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Morson Group shortlisted for Agency of the Year and Recruitment Outsourcing award at 2021 Recruiter Awards

  • Publish Date: Posted 5 months ago
  • Author: James Kenealey

​​Morson Group has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious industry Recruiter Awards 2021!

Following on from last years’ double shortlisting, Morson has been selected for Large Recruitment Agency of the Year (100+ employees) and Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation.

The Recruiter Awards gala is the UK’s largest event for the entire recruitment community. It recognises outstanding achievements by agencies and in-house recruiters. Achievements in recruitment marketing and technology are also spotlighted at the event.

In choosing the shortlist for Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation, the judges look to businesses who have achieved outstanding success for their clients when conceiving, developing, and implementing recruitment management strategies, as well as demonstrating financial stability, profitability and business innovation. Notice was also given to how the recruiter enhanced the client’s employer brand and the added-value partnerships.

Our submission highlighted a relationship with a large construction client during the first coronavirus pandemic lockdown in 2020.

Having a managed service in place with the construction client, we had visibility of their entire contractor population, meaning we could engage with them efficiently about the overnight impact of the UK lockdown. We played an unequivocally vital role in the communications and processes that were put in place to close sites with almost immediate effect. Within 48 hours of the lockdown announcement, every contractor had been informed of their updated policy and had exited the site, which we made clear was for their own protection and in compliance with the law.

Over the year, as restrictions ebbed and flowed, we worked synonymously with the client to remobilise its teams to site and used our in-house reporting technology to inform the client of its contractor spend on a weekly basis, broken down by region, to enable it to manage costs for the wider business in a delicate financial climate. Having Morson available for 24/7 support also freed up valuable resource amongst senior managers who faced pressure in other areas of the business.

Morson was also shortlisted for Large Recruitment Agency of the Year. In a year of great change, both for Morson and the world around us, our relationships went beyond simply contractual agreements in 2020. We worked in a true partnership approach to ensure that our clients could achieve as close to business as usual levels of operation as possible but also provided a suite of services which enabled them to prioritise the mental and physical health of their workers.

Understanding the pressures our clients were facing to keep their businesses functional, we opted to make our suite of wellbeing and mental health services readily available to all – and free up extra resource within their companies to focus on other areas. As well as supplying those who required it with the Fit For Work app and OFQUAL training courses, we also conducted workplace safety audits, where our in-house HSQE team visited client environments to check they were operating in line with Covid-19 compliance and regulation.

Knowing that isolation and distancing created a gulf in the physical contact levels people have always been used to, we selected tactics that would replicate the face-to-face contact many craved during the lockdown. Video blogs, webinars and focus sessions conducted via Zoom on topics such as resilience, how to eat well and how to implement exercise to boost wellbeing improved collaboration between teams, which enabled us to embed into our clients’ businesses and our content became a source of comfort for many.

Morson goes up against Amberjack, Seven Search & Selection and Talent Works in the category of Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation. Among the businesses shortlisted in Large Recruitment Agency of the Year include NES FIrcroft, La Fosse Associates and Proman.

The Recruiter Awards took place virtually in 2020 owing to the continuing restrictions. The 2021 awards evening will return to a physical event in 2021 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London on Thursday 23rd September.

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