ nerves with his musical prowess.

“The vibe was electric. When our industry comes together to celebrate, it’s always a supportive, positive and memorable evening, says RCSA CEO Charles Cameron.

“The standard of entrants is improving each year making winning an RCSA Industry Award a coveted and highly respected achievement. We congratulate all our finalists. The judges had a tough job and the field was exceptionally tight.”

This year RCSA received 136 entrants across the categories. Last night the 44 finalists were whittled down to 14 deserving winners.


RCSA Industry Award Winners 2024


Excellence in Candidate Care – Sponsored by Prime Super

people2people recruitment

A stand-out winner in a highly coveted category, people2people recruitment presented a professional and well-evidenced entry that the judges could not fault. Their catchphrase for candidates “find the job you love” is at the heart of everything they do, going further than other entrants, and setting a high benchmark for best practice in candidate care.


Excellence in Social Purpose


The judges were impressed with Troocoo’s genuine commitment to social purpose throughout their organisation, which is evident at every level. Their extensive array of initiatives demonstrates a deeply ingrained social purpose, reflecting authenticity in their actions.


Excellence in Safety & Wellbeing Culture – Sponsored by Pay Australia

Connect Staffing Group

The judges were pleased to see that Connect Staffing Group are focused on taking care of their people and their mental health by enhancing employee wellbeing and creating psychological safety within the workplace whilst keeping prevention at the forefront of all that they do.


Excellence in Business Innovation – Sponsored by Xeople


“With a scalable and adaptable innovation, XRecruiter have impressed the judges with their comprehensive entry. They have provided an excellent solution to a real business problem in the recruitment and staffing sector, whilst demonstrating positive corporate social responsibility.”


Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Aquent Australia

Aquent Australia have impressed the judges by how they have made diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging part of their culture. Having fit for purpose documentation, a focus on making technology accessible and demonstrating a shared responsibility for educating the wider community makes them a deserving winner.


Excellence in Client Service – Sponsored by Citation HR

Horner Recruitment

Well defined processes and procedures resulting in excellent client outcomes and strong client relationships have given Horner Recruitment the leading edge in this very tightly contested category. Their use of technology to support their multi-faceted approach to client service at all levels of the organisation is impressive.


Outstanding Agency - Up to 10 Staff

Rainy Day Recruitment

Rainy Day Recruitment is an agency that has made a significant impact in a relatively short time. Their commitment to DE&I is embedded in the company culture and their various initiatives are already having an impact in the communities they service. Rainy Day Recruitment is an excellent example of an ethical, diverse and successful recruitment agency.


Outstanding Agency - Up to 30 Staff – Sponsored by Kamal

SMAART Recruitment

SMAART Recruitment’s entry was very well presented with comprehensive evidence. Their strong focus on clients, candidates and giving back to the community & industry is highly commendable and made them a stand-out in this extremely competitive category.


Outstanding Agency - Up to 80 Staff – Sponsored by JobAdder

Fuse Recruitment

The judges were impressed with how Fuse Recruitment does the simple stuff well. Their submission was backed up with well presented data and it is clear they have a sound approach to managing their business whilst maintaining a well engaged community of clients, candidates and employees.


Outstanding Agency - Over 80 Staff – Sponsored by RCSA Insurance

people2people recruitment

Showcasing a strong business model that performs consistently, people2people recruitment have impressed the judges with a well-structured, well evidenced entry. Their constant innovation in all aspects of the business for the benefit of candidates and clients, along with their commitment to the community makes them a deserving winner of this intensely competitive category.


Rising Star 2024 – Sponsored by Astute Payroll by Deel

Lynette Cardinal (Vertical Scope Group)

Lynette Cardinal impressed the judges with a well-rounded entry that showcases the significant impact her many initiatives have had on clients, candidates, and the community, including Veterans and Indigenous Australians. It is obvious that Lynette has a passion for the recruitment and staffing industry, going above and beyond in all that she does.


Recruitment Professional 2024 – Sponsored by SEEK

Martyn Hill MRCSA (Zenith Search)

Martyn Hill’s entry was a standout in a tough field. His commitment to his own ongoing professional development as well as his commitment to lifting the standards in the industry is commendable. It is clear in his well-documented entry that Martyn puts people first.


Recruitment Leader 2024 - Sponsored by TargetRecruit

Sarah Swiderski (PERSOLKELLY)

A genuine and authentic leader, letting others shine before herself, Sarah Swiderski is demonstrating outstanding leadership in her team, company, community, and industry. Her well evidenced entry showcases her dedication and passion both as a business leader and a member of her community.


CEO Outstanding Contribution Award

Clint Dal Santo (Hays Specialist Recruitment)

“For many years, Clint has been an outstanding advocate for our industry. He has generously volunteered his time as chair and active contributor to a range of working groups. Beyond his contribution to working groups however, Clint has always ‘walked the talk’ when it comes to representing our industry. This was evident in advocacy on casuals in 2021 and more recently, during the Close the Loophole legislation, where he and his organisation engaged directly with key decision makers, providing persuasive businesses insights that reinforced industry campaigning and significantly enhanced our capacity to influence policy outcomes in critical areas.” – Charles Cameron RCSA CEO


RCSA congratulates all of its winners and we look forward to crowning and celebrating our New Zealand Members in Auckland, next month.