THERE is still time to enter the 2019 edition of the s1Jobs Recruitment Awards.

The annual competition, held this year in association with Fyte, will again recognise the people and companies achieving the highest standards in a range of disciplines across the Scottish recruitment sector.

And there are 15 categories to enter, with the results of four – Best Recruitment Agency, Recruitment Consultant of the Year, Best Employer Brand and Best Newcomer, voted for by s1’s-plus 700,000 users.

Sponsored this year by Demand Talent, Gillespie People Solutions, BroadBean, Net Talent, Contract Scotland, Anderson Knight, Badenoch & Clark, REED, Bullhorn, Firefish Software and title partner Fyte, the awards will be held at Glasgow’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in April 11.

The event will climax with the presentation of the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.

The deadline for entries is the close of play on Friday February 1.

Last year’s winners included Eden Springs and SKY.

The Best Charity Employer Award this year is supported by Badenoch & Clark.

Director Scott Miller, said: "In the unprecedented competitive landscape of the Third Sector, there is a need for organisations to live and breathe a commitment to recruiting, engaging and developing the best talent to secure sustainability and deliver the best outcomes for those they support.

"Badenoch & Clark is delighted to support the Best Charity Employer Award and we’re excited to see applications from employers who are setting the beat and trailblazing new ideas to deliver an exceptional, diverse workplace."

Contract Scotland are sponsoring the Best Apprenticeship/Graduate Award this year, and associate director Alan Shave said: "If we’re to have the right diversity of talent and skills that our country needs in the future, then graduates and apprentices are undoubtedly key.

"From our perspective, over 50% of our own staff joined us as graduates or apprentices and have gone on to build successful long-term careers at Contract Scotland, so we know first-hand how a successful graduate/apprenticeship strategy can result in business growth and a positive culture.

"We really want to see entrants who aren’t just ‘tapping in’ to existing talent streams in the market, but who are genuinely committed to working with stakeholders across industry/education to drive the graduate & apprenticeship agenda in Scotland, before then investing in those people for the long-term."

Gillian Pate, director at Anderson Knight commented: "Anderson Knight have chosen to continue to sponsor the HR Team of the Year award in 2019.

"We feel the category is well aligned to one of our key business specialisms and helps us to continue to promote our growing HR Division.

"This year we are looking for HR Teams who continue to go above and beyond for their organisations, those who adapt well to change and create a positive and inclusive working environment."

Demand Talent are sponsoring the Best Recruitment Agency Awards and director Craig Dunn said: "I am proud to be supporting the Best Recruitment Agency awards. With current times, now more than ever is the spotlight on recruitment consultancies to deliver a high standard of service to their clients and candidates and to also promote a modern work culture for their staff.

"As a rec to rec firm, we put these factors at the forefront when working with our own candidates, matching them with growing agencies that advocate high recruitment standards and staff nurturement. Agencies that are embracing change, technology, culture and invest heavily in their people.

"We would be keen to see entrants for agencies that have gone above and beyond in service to the industry and agencies that are known for treating their employees and candidates well."

Peter Gillespie, director at Gillespie People Solutions added: “Gillespie People Solutions is sponsoring the Best Recruitment Consultant award, because celebrating achievement and the highest standards of professionalism is important in driving better standards across the recruitment industry.

"Regardless of new technical innovations this is still a people-led business, so if you know someone who achieves to a high standard and deserves recognition then encourage them to enter and let’s celebrate that together.”

CEO of Net Talent, Yvonne Moffat, said: "At Net Talent, we know how essential a good training and development programme is.

"A good team needs to be constantly one step ahead, from both an internal and a client perspective.

"We are delighted to sponsor this Award and hope that every business proud of their training and development activities enters."

For information visit or call Nina Holmes on 0141 302 6036.