Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the 2015, First Choice Software In-house Recruitment Awards.

The winner demonstrated an innovative approach by not only bringing gamification into recruitment but also linking with social media.

Recruitment Innovation

Partnered by Broadbean

Broadbean 150 x 80

Winner: AB InBev supported by Havas People and Casual Films

AB INbev

Finalists:

AB InBev supported by Havas People and Casual Films
Alexander Mann Solutions
Brand Learning
comparethemarket.com
EDF Energy
Hackney Homes supported by Jobsgopublic
House of Fraser
London Borough of Havering supported by Jobsgopublic
Network Rail
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
TfL supported by Havas People

Best Newcomer

Partnered by Sola

Sola 150 x 80


Winner: Xchanging

Xchanging 250

Finalists:

Age UK
Betfair
BLM Law
Cambian Group
Kier Group
Mothercare
NICE Systems
SilverDoor
Xchanging

This winner showcased high achievements since bringing their recruitment function in-house, highlighting good metrics, tracking and contract compliance.

The contract recruitment process has historically been provided by agencies where costs are high. Our winner was able to show some good statistics with a very low agency usage.

Best Contract Recruitment Team

Partnered by Generate FS

generate fs 150 x 80

Winner: ECS

ECS

Finalists:

ECS
G4S
Hastings Direct
Mothercare

Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign

Partnered by OnlyMarketingJobs.com

only-logo (2014) 150x80

Winner: TfL supported by Havas People

TfL

Finalists:

Anchor Trust supported by Accord Group Ltd
Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Comms
Audley Travel supported by Accord Group Ltd
Boots supported by andSoMe
Lloyds Banking Group
MyDentist supported by Creed
TfL supported by Havas People
Yodel supported by SMRS

Our winner created an outstanding recruitment advertising campaign in a passive market where their branding was consistent throughout, demonstrating creativity, innovation and effectiveness.

In an incredibly tough category, the overall winner highlighted how they effectively used different methods of attraction whilst maintaining a strong talent pipeline at a low cost to hire.

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy

Partnered by Avature

Avature 150 x 80

Winner: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP

Finalists:

Capita Plc
Deloitte supported by Havas People
ECS
Lloyds Banking Group
Network Rail
Raytheon UK
npower
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Best On-boarding Strategy

Sponsored by SilkRoad

Silkroad 150 x 80

Winner: EDF Energy

EDF

Finalists:

EDF Energy
G4S
GAUCHO
Insurance Octopus

This winning company identified an issue with their starters and has successfully turned this around through creating an engaging and thoroughly thought-out on-boarding process with a real focus on the experience of the individuals.

Outstanding service and care for candidate is an integral part to the hiring process and our winner showcased some exceptional examples of process mapping, candidate packs and outstanding reviews, including a 100% positive review on glassdoor.

Best Candidate Experience

Partnered by CV Library

cv library address 150 x 80

Winner: Baringa Partners

Baringa

Finalists:

Baringa Partners
G4S
Lloyds Banking Group
Mars supported by Gradweb
Pega
PepsiCo
Raytheon UK
White Stuff
WilsonHCG

Best Social Media Strategy

Partnered by Social Media Search

social media search 150 x 80

Winner: Boots supported by andSoMe

Boots

Finalists:

AB Inbev supported by Cielo
Boots supported by andSoMe
Deloitte supported by Havas People
Linklaters
Talend
WilsonHCG
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

A valuable and worthy winner who strategised an incredibly thought out social media campaign across a variety of channels that resulted in huge brand engagement along with tangible results.

The increasing use of video engagement as part of employer branding can be an effective tool when done properly. This winner produced an engaging, humorous video for a specific target audience whilst highlighted their company culture. 

Best Recruitment Video

Partnered by Powermeeter

powermeeter 150 80

Highly Commended: Riverford Organic Farms

Winner: comparethemarket.com

Compare The Market

Finalists:

AB InBev supported by Havas People and Casual Films
Chelsea Apps Factory
Carter Jonas LLP
comparethemarket.com
Deloitte supported by Havas People
London City Airport
Riverford
TfL supported by Havas People
Turning Point supported by SMRS

Best Use of Mobile

Partnered by Solutions 4 Recruitment

Solutions 4 recruitment 150 x 80

Winner: Capita Plc

Capita

Finalists:

Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Comms
Bupa Care Services
Capita Plc
House of Fraser supported by SMRS

The increasing use of mobiles in our “always-on” world has meant that the use of mobile in recruitment strategies is increasingly being adopted. This winner highlighted how their research lead them to create a  beautifully executed mobile career site.

In an incredibly difficult category, where the standard was so high, the overall winner has created a clean, simple website with an emphasis on content and the user’s experience. This website was also able to demonstrate some good statistics.

Best Career Website

Partnered by 4MAT

4mat 150 X 80

Highly Commended: Fullers supported by True Digital

Winner: BGL Group

BGL

Finalists:

Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Comms
BGL Group
boohoo.com
EIP
Fullers supported by True Digital
House of Fraser support SMRS
Keystone Law
Lloyds Banking Group
Pega
RWE
Unibet
Vue Cinema

Best Employer Brand 

Partnered by Reuben Sinclair

reuben 150 x 80

Winner: House of Fraser supported by SMRS

House of Fraser

Finalists:

Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Comms
Bard supported by Creed Comms
Co op Bank supported by SMRS
House of Fraser supported by SMRS
Keystone Law
MyDentist supported by Creed Comms
Talend
Turning Point supported by SMRS
WilsonHCG

A great entry for our winner who demonstrated a clear development of their brand using their employees’ first-hand experience and love of the job to highlight their employer brand.

