2016 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2016 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 Employee Referral Strategy
Best Recruitment Video
Best Use of Social Media
Best Employer Brand
Best RPO
Recruitment Innovation
Finalists

Capco
Disclosure & Barring Service
Jaguar Land Rover (supported by Pink Squid)
Nandos (supported by Pink Squid)
SAP
Veolia UK
West London Mental Health NHS Trust
Wiltshire Council

Winner
Jaguar Land Rover (supported by Pink Squid)

The winner demonstrated the most compelling entry with their use of a competition focusing on an apprenticeship campaign, yielding tangible results.

Best Newcomer
Finalists

2 Sisters Food Group (supported by Hudson RPO)
Fleetcor
Grant Thornton
KIMS Hospital
OLIVER Agency
RedEye
Sovereign Housing Association

Winner
Sovereign Housing Association

With a new Manager a modest sized new team, impressive results and an impressive turnaround story this winner was deemed to truly be the “Best Newcomer”.

Best Contract Recruitment Team
Finalists

ECS
The Essex Recruitment Team
PET-Xi Training
Qinetiq (supported by Experis)

Winner
The Essex Recruitment Team

With a focus on cost-saving across the temp market and an emphasis on candidate satisfaction, this team have made significant reductions in a tough market, leading them to be a deserved winner.

Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign
Finalists

Anchor Trust (supported by Ality)
Don’t Panic London
Jaguar Land Rover (supported by Pink Squid)
SAP
SilverDoor
Yodel (supported by SMRS)

Winner
Anchor Trust (supported by Ality)

This worthy victor worked off a “shoestring budget” with great results. Using Social Media in an innovative, targeted manner whilst reducing costs per head.

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy
Finalists

AIG
BGL Group
Capco
Dstl
EDF Energy
Hilton Worldwide
L’Oreal (supported by Hodes UK)
Taylor Wessing (supported by Hodes UK)
Thames Water (supported by GTI Recruiting Solutions)
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Winner
Taylor Wessing (supported by Hodes UK)

A tough category with some brilliant stories and strong results. Ultimately the winner instilled a distinctive, effective method of recruitment delivery having also highlighted the significant improvements in delivery and strong evidence of engaging candidate experience.

Best On-boarding Strategy
Finalists

Abellio Greater Anglia
Aviva (supported by CA3)
BGL Group
FitFlop
IGD
Keystone Law
National Express
Riverford Organic Farmers

Winner
Aviva (supported by CA3)

The introduction of a clearly defined, engaged, candidate-led platform has set this company as a stand-out winner in a tough category.

Best Candidate Experience
Finalists

B&Q
Baringa Partners
Grant Thornton
KIMS Hospital
Ogilvy Group
SAP
Transport for London (supported by Sonru)
WilsonHCG
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Winner
Grant Thornton

Showcasing the great feedback received from candidates with a clear focus on values, this company was deemed to truly set the bar high on Candidate Experience.

Best Employee Referral Strategy
Finalists

KIMS Hospital
REPL Group
SOTI Inc

Winner
KIMS Hospital

The winner of this category displayed a successful, sincere campaign with a strong business case and focus on Diversity and impact yielding an impressive 100% retention rate.

Best Recruitment Video
Finalists

Anchor Trust
Avis Budget Group (supported by CA3)
Comedy Central
Dstl
REPL Group
Secret Escapes
Swinton (supported by SMRS)

Winner
REPL Group

Always a tough category, the winner provided a ‘real’ insight into the company’s people and office environment appealing to their target market. It also showcase the fit into their strategy and measurement of success.

Best Use of Social Media
Finalists

Anchor Trust (supported by Ality)
Dixons Carphone (supported by Hodes UK)
Dstl
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (supported by Hodes UK)
Jaguar Land Rover (supported by Pink Squid)
Molson Coors (supported by Hudson RPO)
Nandos (supported by Pink Squid)
Ogilvy Group
Thermo Fisher (Supported by Social Media Search)
Wiltshire Council
Yo! Sushi (supported by Pink Squid)

Winner
Anchor Trust (supported by Ality)

Traditionally a tough area to provide accurate results, the victor of this category was able to tap into their target audience effectively with a clear, well-planned strategy across various social platforms at a low cost per head with a clear measurement of success.

Best Employer Brand
Finalists

Costa (supported by Pink Squid)
Dixons Carphone (supported by Hodes UK)
Ernst & Young (EY)
FitFlop
SAP
Swinton (supported by SMRS)
TrustFord (supported by CA3)

Winner
Trustford (supported by CA3)

A strong entry from our winner who after going through a rebrand, understood the need to create a new employer brand from scratch. Utilising extensive research they were able to clearly detail and set-out their new Employer Brand to resonate with candidates through to employees effectively.

Best RPO
Finalists

The Essex Recruitment Team
GTI Recruiting Solutions
Hudson RPO
Omni RMS
WilsonHCG

Winner
Hudson RPO

Outsourcing for many companies is an essential part of their recruitment process. Our winner was able to provide clear and effective process and briefing guides whilst enlisting Hiring Managers’ help and most effectively a great pipeline of candidates.

Best Career Website
Best Use of Mobile
Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Best In-house Recruiter (Individual award)
Best In-house Recruitment Manager (Individual award)
Best Technology Recruitment Team
Best Public Sector / Not-for-profit Team
Best Retail or Consumer Goods Team
Best International Recruitment Team
Best Financial and Professional Services Team
Best Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff)
Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff)
Best Career Website
Finalists

Abcam (supported by Hodes UK)
Cundall
Dixons Carphone (supported by Hodes UK)
Jaguar Land Rover (supported by Pink Squid)
Legal & General (supported by Pink Squid)
Live Nation Entertainment
National Express
River Island (supported by Pink Squid)
Secret Escapes
SOTI Inc
Swinton (supported by SMRS)

Winner
Abcam (supported by Hodes UK)

In an increasingly online world, the winner has created a simple, personal and effective website that candidates are able to easily navigate on desktop or mobile. The integration of social and videos added to the overall feel of the company’s brand.

