Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the 2017 In-house Recruitment Awards, with headline partner Lumesse

Recruitment Innovation

Partnered by: Hired

Finalists:

Anchor Trust (Ality)
Capco
Grant Thornton
Havas UK (VISYON)
Lloyds Banking Group
Santander
SAP
SapientRazorfish
The AA
Wye Valley NHS Trust

Winner: SAP

Highly Commended: Anchor Trust

With an emphasis on using assessments, this winner showcased impressive results and feedback in applications, costings, quality of hire, retention and more.

A results driven entry proving their worth within the business. In a tough industry with a reasonably unknown brand they highlighted improvement on cost per hire, good internal recognition and significant improvements made.

Best Newcomer

Partnered by: Volcanic

Finalists:

Citation
Fuel Card Services
Grant Thornton
Greencore
Ideal Standard International
Inspired Thinking Group
Kerry Foods
NG Bailey
Optima Defence and Security

Winner: Kerry Foods

Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign

Partnered by: ClickIQ

Finalists:

Anchor Trust (Ality)
CA Technologies
Easyjet (SMRS)
EY
HSBC (AMS)
Jaguar Land Rover (Pink Squid)
Kuehne & Nagel (Creed)
Transport for London
Vodafone (Creed)
Yodel (SMRS)

Winner: Kuehne & Nagel (Creed)

The winner of this category was able to provide clever solutions to assist in overcoming challenges in an incredibly competitive market. With a great understanding of the candidate’s needs and desires, the campaign ticked all the boxes.

A tough category with each entrant doing impressive work, it made it a tough category to judge. But with better showcase of innovation, creativity and metrics, there was one Finalist who had a winners’ edge.

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy

Partnered by: Milkround

Finalists:

Accenture
Cognifide
Deloitte (Pink Squid)
DHL Supply Chain
Dixons Carphone (Hodes UK)
Dstl
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Hodes UK)
Lloyds Banking Group
Mayer Brown (Hodes UK)

Winner: Deloitte (Pink Squid)

Best On-boarding Strategy

Partnered by: Benivo

Finalists:

Cundall
Cognifide
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Lyreco UK & Ireland
Reward Gateway
Robins & Day
SUEZ (3D MarComms)

Winner: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The front-runner for this category successfully implemented a new system to assist in the streamlining of processes, providing value knowledge to new recruits and saw impressive results in retention, no-shows, and candidate experience across their high volumes of recruitment.

The candidates are quite clearly at the heart of this Recruitment teams’ role, providing an outstanding service and care for candidates through sheer hard work and a personal touch. Showcasing within their entry impressive metrics, good candidate feedback all within a very tough market with high turnover.

Best Candidate Experience

Partnered by: Candidate.ID

Finalists:

Avon (Talent Works)
Barclays (Capp)
Grant Thornton
Greater Anglia (3D MarComms)
Hitachi Capital UK
Mencap
SAP
SapientRazorfish
Wonderbly

Winner: Mencap

Best Employee Referral Strategy

Partnered by: Broadbean

Finalists:

Bard (Creed Comms)
Capco
Zuto (WOO)

Winner: Bard (Creed Comms)

The winner of this category displayed a successful, sincere campaign with a strong business case, extraordinary results and a clearly defined strategy that aligned with their company values.

In this ever-increasingly popular category, with innovation and creativity at the heart of all entries, this winner produced a video with real insight into the company and their values, successfully steered towards their target audience.

Best Recruitment Video

Partnered by: TotalJobs

Finalists:

British Heart Foundation
Cognifide
Compass Group
Greenwood Campbell
JCT600
Muller (Creed Comms)
SAP
Viacom International Media Networks
Zuma, ROKA and Oblix Restaurants

Winner: Greenwood Campbell

Best Use of Social Media

Partnered by: SocialTalent

Finalists:

Accenture
Anchor Trust (Ality)
Boots
CA Technologies
FLEETCOR
Jaguar Land Rover (Pink Squid)
SAP
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Whyte and Mackay (Candidate.ID)
Unilever (Hodes UK)

Winner: Accenture

The winner of this category created an inspiring, thought-provoking and honest campaign to highlight their company environment, resulting in real employee engagement, positive branding, press coverage and superb metrics. A worthy winner for this impressive category.

Following a substantial redesign, this entrant positioned themselves as a winner through a series of well-thought out, innovative campaigns all with a clear focus on improving their employer brand. Their reputation has triumphed significantly, elevating them to be perceived as a ‘great place to work.’

Best Employer Brand

Partnered by: Papirfly

Finalists:

Bard (Creed Comms)
British Steel
Cancer Research UK
Dixons Carphone (Hodes UK)
Ericsson (Talent Works)
EY
Legal and General (Pink Squid)
Montreal Associates
SAP
Volkswagen Financial Services (UK)
Warwick District Council (WM Employers)

Winner: SAP

Best RPO

Partnered by: Alderson James London

Finalists:

Alexander Mann Solutions
Capita – Essex Recruitment team
Hudson
Talent Works

Winner: Capita – Essex Recruitment Team

Evidenced within their entry, the winner for the Best RPO category has clearly highlighted their importance to the business through assisting with new legislation, implementing a number of new technologies, an impressive direct fill rate and a high candidate satisfaction score.

This winning careers site has recently undergone an overhaul after research identified a number of key areas needing to be changed. The winner was able to clearly highlight functionality, creativity and awareness of their jobseeker audience whilst also showcasing their company values and ethos.

