2015 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2015 winners!

Recruitment Innovation
Best Newcomer
Best Contract Recruitment Team
Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign
Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy
Best On-boarding Strategy
Best Candidate Experience
Best Social Media Strategy
Best Recruitment Video
Best Use of Mobile
Best Career Website
Recruitment Innovation
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

Winner
AB InBev supported by Havas People and Casual Films

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

Best Newcomer
Finalists

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

Winner
Xchanging

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

Best Contract Recruitment Team
Finalists

ECS
G4S
Hastings Direct
Mothercare

Winner
ECS

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 Recruitment Advertising Campaign
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

Winner
TfL supported by Havas People

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

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy
Finalists

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

Winner
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

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 On-boarding Strategy
Finalists

EDF Energy
G4S
GAUCHO
Insurance Octopus

Winner
EDF Energy

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.

Best Candidate Experience
Finalists

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

Winner
Baringa Partners

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 Social Media Strategy
Finalists

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

Winner
Boots supported by andSoMe

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.

Best Recruitment Video
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

Winner
comparethemarket.com

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.

Highly Commended
Riverford Organic Farms
Best Use of Mobile
Finalists

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

Winner
Capita Plc

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.

Best Career Website
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

Winner
BGL Group

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.

Highly Commended
Fullers supported by True Digital
Best Employer Brand
Best Employee Referral Strategy
Best RPO
Best In-house Recruiter (Individual award)
Best In-house Recruitment Manager (Individual award)
Best International Recruitment Team
Best Financial and Professional Services Team
Best Public Sector / Not-for-profit Team
Best Retail or Consumer Goods Team
Best Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff)
Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff)
Best Employer Brand
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

Winner
House of Fraser supported by SMRS

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.

Best Employee Referral Strategy
Finalists

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

Winner
Cognizant Technology 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 stats.

Highly Commended
Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Comms
Best RPO
Finalists

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

Winner
Capita Resourcing – Working for Essex

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.

Best In-house Recruiter (Individual award)
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

Winner
Maria Georgiades – Paperchase Products Ltd

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 Recruitment Manager (Individual award)
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

Winner
Adrian Wightman – RWE

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.

Best International Recruitment Team
Finalists

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

Winner
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 Financial and Professional Services Team
Finalists

Baringa Partners
Bibby Financial Services
ECS
Keystone Law

Winner
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.

Best Public Sector / Not-for-profit Team
Finalists

Cornwall Council
Macmillan Cancer Support
Royal Mencap Society
TfL

Winner
Royal Mencap Society

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 Retail or Consumer Goods Team
Finalists

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

Winner
Molson Coors supported by Hudson RPO

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.

Highly Commended
House of Fraser
Best Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff)
Finalists

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

Winner
Working for Essex

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 (1,000+ staff)
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

Winner
Great Western Railway

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.

Highly Commended
Coca Cola Enterprises

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