FAQs

The FIRM Awards celebrate the very best of in-house recruitment excellence, innovation and best practice. They act as an inspiration to fellow members of The FIRM, setting the standard for in-house recruiters and provide an opportunity for our members to recognise the achievements of their peers in a prestigious and inspiring environment.

Entry into The FIRM Awards 2022 is open to any company, agency, or individual producing work specifically to recruit and retain talent in the period from 1 January 2020 to 1st Dec 2021

Entries from outside the UK are welcome.

Entries typically follow this structure which you will see outlined in the online entry form

• Context/ Rationale for Change.

• Strategy and Development

• Obstacles overcome

• Impact and results

Where part of the criteria requires them, statistics and/or specific data must be provided.

Supporting Info

You are welcome to attach files supporting your entry. Files should contain concise information and may be marked down if overly long. Please limit to 5MB maximum file size.

You may also provide a link to a video clip of relevance to your entry. Both are entirely optional, and you will not be marked down for not providing such materials.

There is an entry fee of £150 + VAT for each nomination entered into each category.

Once you have uploaded your entry online you can opt to pay by credit card or by invoice.

Invoices and receipted invoices will be automatically sent to the email address of the user that is logged in to the website at the point of submission. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that payment of entry invoices is received received before the closing date.

No Entry will go forward for judging unless full payment of the Fee is received.

BEST ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION

BEST CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

BEST CAREERS WEBSITE

BEST DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMPLOYER BRAND

BEST DIVERSITY & INCLUSION RECRUITMENT STRATEGY

BEST EMERGING TALENT RECRUITMENT STRATEGY

BEST LEADERSHIP HIRING STRATEGY

BEST INTERNAL MOBILITY STRATEGY

BEST ON-BOARDING EXPERIENCE

BEST INTEGRATED MARKETING CAMPAIGN

BEST EMPLOYEE REFERRAL SCHEME

BEST RECRUITMENT TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY

BEST USE OF VIDEO

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

RECRUITMENT EFFECTIVENESS AWARD

OUTSTANDING IMPACT TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

SUPPLIER INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

BEST SUPPLIER PARTNERSHIP

IN-HOUSE RECRUITER OF THE YEAR

RECRUITMENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

RECRUITMENT LEADER OF THE YEAR

EMERGING TALENT RECRUITMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

SMALL RECRUITMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR (5 AND BELOW)

LARGE RECRUITMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

RPO TEAM OF THE YEAR

18th March 2022

Entries should be no more than 500 words per section

Entries can be paid for by credit card or invoice at the time of submission.

Credit cards:

You will be redirected to Stripe payment page hosted by Evessio. Once completed you will receive a receipt from The FIRM If you do not receive this, please email awards@thefirm-network.com

We do not accept American Express

Invoices:

Once you have selected the invoice option you will have the opportunity to input a Purchase Order Number if you have one. If you have a purchase order number at a later date please email this to awards@thefirm-network.com who will assign this to your invoice and re-issue. Invoices will be issued within 5 working days after point of submission and emailed to the address assigned to the login credentials.

It is the entrants responsibility to ensure that this is forwarded to their accounts team for payment.

Invoice terms are 30 days.

If you have not received the invoice from Awards@thefirm-network.com, please check your junk mail and spam filters.

Entry into The FIRM Awards 2022 is open to any company, agency, or individual producing work specifically to recruit and retain talent in the period from 1 January 2020 to 31st Dec 2021

Yes, please press the “Save for Later” button which will then move your incomplete entry into your “Nominations”. When you are ready to submit you can log back in, go to your saved items tab to make any necessary changes before selecting the “Move to Basket” button which will allow you to complete your transaction.

Yes, multiple Entries can be submitted from a single organisation or brand.

Entries from outside the UK are welcome.

Any submissions in languages other than English must be accompanied by an English translation.

It is encouraged that, if shortlisted, international companies attend the award ceremony in London

Yes, as long as it is before the final entry deadline of 23:55 on 18th March 2022.

If you log back in your entry will be held under the Awards > Nominations section. You will then be able to select the “edit” button and make necessary changes.

Please be sure to press save.

After 23:55 on 18th March 2022 no further changes can be made.

Yes, submitting the same entry into more than one category is allowed.

However each entry must be tailored to the category’s specific criteria, uploaded and paid for.

There are 25 Awards categories - each category undergoes two stages of judging, the first is online judging and each entry is assessed by at least three judges.

The next stage is a live final round judging day that takes place in April and all shortlisted entries are reviewed and judges scores calibrated. No judge is permitted to assess any categories that they have entered and a judges' company is not permitted to enter more than five categories otherwise this is deemed a conflict of interest and they are forced to withdraw from judging.

All entries will be judged against the criteria indicated for each category.

Decisions of the judges will be final.

All shortlisted entries will be notify by email in April 2021

Winners will be announced at a face to face award ceremony on Tuesday 14th June 2022 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

Tuesday 14th June 2022

18.00 - Drinks Reception

19.50 - Welcome 08.00 - Gala Dinner

21.55 - Awards presentation

23.00 - Afterparty

1.00 - Close

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms 61 - 65 Great Queen Street London WC2B 5DA

Premier Inn London Holborn hotel 27-29 Red Lion Street, Holborn, London WC1R 4PS

Premier Inn London King's Cross hotel 26-30 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AA

CQ Hotels 8 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5BY

Middle Eight 66 Great Queen St, London, WC2B 5BX, England, United Kingdom

24th January - Entries Open

18th March - Entries Close

25th April - Final Round of Judging

27th April - Shortlist Announced

14th June - The FIRM Awards Ceremony