Huge congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 FIRM Awards! Last night saw us celebrate the finest in In-House Recruitment: a night of much laughter, courtesy of host Russell Kane, and and the celebration of outstanding work.
And the winners are:
Best Careers Website
Sponsored by CV-Library
Winner: Warburtons (Supported by Basis Media)
Warburtons rose to the top with a fun and lively site which captured brand brilliantly and played seamlessly across all devices.
Best Development of an Employer Brand
Sponsored by Wilson HCG
Winner: Kerry Foods (Supported by SMRS)
Highly commended: Hastings Direct & Sky Betting and Gaming
The judges praised this creative and fun campaign which went to exceptional lengths to involve the business right from defining the EVP to the creative content.
Best Diversity & Inclusion
Sponsored by Cubiks
Winner: Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent
An incredible, stellar job, the judges said, with an entry where nothing was left missing, and work which will make a real difference to the lives and careers of so many across the UK.
Best Employee Referral Programme
Sponsored by Social Referral
Winner: Assurant (Supported by Creed Comms)
The Judges were impressed by the high referral rates, and particularly by the high levels of internal engagement evident from the initiative.
In-House Recruiter of the Year
Sponsored by totaljobs
Winner: Charlotte Lamping (Transport for London)
Highly Commended: Danny McKillop (National Grid)
Amongst some excellent entries, Charlotte stood out as having delivered an incredible amount with challenging targets in a complex environment.
Innovation of the Year
Sponsored by reed.co.uk
Winner: Sky Betting & Gaming (Supported by Chatter)
The judges were spoilt for choice this year, but at the fore, and one of two entries involving Chat Bots, Sky Betting and Gaming presented a really innovated fully natural language chat bot that really captivated candidates and judges alike.
Outstanding Impact, Transformation and Change
Sponsored by Adzuna
Winner: Balfour Beatty
Highly commended: National Grid
The judges were impressed with the huge scale of transformation at Balfour Beatty in a relatively short period of time, with some significant changes driven through across a wide range of recruitment areas.
Best Candidate Experience
Sponsored by Meet & Engage
Winner: Barclays (Supported by Capp)
The judges said the strengths of this entry lay in the innovative documentaries presented to candidates and the valuable career coaching call feature among many others.
Best Social Recruitment Strategy
Sponsored by Carve
Winner: The John Lewis Partnership (Supported by Enhance Media)
The judges highly rated the way culture and brand was promoted on social media, with a clear use of solid analytics to drive decisions.
Best Supplier Partnership
Sponsored by Brightfield
Winner: TMP Worldwide (In partnership with The AA)
The Judges said this was a great example of effective partnership, with TMP influencing and impacting a broad range of recruitment channels at the AA.
Best Emerging Talent Programme
Sponsored by CEB
Winner: BT (Supported by Sonru)
Highly commended: SAP
The judges loved this digitally focussed solution employing video and VR for a detailed long term apprenticeship strategy.
Best Onboarding Experience
Sponsored by Enboarder
Winner: SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK LTD (Supported by 3D Marcomms)
The Judges were impressed with use of automation and the innovative online induction planner portal, and commended the great turnaround in measured candidate feedback.
Recruitment Team of the Year
Sponsored by Talent Insight Group
Winner: Transport for London
A fantastic example of a best in class resourcing function, the judges said, and one of the strongest entries of the whole awards, one judge noted.
Best Use of Mobile
Sponsored by TribePad
Winner: Rolls Royce (Supported by Cut-e)
Rolls Royce excelled in this category, and presented an immensely impactful mobile experience, impressing every one of the judges.
In-House Recruitment Leader of the Year
Sponsored by eArcu
Winner: Rebecca Foden (Transport for London)
Sealing a hatrick of awards for Transport for London this year, Rebecca demonstrated clear thought leadership, and has achieved fantastic results for TFL, notably with some valuable diversity and outreach goals. A testament to Rebecca’s leadership are TFL’s three awards this year!
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