2013 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2013 winners!

Recruitment Innovation
Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign
Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy
Best On-boarding Strategy
Best Candidate Experience
Best Social Media Strategy
Best Recruitment Video
Recruitment Innovation
Finalists

Admiral Group
Barclays Retail Bank
Cheil UK
Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue
Shell
Thales

Winner
Barclays Retail Bank supported by Alexander Mann

With a wide approach to recruitment that detailed extensively the strategy and channels to market, the winner of this award clearly demonstrated how their innovation went above and beyond the usual methods of resourcing with great success. With a recruitment campaign that mixed traditional and pioneering methods of attracting candidates, the judges were particularly impressed with their business unit relocation strategy.

Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign
Finalists

Barclays Retail Bank
Boots
PA Consulting
Samsung
Shell
Virgin Holidays

Winner
Shell supported by Mediacom

The winner of this award created a campaign that was innovative, functional and, ultimately, productive. With a great business case and results to match, the campaign was both thorough and creative and used alternative ways of attraction that their target audience could relate to. Closely following the winner of this category – and deservedly being awarded a Highly Commended is Barclays Retail Bank.

Highly Commended
Barclays Retail Bank supported by Alexander Mann
Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Finalists

Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Liberata
Manchester Metropolitan University
Shell

Winner
Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

This category recognises the consistency, sustainability and creativity required to develop a contemporary and effective Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment strategy. The winner clearly demonstrated how the work they are undertaking has a wide impact on a range of people and plays a major part in the cultural shift within the organisation.

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy
Finalists

Betfred.com
Dennis Publishing
Matalan
Raytheon
Thomas Cook

Winner
Matalan

The Graduate Recruitment Strategy winner has been able to display success in achieving targets around cost, timelines, number and quality of desired graduates, whilst displaying an innovative approach to the graduate-attraction strategy. With an engaging careers area and the success that has been bought from embedding themselves into Universities, this winner is well-deserved.

Best On-boarding Strategy
Finalists

AEG Europe
Capco
Essence
Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Thorntons

Winner
Capco

With a new employee, comes on-boarding, and allowing new employees to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviours to become effective organizational members is integral to the individuals, and the companies, success. Highlighting some impressive processes that go beyond the normal reach, the victor of this category award has, without a doubt, deserved to win Best On-Boarding Strategy.

Best Candidate Experience
Finalists

Ask Italian
Barclays Retail Bank
Dennis Publishing
Essence
Jagex
Matalan
Raytheon
Rhead Group

Winner
Ask Italian

An incredible category filled with some impressive stories, the winner of this award has streamlined the recruitment process for the candidate, significantly reducing the applicants per job, whilst improving the quality. Through tailored job descriptions & website improvements their approach to the recruitment process has improved the candidate journey, whilst also developing their brand identity.

Best Social Media Strategy
Finalists

Boots
Cheil UK
EAT
Future
Jagex

Winner
Boots supported by andSoMe

With Social Media reaching further into the target audience through increasing channels, it is proving harder to lead the way in innovation within this category. The winner of this award was able to maximise their reach through the more unusual channels on a low budget. With a level of innovation over and above the usual realms of Social Media, they were able to snatch the ‘winner’ title ahead of other excellent submissions.

Best Recruitment Video
Finalists

Capco
Future
Samsung
PA Consulting
Pets at home
Starcom Mediavest Group

Winner
Capco

Entrants to this category were asked to produce a company video to attract potential employees, showcasing themselves as a great place to work. The winner of this award kept the viewers attention through a fresh, energetic approach which highlighted the culture and individuality of their current employees.

Best Career Website
Most Effective Employer Brand Development
Best Employee Referral Strategy
Best RPO
Best In-house Recruiter
Best In-house Recruitment Manager
Best Recruitment Team (SME)
Best Recruitment Team (Corporate)
Best Career Website
Finalists

Capital One
Jagex
Le Manoir Careers
New Look Retailers
RWE npower
Starcom Mediavest Group

Winner
Jagex

A companies careers website should clearly reflect the brand ethos, whilst providing an engaging user experience that assists the in-house recruiter throughout the hiring process. Clearly highlighting functionality, creativity and awareness of their jobseeker audience the winner’s site & response is engaging, fun and really reflects their brand & culture.

