The UK Recruitment Awards 2022 by Business Awards UK were announced in March 2022. The awards acknowledge and recognise exceptional accomplishments by recruitment agencies and organisations throughout the UK. Recruitment and talent agencies entered to compete for award categories for companies and individuals around the United Kingdom, all of which have demonstrated their exceptional achievements in categories such as candidate and client care, innovation and more.

The private panel of judges, consulting from various recruitment sectors with the Business Awards UK team, have declared winners and finalists in many categories. We were overwhelmed and so proud to discover that we won 3 awards and were finalists in a fourth category.

This is what Business Awards UK said about us!

The OPRA Group were selected for their awards due to their approach with each client as a unique entity and going to great lengths to understand their culture, aspirations, and staffing requirements, providing tailored services to source high-quality candidates to meet the client brief.

The OPRA Group have demonstrated impressive growth and have a unique People Solutions Service that sets them apart from the competition. They have also won the New Possible Best New Agency Award 2022 and have several accreditations and partnerships.

Winner: Recruitment Agency of the Year Small

We are not your usual recruitment agency, we are a total people solution, ‘what does that actually mean?’ I hear you cry, well, we have a robust and specialist team of recruiters, but we also offer so much more. We offer a bespoke pre-employment screening service, giving businesses peace of mind that their new recruits are trustworthy and the right people for the job, we aid businesses with a full range of HR functions and offer an award winning wellbeing strategy to other businesses.

As our Director Adele Carnera is the Essex Chair of The Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, we champion Apprenticeships on all levels and have a unique connection including an in-house programme of apprenticeships, with 6 apprentices in our team right now!

Opening an office in Thailand this year has been hard work, however we are proud to now have 4 global offices, so we are grateful that all of these achievements have been marked by this award.

Winner: Best Health & Wellbeing Strategy

Over the last two years we have been working on selecting the right wellbeing specialists to work with, so that we can offer a wide range of wellbeing programmes to businesses of all sizes. Our team have benefited from packages that occurred in blocks of 6 and included subjects like Nutrition, Stress Management, Health in the Workplace, Botanicals, Movement, Supplements and Mindfulness. We have had live sessions including juicing, tea tasting and even Tirapy. Our team have filled out questionnaires after the sessions and this is just a snippet of the feedback: ‘I have really enjoyed the workshops so far and it’s nice to have an outlet and space to explore new wellbeing ideas that I wouldn’t have known or explored off my own bat.’ Also, ‘I always feel supported and cared for by being allowed these windows of wellness during my working week, so thank you for that!’ and ‘I think that the Wellbeing programme offered by The OPRA Group is a very good programme which is accessible to everyone in the company.’

Winner: Best Client Support

Offering the right support to our clients is at the heart of our HR, Recruitment and Pre-Employment Screening Services and is the ethos of our team. Our CIPD qualified HR professionals support businesses when they need them. We work in partnership with our clients to create, implement and guide in all areas of HR to ensure robust processes and policies are in place. Our recruitment consultants and screening professionals put the client’s needs at the forefront of their strategy to ensure the support offered and tasks are completed to the very best of their ability, quickly and efficiently. We are so proud to win this category as we strive to be the best each and every day!

Finalist: Best Candidate Care

Having our candidate care recognised is so important to us, we take pride in each and every candidate we deal with and put forward for well-matched roles. During our recruitment process we advise people who are at different stages in their career and with that brings varied approaches. People just starting out will be guided on CV and interview tips, candidates wishing to change their path will need confidence building conversations when presenting them with opportunities they have not considered and people using OPRA Flex often need guidance on the registration process and advice on starting each new contract. 

Our consultants are regularly receiving email testimonials from candidates who have enjoyed our follow up service and the levels of care we provided to them. 

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