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Sep 13, 2013

Compass Group Australia has been recognised for its innovative recruitment solutions by taking out the Best Recruitment Strategy award at the Australian HR Awards 2013.

The award – presented at the annual Australian HR Awards Friday, 6 September – recognises excellence and innovation in recruiting and staffing initiatives.

Compass Group won the award for a recent recruitment strategy developed by Phil Turner, General Manager Talent Acquisition - Human Resources, to meet the huge increase in the number of employees needed in our ESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS) operations around Australia.

ESS provides catering and support services to some of the biggest companies in the oil and gas, mining and construction industries as well as the defence sector. 

Phil’s winning strategy was a mass exposure campaign targeted to attract candidates to food and support services in the mining sector, from across Australia. A range of multimedia was deployed, including web based banners and new social media platforms.

The award shows Compass Group is proactive in ensuring it has the talent to meet the workforce demands of its clients, being able to fill roles in some of the most remote parts of Australia with the best people for the positions.

The campaign touched jobseekers in every city, town and region in Australia and boosted job applications. The results make impressive reading, with the campaign’s website banners viewed a staggering 10.5 million times and a 76% increase in job applications over a 12 month period for Compass Group.

An independent post-campaign survey of job seekers also listed Compass Group as the number one recognised brand in the hospitality industry, illustrating the strength of Compass Group in being able to attract the best candidates for the projects of our existing and future clients.

The win for Best Recruitment Strategy comes as Compass Group has launched a new careers website for the Pacific region, further strengthening its attraction capability. The website – available at – has all the information job seekers need to apply for a role with Compass Group.

Compass Group Australian HR Awards 2013

(Above: Phil Turner, General Manager Talent Acquisition - Human Resources (left) with the sponsor of the Best Recruitment Strategy award James McConochie, Director - Hemisphere HR).

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Elizabeth Trethewey, Manager - Communications
T: (03) 9274 9503 | M: 0459 633 421

Compass delivers for clients and wins!