ITAs 2022 – What a Night!

Last night, the Internal Talent Awards (ITA’s) were held, to recognise the achievements and innovation of the Internal Talent industry.

It was a brilliant night, the first time many had been in a room together in over 2 years.

The winners and sponsors of each award are listed below.

Enterprise Talent Team of the Year, sponsored by Smart Recruiters, won jointly by Canva and EY.
Enterprise Talent Leader of the Year, sponsored by TQ Solutions, won by
Amy Shultz- Canva.
Enterprise Talent Professional of the Year, sponsored by Globalization Partners,
won by Tali Butler- Rheinmetall.
Corporate Talent Team of the Year, sponsored by Testgrid, won by Lycopodium.
Corporate Talent Leader of the Year, sponsored by Bold HR, won by
Laura White- PaperCut Software.
Corporate Talent Professional of the Year, sponsored by Adzuna,
won by Sophie Mexted- Youi.
Excellence in Candidate Experience, sponsored by Pirkx Australia,
won by Canva.
Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion, sponsored by Criteria Corp,
won by Coles Group.
Excellence in Employer Branding, sponsored by Page Up Australia,
won by EY.
Excellence in Onboarding, sponsored by Flare, won by Canva.
Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Reejig, won by KPMG.
Best Tech Stack, sponsored by Reejig, won by Immutable.
Best Use of Video, sponsored by Criteria Corp, won by Allianz.
Best Careers Website, sponsored by Avature, won by Sportsbet.
Best Vendor Solution, sponsored by TaPod, won jointly by Video My Job and Reejig.
Community Award, sponsored by Recstra, won by Australia Post.
Lifetime Achievement Award, won by Trevor Vas.

TaPod co- host and event creator, Craig Watson said the ITA’s were “A brilliant night celebrating the best our industry has to offer, but more importantly a chance for old and new friends to get together for the first time in what seems like forever to raise a glass to Internal Recruitment”.

The ITA’s were held at the Plaza Ballroom, on the 1st of September 2022, with almost 400 in attendance.

Internal Talent Awards 2022 – Finalists!

Finalists for the 2022 Internal Talent Awards #itas2022 were announced today via Social Media Channels.

The team of judges, comprising of 21 industry experts, reviewed 98 nominations across 16 categories.

Lauren Sharp from the ITAs said ‘We were absolutely blown away by both the number and quality of the submissions. The best of the Internal Talent Industry is on show for the entire region to celebrate.’

Submissions were judged against 3 criteria with attachments to support their nomination.

‘Judges really struggled to separate submissions in many of the categories and it speaks to the quality of the amazing teams and individuals we have supporting candidates and their businesses in bringing in new talent and retaining what is equipoise steroid existing employees. With the everchanging world, candidate mobility & shortages and new Technology we are in unparalleled times and our Talent Professionals do a brilliant job day in and day out.’ Sharp says.

The Finalists for the 2022 Internal Talent Awards are:

Best Tech Stack – Sponsored by Reejig

  • Flybuys (Loyalty Pacific)
  • Immutable

Best Careers Website – Sponsored by Avature

  • Sportsbet
  • Immutable
  • Toll Group

Best Use of Video – Sponsored by Criteria Corp

  • Allianz Australia
  • RMIT University
  • Tabcorp

Best Vendor Solution – Sponsored by TaPod

  • Referoo
  • Reejig
  • Video My Job
  • Smart Recruiters
  • The Career Conversation

Community Award – Sponsored by Recstra

  • Tabcorp
  • Circle Back Initiative
  • Australia Post
  • Jobs For Humanity
  • Rubberband

Excellence in Innovation – Sponsored by Reejig

  • KPMG
  • Australia Post
  • Starbucks
  • InDebted
  • Foxtel Group

Excellence in Onboarding – Sponsored by FlareHR

  • Canva
  • Toll Group
  • Deloitte
  • Tabcorp

Excellence in Employer Branding – Sponsored by Page Up People

  • Showpo
  • Sportsbet
  • EY
  • Rheinmetall
  • Toll Group
  • PaperCut Software