Most Effective Employer Brand Development
Finalists

Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Future
Mercer
SC Johnson

Winner
SC Johnson supported by andSoMe

The winner of this award demonstrated their success through external and internal channels with outstanding results. From full internal messaging with a consistent tone to working with charities, the winner went the extra mile to develop their company as a place to work.

Best Employee Referral Strategy
Finalists

Addison Lee
AEG Europe
Capco
Sapient Nitro
The Financial Ombudsman

Winner
Capco

This winning entry has demonstrated its effectiveness in engaging existing employees to recruit family, friends and associates, with success in achieving desired targets in efficiency, number and quality of candidates and retention.

Best RPO
Finalists

Alexander Mann Solutions
GTI Recruiting Solutions
Hays
Ochre House

Winner
GTI Recruiting Solutions

An innovative approach with an ‘in-house team’ mentality, this category winner exemplifies a successful RPO team. With outstanding testimonials & forward-thinking proposals on target advertising, this company was a standout winner.

Best In-house Recruiter
Finalists

Annah Rae, Addison Lee
Ian Tuckley, Barclays Retail Bank
Sarah Garrett, Dennis Publishing
Jacob Kimber, Epsilon
Stuart Edwards, Lloyd’s Register
Charlotte Parnell, Nestlé
Arash Peyami, Rawnet
Louise Smith, Sthree
James Goodwin, Sapient Nitro

Winner
Jacob Kimber, Epsilon

The in-house recruiter’s role has changed over the years and no one epitomises the modern-day recruiter quite like the winner of this category. With extraordinary metrics & feedback, this recruiter has demonstrated thought-leadership & innovation within the recruitment process. Having immersed themself into the market place through guest blogging and qualifications, this recruiter cares not only about the hire, but also about their experience which is why they were an obvious victor.

Best In-house Recruitment Manager
Finalists

Krystle Sahota, Betfred.com
Jamie White, Dennis Publishing
Gemma Lockhart, Essence
Anne Eden-Russell, Guardian News & Media
Peter Lovell, Jagex
Matthew Edge-Wilkins, Platinum Property Partners
Kate Parkyn, Sporting Index
Sian Amato, Starcom Mediavest Group

Winner
Kate Parkyn, Sporting Index

There were some very impressive entries to this category and two in particular that stood out. An element of traditional “get stuck in” recruitment against a “turnaround” were all that were between choosing the winner.  However, the adaption to international needs (Canada), following right through to on-boarding and also the impact on social media just pipped it. Highly Commended, & well deserved, in this instance goes to Matthew Edge-Wilkins from Platinum Property Partners.

Highly Commended
Matthew Edge-Wilkins, Platinum Property Partners
Best Recruitment Team (SME)
Finalists

Dennis Publishing
Dialog Semiconductor
Essence
Jagex
Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue
Rhead Group

Winner
Essence

Another outstanding category with some impressive entries. Showing reduced cost, increased retention, qualitative assessments and the sheer amount that has been introduced in the last year alone shows how this SME has structured them self to an incredibly high standard. Closely behind the winner of this award was another fantastic entry who deserves some recognition so the Highly Commended in the category goes to Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue.

Highly Commended
Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue
Best Recruitment Team (Corporate)
Finalists

McDonalds
Macmillan
Brakes
The Financial Ombudsman
Royal Mail
Serco
Capital One
Lloyd’s Register
Admiral Group
New Look Retailers
RWE npower
Nestlé

Winner
New Look Retailers

In a category filled with some of the biggest brands UK & Worldwide, this was indeed a tough call. However, the winner of this category best showcased their achievements, development of their recruitment strategy, innovation & overall impact on their organisation with an overwhelming passion for their business. In such a close category the judges would also like to recognise The Financial Ombudsman with a Highly Commended title.

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