2016 Shortlist

The quest to identify the UK’s top recruitment professionals has been intense – and we’re delighted to reveal the 2016 shortlist. Hard work, innovation and commitment to pushing boundaries of excellence within the profession and industry characterised this year’s entries, our illustrious judges agreed.

The 2016 shortlist is being announced live on Twitter. Get in touch and follow @RecruiterAwards #recruitershortlist to be the first to congratulate this year’s finalists. The list will also appear below.

 

1. AGENCY RECRUITMENT LEADER OF THE YEAR
– Matthew Churchward – The Asoria Group
– Richard Cooke – Seven Resourcing
– Sue Cooper – Morgan Hunt UK
– Ben Davies – Rapid Search & Interim and Firefly Human Capital
– Scott Davies – Hallam Medical
– Lee Dempster – Just IT Recruitment

 

2. IN-HOUSE RECRUITMENT LEADER OF THE YEAR
– Steve Bonomo – adidas Group
– Jon Hull – Carillion
– Matthew Jeffery – SAP
– David McArthur – Department for Work and Pensions/Jobcentre Plus
– Sam Ramsay – House of Fraser
– Sarah Tulip – The Test People

 

3. RECRUITMENT INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Your Venture Group
– Tony Goodwin – Antal International
– Michael Helleur – ICG Medical
– Dean Kelly- Gardean Human Capital/RDLC and Synarbor
– Simon La Fosse – La Fosse Associates
– Logan Naidu – Dartmouth Partners
– Neil Purcell – Talent Works International

 

4. BEST CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
– Experience – adidas Group
– Adventures in Awesomeness – Auto Trader
– Grant Thornton Trainee Recruitment (2014-15) – Grant Thornton in partnership with The Project Box (RPO)
– Stores of the future – O2 in partnership with Cielo and Chatter
– Global Career Website – consolidation and redesign – Pitney Bowes
– Autism at Work Program – SAP

 

5. BEST APPRENTICE/SCHOOL LEAVER RECRUITMENT STRATEGY
– Adecco Group UK&I Apprentice Scheme – Adecco Group UK&I in partnership with Learndirect
– Helping apprentices Express their potential – Vision Express
– Pret A Manger

 

6. BEST GRADUATE RECRUITMENT STRATEGY
– Aldi in partnership with Penna
– SAP
– Tata Consultancy Services
– Thales UK

 

7. INNOVATION IN RECRUITMENT
– Life Science Training Academy – Clinical Professionals
– Challenging the pitfalls of traditional student recruitment using strengths, big data and the Jobmi Platform – EY in partnership with Capp and Co
– Launching online candidate and on boarding communities – ‘Grant Thornton: I’ve applied’ and ‘Grant Thornton: I’m joining’ – Grant Thornton in partnership with The Project Box
– Your Actions, Drive Ours – Jaguar Land Rover in partnership with Pink Squid
– Newly Qualified Nurses Plan: The Confident Start Programme — Nuffield Health
– Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System – Rare
– Autism at Work Program – SAP
– Sourcification – SAP

 

8. MOST EFFECTIVE EMPLOYER BRAND DEVELOPMENT
– We Swear A Lot – Co-Operative Bank in partnership with SMRS
– Bring Your Unique Blend – Costa in partnership with Pink Squid
– Let’s Do The Extraordinary – House of Fraser in partnership with SMRS
– SAP
– VSO – VSO in partnership with Equilibrium Consulting and Collaboration Studio

 

9. BEST IN-HOUSE RECRUITMENT TEAM
– Carillion
– Great Western Railway
– SAP
– Standard Life Group
– Thales UK

 

10. BEST RECRUITMENT AGENCY MARKETING TEAM
– InterQuest Group
– Morgan Hunt UK
– Opus Professional Services Group
– Stopgap

 

11. BEST CANDIDATE CARE
Sponsored by RACS Group
– Acre
– Caritas Recruitment
– Firefly Human Capital
– First Point Group
– Morson International
– National Locums
– Nicoll Curtin
– Penta Consulting
– Recruiter Republic
– Sanctuary Personnel
– Synergy Medical
– Tangent International

 

12. BEST CLIENT SERVICE
Sponsored by REC
– Core Atlantic
– First Point Group
– HCL Workforce Solutions
– Henderson Scott
– Macildowie
– Penta Consulting
– Sanctuary Personnel
– Tangent International

 

13. BEST BANKING/FINANCIAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY
Sponsored by RBS
– Empiric
– Eximius Group
– Kite Consulting Group
– Morgan McKinley
– Oliver James Associates

