2017 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2017 winners!

Recruitment Innovation
Best Newcomer
Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy
Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign
Best On-boarding Strategy
Best Candidate Experience
Best Employee Referral Strategy
Best Employer Brand
Best Use of Social Media
Best Recruitment Video
Best RPO
Best Career Website
Recruitment Innovation
Finalists

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

Winner
SAP

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

Highly Commended
Anchor Trust
Best Newcomer
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

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 Graduate Recruitment Strategy
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)

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 Recruitment Advertising Campaign
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.

Best On-boarding Strategy
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.

Best Candidate Experience
Finalists

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

Winner
Mencap

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 Employee Referral Strategy
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.

Best Employer Brand
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

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 Use of Social Media
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.

Best Recruitment Video
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

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 RPO
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.

Best Career Website
Finalists

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

Winner
Compass Group

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 Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Best Use of Mobile
Best Executive Search Team
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 Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
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.

Best Use of Mobile
Finalists

Harris Federation
Havas UK (VISYON)
Specsavers

Winner
Havas UK (VISYON)

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 Executive Search Team
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!

Best In-house Recruiter (Individual award)
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

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 Recruitment Manager (Individual award)
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

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.

Highly Commended
Joanne Lee, Capco
Best Technology Recruitment Team
Finalists

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

Winner
AND Digital

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 Public Sector / Not-for-profit Team
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”.

Best Retail or Consumer Goods Team
Finalists

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

Winner
River Island

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.

Highly Commended
Greencore
Best International Recruitment Team
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.

Best Financial and Professional Services Team
Finalists

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

Winner
Lloyds Banking Group

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 Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff)
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.

Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff)
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 Sisters Food Group

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.

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