Excellence in Candidate Experience – Sponsored by Pirkx Australia

  • EML
  • Canva
  • PaperCut Software
  • AA New Zealand,

Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion – Sponsored by Criteria Corp

  • RMIT University
  • Coles
  • Compass Group
  • EY
  • CSL

Corporate Talent Professional of the Year – Sponsored by Adzuna

  • Sophie Mexted – YOUI
  • Stefan Welack – Xplor
  • Daniel Stockdale – Dentsu
  • Dani Difalco – Showpo
  • James O’Reilly – PaperCut Software

Enterprise Talent Professional of the Year – Sponsored by Globalization Partners

  • Brooke Seidel – Sportsbet
  • Gabby Holland – Australia Post
  • Kara Williams – Rheinmetall
  • Loretta Vaughan – RMIT University
  • Tali Butler – Rheinmetall

Corporate Talent Leader of the Year – Sponsored by BoldHR

  • Jana Lengyel – Concentric Healthcare Services
  • Adam Crofts – Brennan IT
  • Kylie Cashion & Laura Jacques – TasNetworks & Hydro Tasmania
  • Laura White – PaperCut Software
  • Sandra Lim – InDebted

Enterprise Talent Leader of the Year – Sponsored by TQ Solutions

  • Ben Whitfield – Marsh McLennan
  • Amy Schultz – Canva
  • Deric Woodford – Rheinmetall
  • Gabrielle Bassett – RMIT University
  • Laura Allen – Findex
  • Lauren Stanton – EY

Corporate Talent Team of the Year – Sponsored by Test Grid

  • Lake Macquarie City Council
  • InDebted
  • Lycopodium
  • Everyday Independence

Enterprise Talent Team of the Year – Sponsored by Smart Recruiters

  • Australia Post
  • Babcock Australasia
  • Canva
  • EY
  • Marsh McLennan
  • TSA Group

The ITAs are being presented at a Black Tie Gala Event at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne on September 1st 2022. Tickets are almost sold out, but there are a limited number available for purchase by visiting internaltalentawards.com.

We’re Back!

Internal Talent Awards 2021

The Internal Talent Awards, affectionately known as the ITA’s, return for 2021 and will be held on Thursday 2nd September 2021 in Melbourne, Australia.  The ITA’s will recognise and celebrate excellence in the Internal Talent Acquisition Industry across individuals, teams, organisations and vendors.

The original ITA’s concept came from TaPod Co-Hosts Lauren Sharp & Craig Watson who inspire and entertain listeners during their weekly podcast which shines a light (and a laugh) on the Australian Talent Acquisition community.

“Following the huge success of our virtual ITAs in 2020 we are incredibly excited to stage the Awards as a grand in-person event where we can celebrate all things Talent. Our venue, the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne is the perfect location to celebrate all that is great in our industry, and importantly meet and enjoy each other’s company. We can’t wait!” Craig Watson & Lauren Sharp

Joining TaPod this year as Event Partners is TQSolutions. TQSolutions is the region’s leading consultancy in Talent and Mobility, advising clients on Talent Strategy, Talent Service and Operating Model design.

“Following our Major Sponsorship of the inaugural ITA’s in 2020, TQSolutions is delighted to join TAPOD as an official event partner in 2021.  TQSolutions is dedicated to the on-going development and enhancement of the broader Talent and Mobility industry and we are thrilled to be able to participate and contribute to this industry-focused celebration of success and excellence. We are particularly excited about the ‘in-person’ format of the event this year and know it will be a night to remember.  As well as partnering with TAPOD on the event itself, TQSolutions will be judging and announcing the Enterprise Talent Leader of the Year and we look forward to reviewing nominations later in the year. “Gareth Flynn MD

Should you wish to connect with TQSolutions in relation to the ITA’s please contact Gareth Flynn, on gareth.flynn@tqsolutions.com.au ” 

We are proud to announce SmartRecruiters as our Platinum Major Sponsors for the 2021 ITAs. The SmartRecruiters Talent Acquisition Suite provides full source-to-hire capabilities for the modern workforce. With over 2.5k Talent Acquisition Leaders in the Hiring Success network and 600+ recruiting partner solutions in the marketplace SmartRecruiters is a valued and knowledgeable partner and with their support the ITAs continues to grow from strength to strength.