Best Career Website

Partnered by: reed.co.uk

Finalists:

Allied Healthcare (Creed Comms)
Compass Group
Greenwood Campbell
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Mencap
Northgate (ResourceBank)
Sellafield
The AA

Winner: Compass Group

Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Partnered by: Evenbreak

Finalists:

Accenture
AECOM
Compass Group
DHL Supply Chain
Lloyds Banking Group
McCANN London
Schneider Electric
Transport for London

Winner: Transport for London

A tough category! The winning entry shows a clearly defined strategy with set KPIs, impeccable execution and notable results across a number of areas of focus, all resulting in a positive business impact aligned to the company vision.

Adoption and execution of using mobile within recruitment is still a tricky concept, but this winner was able to identify an innovative mobile solution for both current and prospective employees to be able to engage, on-board, refer and enhance their recruitment offering.

Best Use of Mobile

Partnered by: Only Digital Jobs

Finalists:

Harris Federation
Havas UK (VISYON)
Specsavers

Winner: Havas UK (VISYON)

Best Executive Search Team

Partnered by: Invenias

Finalists:

Capita
EY
Huawei Technologies
Lloyds Banking Group
National Grid
Sage (Talent Works)
Transport for London

Winner: Transport for London

An exciting demonstration of executive recruitment service offerings highlighting their team’s value-add, business impact, key performance metrics, benchmarking, diversity, approach, strategy, research and pipelining. This executive search strategy is an impressive winner!

This individual has demonstrated a brilliant level of achievement through implementation of new technologies, high recruitment metrics, establishing the recruitment function and creating a successful partnership with the business.

Best In-house Recruiter (Individual award)

Partnered by: SmartRecruiters

Finalists:

Dan Bullivant, Capco
Dave Netley, Inspired Thinking Group
Dominique Coleman, Bupa Global
Graeme Butler, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Lucy Hobson, Nationwide Building Society
Lucy Lings, British Steel
Martina Bolcova, Epson Europe
Rebecca Bowsher, Hitachi Capital UK
Sarah McGuire, Amey
Taz Jalota, Manchester Metropolitan University

Winner: Dave Netley, Inspired Thinking Group

Best In-house Recruitment Manager (Individual award)

Partnered by: Good Recruitment Campaign

GRC 150 x 80

Finalists:

Beki Benting, Lyreco UK & Ireland
Chloe Leedham, Sense
Chris Wray, Anchor Trust (Ality)
Gerry Veitch, House of Fraser
Jared Massey, 2 Sisters Food Group
Joanne Lee, Capco
Peter Hogg, Schneider Electric
Rob Walker, Mencap

Winner: Rob Walker, Mencap

Highly Commended: Joanne Lee, Capco

Every successful recruitment team needs strategic leadership and the winner of this category leads by example. Successful implementation of new technologies and processes has reduced time and cost to hire in a difficult market with significant improvements clearly detailed. A true inspiration for the team.

A good business partnership has been established within their function, based on trust in recruiting for highly competitive roles. A clearly defined strategy was set in motion utilising various channels and initiatives from video attraction, competitions, events, analytics, referrals and much more.

Best Technology Recruitment Team

Partnered by: SOLA Group

Finalists:

AND Digital
Sage (Talent Works)
Schneider Electric
Huawei Technologies
River Island

Winner: AND Digital

Best Public Sector / Not-for-profit Team

Partnered by: Only Marketing Jobs 

Finalists:

ACCA
Disclosure and Barring Service
Dstl
Harris Federation
Mencap
Sense
South Tees NHS foundation Trust

Winner: Mencap

A number of remarkable entries in this category, but one particular stand-out entry has reimagined their processes through astounding innovation and data usage on a small budget, with stellar impact and hiring metrics. Identifying issues for the wider industry, not just their business the judges described this team as “simply fantastic”.

In a fast-moving market this winner has worked with the business in evolving their operating model in response to the changing market. This resulted in a successful shift in their recruitment focus and processes with impressive results on their cost & time to hire, retention, talent pipelining and candidate satisfaction.

Best Retail or Consumer Goods Team

Partnered by: Good&Co

Finalists:

Boots
RB – Reckitt Benckiser
2 Sisters Food Group
Greencore
River Island

Winner: River Island

Highly Commended: Greencore

Best International Recruitment Team

Partnered by: Eploy

Finalists:

ACCA
American Express Global Business Travel
Bupa Global
Epson Europe
Huawei Technologies
IQVA (IMS Health & Quintiles)
UBC

Winner: American Express Global Business Travel

An array of highlights were detailed for this company where successes of their newly appointed recruitment team focused on the highly talented individuals that form it. Remarkable results and informative statistics highlight the effectiveness of this new team and mark them as a deserved winner.

A consistently strong entry for this team who provided detailed improvements on processes and results over the last year across different areas of focus including innovation, on-boarding, community projects, hiring manager collaboration topped off by outstanding cost savings.

Best Financial and Professional Services Team

Partnered by: CareersinAudit.com

Finalists:

Accenture
Capco
EY
Grant Thornton
Hitachi Capital UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Nationwide Building Society

Winner: Lloyds Banking Group

Best Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff)

Partnered by: CV-Library

Finalists:

Epson UK
Ramboll
Vauxhall Motors UK LTD
Reward Gateway
Disclosure and Barring Service

Winner: Reward Gateway

A worthy winner whose integration of on-boarding, employer brand and candidate satisfaction has been at the heart of what they do, resulting in a positive global business partnership and a worthy winner.

An exciting time for this company who have seen substantial improvements and tangible results across a number of areas including innovation, social media and video interviewing. Their pace of progression, social media focus, attrition and metrics are distinguished and certainly deserved of this category win.

Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff)

Partnered by: Lumesse

Finalists:

2 Sisters Food Group
Amey
Britvic
EMCOR UK
EY
Greencore
Hilton
House of Fraser
Lloyds Banking Group
Nationwide Building Society
River Island
Travelodge

Winner: 2 Sister Food Group

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