Nominations close 09 September 2022, in 👇

About the awards

The Vinnys Awards bring the global recruitment community together to applaud the superstar agencies & individuals that make our industry thrive. 

Each category recognizes the unique contributions of different players. From tech innovators to tech vendors, and from rookie firms to enterprises, there’s a reason to celebrate. 

This year, we’ve invited rec industry podcasters from across the globe to serve as judges. 

Our list of award categories has been expanded, and we’ll welcome entrants from a new region: the Americas. 

And for the first time ever, the rec community can vote to commend their peers. The Best Rec Company of the Year award will go to a megastar agency that’s made waves globally. 

For the movers and shakers at every level in recruitment, all across the world: this is your moment.



Nominations Open

Nominations Closed

Regional Category Winners Announced

Voting Opens

Best Recruitment Company of the Year

Best Recruitment Company of the Year Winner




Winners, you’ll get: 

  • A coveted winners award badge  

  • Certificate of recognition  

  • LinkedIn shoutout

  • An exclusive interview  

  • A permanent place in the Vinnys Awards Hall of Fame 



There’s a special set of prizes waiting for the Best Rec Company of the Year

Here’s what the ultimate gold gets you: 

£1000 to a charity of your choice 💞

We’re giving back to recruiters so you can pay it forward. 

The Best Rec Company of the Year will take home £1000 to donate to any good cause. 

Party for your team 🍻 

A toast to the people who made it happen! The Vinnys will sponsor a catered party in your team’s office to celebrate. 

Framed certificate & trophy 🏆 

To commemorate your win, you’ll get a physical copy of your winner’s certificate, plus a unique Vinnys Awards trophy. 

Video victory 🎥 

We can’t send you to the Oscars, but we can bring an Oscar-worthy film crew to you. We’ll send in a videography team to capture the buzz at your winners’ party and share the moment with the world. 



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I can’t wait for the Vinny’s ‘22! I’m honoured to serve the recruitment industry and really looking forward to celebrating companies that have made a positive impact and gone above and beyond to improve our sector as well as its reputation. All the best to all the amazing agencies taking part in the awards. 

- Sean Anderson

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I am so honoured to be asked

to be a judge for the Vinnys Awards. As a passionate and veteran recruiter, to see the best in class of recruiters across the globe makes me so proud to be an ambassador for the industry. Well done to all entrants and thank you for your contributions!

- Lysha Holmes

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It was great to hear I'd been

selected as a judge for

the Vinnys this year. Any recruiters

or agencies that can balance strategy with a do-good mission will be first choice for me. Cheers to our entrants, and I'm looking forward to seeing the winners!

- Chris O'Connell

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I am thrilled to be judging this

year's Vinnys '22 awards. I truly

believe that we within the TA industry need to shine a bright light on exceptional recruitment organizations to showcase the good work we do. The end goal of all agencies is the same, but the path to that success is different and what separates the great ones.

- Adam Posner

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I’m looking forward to judging

for the Vinnys Awards this year. ‘Progress without limits’ has always been my motto, so I’m looking for applications that show a refusal to accept setbacks and innovative ways of operating.


Best of luck to all the entrants!

- Hishem Azzouz

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It’s going to be great judging

for the Vinnys ‘22. I'm looking for

real leaders in our industry, who are values-driven and should show

that nothing holds them back when going after their goals.


Good luck to everyone!

- Steve Guest

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I’m buzzing to be chosen as

a judge for the Vinnys ’22. To choose the winners, I want to see recruitment firms tell powerful stories that demonstrate authenticity which helps raise the industry to another level through the sharing of fresh ideas, strategies and knowledge sharing. Good luck everyone!

- Andrea Ross

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It's going to be exciting judging this year. Recruiters and agencies that focus on social impact are important to me, so I'd love to see that in applications. Here's to everyone who entered - good luck!

- Pete Watson

Visit the 2021 Hall of Fame