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4. Best Candidate Experience

Open to all internal/in-house recruitment teams of employers operating in any industry or public/ Third sector organisation.

This category identifies outstanding innovation by an employer’s staff (directly employed) recruitment team and recognises outstanding creativity, innovation and effectiveness in providing an inclusive, seamless, user-friendly, role relevant and responsive application process for candidates. It may also include developing and executing an effective onboarding strategy for new recruits that has led to the achievement of strategic business goals.

Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

 

5. Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy

Open to all internal/in-house recruitment teams of employers operating in any industry or public/Third sector organisation.

This category recognises outstanding creativity, innovation and effectiveness in developing and executing a graduate trainee recruitment programme that has led to the achievement of strategic business goals.

Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

6. Best Apprentice/ School Leaver Recruitment Strategy

Open to all in-house recruitment teams of employers operating in any industry or public/ Third sector organisation.

This category recognises outstanding creativity, innovation and effectiveness in developing and executing an apprentice and/or school leaver recruitment programme that has led to the achievement of strategic business goals.

Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

7. In-House Innovation in Recruitment

Open to all internal/in-house recruitment teams of employers operating in any industry or public/ Third sector organisation.

This category recognises outstanding innovation by an employer’s staff (directly employed) recruitment team that has led to the achievement of strategic business goals.

Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please provide the following information, using the headings below. The word count for each question is max 500 words unless stated otherwise.

 

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8. Most Effective Employer Brand Development

Open to all internal/in-house recruitment teams of direct employers operating in any industry sector or public sector organisation and, if applicable, internal (i.e. marketing) and/or external partner(s) (i.e. recruitment advertising agency or recruitment agency).

This category recognises the most effective development of an employer brand as it applies to the employer organisation’s recruiting and, if applicable, overall hiring cycle.

Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

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9. Best In-House Recruitment Team

Open to all internal/in-house recruitment teams of employers operating in any organisation.

This category recognises market insight, outstanding service and achievement by an employer’s staff (directly employed) recruitment team.

Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

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10. Best Recruitment Agency Marketing Team

Open to marketing teams from all recruitment, executive search and interim management firms.

Awarded to the in-house recruitment agency marketing team achieving the most stand-out accomplishment, or accomplishments aligned to the agency’s overall business strategy between October 2016 and October 2017. Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

11. Best Candidate Care

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service in any sector.

This category identifies outstanding creativity, effectiveness and responsiveness, market insight, innovation and service by recruitment firms in providing exemplary care and treatment of candidates/applicants. Profitability will also be considered.

The judges will aim to recognise agencies who add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships via candidates, and not those who simply provide a solid professional service.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

12. Best Client Service

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service through securing staff/candidates in any sector.

This category identifies outstanding creativity, effectiveness, market insight and innovation by recruitment firms in providing exemplary service to clients. Profitability will also be considered.

The judges will aim to recognise agencies who add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships, not those who simply provide a solid professional service.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

13. Best Banking/Financial Services Recruitment Agency

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service through recruitment solutions to the banking/financial services industry(ies). A significant proportion of your business must be derived from this sector:  at least 25% of revenue must come from it, or no fewer than 20 staff must be responsible for it.

The judges will aim to recognise agencies who add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships, not those who simply provide a solid professional service. They will also be looking for innovation, market insight and profitability.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

14. Best Engineering Recruitment Agency

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service through recruitment solutions to the Engineering sector (i.e. aerospace & avionics, automotive, chemical, civil, electrical, infrastructure, manufacturing, mechanical, structural, test and others). A significant proportion of your business must be derived from this sector: at least 25% of revenue must come from it, or no fewer than 20 staff must be responsible for it.

The judging will aim to recognise agencies that add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships, not those who simply provide a solid professional service. They will also be looking for market insight, innovation and profitability.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

15. Best International Recruitment Agency

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service through recruitment solutions to at least two countries outside the UK and Ireland (This includes the Republic of Ireland as it is often considered within the same territory as the UK by global and international firms). A significant proportion of your business must be derived from this activity: at least 25% of revenue must come from it or no fewer than 20 staff must be responsible for it.

