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It’s Deadline Day!

Today is your last chance to enter the 2018 People Awards.

These established and respected awards shine a well-deserved light on your hard work and incredible breakthroughs in hospitality recruitment, development and retention.

They are the perfect way to ensure your teams get the recognition they deserve. You still have a few hours left, so enter now.

Leadership in Recruitment, Retention and Development.

Breaking the mould and fighting off stiff competition from other shortlisted employers, YO! Sushi won the 2017 People Award for Leadership in Recruitment, Retention and Development.

This award recognises individuals or teams who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, supporting successful recruitment, retention and development.

The judges were looking for evidence of great innovation, inspiration, direction, communication and leadership enabling clear delivery against the objectives of the business.


Totally revolutionising their recruitment strategy, YO! Sushi now puts brand values and the candidate right at the centre of all their processes. They have developed a brand new ATS platform which brings managing their huge application load right up to date. It also showcases to candidates just what it’s like to work at YO! Their website now features live career opportunities and stories from YO! Icons, giving a real taste of the company. Their Brand values – REACH – Respectful, Unconventional, Colourful and Confident have been brought to the digital fore and are front and centre in online applications. Time to hire management roles has fallen from eight weeks to just five and the volume of live opportunities has fallen from a monthly average of 15 to under 10.

“A spotlight on our innovative & pioneering efforts.”

“The whole team here at YO! were absolutely delighted to receive the recognition of receiving the People Award for Leadership in Recruitment , development and retention,” said Alyson Hancock, Head of People at YO! Sushi. “This was a great tonic for the whole team and it was great to put a spotlight on our innovative & pioneering efforts made in all three areas of Recruitment , Development & Retention. Our whole People team enjoyed the evening immensely and it gave both our restaurant support team and restaurant teams a real buzz and great pride.”

It was a well-deserved win. We congratulate YO! Sushi and wish them every success for the future.

Last chance to enter.

Your team deserves its time in the spotlight. If like YO! Sushi, you have recruitment initiatives that you would like to showcase, enter now. It’s simple, it’s free and you can enter as many categories as you wish. Make sure your entries reach us by COP today, June 25th 2018. The glamorous awards ceremony will take place on October 1st 2018 at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge.