The FIRM 2019 Winners

BEST CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

This category recognises the most creative, successful and friendly candidate experience. The Judges will accept self-nominations for this category.

Accenture (supported by Capp)

BEST CAREERS WEBSITE

This category is open to all recruitment teams and other partnering departments in the same organisation, if applicable. Entries are welcomed from Recruitment Media or Marketing organisations on behalf of their customers. This category recognises the most effective, engaging and candidate-friendly Careers Website and its impact on Recruiting function as well as the Candidate Experience and Employer Brand. The Judges will accept self-nominations for this category.

Wehkamp (supported by PH. Creative)

BEST DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMPLOYER BRAND

This category is open to all recruitment teams and other partnering departments in the same organisation, if applicable. This category recognises the most successful and effective development of an Employer Brand (EB) and its impact on the Recruiting function and recruitment lifecycle. The Judges will accept self-nominations for this category.

Hastings Direct (supported by That Little Agency)

BEST DIVERSITY & INCLUSION RECRUITMENT STRATEGY

This category recognises exceptional creativity and innovation in development and delivery of an effective Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment strategy. The Judges will accept self-nominations for this category.

Expedia Group

BEST EMERGING TALENT RECRUITMENT STRATEGY

This category recognises exceptional creativity and innovation in development and delivery of an effective Graduate, Intern, Apprentice and School Leaver Recruitment and development programme. Testimonies from those on the programme, as well as from customers of the programme will be required. The Judges will accept self-nominations for this category. 

Heathrow Airport Limited (supported by Amberjack)

BEST ON-BOARDING EXPERIENCE

This category recognises and acknowledges outstanding development and delivery of an effective pre-boarding and on-boarding strategy for all new hires. The Judges will accept self-nominations for this category. 

Mondelez International

BEST SOCIAL RECRUITMENT STRATEGY

Social networks, both established and new, are increasingly avenues of attraction and engagement for talent. This category recognises initiatives focusing on social channels to achieve hiring objections. Self-nomination is permitted for this category. 

RBS (supported by Ph.Creative)

BEST SUPPLIER PARTNERSHIP

As functions mature, suppliers often form a crucial and integral part of the organisation's success in talent acquisition, either as an ongoing or outsourcing component to the department, or engaging for a specific project or major initiative. This category seeks to recognise suppliers and employers who have achieved the bench mark in supplier engagement, management and utilisation. Nominations accepted from both Employers and Suppliers.

Blackbridge Communications (in partnership with Babcock International)

IN-HOUSE RECRUITER OF THE YEAR

Self-nominations will be accepted for this category, from an individual's manager, HRD, team members, or an internal customer(s). This category recognises outstanding achievement of an individual Recruiter. 

Sophie Abbott - BD

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

This category recognises exceptional and outstanding innovation in any aspect of the recruitment life-cycle within a single organisation or team. Entries will be accepted from a recruiting team, a project team or from an individual. The Judges will accept self-nominations for this category.

Vodafone (supported by Pink Squid)

OUTSTANDING IMPACT TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

This category recognises the most effective positive impact a team or Recruitment Manager has had to the delivery of the recruitment service to internal customers and candidates alike. This award can be entered for by a team, part of a team or an individual. The Judges will accept self-nominations, as well as nominations from an individual's manager, an HRD, colleagues or an internal customer.

BT

RECRUITMENT EFFECTIVENESS AWARD

A new award for 2019, we are now recognising the work recruitment functions do to achieve results through the quality and management of their processes. Do you truly operate a data-driven function (not just produce a pretty monthly report), have you transformed your time or cost of hire through efficiency measures, or have you harnessed your technology to automate the things other companies still do manually? You don't have to have a team of champions, the most inspiring leaders, or a meaty transformation agenda to be doing excellent business-as-usual work. If the answer is yes to any of the above, this award is probably for you.

The AA (supported by TMP and Guidant)

RECRUITMENT LEADER OF THE YEAR

This category is open to those holding a team or departmental leadership position within any size of organisation. Those nominated may be Team Leaders, Supervisors, Project Managers, Recruitment Managers, Heads of Recruitment or Directors of Recruitment or hold similar positions and who have shown outstanding skills and capabilities in leading their project, team or function. 

Self-nominations will not be acceptedNominations will only be accepted from the individual's manager, an HRD, their team or an internal customer(s).

Ryan Barnett – Expedia

RECRUITMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Nominations are welcome from entire recruiting departments or geographically/functionally aligned teams, showing innovation and commitment to delivering a quality service to the company. The Judges will accept self-nominations for this category.  

Balfour Beatty

SUPPLIER INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Talent Acquisition is never usually a wholly internal affair, and high performing companies across the world rely on the technology, expertise, creativity and solutions available from a host of vendors and suppliers. It is the innovation of these suppliers which more often than not kicks our profession into new phases of our evolution, and in pace with the changing shape of workplaces and job seekers. This award recognises innovations from the recruitment vendor landscape, without which our pace of change would certainly be slower.

Enhance Media