HireHigher and Portman Partners Best Talent Developer (1)

HireHigher and Portman Partners shortlisted for DCW’s Best Talent Development of the Year Award

HireHigher, which provides careers education, advice and guidance for young people, and Portman Partners, the global executive search business for the digital infrastructure industry, have been
shortlisted for the Best Talent Development of the Year at this year’s Data Centre World Award  2024.

The prestigious awards look to honour pioneers in the data centre sector, shining a spotlight on innovative excellence across a range of categories, as well as recognising breakthroughs and
accomplishments aimed at celebrating the peak of industry success. The Best Talent Development of the Year category acknowledges the exceptional efforts in nurturing and enhancing talent within industry, looking at those who displayed comprehensive plans for recruitment, training, and retention aligning with industry standards and demands. In 2022, the Rising Star Programme was created by HireHigher, and championed by Portman Partners a matter of months after its launch, encouraging employers to think differently about their talent acquisition and retention strategies. The shortlist recognises the industry-wide impact the programme has had, and its commitment to supporting young professionals through a series of events and initiatives promoting the industry to students from around the country, helping develop new relationships and networking opportunities.

Adelle Desouza, founder of HireHigher, on the future of the Rising Star Programme: “2024 was set to be a big year for the programme with live events across the country. And so, to be nominated and recognised by the industry for these efforts just adds a whole new layer of excitement to the reach and possibility the programme can have to address the challenges the sector faces.”

Mike Meyer, Managing Director of Portman Partners, says the shortlist recognises Portman’s continued focus and development on younger talent: “We are excited to be shortlisted for the Data Centre World Awards, as it recognises our combined efforts in helping and guiding the next-gen superstars of tomorrow.”

The winners will be announced on the 6 th March, at the ExCeL London.

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