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Recruiter of the Year Award

This Award is one of the RCSA’s commitments to foster, encourage and celebrate the professional recruitment pathway of an individual recruitment professional who invests in the development of others, who has promoted an ethical approach in their field and is respected for their excellence within the recruitment industry. 

Considering entering a peer in the industry? 
As an industry peer, do you know a recruitment professional who: 

  • Inspires others?
  • Is passionate about the recruitment industry? 
  • Develops the potential in others? 
  • Is achieving exceptional results? 

Give them the ultimate recognition and nominate them today for the ‘2018 RCSA Recruiter of the Year Award’. 

Are you a suitable candidate for this Award? 
As a recruitment professional you understand there are many roles to play in achieving exceptional results in your chosen recruitment specialisation. Are you:  

  • Developing a strong team dynamic? 
  • Inspiring others to greatness? 
  • Providing exceptional professional services and driven results in your organisation? 

Invest in your future by taking part in this award 

  • Entrants must be either emerging as a leader, or aspiring to a leadership role, or can demonstrate leadership skills. 
  • Entrants must have at least 5 years’ experience in the industry 
  • Those who have achieved FRCSA status are not eligible for this Award. 
  • Entrants need to prepare a written or video entry, including supporting documentation, showcasing your experience and skills, according to the judging criteria. 

Award Criteria 
1. LEADERSHIP - 30% 
An overview of your leadership style, highlighting any initiatives that demonstrate your skills in this area. Include your commitment to learning from peers, mentoring or other leadership activities. Give practical examples of the development of your own professional pathway and how you have developed the potential of those around you or within the industry. 

Demonstration of your industry success by your organisation, board, staff, peers or other stakeholders. Include promotions, awards and feedback you may have received regarding your success. Demonstration of both how you have actively shared with and communicated to those within the recruitment community and those outside, as well as improved the professionalism of the recruitment industry. 

Tell us about your recruitment vision. What are you career plans, how would you like to impact the industry and how will you be remembered to inspire others. The judges may at their discretion elect to interview one or more entrants and/or make contact with nominators to verify their statements. 

Award Application 
Written Entries
A written entry completed by the entrant to a maximum of 1200 words must address the key selection criteria above and demonstrate outcomes. 

Video Entries 
A video entry completed by the entrant to a maximum of 3 minutes (1 minute per criteria) must address the key selection criteria above and demonstrate outcomes. 

Each award entrant may provide supporting documentation as well as preparing the above written or video entry for their application. Supporting documentation word count is additional to the 1200 words for addressing the key selection criteria and demonstrating outcomes. 

Supporting documentation should include: 

  • Resume 
  • Details of two business referees (one internal and one external to your organisation). 

You must be a current RCSA Individual Member, or staff member of an RCSA Corporate Member to apply for this Award. 


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Conditions of Entry

All information must be submitted via the RCSA website and queries can be directed to awards@rcsa.com.au .

Written Entries 

Maximum words permitted per entries are non-negotiable. Words beyond this number will not be considered by the judging panel. Written entries can be uploaded as a file during the entry form submission process. No hard copy entries will be accepted – written responses must be submitted electronically by the due date of 27 April 2018. The information you provide and all matters connected with your entry are confidential.

Video Entries 

Maximum minutes permitted – 3 minute. Minutes beyond this number will not be considered by the judging panel. Video entries must be able to be viewed via free hosting media. Link to be provided in the entry form submission Your application needs to be submitted by the closing date of 27 April 2018.

What happens if I am named a finalist? 

All entrants will be advised by email if they have been successful in being declared a finalist. Finalists will be announced from May 2018. Finalists will also be listed on the RCSA website at www.rcsa.com.au

If you are declared a finalist it is recommended that you register to attend the 2018 RCSA Industry Awards Night on 14th June at the Peninsula Docklands in Melbourne or 5th July in Auckland at which winners of the Awards will be announced.

Visit www.rcsa.com.au to register for the 2018 RCSA Industry Awards Night or send enquiries to awards@rcsa.com.au

Entries received after the due date will not be accepted in this years judging.

  • Entries open to current financial (paid) Corporate members their staff and RCSA Individual Members only. 
  • Membership suspension or cancelled for any reason at any time, will void the award application.
  • Only fully completed submissions submitted by the due date and time will be accepted for review.
  • Company information as well as the main contact person’s details may be used in the publicity of these awards or associated media. Award sponsors will have access to your company information and contact details.
  • Entries close at 5pm AEST on 27 April 2018. No further extension will be granted. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure applications are received. Acknowledgement of all entries will be made by the RCSA within 24 - 48 hours of receipt.
  • Questions relating to the application process, entry requirements, judging panel, judging process, finalise nominees and winners should be directed ONLY to Adele Last – GM Membership, Partnerships and Communication at awards@rcsa.com.au
  • Judges will be appointed by the RCSA based on industry or business knowledge and experience as relevant to the category. The CEO of the RCSA will have final approval on all recommendations from the judging panel. Finalist and winner decisions are final and no correspondence shall be entered into. Judges should not be contacted to discuss the awards directly throughout the course of the open application and judging process and up to the announcement of finalists.