“SmartRecruiters is excited to partner with Internal Talent Awards for their upcoming awards gala. We believe in highlighting TA teams that are elevating the industry and driving Hiring Success in their own organizations. SmartRecruiters works with many well-known brands in the Australia market and we are committed to transforming TA with innovative TA teams. We look forward to congratulating the winners and partnering in upcoming ITA community activities in 2021.” Jerome Ternynck – Founder & CEO SmartRecruiters

The ITA’s will announce the following awards at a Gala Ceremony on Thursday 2nd September in a glittering in-person dinner:

Main Awards

  • Talent Team of the Year (Enterprise) – Talent Team of more than 5
  • Talent Team of the Year (Corporate) – Talent Team of 1 – 5
  • Talent Leader of the Year (Enterprise) – Talent Team of more than 5
  • Talent Leader of the Year (Corporate) – Talent Team of 1 – 5
  • Talent Professional of the Year (Enterprise) – Talent Team of more than 5
  • Talent Professional of the Year (Corporate) – Talent Team of 1 – 5

Category Awards

  • Excellence in Candidate Experience
  • Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
  • Excellence in Employer Branding
  • Excellence in Onboarding
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Best Tech Stack
  • Best Use of Video
  • Best Careers Website
  • Best Vendor Solution
  • Community Award

Confirmed award sponsors include: Smart Recruiters, Oncore Solutions, CVCheck, Bold HR with others to follow.

Updates, including nomination dates, judges and ticketing will be shared on the website in coming weeks www.internaltalentawards.com

ITA’s 2020 – Winners

The Internal Talent Awards, affectionately known as the ITA’s, were held last night, Thursday the 19th of November 2020. This was the inaugural event, the ITA’s recognised and celebrated excellence in Internal Talent Acquisition across individuals, teams and organisations.

The concept of the ITA’s came from TaPod Co-Hosts Lauren Sharp & Craig Watson who inspire and entertain listeners during their weekly podcast which shines a light (and a laugh) on the

Australian Talent Acquisition community.

The major sponsor for the ITAs 2020 was TQ Solutions, and it was presented by TaPod.

The winners of the ITAs for 2020 are…

  • Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – RMIT University (sponsor TaPod)
  • Excellence in Employer Branding – REA Group (sponsor Matchd)
  • Community Award – Jobs For Australia (sponsor TaPod)
  • Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion – Australia Post (sponsor Alcami Interactive)
  • Excellence in Candidate Experience – RMIT University (sponsor Oncore Services)
  • Talent Professional of the Year – Rebecca Thomas – Allianz (sponsor CVCheck)
  • Talent Leader of the Year – Nina Pollard – Coles (sponsor Talent Table)
  • Talent Team of the Year – REA Group (sponsor TQ Solutions)

We also want to thank the independent judging panel of,

  • Rachel Hill – Director – HR Tech Market
    • Adam Walker – VP ANZ Avature
    • Gareth Flynn – Director TQ Solutions (Major Sponsor)

Further information on the ITAs 2021 can be found via the website: www.internaltalentawards.com.  Register to receive regular updates.

Dawn of a New Era…

The ITA’s (Internal Talent Awards) are here… and they’re here to stay!

After the bloody year we’ve had it’s great that we can join as an industry and celebrate all that are great in our industry.

Agencies have the ‘SARA’s’ and Europe has the ‘NORA’s’ and now we have the ‘ITA’s’… and we think it’s fantastic that our awards align with the name of one of the most iconic Business and TV personalities in our nation’s history.