Best Use of Mobile
Finalists

Abellio Greater Anglia
Anchor Trust
Jaguar Land Rover (supported by Pink Squid)
Nando’s (supported by Pink Squid)

Winner
Nando’s (supported by Pink Squid)

After a wealth of research the winner of this category understood the demands of their candidates and their own restrictions which resulted in the development of a simple, yet innovative and effective solution.

Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Finalists

EDF Energy
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (supported by Hodes UK)
Ernst & Young (EY)
FDM Group
McCANN London
Mencap
Nestlé (Supported by Capp & Co)
SAP
Schneider Electric

Winner
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (supported by Hodes UK)

An extensive and strategic plan which has come to life this year has seen this winner identify many areas with a focus on social mobility and background of candidates. Demonstrative analysis and results that showed a real culture shift this year gone.

Highly Commended
Schneider Electric
Best In-house Recruiter (Individual award)
Finalists

Adam Phillips, BorgWarner
Carly Brown, Costain Group Plc
Gemma Pye, Hitachi Capital UK
Gemma Skelton, Sovereign Housing Association
Hayley Woosey, Bupa UK
Lavanya Peri, TopCashback
Mae Geshnizjani, Mencap
Martin Fahy, B&Q
Michael Mason, Molson Coors (supported by Hudson RPO)
Robert Stone, McCANN London
Stephen Holmes, SWIFT

Winner
Gemma Skelton, Sovereign Housing Association

A stand-out winner for this category where the Recruiter detailed some highly impressive metrics whilst working as a real partner to the business initiating various programmes. A well deserved winner!

Best In-house Recruitment Manager (Individual award)
Finalists

Claire Whiteford, Nationwide Building Society
Don Le, Mobile Fun
Kay McCormick, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays
Kelly Sheridan, Sovereign Housing Association
Sam Jackson, Mencap
Sian Smith, FitFlop
Stacy Winstanley, Bupa UK
Uma Patel, West London Mental Health NHS Trust

Winner
Claire Whiteford, Nationwide Building Society

Having undergone a somewhat complex restructure, this winner displayed key characteristics of what a Recruitment Manager should be and despite the challenges thrown was able to demonstrate their key skills in leadership & strategy. With glowing references from the business there was only one possible winner.

Highly Commended
Joanne Lee, Capco
Best Technology Recruitment Team
Finalists

ECS
FDM Group
Rentalcars.com
REPL Group
Schneider Electric

Winner
Schneider Electric

A significant shift in mentality has allowed this company to go from being an administrative function to real business partners with a significant reduction in agency use, increased productivity and international collaboration.

Best Public Sector / Not-for-profit Team
Finalists

Essex County Council in partnership with the Essex Recruitment Team
Mencap
North Yorkshire County Council
Wiltshire Council

Winner
Mencap

A tough category with some outstanding results in a tough market. This winner has been able to increase hires, reduce costs and also introduce new systems and processes which is a challenge unto itself!

Best Retail or Consumer Goods Team
Finalists

B&Q
FitFlop
Molson Coors (supported by Hudson RPO)
Unilever (supported by Accenture)

Winner
Molson Coors (supported by Hudson RPO)

An impressive entry highlighting some standout achievements in tough times. The winner for this category has initiated a number of successful projects whilst maintaining their impressive metrics with a clear presence online. An undeniably worthy winner.

Highly Commended
Greencore
Best International Recruitment Team
Finalists

Bupa UK
Cognizant Technology Solutions Worldwide
Epson
FitFlop
OLIVER Agency
Thermo Fisher
World First

Winner
Thermo Fisher

A clear front-runner for this category where the company was able to highlight the successes of their newly appointed recruitment team, focusing on the turnaround in their EMEA region. Showcasing impressive savings, reduced time to hire, improving candidate quality and working collaboratively with hiring managers are just some of the key achievements for this commendable winner.

Best Financial and Professional Services Team
Finalists

Baringa Partners
Bibby Financial Services
ECS
Ernst & Young (EY)
Hitachi Capital UK
RSM Group

Winner
Ernst & Young (EY)

The winner of this category has a clear, genuine focus on people being the heart of the organisation. While having to recruit high volumes of candidates as efficiently as possible the team have developed and implemented a clearly defined and well thought out strategy that have enabled such impressive results.

Best Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff)
Finalists

Baringa Partners
Bibby Financial Services
Capco
ECS
OLIVER Agency
SilverDoor
World First

Winner
Baringa Partners

An outstanding, personal entry where the Candidates really are at the heart of the recruitment process. The recruitment team have been able to function as a real business partner where management surveys, candidate response trackings, referral schemes and employer branding all contribute to their tangible results.

Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff)
Finalists

Boots
Bupa UK
Celesio UK
DHL
Ernst & Young (EY)
Live Nation Entertainment
Lyreco
Molson Coors (supported by Hudson RPO)
Nationwide Building Society
Ogilvy Group
Ovo Energy
Unilever (supported by Accenture)
XPO Logistics

Winner
Celesio UK

An incredibly tough category with a number of great recruitment teams. However, the winner of this category works in a notoriously tough industry yet still been able to produce some impressive deliverables, working as a real partner to the company as a whole. A worthy winner for this prestigious award.

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