About the awards

Who can enter?

The awards are aimed at Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Process Outsourcing Organisations and individual recruiters.

Why enter?

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.
Entry tips
  • Please ensure that you read the How to Enter and the Conditions of Entry sections before completing the relevant Category Entry.
  • Form/s. 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 January 2017 to 1 June 2018.
  • 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 be looking for innovation and profitability.
What will the judges be looking for?
  • 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 be looking for proof that you have produced an award-winning entry.
  • 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.

How will the entries be judged?
  • 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. Please see How to Enter and the Conditions of Entry details.
  • The judging panel will meet in September, after which the shortlist will be published in Recruiter magazine and on the Awards website, and all entrants will be individually contacted.
  • Entrants to the individual categories will be required for an interview during the judging day to be held on 14 September, London.
How to enter
  • Please ensure that you have read the Terms and Conditions of Entry prior to submitting your entry/ies.
  • Each category has a different Category 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

Entry deadline: 6th July 2018 (£149+vat)

Extended Deadline: 7th August 2018 (£179+vat)


Awards celebration

The inaugural Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards will take place on 31 October at the Brewery, London.

The Awards celebration will begin at 18.30 with a drinks reception, followed by a three course dinner. The awards will be announced by our host, DeeDee Doke and will conclude with networking drinks.  This event is a great way to celebrate with friends, colleagues and peers alike.

Click here to find out more about the Awards.

Entry fee

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

Entry deadline: 6th July 2018 (£149+vat)

Extended Deadline: 7th August 2018 (£179+vat)


Terms and Conditions of Entry

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 2015.  Further, agencies must verify that they have held full valid licenses (such as but not limited to Gangmasters Licensing 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 2015; 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 2015.

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 2015.

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 that 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 2015.
  • 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 2019 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 into 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.
  • Sponsors are not permitted to enter the category which they are sponsoring.
  • Payments for entries must have cleared by 1st October 2018  in order for entries to be judged.
  • Entries may be withdrawn for any reason up until 5.30pm on 10 July 2018.  However, the entry fee is not refundable. To withdraw an entry, please email laura.wright@redactive.co.uk
  • Redactive Events are not responsible for retaining any supporting material for collection, unless the entrant specifically requests this by email before 5.30pm on 10 July 2018.
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 31 October 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

The recruitment awards that put talent first. 

Talent is like gold dust – there’s never enough of it. And like great wealth, great talent requires investment – in learning & development and an attractive pay & benefits strategy, for example.

But it takes an insightful, strategically clever recruitment business to recognise the value of investing in its current and future talent.

Do your recruiters love working in your business? Is your company the consultancy of choice for contractors and temporary workers? If so, it’s time that your business receives well-deserved recognition for Investing in Talent.

A full list of the categories from the 2018 awards can be found here.

How to enter