The judges will aim to recognise agencies that add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships, not those who simply provide a solid professional service. They will also be looking for innovation, market insight and profitability.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

16. Best IT/ Technology Recruitment Agency

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service through recruitment solutions to the IT/technology sector. A significant proportion of your business must be derived from this sector: at least 25% of revenue must come from it, or no fewer than 20 staff must be responsible for it.

The judges will aim to recognise agencies which add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships, and not those that simply provide a solid professional service. They will also be looking for market insight, innovation and profitability.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

17. Best New Agency

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service through recruitment solutions in any sector that started trading no earlier than 1 January 2015 and no later than 1 January 2016. Companies entering this category cannot be the product of an insolvency pre-pack administration or “phoenix” arrangement. Also companies entering this category must not be a division, subsidiary or affiliate brand of a limited company, PLC or under any other kind of parent organisation.

The judges will aim to recognise agencies which add outstanding value to their business, effectiveness, partnerships and relationships, not those that simply provide a solid professional service. They will also be looking for innovation, effectiveness, profitability and potential sustainability.

Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between January 2015 and October 2017.

Please provide the following information, using the headings below.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

18. Best Professional Services Recruitment Agency

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service through recruitment solutions to sectors such as accountancy, human resources, legal, management consultancy, procurement etc. A significant proportion of your business must be derived from this sector: at least 25% of revenue must come from it, or no fewer than 20 staff must be responsible for it.

The judges will aim to recognise agencies who add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships, not those who simply provide a solid professional service. They will also be looking for innovation, market insight and profitability.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please provide the following information, using the headings below.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

19. Best Public/Third Sector Recruitment Agency

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service through recruitment solutions to the public or Third sector. A significant proportion of your business must be derived from this sector: at least 25% of revenue must come from it, or no fewer than 20 staff must be responsible for it.

The judges will aim to recognise agencies which add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships, and not those that simply provide a solid professional service. They will also be looking for market insight, innovation and profitability.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

 

20. Best Temporary Recruitment Agency

Open to all recruitment firms providing outstanding service through recruitment solutions to the temporary sector. A significant proportion of your business must be derived from this sector: at least 25% of revenue must come from it, or no fewer than 20 staff must be responsible for it.

The judges will aim to recognise agencies which add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships, and those that simply provide a solid professional service. They will also be looking for market insight, innovation and profitability.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please provide the following information, using the headings below.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

21. Most Effective Back Office Operation

Open to all back office operations of recruitment firms providing service in any sector. The back office operation may offer administrative and support services including accounting, compliance, contractor and/or temporary workforce care and payroll.

The judging will aim to recognise back office operations who add outstanding value to their firms, internal clients, the firms’ contractor and temporary work forces, business partnerships and relationships through their effectiveness, and not those who simply provide a solid professional service. They will also be looking for innovation, initiative and contributions to their firms’ profitability and business success.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

22. Recruitment Agency of the Year – Micro (up to 10 Employees)

Open to recruitment, executive search and interim management firms with a UK presence of up to 10 employees.

Awarded to the firm achieving the most stand-out business accomplishment or series of accomplishments of the year. The winning entry will provide evidence of financial stability and profitability and of having enhanced the recruitment industry’s reputation in the UK business world.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017. Also companies entering this category must not be a division, subsidiary or affiliate brand of a limited company, PLC or under any other kind of parent organisation.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

23. Recruitment Agency of the Year – Small (11-49 Employees)

Open to recruitment, executive search and interim management firms with a UK presence and with 11 – 49 employees.

Awarded to the firm achieving the most stand-out business accomplishment or series of accomplishments of the year. The winning entry will provide evidence of financial stability and profitability and of having enhanced the recruitment industry’s reputation in the UK business world.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017. Also companies entering this category must not be a division, subsidiary or affiliate brand of a limited company, PLC or under any other kind of parent organisation.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

24. Recruitment Agency of the Year – Medium (50 – 249 Employees)

Open to recruitment, executive search and interim management firms with a UK presence of 50 -249 employees.

