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Panel of Judges

Bianca Stringuini

DEI Expert and Change Leader


For the past 15 years, Bianca has been responsible for creating and implementing Inclusion, Diversity (I&D), Wellbeing, Engagement and Change Management strategies for Fortune 500 companies across multiple markets. Most recently she led the People Experience and Culture team at KPMG in Singapore, with the aim to create the best employee value proposition and experience to everyone in an inclusive and human centric manner.
Previously she led I&D and Wellbeing for Visa Asia Pacific, and prior to that, led I&D at JP Morgan Chase, AIG and American Express across Asia.
She headed the I&D practice for Mercer in Asia and has spearheaded strategy, business development and branding, as well as change, talent and performance management projects throughout her career.
She is a certified facilitator in cultural awareness, change management and cultural transformation, I&D and wellbeing thought leader speaker in various conferences (such as the UN CSW Global Conference, Global Talent Leaders in Berlin and multiple Talent and Inclusion Forums in the Asia Pacific region.
She is an example of diverse experiences. Originally from Brazil, she has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and South America.
Her background is in trade and international affairs and her passion continues to be global inclusive growth and impact.

Akhilesh Nair

Managing Director – Talent Group Partners


Akhilesh is the Managing Director of Talent Group Partners, a UK based global HR advisory firm helping companies transform their people function to be future ready through culture transformation, digitization and adapting new operating models.
He has acquired vast experience across business operations, sales, consulting, human resources, and IT over the years and is a recipient of the prestigious Brandon Hall awards for Excellence in TA as well as the SHRM award for TA programs.
He is on the board of multiple start-ups in HR Tech and new tech industries as well and he is an Official Member of Forbes Human Resources Council.

Jun Abo

Consultant - Bright Mango Solutions


Jun or JA is known in the HR and Talent Acquisition community as the Fairy Job Father who grants job wishes and makes career dreams come true.
Jun has 25 years of work experience and is a veteran of the War for Talent.
His tour of duty includes recruiting purple squirrels for professional services firms like Punongbayan & Araullo and KPMG and hiring armies of talented individuals for BPOs and Contact Centers.
Jun was recognized by the World HRD Congress in 2019 as one of the 50 Top Global HR Tech Minds and featured in a book published by HR Nation Philippines titled The 50 HR Leaders Reimagining The Filipino Organization.
Jun is currently in the front-lines of the recruitment digitization as a consultant for Bright Mango Solutions championing the use of RPA, AI, and other forward-thinking technologies that enable awesome candidate experience.
Among Jun’s many positions, roles and titles he’s held through the years, his favorite is a husband to Ana and a father to Xander, Ylanna and Zoe aka XYZ.

Chad Sowash

Co-founder / Podcaster
The Chad & Cheese - HR's Most Dangerous Podcast


Chad Sowash, a former Army Infantry drill sergeant, cut his teeth in online recruitment in ’98 with an outfit called Online Career Center before it launched in ’99 as
He went on to build DirectEmployers from the ground up, steer RecruitMilitary toward revenue as CXO and build Randstad's first military veteran hiring program.
Today, you can find him behind the mic at events, and/or working his ass off challenging the norm on HR's Most Dangerous Podcast.


“Just a massive thank you again for all the exposure we received from the awards ceremony last year and the podcast was a great opportunity to highlight the ethical practice the SURGO brand upholds and celebrates.”

Yousuf Karodia

PR and Marketing Consultant, Surgo

“During the Recruitment Hackers event in February, I learned about strategies to leverage social media and new tech to reinvent onboarding, as well as automating the initial steps of the hiring process. Even during the pandemic, the speakers had insights on how to increase engagement and the feeling of community between candidates and recruiters.”

Arely Alvarez

Human Resources,Televisión Educativa

“Recruitment doesn't have to suck. It can be f#$king awesome. The Recruitment Hackers events get TA leaders one step closer. Thanks for having me on!”

Chad Sowash

The Chad and CheesePodcast, “HR’s Most Dangerous Podcast”


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About the Global BPO TA Awards

The Global BPO TA Awards celebrates outstanding talent acquisition teams in the global Business Process Outsourcing. 

We recognize the achievements and excellence brought about by your team’s efforts to improve the field of talent acquisition and inspire others to innovate recruitment and break traditional barriers in the application process.


Guidelines and other things to note

Who is eligible to enter?
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All nominees must be from the BPO industry and must have the proper documentation to show that their HR campaign was initiated, improved upon or completed 12 months before the opening of the nominations (September 19).

How do I enter/participate?
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Easy. To enter and participate in the award event, you must be nominated in any of the mentioned categories. You can also participate by nominating your team or a TA professional/executive, your team you think has shown outstanding performance in the industry. Visit the website and select the category which you want to nominate and fill out the form.

How can I win?
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If you are nominated and make it to the final round, you will need to be selected by our renowned judges who are expert practitioners in the Talent Acquisition profession.

What do I win?
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In addition to gaining the prestige and global recognition that the awards bring you, we will be offering you perks to help you and your team continue to achieve outstanding performance.

Will I be charged to participate?
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Not at all. It’s completely free to nominate, be nominated, win an award and attend the event.

Can I attend even if I’m not nominated?
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Yes. We welcome everyone in the industry and the public at large to participate and attend the Global BPO TA award ceremony.

What can I gain from attending?
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You’ll get the chance to interact with experts in the industry as well as getting the opportunity to spend time with your peers and learn more about career-enhancing opportunities.

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About Us
The Recruitment Hackers

The Recruitment Hackers is a global community of talent acquisition visionaries that aims to promote best practices, tools, and opinions on industry trends from top TA leaders. For the past seven years, we’ve built a community of recruitment experts across different  mediums—from events, podcast, social media groups, and an email newsletter. 

The Recruitment Hackers will be hosting ththe e second edition of the Global BPO TA Awards ceremony to recognize the advancement that the BPO industry has made in the field of recruitment. It is an opportunity to learn and develop as professionals alongside your colleagues, to grow your network, and to draw inspiration from others on how to make your work easier and better.