Recognising recruiters at the forefront of diversity, equity & inclusion

Talent is like gold dust and fine gems. There’s never enough, and finding both requires lots of exploration in many different areas. A successful organisation requires a variety of sparkles to shine. And this takes investment.
Only insightful, astute and strategically clever recruitment can reap the rewards of diversity and inclusion for modern businesses, the ultimate investment for current and future talent — and business success.
Have you and your team — agency or in-house — designed a strategy that attracts hard-to-find and often untapped talent? And what are you doing to retain these valuable finds? 
Tell us about how your organisation stands above the rest in Investing in Talent for today and tomorrow’s workforces.


Extended Entry Deadline – 25 October 2023, 11.59pm
Entry fee – £179+VAT per entry 

A full list of the winners from the 2022 awards can be found here.

The awards are aimed at UK and international Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Process Outsourcing Organisations and individual recruiters and recruitment agency employees.

Recruiter is looking for recruitment businesses that set, and exceed, industry standards.

Why enter?

  • Be credited as a top performer in recruitment.
  • Stand out in the world of professional recruitment.
  • Improve internal morale, to attract and retain motivated staff.
  • For the prestige of winning an award and the opportunity to use Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards branding as an endorsement – logos are produced for all winners and finalists.
  • Build commercial and professional respect and boost business profile.
  • Make your company more attractive to the top industry players and candidates.
  • Play a significant part in the development of the reputation of the recruitment profession.
  • Once completed, the Category Entry Forms should be uploaded during the online entry process.
  • Please adhere to the terms and conditions of entry for the word count guide. Ensure that your entries are as concise as possible by, for example, using bullet points if necessary.
  • If you are entering multiple categories please complete the relevant Entry Form for each, ensuring that you have tailored the entry specifically to each category.
  • Please ensure you pay particular attention to all compulsory questions, in order for your entry to be accepted for judging.
  • Unless otherwise specified, initiatives and strategies outlined in the entries should have been in place at least from 1 July 2022 to 1 September 2023.
  • The judging will aim to recognise organisations who add outstanding value to their business relationships and that set, and exceed, industry standards as an employer and agency of choice for employees, contractors and temporary workforces.
  • Judges will look for innovation, viability, and financial stability/sustainability.
  • Each entry will be judged on the information provided in the Category Entry Form and on the financial and company information supplied during the online entry process.
  • The judges will look for demonstrable evidence that you have produced work worthy of an award.
  • The judging will aim to recognise organisations who add outstanding value to their business partnerships and relationships.
  • Entrants into the Company categories will be judged against criteria including; Effectiveness, Duty of Care, Impact, Transparency, Return on Investment.
  • Entrants into the Individual categories will be measured against five main criteria: Alignment to business strategy, Effectiveness, Impact, Innovation and Viability.

Please ensure you read the questions carefully on the individual category entry forms and if you have any queries please contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • All entries to Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards will be viewed by the individual judges and Recruiter Editor, DeeDee Doke.
  • Each entry will be judged on the information provided in the Category Entry Form and on the financial and company information supplied during the online entry process.
  • Entries will be judged against a judging criteria.
  • Entries which have not been correctly submitted through our online system will be rejected. 
  • The judging panel will meet in December, after which the shortlist will be published in Recruiter magazine and on the Awards website, and all entrants will be individually contacted.
  • Please ensure that you have read the Terms and conditions of entry below prior to submitting your entry/ies.
  • Each category has a different Entry Form which can be downloaded from the categories page. Please complete the relevant form for each entry you submit, ensuring you have tailored the entry specifically to the category.
  • To start your online entry, click on the Enter Now button which will take you through the form step-by-step. You will be asked to fill in your company details, select the category/ies you wish to enter and to upload your filled in entry forms and any supporting documents you wish to add.
  • You will then proceed to the payment stage. Payment for entries must have cleared by the entry deadline in order for your entries to be valid.
  • On completion of the entry process you will receive an email confirming that we have received your entry. Please note the reference number which will appear on this confirmation email, for use on any further correspondence.

