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Talent Tech Star Awards 2020 Winners Announced

  • 33 HR and Recruitment technology firms attend virtual Talent Tech Star Awards ceremony 
  • 9 companies crowned winners with 10 highly commended by panel of 20 judges 
  • Clear Review triumphs overall as Champion of Champions

Friday 18th September 2020 – The winners of the 2020 TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards were revealed in a virtual ceremony attended by CEOs and founders of some of the UK’s leading HR and Recruitment companies. 

All of the finalists shortlisted for the TIARA Talent Tech Star Awards are an inspiration to the HR Tech industry, with 33 high potential start-ups and scale-ups generating over a billion revenues and employing over 8,500 people in this transformational industry,” said Alex Evans, Programme Director of TALiNT Partners. “The winners are doubly impressive, demonstrating the value and impact of their solutions to a respected panel of judges. This makes a TIARA Talent Tech Star Award a powerful and prestigious endorsement. 

The judging process was designed around the expectations of buyers and investors, based on key performance metrics, case studies and testimonials. The 2020 judging panel brought together expert perspectives from senior HR and Recruitment industry leaders, investors, and advisors including: Adam Hawkins, Head of Search & Staffing UK&I and EMEA at LinkedIn; Umerah Akram, Head of London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE programme; and Michael Rendell, founding partner of Nala Ventures and former Partner and Head of Innovation and Transformation at PwC. 

An impressive panel of judges was chaired by Martin McCourt, former Dyson CEO and now Chairman and Non Executive Director of companies including Weber, HeadBox, Lightfoot, FreeFlow Technologies and The learning Curve Group. 

This year’s Talent Tech Star Award winners all demonstrated great focus, execution, and ambition,” commented Martin McCourt. It takes more than good financial performance, well-executed innovation, and customer service to win awards. It has to be exemplary to inspire others to aspire to greater ambition and impact. That’s what transforms industries. 

It was difficult for the judges to choose winners from such strong shortlists. Imagine, then, how much harder it was to choose a Champion of Champions from ten very strong contenders. 

Clear Review was crowned TIARA Champion of Champions after winning the Talent Tech Customer Service Award. Judges praised Clear Review for “successfully applying performance data to enable continual professional development whilst improving well-being … which is solving a fundamental problem for employers around engagement, productivity and identifying transferable skills.” 

The TIARA 2020 Talent Tech Star Awards campaign was supported by sponsors Optima Corporate Finance and the Freelance & Contractor Services Association. 

The full list of Talent Tech Star Award winners and highly commended finalists is as follows: 

The Optima Workforce Solution of the Year 

  1. Winner: JoinedUp 
  2. Highly Commended: TalismanTech

The FCSA Contractor Solution of the Year 

  1. Winner: TribePad 
  2. Highly Commended: Parasol

The Compliance Solution of the Year 

  1. Winner: People Group 
  2. Highly Commended: Paystream

The Recruitment Marketing Solution of the Year 

  1. Winner: Paiger 
  2. Highly Commended: Hoxo Media

The Candidate Experience Solution of the Year 

  1. Winner: PredictiveHire 
  2. Highly Commended: Hollaroo

The Learning Solution of the Year 

  1. Winner: LearnAmp 
  2. Highly Commended: Learnerbly

The Onboarding Solution of the Year 

  1. Winner: LearnAmp 
  2. Highly Commended: Giant Group

The Talent Tech Innovation Award 

  1. Winner: ODRO 
  2. Highly Commended: JobTeaser

The Talent Tech Customer Service Award 

  1. Winner: Clear Review  
  2. Highly Commended: Hinterview

The Best Talent Tech Company to Work For 

  1. Winner: SourceBreaker 
  2. Highly Commended: Suits Me Card

The Talent Tech Star Awards Champion of Champions 

  1. Winner: Clear Review

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