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Recruitment Innovation

Partnered by Broadbean

Broadbean 150 x 80

Winner: RWE npower

npower

With an innovative approach to engage with potential graduates and the business, whilst showcasing them as an employer who cares about local communities and global wellbeing.

Finalists:

Boots (andSoMe)
Capita plc
IHG
Isobar
Molson Coors (Hudson RPO)
People Solutions HR in Partnership with Jobsgopublic
RWE npower
Simplify Digital
Towers Watson

Best Newcomer

Partnered by OnlyDigitalJobs.com

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Highly Commended: Airwave supported by Philosophy
Winner: Catlin

Catlin presented a good all-round achievement showing strong delivery in the use of passive candidates and introduction of a robust PSL to delivery significant cost savings.

Finalists:

Airwave
BMJ
Catlin
England 2015
Holler

Best Contract Recruitment Strategy

Sponsored by Elevate Direct

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Winner: Specsavers

In a tough category, our winner was able to demonstrate how their strategy has been able to significantly reduce costs and increase placements.

Finalists:

ECS
Radley Yeldar
Specsavers

Best Candidate Experience

Sponsored by Pathmotion

Pathmotion 150 x 80

Winner: WilsonHCG

Wilson HCG

Outstanding service and care for candidates is an integral part to the hiring process and with some exceptional showcasing of mentor programmes, pre-hire conversations and an increase of 70% in customer satisfaction, our winner was easily selected.

Finalists:

Capco
Dennis Publishing
Holler
Plumbee Ltd
Raytheon UK
Starcom MediaVest Group
WilsonHCG

Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign

Sponsored by CV Library

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Winner: WSP

WSP

Our winner set out with a clear objective, maintained brand consistency and differentiated themselves from the industry “norm” with the campaign having demonstrated creativity, innovation and effectiveness.

Finalists:

Boots (andSoMe)
WSP
Capita
Essentia at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
University of Leicester

Most Effective Employer Brand Development

Sponsored by Philosophy

Philosophy 150 x 80

Winner: The Original Bowling Company supported by andSoMe

the original bowling company

An outstanding triumph for our winner who demonstrated a clear development of their brand, linking to their training and employment process leading to a brand reputation being elevated to new heights.

Finalists:

Compass (SMRS)
Essentia at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
The Original Bowling Company (andSoMe)

Best Employee Referral Strategy

Sponsored by Hollaroo

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Winner: Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Communications

Assurant solutions

A successful campaign, clearly having undergone some strong planning which was innovative, high in energy, engaging and everything that is needed in a referral programme, all backed up with some impressive statistics.

Finalists:

Assurant Solutions (Creed Communications)
Capco
Isobar
Johnson and Johnson
PepsiCo

Best Onboarding Strategy

Sponsored by Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird 150 x 80

Winner: The Insurance Octopus

insurance octopus

A small organisation with a dedicated individual involved in the whole recruitment life cycle, allowing continuity throughout the whole process. A lot of personal thought has gone in to the process and as such there has been a significant reduction on attrition.

Finalists:

Capco
infinite group
The Insurance Octopus
Towers Watson

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy

Sponsored by milkround

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Winner: Capco

Capco

Recruiting graduates requires a range of skills and initiatives often distinct from the ordinary process. This category winner displayed an innovative approach to the graduate-attraction strategy through video interviewing at assessment stage, enabling them to gain highly positive feedback from the business.

Finalists:

Boots (andSoMe)
Capco
Compass
Dstl
ECS
Johnson and Johnson
Raytheon UK
The LateRooms Group
Thorntons

Best Social Media Strategy

Sponsored by Social Media Search

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Winner: Boots supported by andSoMe for #FlywithBoots

Boots

A clear winner, with an incredibly thought out, well-planned strategy which was put out across all media channels in varying formats which resulted in huge unscripted and real engagement along with tangible results.

Finalists:

Boots (andSoMe)
Capco
Isobar
WSP

Best Career Website

Sponsored by 4mat

4MAT 150 x 80

Winner: Airwave supported by Philosophy

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With a clean, simple and effective website which showcased the brand ethos through a short video on every job description, the winner was also able to brand their message, impacting on their SEO and overall online visibility.

Finalists:

Antalis (Philosophy)
Airwave (Philosophy)
Assurant Solutions (Creed Communications)
Capco, Compass (SMRS)
Delaware North (Eploy)
Jagex Games Studio
Nationwide Building Society
RWE npower
The LateRooms Group

Best Recruitment Video

Sponsored by Shortlister

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Winner: Nationwide

nationwide

The increasing use of video engagement as part of employer branding strategies has accentuated the need for initiative and creativity. This winner produced an extremely engaging video with a great use of imagery along with some very clever visual messaging ensuring they stood out from their competitors.

