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1. BEST CONTRACTOR CARE

Awarded to the recruitment agency/RPO that provides the most comprehensive care of and service to contractors it supplies to clients in the UK or anywhere else in the world. The agency demonstrates that it values its contractors, is committed to their safety and well-being in sometimes challenging environments. The agency anticipates, understands and fulfils their needs with outstanding service and fully compliant solutions.

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2. BEST EMERGING TALENT EMPLOYER IN RECRUITMENT

This award recognises the recruitment company/executive search/interim management/recruitment process outsourcing firm that offers the most outstanding employment situation for ‘emerging talent’ (apprentices, graduates, school leavers) in terms of employment/career opportunities, training/professional development, feedback and benefits.

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3. BEST TEMPORARY WORKFORCE CARE

Awarded to the recruitment agency/RPO that provides the most comprehensive care of and service to temporary workforces it supplies. The agency demonstrates that it values its temporary workforces and is committed to their fair treatment, professional development, safety and well-being. The agency anticipates, understands and fulfils these workers’ needs with outstanding service and fully compliant solutions.

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4. BEST EMPLOYABILITY/RECRUITMENT INITIATIVE FOR THE UNEMPLOYED

This award recognises successful initiatives by recruitment/ HR community to develop and execute schemes for disadvantaged and currently unemployed and/or people who are soon to be unemployed which build workplace skills and trades and/or result in long-term work placements or series of short-term work placements through a recruitment agency. These initiatives may involve partnerships with one or more clients, national/regional/local authorities, sector bodies, or other relevant organisations. Measures for determining business success could include but are not limited to numbers of people placed and lengths of placements, Return on Investment (RoI) for the business, numbers of people gaining certifications/qualifications as a result, client/candidate satisfaction.

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5. MOST EFFECTIVE DIVERSITY/INCLUSION STRATEGY

Awarded to the recruitment agency/RPO that most successfully integrates and executes effective, practical diversity & inclusiveness practices into talent attraction and hiring, workforce planning strategy and into its daily working culture.

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6. MOST EFFECTIVE FLEXIBLE WORKING STRATEGY

Awarded to the recruitment agency/RPO that has most successfully developed and implemented a flexible working strategy that measurably contributes to business success (examples of measures could include but are not limited to Return on Investment, employee engagement, productivity retention, etc).

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7. MOST EFFECTIVE PAY & BENEFITS STRATEGY

Awarded to the recruitment agency/RPO that provides the most effective pay & benefits strategy for its staff in terms of understanding local market conditions by geography and/or by sector, culture and implementing relevant factors with regard to Return on Investment (ROI), efficiency and impact on employee engagement and productivity. This might include share/equity options, for instance. This also recognises the encouragement and reward of ‘best practice’ service to clients and candidates, and clarity of communicating terms and conditions to employees.

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8. MOST INNOVATIVE BENEFIT

Awarded to the recruitment agency/RPO demonstrating the greatest innovation in creating and implementing a benefit in terms of Return on Investment (RoI) in employee engagement, staff retention and financial efficiency. It also recognises clarity in communicating to employees the benefit’s terms, conditions and reward(s).

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9. MOST EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Awarded to the recruitment agency/RPO that offers the most effective professional development to employees in terms of measurable business success. This could include programmes for newcomers, support staff, experienced staff, managers, directors and senior leadership. Measures for determining business success could include but are not limited to assessment, Return on Investment and impact on the business and its strategy.

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10. MOST EFFECTIVE TEAM MOTIVATION EVENT

Awarded to the recruitment agency/RPO that has provided/provides the most effective team motivation event in terms of Return on Investment and impact on employee engagement, staff retention and reputation.

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11. BEST RECRUITMENT WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT

Awarded to the recruitment agency/RPO that provides the most effective/best workplace environment for promoting and supporting creativity, high morale, productivity and collaboration on the job. Also considered are the Return on Investment in creating such an environment for staff, clients and candidates and impact on employee engagement.

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12. BEST BANKING/FINANCIAL SERVICES RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Open to all recruitment, executive search and interim management firms operating in the banking/finance sector(s). Awarded to a recruitment, executive search or interim management firm that can provide evidence that it provides the most effective work environment, incentives, benefits, professional development/training, internal communications, and ‘best practice’-orientated management and social responsibility activity. Along with providing evidence of financial stability, innovation and profitability, the winning entry must demonstrate workforce diversity and the availability of career development opportunity for all. A set of clearly defined organisational values will also be evident in the winning entry.

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13. BEST CONSUMER SERVICES RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Open to all recruitment, executive search, interim management and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies operating in Consumer Services (Catering & Hospitality, Leisure/Entertainment, Retail, Travel) sectors that can provide evidence it offers the most effective work environment, incentives, benefits, training, internal communications and ‘best practice’-orientated management. Along with providing evidence of financial stability, innovation and profitability, the winning entry must demonstrate workforce diversity and the availability of career development opportunity for all. A set of clearly defined organisational values will also be evident in the winning entry.

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14. BEST CREATIVE/DIGITAL/MEDIA/MARKETING RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Open to all recruitment, executive search and interim management firms operating in the Creative/Digital/Media/Marketing sector(s). Awarded to a recruitment, executive search or interim management firm that can provide evidence that it provides the most effective work environment, incentives, benefits, professional development/training, internal communications, and ‘best practice’-orientated management and social responsibility activity. Along with providing evidence of financial stability, innovation and profitability, the winning entry must demonstrate workforce diversity and the availability of career development opportunity for all. A set of clearly defined organisational values will also be evident in the winning entry.