Awarded to the firm achieving the most stand-out business accomplishment or series of accomplishments of the year. The winning entry will provide evidence of financial stability and profitability and of having enhanced the recruitment industry’s reputation in the UK business world.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

25. Recruitment Agency of the Year – Large (250+ Employees)

Open to recruitment, executive search and interim management firms with a UK presence of 250 + employees.

Awarded to the firm achieving the most stand-out business accomplishment or series of accomplishments of the year. The winning entry will provide evidence of financial stability and profitability and of having enhanced the recruitment industry’s reputation in the UK business world.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

26. Most Effective Compliance Operation

Open to recruitment, executive search, interim management and recruitment process outsourcing firms with a UK presence.

Awarded to the firm delivering evidence of the most effective compliance operation and setting the highest standards for compliance performance. The winning entry will provide evidence of financial stability and profitability and of having enhanced the recruitment industry’s reputation in the UK business world.

Entrant companies will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred up to October 2017.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

27. Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation

Awarded to an outsourced recruitment organisation for achieving outstanding success for its client(s) in conceiving, developing and implementing a cohesive recruitment/talent management strategy or strategies.

The winning entry will demonstrate its own financial stability, profitability and business innovation, as well as how it enhanced the client(s)’s employer brand and played a significant role in helping the client(s) reach and exceed its goals. It will also provide evidence of significant added value to the partnership.

Entrant will have been in business and started trading no later than 1 January 2014. Achievements will have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Testimonial / Referee Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

 

28. Recruitment Technology Innovation of the Year

Awarded to the organisation achieving the most stand-out accomplishment/s of the year in recruitment–related technology innovation. Elements of such accomplishments might include but are not limited to sourcing candidates, improving the quality of hire, increasing recruiters’ or recruitment support staff efficiency, optimising return on investment in recruitment and increasing and/or better targeting candidate reach. Judges will be looking for examples of product effectiveness, creativity, market insight, potential sustainably and financial viability.

Achievements will have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017. Please show evidence of financial viability: investment, funding, revenues, debt.

Please provide the following information, using the headings below.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

29. Recruitment Industry Supplier of the Year

Open to all businesses or individuals that supply services or products to the recruitment industry and/or recruitment professionals. Suppliers can include Job/Careers Boards.

This business or individual will have made the most significant impact on the recruitment industry/profession through the product or services provided and exemplary client focus and service.

 

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

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30. Most Effective Recruitment Marketing Campaign

Open to all organisations achieving stand-out accomplishment(s) of the year in recruitment marketing campaigns – either as direct employers, on their own or as recruitment communications service providers in working with/on behalf of direct employers.

The judges will aim to recognise organisations which add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships through creativity, innovation, market insight and cost-effectiveness, not those that simply provide a solid professional service.

Achievements outlined in the entries should have occurred between October 2016 and October 2017.

For this category, examples of the campaign materials will be required for review by the judges*.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

Please click here to download the Financial Information Form.

 

1. Agency Recruitment Leader of the Year

Open to all senior (chairman, C-level or managing director) recruitment leaders in a recruitment agency.

This person will have demonstrated significant influence on their recruitment business, the industry and demonstrated exemplary leadership between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please provide the following information, using the headings below.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

*This category will require an interview, the interview date is 14 March 2018.

2. In-House Recruitment Leader of the Year

Open to all senior (chief, director, head of, vice president) recruitment/resourcing leaders within a direct employer organisation.

This person will have demonstrated significant influence on the profession, their business, best practice and demonstrated exemplary leadership between October 2016 and October 2017.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

*This category will require an interview, the interview date is 14 March 2018

3. Recruitment Industry Entrepreneur of the Year

Open to all senior recruitment industry entrepreneurs (chairman/woman, C-level, founder, managing director) in a recruitment agency or supplier company to the recruitment industry.

This person’s entrepreneurship will have manifested significant impact on the recruitment industry in terms of creativity, innovation, profitability and potential sustainability between October 2016 and October 2017. The entrepreneurship will also reflect sound business practices, professionalism and ethics of the highest standard.

Please click here to download the Category Entry Form.

*This category will require an interview, the interview date is 14 March 2018.

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