And finally…remember to book your table for this sell out event!!

Entry deadline: 29 September 2023 (£149+vat per entry)

Extended entry deadline: 25 October 2023 (£179+vat per entry)

The Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards will take place on 30 January 2024 at The Brewery, London.

The cost per entry for Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards will be as follows:

Entry deadline: 29 September 2023 (£149+vat)

Late entries wll be charged at £179 + VAT until 13 October 2023

All entering agencies, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies and the subsidiaries of either/both verify that their companies have been in business under their current names precisely and have not been involved in insolvency proceedings from 1 January 2018.  Further, agencies must verify that they have held full valid licenses (such as but not limited to Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority), company registrations, certifications (for example, health & safety), etc that are required to operate in their industry, sectors or locations at all times during the entry period covered. They must also attest: 1) they have not been subject to any penalties/disciplinary action by a government organisation or trade body for activity or practices related to agency operation since 1 January 2018; 2) they must not be facing legal action or have been convicted in courts of law/tribunals for malpractice or poor treatment of employees and/or temporary workers or contractors from 1 January 2018.

Entrants in the individual categories will be held accountable to equivalent standards for professional reputation on an individual basis, including but not limited to up-to-date director information recorded at Companies House, for the period from 1 January 2018.

Entrants take responsibility for assuring that they meet the above criteria. Recruiter reserves the right to disqualify entrants or nullify any awards conferred in the event the above criteria is not met.

  • These Awards are open to Recruitment Agencies and Recruitment Process Outsourcing organisations that have been in operation since 1 January 2017.
  • Entries will not be accepted for judging unless you have entered via the online entry process, the requested financial and company information has been supplied, the correct entry template has been uploaded and, where requested, a supporting testimonial or reference has been provided.
  • Entrants found to be resubmitting the same entry documents as a previous year will be excluded from the entry process. All entries must be completed on the individual category entry form for 2022 and any entries where the details provided are the same as a previous year will be excluded from the entry process. Any entries that include a project that has previously been entered must show how this project has developed since it was last entered and provide performance data to support this.
  • Companies may enter more than one category as appropriate, but an entry fee must be paid for each category entered.
  • The judges reserve the right to re-categorise entries if they think another category would be more suitable. However, they cannot be expected to routinely re-categorise incorrectly entered submissions.
  • Please note that if your entry is shortlisted the information in your written submission may be used at the Awards ceremony and included in any supporting materials for the Awards, such as in the Winners Brochure or Recruiter magazine or recruiter.co.uk
  • Sponsors are not permitted to enter the category which they are sponsoring.
  • Payments for entries must have cleared by 30 September 2022 in order for entries to be judged.
  • Entries may be withdrawn for any reason up until 5.30pm on 30 September. However, the entry fee is not refundable. To withdraw an entry, please email  [email protected]
  • Redactive Events are not responsible for retaining any supporting material for collection, unless the entrant specifically requests this by email before 5.30pm on [email protected]
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 31 January 2023 at The Brewery, London.
  • The judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered in to regarding them.
  • Whilst you (or the licensors) continue to own the copyright in all works forming part of your entry, by submitting an entry you consent to our use of submitted photographic works in any publication, whether or not connected to the Investing in Talent Awards, and you now waive all moral rights in such photographic works. We may allow third parties (e.g. journalists) to use such works for Investing in Talent purposes. If a third party owns the copyright in such works, you confirm that you have obtained their consent to our use and a waiver of their moral rights for these purposes.
  • If you and/or your company win an Investing in Talent Award, we may want to interview/photograph and/or video you or members of your team for coverage in Recruiter magazine or recruiter.co.uk. We may want to share your story! By entering the Investing in Talent Awards, you are agreeing to co-operate with coverage requests from Recruiter/recruiter.co.uk
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