 

14. BEST CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING RECRUITMENT AGENCY
– 1st Step Solutions
– Carbon60
– Core Atlantic
– Granite Search and Selection
– Proactive Technical Recruitment
– Think Recruitment

 

15. BEST INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY
Sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs
– Amoria Bond
– First Point Group
– Penta Consulting
– Shilton Sharpe Quarry
– Tangent International

 

16. BEST IT RECRUITMENT AGENCY
– Annapurna Recruitment
– Argyll Scott
– Evolution Recruitment Solutions
– Henderson Scott
– InterQuest Group
– Opus Professional Services Group
– Venturi

 

17. BEST NEW AGENCY
Sponsored by Bishopsgate
– E3 Recruitment
– Evolve Hospitality
– Lost and Found Recruitment
– Pelham Select
– Primary Care People
– Prism Digital
– Quant Capital
– Thinkers Connect
– Ventula Consulting

 

18. BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RECRUITMENT AGENCY
Sponsored by Ignata
– Annapurna Recruitment
– CMA Recruitment Group
– Goodman Masson
– Heads Resourcing Group
– LMA Recruitment
– Morgan McKinley
– Shilton Sharpe Quarry
– TTM Healthcare

 

19. BEST PUBLIC SECTOR RECRUITMENT AGENCY
Sponsored by Itris
– Caritas Recruitment
– HCL Workforce Solutions
– Morgan Hunt UK
– Sanctuary Personnel
– TTM Healthcare

 

20. BEST TEMPORARY RECRUITMENT AGENCY
Sponsored by Anderson Group
– Caritas Recruitment
– Class People
– Hallam Medical
– HCL Workforce Solutions
– ICG Medical
– Liquid Personnel
– Morgan McKinley
– Off to Work
– Protocol Education
– TTM Healthcare

 

21. MOST EFFECTIVE BACK OFFICE OPERATION
Sponsored by Camino Partners
– Cititec
– Eames Consulting Group
– ExtraStaff
– First Point Group
– Liquid Personnel
– Meridian Business Support
– Morgan Hunt UK
– Nicoll Curtin
– Shilton Sharpe Quarry

 

22. BEST EMBEDDED RECRUITMENT TEAM
– Advantage xPO in partnership with T-Systems
– Cielo in partnership with Telefónica (O2)
– Single Resource in partnership with Greencore Group UK (Northampton)
– Pertemps Managed Solutions (PMS) in partnership with Thames Water Utilities

 

23. OUTSTANDING OUTSOURCED RECRUITMENT ORGANISATION
– Capita Resourcing
– GradWeb
– Matt Burton Associates
– NHS Professionals
– Omni RMS
– Talent Works International

 

24. RECRUITMENT TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
– Dice
– Energon People
– Firefish Software
– GradWeb in partnership with Atkins
– TalentPool
– TempBuddy
– Totaljobs Group

 

25. MOST EFFECTIVE RECRUITMENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
– Stores of the Future – Chatter Communications and Cielo in partnership with 02
– Dream Makers Wanted – Pink Squid in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover
– Police Constables – Penna/Mediacom in partnership with Metropolitan Police Service
– Life of SAP – SAP
– Driver Recruitment Campaign – SMRS in partnership with Yodel
– Commercial Managers – TMP Worldwide in partnership with Transport for London

 

26. BEST JOB BOARD/ CAREERS BOARD
– Bubble Jobs
– CareersinAudit.com
– Spider Online in partnership with myjobscotland.gov.uk
– Dice
– LoveLocalJobs.com
– SAP

 

A. RECRUITMENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR (UP TO 75 EMPLOYEES)
Sponsored by Anderson Group
– Acre
– Allen & York
– Change Group
– Finegreen Associates
– Hallam Medical
– Just IT Recruitment
– LinuxRecruit
– LMA Recruitment
– Nicoll Curtin
– Russell Taylor Group
– SEC Recruitment
– Seven Resourcing
– The Asoria Group

 

B. RECRUITMENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR (76-200 EMPLOYEES)
Sponsored by CV Library
– Amoria Bond
– Evolution Recruitment Solutions
– Goodman Masson
– Investigo
– La Fosse Associates
– Liquid Personnel
– MSI Group
– Opus Professional Services Group
– TTM Healthcare

 

C. RECRUITMENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR (201 + EMPLOYEES)
Sponsored by CityCalling
– Meridian Business Support
– Morgan Hunt UK
– PageGroup
– Robert Walters
– Search Consultancy