Awarding Top Recruiters

We're elevating the recruitment industry by recognizing top recruiters recommended by companies and candidates for their professionalism: highly trusted & consistently outperforming with genuine passion for the industry.


Now in 13 Canadian & 50 American cities


Our Focus

Our main focus is to re-instill trust between recruiters, companies and professionals to elevate the search industry - and we can't do it without you.

We advocate for top shelf recruiters and head hunters who deserve to be recognized for raising the bar so that company hiring managers and top tier career seekers can more easily seek and engage with the best recruiters, in confidence.

Nominate an outstanding recruiter


Benefits for Nominees

Top Recruiter™ nominees get promoted through our social/media channels, a publicly listed profile on our online directory where companies go to find recruiters and staffing agencies to hire. Also, get an official certificate in the mail, add the “Top Recruiter Nominee 2019” logo to your email signature and business card. Update your status on LinkedIn to “Official Top Recruiter Nominee 2019“.

More than 80% of recruiters say they rely on referrals and repeat business from existing clients. If you believe you're a top shelf recruiter, get nominated and be recognized as the leader of search in your city and industry.

  • Stand out from the crowd

  • Secure your agency's future revenue

  • Boost your reputation with an official award

  • Build relationships and host clients at our VIP events

  • Branded interviews & videos with national publishers

  • Promotion through our online channels and social media




Define "top shelf"

Nominated recruiters are certified as a Top Recruiter® through recommendations from companies and candidates they choose to reach out to, based on the following criteria.



A recruiter who clearly demonstrates interest in aligning candidates and their talents with work that elevates them to reach their purpose.


Established, deeply connected network, proven to reach talent in niche industries, remote areas and hot markets alike.


Beaming enthusiasm for recruitment that inspires others. Conveys an altruistic appreciation for recruitment. 


Delivers extraordinary service e.g. always communicating with stakeholders: both hiring managers and candidates even beyond the placement.


Widely recognized reputation for being the "go-to" vendor in a particular niche. Values discretion of information, always acting in the best interest of all concerned.


A proven track record to deliver exceptional quality in record time at an equitable price.  Earnestly identifies the company's and candidate's needs.



  • Eligibility Whether you are an in-house recruiter or working at a staffing agency in Canada or the USA, you’re eligible to be nominated. You must be working as a recruiter in your day-to-day activities. That is the only requirement. There is no cost to be nominated. It’s FREE!

  • How to get Nominated Ask your best customer or hiring manager to nominate you. Simply share this website and ask them to click Nominate. You only need one nomination.

  • Nominations Close on September 27th, 2019.

  • Once nominated, you will receive an email link to complete your Top Recruiter profile and acquire at least 3 client recommendations.

  • Qualifying nominees are invited to attend our red carpet VIP events near you (Toronto, Calgary, New York, Houston). It’s a time to celebrate being a nominee together with your clients and colleagues. You will also receive special “Top Recruiter Nominee” branding to add to your email signature, website and LinkedIn profile.

  • Professional Branding and Promotion services are made available to nominees, by, for a fee. This is an excellent opportunity to ensure that your reputation is boosted by your new title as nominee. Secure your agency’s future revenue by organic promotion - your achievement is only worth something if all your existing and potential clients know about it.

  • Judging Begins Your client recommendations and profile will then be objectively judged by HR industry professionals chosen by us, and winners are chosen based on the criteria described above: “Define Top Shelf“. The judges’ decision is final.

  • Awards Categories are per country: Top 50 (country), Top 25 (country), Nr. 1 (each city)

    • Best Corporate Recruiter

    • Best Agency Recruiter

    • Best Staffing Firm

  • Advertising Winners are given a special opportunity to purchase advertorials in national news publishing platforms in print and digital with whom we have partnered

  • Winners will be Announced via Live Broadcast on October 22nd.

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