Meet the Finalists πŸ† The Firm Awards 2023

The Firm Awards, proudly supported by SmartRecruiters, celebrates the very best of in-house recruitment excellence and innovation. This year, we have been overwhelmed by a record number of submissions, and the quality of entries has been extraordinary.

We extend a huge congratulations to all our finalists and hope that you will join us in celebrating these accomplishments at The Firm Awards ceremony, which will take place on June 8th 2023 at the prestigious Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

Let’s come together to recognise the very best in the industry! Secure your ticket for the awards ceremony by clicking here.

BEST ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION STRATEGY

  • EY
  • Jaguar Land Rover supported by Saville Assessment
  • Liberty Global supported by Amberjack
  • NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) – NHS Leadership Academy supported by Cappfinity
  • Virgin Atlantic supported by Amberjack
  • Vodafone Group PLC supported by Sova Assessment

BEST CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

  • AstraZeneca
  • Investec
  • Kirklees Council supported by Oleeo
  • Mondelez International
  • NHS l University Hospital Southampton supported by Talk’n’Job
  • Police Scotland supported by Oleeo
  • Virgin Atlantic supported by Amberjack

BEST CAREERS WEBSITE

  • N Family Club supported by Creed Communications
  • NFU Mutual supported by That Little Agency
  • Simplyhealth Group Ltd

BEST DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMPLOYER BRAND

  • N Family Club supported by Creed Communications
  • Fidelity International supported by SMRS
  • Glenveagh Properties supported by Universum
  • Grab supported by Atomic
  • Mondelez International
  • Pandora A/S supported by SMRS 
  • The Royal Horticultural Society supported by That Little Agency
  • Well Pharmacy supported by Miles Advisory

BEST DIVERSITY & INCLUSION RECRUITMENT STRATEGY

  • Investec
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Agilent Technologies supported by Cielo Talent
  • GXO Logistics UK Limited
  • Atkins supported by Amberjack
  • The LEGO Group

BEST EMERGING TALENT RECRUITMENT STRATEGY

  • Babcock International supported by Manpower
  • Investec
  • Jaguar Land Rover supported by Creed Communications
  • Mondelez International
  • Wren Kitchens

BEST EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAMME

  • HCA Healthcare UK  
  • Volta Trucks supported by Real links 

BEST IN-HOUSE EXECUTIVE SEARCH TEAM

  • AstraZeneca
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Providence

BEST INTEGRATED MARKETING CAMPAIGN

  • Babcock International supported by Manpower
  • BT Group plc supported by PH Creative
  • DHL Parcel UK supported by CA3
  • Evri supported by Creed Communications
  • Mitchells and Butlers
  • NFU Mutual supported by That Little Agency
  • The Royal Air Force supported by Not Going to Uni 
  • Unlocked Graduates supported by SMRS

BEST INTERNAL MOBILITY STRATEGY

  • BT Group supported by PH Creative
  • Currys
  • Wren Kitchens

BEST ONBOARDING EXPERIENCE

  • Autism Unlimited supported by Eli Onboarding
  • Liberty Global
  • Quickline Communications
  • Slalom
  • Syneos Health Inc.
  • VirginMedia o2
  • Wren Kitchens

BEST RECRUITMENT TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY

  • AstraZeneca
  • EY
  • Sunbelt Rentals supported by Eploy
  • Yodel supported by SMRS

BEST SUPPLIER PARTNERSHIP

  • Blackbridge in partnership with Aviva plc
  • Bright Network in partnership with WTW (Willis Towers Watson)
  • Cappfinity in partnership with EY
  • Chapter 2 in partnership with Collinson
  • Esift in partnership with Pilgrim’s Food Masters
  • Resource Bank in partnership Wolseley Group
  • Saville Assessment in partnership with Baker & McKenzie LLP

BEST USE OF VIDEO

  • AstraZeneca
  • BT Group plc supported by PH Creative
  • COWI supported by Universum
  • Grab supported by Atomic
  • John Lewis Partnership supported by Gray Creative Agency
  • The TJX Companies supported by Blackbridge
  • Unlocked Graduates supported by SMRS

EMERGING TALENT RECRUITMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • Expedia Group
  • Liberty Global

IN-HOUSE RECRUITER OF THE YEAR

  • Annabelle Moffat, Mondelez International
  • Jordon Currie, Wren Kitchens
  • Keisha Ffrench, Softcat plc
  • Kirstie Patterson, NFU Mutual
  • Rachel Broadhead, TIEVA Ltd
  • Rico Habraken-Badiali, Miro
  • Ryan Plom, HCA Healthcare UK

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

  • AstraZeneca
  • BT Group plc supported by Enhance Media 
  • EY – Student Recruitment Team
  • EY – Academy & Task Force
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) supported by Cappfinity
  • NHS University Hospital Southampton supported by Talk’n’Job
  • Resource Solutions Ltd

LARGE RECRUITMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • Direct Line Insurance Group plc
  • GXO Logistics UK Limited
  • HCA Healthcare UK
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • Mondelez
  • Taylor Wessing LLP
  • Tesco Stores Limited supported by Adecco Group

OUTSTANDING IMPACT TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

  • AA
  • Direct Line Group

RECRUITMENT EFFECTIVENESS AWARD

  • AstraZeneca
  • Church & Dwight supported by PH Creative
  • Direct Line Group Ltd supported by TMP Worldwide
  • Dunnes Stores supported by Oleeo
  • Newton Europe supported by Oleeo

RECRUITMENT LEADER OF THE YEAR

  • Diane Rysdale, Hastings Direct
  • Georgina O’Connor, Mondelez International
  • Heather Kitto, NFU Mutual
  • Jack Jewell-Mills, Sumo Group Ltd
  • Liz Noble, EY
  • Rob Fowler, Taylor Wessing

RECRUITMENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

  • Elisha Kirkham, Softcat
  • Joshua Kelley, Mondelez International
  • Kelli Plough, Collinson supported by Chapter 2
  • Olly Rawlinson, EY
  • Tracey Taylor, Derbyshire Constabulary supported by Oleeo
  • Wendy Hiley, Quickline Communications Limited

RPO TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • AB InBev, Wilson HCG
  • Chapter 2, Collinson
  • ResourceBank Recruitment Ltd, World Duty Free

SMALL RECRUITMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • Apadmi
  • BMT
  • GP Bullhound
  • GSF Group supported by Eploy
  • Quickline Communications

SUPPLIER INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

  • Cappfinity in partnership with Marks & Spencer Plc
  • Jobtrain Limited
  • Meet & Engage Ltd
  • Reed Specialist Recruitment, Reed Screening
  • Talk’n’Job in partnership with NHS l University Hospital Southampton

A massive congratulations to all our finalists. We hope to see you at our dazzling awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 8th June 2023 at The Grand Connaught rooms.

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