Planning for the New World: A Q&A with Mark Atkinson
Awards 12th October 2018 2 minutes read
The Recruitment International Awards recognise true innovation and best practice and are judged by 30 of the leading entrepreneurs, business leaders and pioneers from the recruitment industry.
Green Park is one of Europe’s fastest-growing suppliers of interim management and executive search solutions across the public, private and third sectors. It has seen a record turnover for the year 2017-2018, with a 70% increase in sales and a 40% increase in the number of interims out on placement.
In the eleven years since the firm’s inception, Green Park has grown from a challenger brand to the UK’s leading voice on executive diversity. Boasting a 50% diverse placement rate throughout 2017, Green Park is setting a new benchmark for the recruitment industry which widens the gate without lowering the bar.
A passionate advocate of the power of diversity as a source of competitive advantage, Raj has led Green Park to success while challenging industry standards and changing the way organisations think about talent. He is one of the UK’s most prominent figures in executive search and interim management and a leading voice on executive and boardroom diversity.
Raj Tulsiani, CEO of Green Park, commented on his win: “It is a huge honour to have received these two awards which is really a recognition of the efforts of the whole Green Park team and our DNA deep commitment to changing how organisations think about talent. It was promising to see so much diversity on the winners stage at a recruitment event, so for any businesses who still view D&I as simply a marketing tool, get with the programme!
The recruitment industry has a unique ability to positively contribute to the UK’s workforce diversity and we will see efforts in this area grow as more of the old school thinkers are replaced with innovators who understand the commercial value of collective difference and the integral role that inclusion plays in this. The recruitment businesses that will be of the most value to customers will have lived experience in the attraction and retention of diverse talent, will have authenticity at the heart of their people promise and will strive to become a trusted advisor to fewer business with deeper relationships. It was great to see Recruitment International shine a light on this with the introduction of a Diversity and Inclusion award and I was delighted to see us win it!”