2014 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2014 winners!

Recruitment Innovation
Best Newcomer
Best Contract Recruitment Strategy
Best Candidate Experience
Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign
Most Effective Employer Brand Development
Best Employee Referral Strategy
Best Onboarding Strategy
Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy
Best Social Media Strategy
Recruitment Innovation
Finalists

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

Winner
RWE 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.

Best Newcomer
Finalists

Airwave
BMJ
Catlin
England 2015
Holler

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.

Highly Commended
Airwave supported by Philosophy
Best Contract Recruitment Strategy
Finalists

ECS
Radley Yeldar
Specsavers

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.

Best Candidate Experience
Finalists

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

Winner
WilsonHCG

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.

Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign
Finalists

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

Winner
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.

Most Effective Employer Brand Development
Finalists

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

Winner
The Original Bowling Company supported by andSoMe

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.

Best Employee Referral Strategy
Finalists

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

Winner
Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Communications

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.

Best Onboarding Strategy
Finalists

Capco
infinite group
The Insurance Octopus
Towers Watson

Winner
The 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.

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy
Finalists

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

Winner
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.

Best Social Media Strategy
Finalists

Boots (andSoMe)
Capco
Isobar
WSP

Winner
Boots supported by andSoMe for #FlyWithBoots

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.

Best Career Website
Best Recruitment Video
Best RPO
Best In-house Recruiter
Best In-house Recruitment Manager
Best Financial and Professional Services Team
Best Public Sector / Not-for-Profit Team
Best Retail / Consumer Goods Team
Best Recruitment Team (SME)
Best Recruitment Team (Corporate)
Best Career Website
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

Winner
Airwave supported by Philosophy

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.

Best Recruitment Video
Finalists

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

Winner
Nationwide Building Society

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.

Highly Commended
Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Comms
Best RPO
Finalists

Cielo
People Experts Limited
Resource Solutions
The Curve Group
WilsonHCG

Winner
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.

Best In-house Recruiter
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

Winner
Kerry Richards – Delaware North (Eploy)

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.

Best In-house Recruitment Manager
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

Winner
Amy Scargill – Dixons Retail

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.

Best Financial and Professional Services Team
Finalists

Capco
ECS
EY

Winner
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.

Best Public Sector / Not-for-Profit Team
Finalists

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

Winner
Royal Mencap Society

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.

Best Retail / Consumer Goods Team
Finalists

Britvic
Dixons Retail
River Island
Specsavers
Thorntons

Winner
Dixons Retail

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.

Best Recruitment Team (SME)
Finalists

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

Winner
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!

Best Recruitment Team (Corporate)
Finalists

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

Winner
EDF Energy

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.

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