But back to the awards… On TaPod we are constantly speaking with the movers and shakers of the Talent space. New initiatives… sharing of information… providing better candidate experience… better diversity & inclusion programs… better tech stacks and teams & individuals that go above and beyond. The ITA’s will recognise these superstars.

Nominations are NOW OPEN in 7 categories for the 2020 awards & close on 16 October.

  • Talent Team of the Year – Sponsored by TQ Solutions (Major Sponsor)
  • Talent Leader of the Year – Sponsored by Talent Table
  • Talent Professional of the Year – Sponsored by CVCheck
  • Excellence in DNI (Diversity & Inclusion) – Sponsored by Alcami Interactive
  • Excellence in CX (Candidate Experience) – Sponsored by Oncore Services
  • Excellence in Employer Branding – Sponsored by Matchd
  • Excellence in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) – Sponsored by TaPod

Nominations are open to ALL Talent Acquisition… Inhouse… Internal… TEaM… Total Talent industry cohorts. It doesn’t matter if you are a team of 1 or 100… big or small… and you definitely don’t need to be a member of some secret industry society.

A panel of independent judges will assess all nominations and finalists will be announced on 30 October.

On 19th November at 7:00pm AEDT we go live with the Awards Event. Yes, it’s virtual, but it will be different, and it will be exciting… we promise.

We will be announcing ticketing for the event very soon, so please subscribe for updates. Oh… and the tickets for this year’s event WILL BE FREE!

Plans for next year are already afoot and will include a MASSIVE Gala Event. That’s right Black Tie… 3 Courses (and Drinks)… more Awards and some other surprises.

So, get involved in the inaugural event and celebrate the industry that changes peoples’ lives every single day… We’re Excited!

Craig & Lauren

Media Release – Recognising Internal Talent

The Internal Talent Awards, affectionately known as the ITA’s, will be held on Thursday 19th November 2020.  At the inaugural event, the ITA’s will recognise and celebrate excellence in Internal Talent across individuals, teams and organisations.

 

The concept of the ITA’s came from TaPod Co-Hosts Lauren Sharp & Craig Watson who inspire and entertain listeners during their weekly podcast which shines a light (and a laugh) on the Australian Talent Acquisition community.

 

In a bid to see how their listenership were navigating their roles mid pandemic, the duo circulated a survey to understand how TA would emerge Post-Covid crisis. 

 

‘Over 63% of respondents indicated that the role of Talent Acquisition will have increased responsibilities after the pandemic’, said Craig Watson, Director of Recstra & TaPod Co-Host. ‘And the Industry deserves a platform to explore, embrace and celebrate these responsibilities.’

 

‘The Internal Talent Industry is filled with unheralded superstars’, said Lauren Sharp, Director of Sharp People & TaPod Co-Host. ‘We are in the business of changing people’s lives with little fanfare or recognition.  It’s time for us to acknowledge the star performers in our industry and highlight the initiatives that bring success to the Talent function’.

 

The ITA’s will bestow the following awards at a Gala Virtual Ceremony on Thursday 19th November:

           Talent Team of the Year

           Talent Professional of the Year

           Talent Leader of the Year

           Excellence in Candidate Experience

           Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

           Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility

           Excellence in Employer Branding
 

Independent judging panel includes:

·       Rachel Hill – Director HR Tech Market

·       Adam Walker – VP ANZ Avature

·       Gareth Flynn – Director TQ Solutions (Major Sponsor)

 

Further information on the nomination process can be found via the website 

www.internaltalentawards.com 

 

 

Nominations open today (17th August) and will close on 16th of October.

 

We are excited to announce TQ Solutions as Major Sponsor for 2020.

Confirmed award sponsors include: Talent TableOncore ServicesCVCheckAlcami InteractiveMatchd & TaPod.

 

Information on how you can secure your ticket to the Gala Virtual Ceremony to follow.

 

 

Media enquiries:

Lauren Sharp                                                  Craig Watson

Email: lauren@sharppeople.com                   Email: craig@recstra.com

Phone: 0419 587 112                                     Phone: 0414341843