Which Recruitment Awards to Enter in 2019, and How to See ROI!


We’re passionate about recruitment awards! Whether you’re entering, winning, attending or spying, there’s ROI to be had for recruiters, beyond simply having a trophy.

Award Winners!

We’ve been award-winners 3 years in a row, and Lisa is a Judge on 5 of the awards listed below.

Recently we were awarded Affiliate Member of the Year at the APSCo Awards for Excellence. Luckily, we followed our own advice when submitting our entry.  Lisa helps recruitment marketers to craft their awards entries and to focus on which awards are really going to add value.

(Recruitment Marketing Hack: often the best awards are the ones which are NOT recruitment specific – i.e. the ones for your sector… which are not always recruitment – IT / Games / Medical, etc.)

Your List of Recruitment Awards for 2019

Check out our list below to find out when and why you should be attending (or entering) these awards in 2019!

(Have we missed any recruitment awards for 2019?  Message us to get them added.)

RIDI Awards

April 2019

Celebrating progress on disability, the RIDI Awards commends change in recruitment in relation to disabled people and how they enter or progress through the job market.


Recruiter Awards

May 2019

Recruitment’s iconic Recruiter Awards is the UK’s largest event for the entire recruitment community, recognising outstanding achievements by agencies and in-house recruiters.


The Global Recruiter UK Industry Awards 2019

June 2019

The Global Recruiter Industry Awards celebrates the best of the best in recruitment.

The Awards are totally free to enter, which means that the smallest and newest players in the industry have the chance to be recognised alongside established organisations.


LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies

September 2019

The LinkedIn award takes into consideration company and employee reach and engagement, recruiter effectiveness, and content marketing power of search and staffing firms on LinkedIn.

The category that a staffing agency appears in is determined by the location of their headquarters, and the number of employees that are associated with the company’s LinkedIn page.


APSCo Awards for Excellence

October 2019 

The APSCo Awards for Excellence are a prestigious accolade in professional recruitment. The awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the professional recruitment sector and are a unique indicator of professional standards. They are widely recognised by clients as well as the recruitment sector. The awards are free to enter and open to all APSCo members.


Investing in Talent Awards

October 2019

The Investing in Talent Awards celebrates insightful, strategically clever recruitment businesses that recognise the value of investing in current and future talent.


Recruitment International Awards

October 2019

Recruitment International is a well-respected organisation. They host an annual black-tie evening dinner to celebrate the top 500 Recruiters in the UK.

It’s a spectacular event, and our very own Lisa Jones is honoured to be judge for these awards.

The Top 500 recruitment companies are to enter and attend this most prestigious awards programme.


The Good Recruitment Benchmark Assessment And Awards Programme

November 2019

This is a unique programme in the recruitment industry as the benchmark process and awards are based on structured and detailed assessments designed to identify and celebrate employers who don’t just demonstrate best practice but who can demonstrate strong social values at the heart of their recruitment processes.



November 2019

Established in 2001, the National Online Recruitment Awards have been created to acknowledge and reward excellence in online recruitment practice.

Our founder and Director,  Lisa Jones has a passion for recruitment websites and is a judge for these awards.


The Recruitment Marketing Awards

November 2019

The Recruitment Marketing Awards 2019 feature 20 categories plus the “Grand Prix” overall winner. They recognise how outstanding creativity, combined with the right medium, results in successful recruitment campaigns.

IRP Awards

November 2019

The REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards (IRP Awards) see the recruitment industry come together to celebrate professional excellence, best practice and the inspirational work carried out by the brightest and best recruitment stars.


UK Recruiter “Blog” Awards

December 2019

We are delighted to have won this award for 2 years, both as Blog of the Year and Recruitment Agency Influencer, and this year to be mentioned in

We get a real kick out of working with marketers of all levels in recruitment. Content generating candidates, clients and colleagues is our goal, and we love helping marketers devise practical content plans and strategies for content ROI.

So when we see awards for delivering great recruitment blogs we get very happy. An award for your content? Now that’s great ROI!

Louise Triance gathers together a host of influential judges each year to choose the best and brightest influential bloggers and marketers from the recruitment industry and reward them for their hard work and insightful.


We are always on the lookout to promote new and exciting opportunities to win awards throughout the recruitment industry. Know of an award that isn’t on our list, or thinking of putting one on? Contact us and let us know.

Recruitment Awards ROI!

We know how important it is to see ROI from entering awards. It’s great to win and be recognised, but how do you make the most of it?  And even if you don’t win, how can you see ROI simply from getting involved?

We’ve created our Recruitment Awards Toolkit for recruitment leaders, recruiters and marketers to discover how they can become better with their submissions and see ROI from the events (whether they enter, win, or simply attend!).  Ultimately, you don’t even need to attend an awards event to take advantage of some of the tips in this toolkit!

Download your Recruitment Awards Toolkit

Want to find out how you can the best recruitment award submissions?  Contact Lisa for recruitment awards advice and / or

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