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15. BEST ENGINEERING RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Open to all recruitment, executive search and interim management firms operating in the Engineering sector(s). Awarded to a recruitment, executive search or interim management firm that can provide evidence that it provides the most effective work environment, incentives, benefits, professional development/training, internal communications, and ‘best practice’-orientated management and social responsibility activity. Along with providing evidence of financial stability, innovation and profitability, the winning entry must demonstrate workforce diversity and the availability of career development opportunity for all. A set of clearly defined organisational values will also be evident in the winning entry.

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16. BEST HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Open to all recruitment, executive search and interim management firms operating in the Healthcare sector(s). Awarded to a recruitment, executive search or interim management firm that can provide evidence that it provides the most effective work environment, incentives, benefits, professional development/training, internal communications, and ‘best practice’-orientated management and social responsibility activity. Along with providing evidence of financial stability, innovation and profitability, the winning entry must demonstrate workforce diversity and the availability of career development opportunity for all. A set of clearly defined organisational values will also be evident in the winning entry.

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17. BEST IT & TELECOMS RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Open to all recruitment, executive search and interim management firms operating in the IT & Telecoms sector(s). Awarded to a recruitment, executive search or interim management firm that can provide evidence that it provides the most effective work environment, incentives, benefits, professional development/training, internal communications, and ‘best practice’-orientated management and social responsibility activity. Along with providing evidence of financial stability, innovation and profitability, the winning entry must demonstrate workforce diversity and the availability of career development opportunity for all. A set of clearly defined organisational values will also be evident in the winning entry.

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18. BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Open to all recruitment, executive search, interim management and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies operating in the Professional Services (Accountancy/Finance, Actuarial, Architecture, Change Management, HR, Legal, Management Consultancy, Procurement) sector that can provide evidence it offers the most effective work environment, incentives, benefits, training, internal communications and ‘best practice’-orientated management. Along with providing evidence of financial stability, innovation and profitability, the winning entry must demonstrate workforce diversity and the availability of career development opportunity for all. A set of clearly defined organisational values will also be evident in the winning entry.

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19. BEST PUBLIC/THIRD SECTOR RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Open to all recruitment, executive search, interim management and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies operating in the Public/Third Sector (Charity, Civil Service, Education, etc) sector that can provide evidence it offers the most effective work environment, incentives, benefits, training, internal communications and ‘best practice’-orientated management. Along with providing evidence of financial stability, innovation and profitability, the winning entry must demonstrate workforce diversity and the availability of career development opportunity for all. A set of clearly defined organisational values will also be evident in the winning entry.

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20. BEST TEMPORARY RECRUITMENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Open to all recruitment, executive search and interim management firms operating in the Temporary Recruitment sector(s). Awarded to a recruitment, executive search or interim management firm that can provide evidence that it provides the most effective work environment, incentives, benefits, professional development/training, internal communications, and ‘best practice’-orientated management and social responsibility activity. Along with providing evidence of financial stability, innovation and profitability, the winning entry must demonstrate workforce diversity and the availability of career development opportunity for all. A set of clearly defined organisational values will also be evident in the winning entry.

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21. MOST INSPIRING NEWCOMER

Awarded to the recruiter (agency/RPO/executive search/interim management) newcomer with less than two years of experience as of 1 March 2016 who most actively contributes to building an outstanding workplace and has made a positive difference to the success of the business and the recruitment profession’s reputation externally.
(PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who are shortlisted for this category will be invited to an interview on 7 July in Central London. You will be informed w/c June 27 if you have made the shortlist.)

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22. MOST INSPIRING SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

Awarded to the non-fee earning staff member who most actively contributes to building an outstanding workplace and has made a positive difference to the success of the business and the recruitment profession’s reputation externally. (Examples of roles this employee might have: administration, back office, compliance, finance, HR, learning & development, legal, marketing, payroll.)

(PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who are shortlisted for this category will be invited to an interview on 7 July in Central London. You will be informed w/c June 27 if you have made the shortlist.)

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23. MOST INSPIRING TEAM LEADER/MANAGER

Awarded to the recruitment team leader/manager (first-line supervisor or department manager) who most actively contributes to building an outstanding workplace and has made a positive difference to the success of the business and the recruitment profession’s reputation externally.

(PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who are shortlisted for this category will be invited to an interview on 7 July in Central London. You will be informed w/c June 27 if you have made the shortlisted.)

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24. MOST INSPIRING DIRECTOR/ SENIOR MANAGER

Awarded to the senior manager/director (not C-suite or managing director) who has inspired employees, contributes to building an outstanding workplace, and leads the recruitment industry and profession in setting the agenda for best practice.

(PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who are shortlisted for this category will be invited to an interview on 7 July in Central London. You will be informed w/c June 27 if you have made the shortlisted.)

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25. MOST INSPIRING RECRUITMENT LEADER

Awarded to the recruitment leader; chief executive or other C-suite executive, managing director or director in another key decision maker role who has inspired employees, contributes to and builds an outstanding workplace, and leads the recruitment industry and profession in setting the agenda for best practice.

(PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who are shortlisted for this category will be invited to an interview on 7 July in Central London. You will be informed w/c June 27 if you have made the shortlisted.)

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PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who are shortlisted for the individual categories will be invited to an interview on 27 June 2017 in Central London.  You will be informed w/c  10 July if you have made the shortlist!

Click on the links below for descriptions on each of the categories and to download category entry forms. We advise that you take time to read through the How to Enter page before starting to prepare your entries.

Now – put your passion for people into writing and bring it to life.  Choose from the following categories and demonstrate how you’ve invested in talent.

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