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In-house Recruitment Award Finalists Announced

The huge quantity of entrants was followed by an unprecedented quality of entries, indicative to the superiority of today’s in-house recruiters & their…

After an overwhelming amount of entries, we’re pleased to announce the finalists of the In-house Recruitment Awards 2014, partnered by First Choice Software. The awards, now in their third year, attracted an incredible number of entrants from some of the best in-house recruitment teams across the UK.

The huge quantity of entrants was followed by an unprecedented quality of entries, indicative to the superiority of today’s in-house recruiters & their function.

Some of the more popular categories were Best In-house Recruiter, Best In-house Recruitment Manager & Best Recruitment Team where all finalists, and entries alike, displayed some astonishing results & impressive achievements. Recruitment Website, Recruitment Innovation & Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy have also been extremely well populated, signifying that we’re about to witness some exciting developments within the in-house recruitment functions.

Attention now turns to the prestigious awards ceremony to be held on 20th November at the Park Plaza Hotel, London. Tables can now be booked for what promises to be another memorable evening. 

Congratulations to all IHRA 2014 finalists:

Recruitment Innovation

Finalists:

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Boots (andSoMe)
  • Capita plc
  • IHG
  • Isobar
  • Molson Coors (Hudson RPO)
  • RWE npower
  • Simplify Digital
  • Towers Watson

Best Newcomer

Finalists:

  • Airwave (Philosophy)
  • BMJ
  • Catlin
  • England 2015
  • Holler

Best Contract Recruitment Strategy

Sponsored by: Elevate Direct

Finalists:

  • ECS
  • Radley Yeldar
  • Specsavers

Best RPO

Finalists:

  • Cielo
  • People Experts Limited
  • Resource Solutions
  • The Curve Group
  • Wilson HCG

Best Social Media Strategy

Sponsored by: Social Media Search

Finalists:

  • Boots (andSoMe)
  • Capco
  • Isobar
  • WSP

Best Recruitment Video

Sponsored by: Shortlister

Finalists:

  • Antalis (Philosophy)
  • Airwave (Philosophy)
  • Assurant Solutions (Creed Communications)
  • Jagex Games Studio
  • Lebara Ltd
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Plumbee Ltd

Best Career Website

Sponsored by: 4MAT

Finalists:

  • Antalis (Philosophy)
  • Airwave (Philosophy)
  • Assurant Solutions (Creed Communications)
  • Capco
  • Compass (SMRS)
  • Delaware North (Eploy)
  • Jagex Games Studio
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • RWE npower
  • The LateRooms Group

Best Candidate Experience

Sponsored by: PathMotion

Finalists:

  • Capco
  • Dennis Publishing
  • Holler
  • Plumbee Ltd
  • Raytheon UK
  • Starcom MediaVest Group
  • Wilson HCG

Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign

Sponsored by: CV Library

Finalists:

  • Boots (andSoMe)
  • WSP
  • Capita
  • Essentia at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • University of Leicester

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy

Finalists:

  • Boots (andSoMe)
  • Capco
  • Compass
  • Dstl
  • ECS
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Raytheon UK
  • The LateRooms Group
  • Thorntons

Most Effective Employer Brand Development

Finalists:

  • Compass (SMRS)
  • Essentia at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Original Bowling Company (andSoMe)

Best Employee Referral Strategy

Finalists:

  • Assurant Solutions (Creed Communications)
  • Capco
  • Isobar
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • PepsiCo

Best On-boarding Strategy

Finalists:

  • Capco
  • infinite group
  • The Insurance Octopus
  • Towers Watson

Best In-house Recruiter (Individual award)

Sponsored by: Learndirect

Finalists:

  • Aimee Falconer – BMJ
  • Tania Musolino – Capita plc
  • Kerry Richards – Delaware North (Eploy)
  • Leti Taylor – Dennis Publishing
  • Clodagh Downey – Essence
  • Grace Brodie – Essence
  • Clive Cooper – Healthcare at Home
  • Lexie Newnham – MVF
  • Ebony James – Plumbee Ltd
  • Adrian Wightman – RWE npower
  • Sian Amato – Starcom MediaVest Group

Best In-house Recruitment Manager (Individual award)

Finalists:

  • Jamie White – Dennis Publishing
  • Amy Scargill – Dixons Retail
  • Sue Kellaway – Dstl
  • Vanessa Corsie – EDF Energy
  • Simon Daykin – Healthcare at Home
  • Jamie Cooper – Immediate Media
  • Julie Johnson – Johnson and Johnson
  • Jonathan Hart – Paddy Power
  • Debbie Robinson – PepsiCo
  • Paul Thornton – Royal Mencap Society
  • Mark Bass – RWE npower
  • Robert Mould – Specsavers

Best Retail/Consumer Goods Team

Sponsored by: RetailWeekJobs.com

Finalists:

  • Britvic
  • Dixons Retail
  • River Island (Wilson HCG)
  • Specsavers
  • Thorntons

Best Financial and Professional Services Team

Sponsored by: ICAEW Jobs

Finalists:

  • Capco
  • ECS
  • EY

Best Public Sector / Not-for-profit Team

Finalists:

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Dstl
  • Royal Mencap Society
  • Salford City College
  • Save the Children
  • Teach First
  • University of Leicester

Best Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff)

Sponsored by: Qandidate.com

Finalists:

  • Capco
  • Dennis Publishing
  • ECS
  • Essence
  • Jagex Games Studio
  • Lebara Ltd
  • Salford City College
  • SThree LLP
  • The LateRooms Group

Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff)

Sponsored by: first choice software

Finalists:

  • Barclays
  • Britvic
  • Capita plc
  • Compass
  • EDF Energy
  • EY
  • Healthcare at Home
  • Molson Coors (Hudson RPO)
  • Paddy Power
  • RWE npower
  • Specsavers
  • Thorntons
  • WSP

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