Finalists:

Antalis (Philosophy)
Airwave (Philosophy)
Assurant Solutions (Creed Communications)
Jagex Games Studio
Lebara Ltd
Nationwide Building Society
Plumbee Ltd

Best RPO

Sponsored by TheJobPost

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Winner: The Curve Group

the curve group

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is for many companies an essential part of their recruitment process. Our winner was able to provide clear evidence of a strategic partnership, not solely focused on costs but on quality as well.

Finalists:

Cielo
People Experts Limited
Resource Solutions
The Curve Group
WilsonHCG

Best In-house Recruiter

Sponsored by Learndirect

learndirect 150 x 80

Winner: Kerry Richards – Delaware North

Kerry Richards

Within any team there is often a stand-out performer and the winner of this award is no exception. They were able to clearly identify the needs of the business through listening to stakeholders to improve various processes which ultimately improved the quality of hire throughout the business.

Finalists:

Adrian Wightman – RWE npower
Aimee Falconer – BMJ
Clive Cooper – Healthcare at Home
Clodagh Downey – Essence
Ebony James – Plumbee Ltd
Grace Brodie – Essence
Kerry Richards – Delaware North (Eploy)
Leti Taylor – Dennis Publishing
Lexie Newnham – MVF
Sian Amato – Starcom MediaVest Group
Tania Musolino – Capita plc

Best In-house Recruitment Manager

Sponsored by Gumtree

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Winner: Amy Scargill – Dixons Carphone

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Within any team there is often a stand-out performer and the winner of this award is no exception. They were able to clearly identify the needs of the business through listening to stakeholders to improve various processes which ultimately improved the quality of hire throughout the business.

Finalists:

Amy Scargill – Dixons Retail
Debbie Robinson – PepsiCo
Jamie Cooper – Immediate Media
Jamie White – Dennis Publishing
Jonathan Hart – Paddy Power
Julie Johnson – Johnson and Johnson
Mark Bass – RWE npower
Paul Thornton – Royal Mencap Society
Robert Mould – Specsavers
Simon Daykin – Healthcare at Home
Sue Kellaway – Dstl
Vanessa Corsie – EDF Energy

Best Financial and Professional Services Team

Sponsored by ICAEW

icaew jobs 150 x 80

Winner: ECS

ecs

In a tough environment this team has achieved outstanding attraction results with no agency utilisation which is even more significant with their lack of brand presence in a competitive market. Clear evidence of a strong internal referral programme and achievement of their recruitment goals.

Finalists:

Capco
ECS
EY

Best Public Sector / Not-for-Profit Team

Sponsored by Drum Resourcing

drum resourcing 150 x 80

Winner: Royal Mencap Society

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A strong category with some all-round impressive achievements, the overall winner of this category is being awarded to the in-house recruitment team that was able to best showcase their team and business engagement, their strive for constant improvements and innovation alongside some strong metrics around cost saving, time to hire etc.

Finalists:

Dstl
People Solutions HR (Birmingham City Council)
Royal Mencap Society
Salford City College
Save the Children
Teach First
University of Leicester

Best Retail / Consumer Goods Team

Sponsored by RetailWeekJobs

RetailWeek 150 x 80

Winner: Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone

We have an outright winner for this category who provided comprehensive evidence of the work being performed across the resourcing spectrum and measurements of success. An entry that showed strength and depth as well as a level of creativity.

Finalists:

Britvic
Dixons Retail
River Island
Specsavers
Thorntons

Best Recruitment Team (SME)

Sponsored by Qandidate

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Winner: Essence

essence

With a variety of challenges while working in a small team with a huge geographical remit, including opening a new office in the APAC region, this team has been able to demonstrate a hugely impressive overcoming of obstacles to bounce back and win this category!

Finalists:

Capco
Dennis Publishing
ECS
Essence
Jagex Games Studio
Lebara Ltd
Salford City College
SThree LLP
The LateRooms Group

Best Recruitment Team (Corporate)

Sponsored by First Choice Software

First choice software 150 x 80

Winner: EDF Energy

EDF

A compelling and honest entry which highlighted all aspects of their recruitment strategy, this winner was able to share and detail their successes, challenges overcome and also their change management processes they’ve been through. This recruitment team has an obvious and very successful purpose within the business, which is why it has been awarded a winner.

Finalists:

Barclays
Britvic
Capita plc
Compass
EDF Energy
EY
Healthcare at Home
Molson Coors (Hudson RPO)
Paddy Power
RWE npower
Specsavers
Thorntons
WSP

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