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Search staffer takes award for outstanding achievement

McKenzie landed the event’s most prestigious award – the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Achievement – at the recent ceremony held in Glasgow’s Oran Mor.

The Chairman’s award recognises the dedication McKenzie has given to directing highly complex recruitment campaigns for Glasgow 2014, Tesco Bank, Sky and Scottish Power amongst other prominent Scottish employers.

Since Search appointed McKenzie as account director for the Glasgow 2014 recruitment drive, she has led a specialist recruitment team tasked with finding passionate recruits for 1,400 Organising Committee roles. The campaign has been highly successful to-date, hitting the & lsquo;1,000 recruits’ mark earlier this year.

Speaking of her achievement as the inaugural recipient of The Chairman’s Award, McKenzie said she is honoured to have received such a prestigious award.

She said, “It is an honour to be nominated alongside such high-calibre peers from across the recruitment industry.

“However to win the award has been a fantastic achievement personally for myself, as well as the market-leading team we continue to grow and develop at Search.

“This recognition is not only reflective of the innovative approach we take to recruitment, but also our partnership strategy with top-tier clients in order to meet and exceed the demands of highly complex recruitment campaigns.”

A spokesperson for 2014 s1job Recruitment Awards, said, “The winner of the ultimate award category of this evening has been seen as a crucial cornerstone figure in the Scottish Recruitment community since starting out with her family-run recruitment and training business in 1980.

“She has worked closely with, and mentored, dozens of prominent and highly successful recruiters over a substantial period of time, many of them still crucially involved with the industry to this day.

“In her time in service for the recruitment community, she’s personally responsible for the placement of hundreds of Scots in permanent and temporary employment with dozens of Scottish employers and through her direction of others, has probably placed more people in jobs in Scotland than anyone else in the last quarter century.”


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