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.
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.
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 email@example.com
We do not accept American Express
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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