The Awards undergo a rigorous assessment process led by a panel of independent judges who are appointed to judge and a agree a winner for each category.
Our complete judging panel will be announced over the course of the next 6 weeks. The judges recently appointed to this prestigious role are listed below.
Each entry will be judged on the information provided in the Category Entry Form.
The judges will be looking for the following:-
• How well-written, structured and presented is the entry? Clear, concise entries will deliver a stronger message.
• Be specific, relevant and answer the question as accurately as possible.
• Provide evidence.
• Strictly adhere to the word count. Entries will not be considered if they exceed word limits.
• Tell us how and where the results made a difference.
• Identify who did what between client and agency – roles and responsibilities.
• Once you have written your entry, let a colleague who knows nothing about the initiative read it. If they don’t understand something, then neither will the judges!
Meet our Judges
Rachel Bowes, Lifeline Australia
Rachel Bowes is the Head of Crisis Services and Quality at Lifeline Australia. She has clinical responsibility for all Lifeline services, including the development and delivery of the Crisis Support Service, which currently receives around 1 million contacts per year from Australians in crisis or at risk of suicide. Rachel has professional and post graduate qualifications in Mental Health Nursing and Counselling, and has spent over 20 years working in public, private and not for profit mental health services in the UK and Australia. Rachel has worked in and managed acute community and inpatient mental health services across both urban and rural communities. Prior to joining Lifeline in early 2018, Rachel spent several years delivering and managing services providing digital mental health, counselling and human services, and understands the unique challenges of providing mental health care through non face-to-face channels.
Brianna Cattanach, Gallagher
Justin Falk, TalentVine
Justin is the CEO and co-founder of TalentVine, Australia's leading recruitment consultant marketplace that connects employers with specialist recruiters. In the last five years of building TalentVine, Justin and the TalentVine team have worked with over 500 recruitment agencies to navigate restrictive PSAs and generate additional revenue with employers that are committed to using third-party recruiters. Building a disruptive platform that benefits both sides of the industry has provided a lot of opportunities to learn about the right balance of technology and human interaction required for all parties to succeed. With a background in employer branding and online assessments in both the UK and Australia, Justin is really excited about the role that technology can play in benefitting the recruitment industry.
Nigel Harse, Staffing Industry Metrics
Rod Hore, HHMC Global
Rod is a 35-year veteran of Australian and international IT and corporate advisory organisations. His executive-level credentials traverse many segments of the staffing and recruitment industry and include corporate advisory assignments, mergers and acquisitions mandates, and C-level advisory to multinational and other public and private organizations.Located in Perth, Rod founded HHMC to provide local industry acumen and global knowledge to Asia Pacific recruitment agencies. HHMC’s innovative business strategies and well-grounded guidance result in clients realising their personal and corporate goals.
Greg Muller, The United Project
David Wolstenholme, brandmebetter