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 stats.

Best Employee Referral Strategy

Partnered by JobSite & CityJobs

Jobsite CityJobs 150 x 80

Highly Commended: Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Comms

Winner: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant

Finalists:

Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Comms
Bard supported by Creed Comms
Co op Bank supported by SMRS
Cognizant Technology Solutions
SThree LLP
Unibet

Best RPO

Partnered by TalentSpa

talentspa 150 x 80

Winner: Capita Resourcing – Working for Essex

Capita - Working for essex

Finalists: 

ADP RPO
Alexander Mann Solutions
Capita Resourcing – Working for Essex
Cielo
GradWeb
hyphen
Hudson RPO
Omni RMS
The Curve Group
WilsonHCG

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is for many companies an essential part of their recruitment process. Our winner was able to provide clear evidence of reduced time to hire, quality of candidates, huge reduction in costs and improved compliance

There was a clear winner for this category who was able to demonstrate her skill as a recruiter through singlehandedly reducing costs, time to hire, implementing PSLs, looking after their international hires as well as improving relations with the business, to name a few!

Best In-house Recruiter (Individual award)

Partnered by Burning Glass

Burning glass 150 x 80

Winner: Maria Georgiades – Paperchase Products Ltd

Maria 250

Finalists: 

Catherine Wright – RWE
Claire Collins – Insurance Octopus
Jake Hobson – Sthree
Jen Silvester – PepsiCo
Maria Georgiades – Paperchase Products Ltd
Nick Yockney – Chelsea Apps
Rebecca Segeth – Capita – Working for Essex
Robert Stone – McCann
Sarah Beacher – TfL
Sarah Scadding – FactSet

Best In-house Recruitment Manager (Individual award)

Partnered by Totaljobs.com

Totaljobs 150 x 80

Winner: Adrian Wightman – RWE

Adrian Wightman

Finalists: 

Adrian Wightman – RWE
Andrew Boyd – PepsiCo
Charlotte Johns – TfL
Jessica Jones – Nando’s
Jill Pearman – London City Airport
Katherine Dodge – Atkins supported by Gradweb
Nathan Taylor – Mouchel

This award goes to a highly engaged & strategic individual. They have worked their way up to management level where they now play a strategic part in implementing new initiatives to better the processes for recruiters, hiring managers and candidates alike whilst reducing costs.

(Award collected on behalf of Mouchel)

In a tough environment this team has achieved some great results whilst trying to recruit internationally; breaking new markets, opening new offices across the globe and increasing brand attraction.

Best International Recruitment Team

Partnered by Choobah

Choobah 150 x 80

Winner: Mouchel

Mouchel

Finalists: 

Cognizant Technology Solutions
Mothercare
Mouchel
Pega
Phaidon International
Philips
Red Hat
Talend

Best Financial and Professional Services Team

Partnered by Eploy

eploy 150 x 80

Winner: Keystone Law

Keystone Law

Finalists: 

Baringa Partners
Bibby Financial Services
ECS
Keystone Law

In a tough environment this team has achieved outstanding results with a real focus on the audience through an innovative approach to brand awareness and candidate attraction.

A category consisting of some impressive entries but the overall winner was a clear front-runner. Their cost & time to hire highlights the effectiveness of their model which comprises of an inclusive recruitment model and subsequent matching of skills of support workers with the needs of the client resulting in clear achievements.

Best Public Sector / Not-for-profit Team

Partnered by WeLoveWork

we love work 150
Winner: Royal Mencap Society

Mencap

Finalists: 

Cornwall Council
Macmillan Cancer Support
Royal Mencap Society
TfL

Best Retail or Consumer Goods Team

Partnered by RedCat Digital

Choobah 150 x 80

Highly Commended: House of Fraser

Winner: Molson Coors supported by Hudson RPO

Molson Coors

Finalists:

Coca Cola Enterprises
Groupon
House of Fraser
Molson Coors supported by Hudson RPO
New Look
PepsiCo

A worthy winner who effectively showcased the delivery of their recruitment goals in a difficult time through effective recruitment campaigns, working closely with hiring managers and reducing on costs.

A clear winner for this category who is working in a difficult market whilst being able to deliver tough targets in a tight timeframe with limited resource.

Best Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff)

Partnered by: The Good Recruitment Campaign

GRC 150 x 80

Winner: Working for Essex

Working for Essex

Finalists: 

Baringa Partners
Bibby Financial Services
Working for Essex
ECS
GAUCHO
Talend
Unibet

Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff)

Partnered by: First Choice Software

First choice software 150 x 80

Highly Commended: Coca Cola Enterprises

Winner: Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway

Finalists: 

Ageas Retail (Ageas UK)
Atkins supported by Gradweb
Boots supported by andSoMe
Bupa Care Services
Coca Cola Enterprises
Cornwall Council
Great Western Railway
Legoland Windsor Resort
Royal Mencap Society
Molson Coors supported by Hudson RPO
Nando’s
New Look
PepsiCo
Philips
RWE

A compelling, honest entry where the recruitment team have turned from a function to a business partner adding true value. They have introduced various forecasting models & ATS’, increased mobile apps all resulting in positive feedback from hiring managers. They demonstrate a strong team culture consisting of working together to achieve their goal and a passion to improve the way they recruit and add value to the business. 

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