Last night, the Internal Talent Awards (ITA’s) were held, to recognise the achievement and innovation of key players in the Internal Talent Acquisition industry. The winners and sponsors of each award are listed below.   


Enterprise Talent Team of the Year, sponsored by Smart Recruiters, won by Greencross Pet Wellness Company 

Enterprise Talent Leader of the Year, sponsored by TQ Solutions, won by Rob Dunderdale- KPMG.  

Enterprise Talent Professional of the Year, sponsored by Reejig, won by Hayley Van der Velde- Optus.    

Corporate Talent Team of the Year, sponsored by PeopleScout, won by Immutable.   

Corporate Talent Leader of the Year, sponsored by MakeSure, won by Sandra Lim- PaperCut Software.  

Corporate Talent Professional of the Year, sponsored by TCS, won by Kaylee Langbridge- Hello Fresh.   


Excellence in Candidate Experience, sponsored by WorkPro, won by Optus.  

Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion, sponsored by equidi, won by Coles Group.  

Excellence in Employer Branding, sponsored by Avature, won by Comm Bank.  

Excellence in Onboarding, sponsored by Oncore, won by RMIT University.  

Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Createfulness, won by Greencross Pet Wellness Company.  


Social Consciousness Award, sponsored by TaHub, won by Melbourne Recruitment Meetup.  

Best Tech Stack, sponsored by JobAdder, won by Deloitte.  

Best Use of Video, sponsored by Criteria Corp, won by Australia Post.  

Best Careers Website, sponsored by Page Up, won by Coles Group.  

Best Vendor Solution, sponsored by TaPod, won by Oncore Services and Allianz Australia.  

TaPod co- host and event creator, Craig Watson said “The ITAs is a chance to raise a glass to internal talent, throw on your glad rags and bask in the greatness of our peers. Last night was amazing. We celebrated all that is fabulous in our industry and it was made even better with our continuation of the Sydney Pride theme. It was brilliant!”   


The ITA’s were held at Doltone House, Hyde Park Sydney, on the 7th of September 2023, with almost 350 in attendance.