Best Recruitment Awards Tips

How to Use Recruitment Awards in 2022 to Drive Your Sales Pipeline


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 recruitment award trophy.

There are 2 things I want to talk about today:

  1. The Recruitment Awards happening in 2022

  2. A top tip on how to run your recruitment sales strategy with awards, without even submitting an awards entry!

We Are Award Winners!

We are proud to be triple award winners, including the APSCo award for Affiliate Member of the Year. Luckily, we followed our own advice when submitting our entries. As a frequent judge and recruitment marketing mentor, I help recruitment marketers to craft their awards entries and to focus on which awards are really going to add value.

(Recruitment Award Winning 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.)

1. ​Your List of Recruitment Awards for 2022

Check out our 2022 list recruitment awards list below! (Have we missed any recruitment awards for the remainder of 2022? Contact Us to get them added.)

This year recruiters need to do more with less. The goal is never to win an award. The goal is to generate more speed and pipeline. To give you support, we’ve created our Recruitment Awards Toolkit for recruitment leaders, recruiters and marketers to improve their awards submissions, and see ROI from the events (whether they enter, win, or simply attend!).

Onrec Awards

March 2022 - The prestigious Onrec Awards 2022 Ceremony now in its 16th year has cemented itself in the calendar as the industry's must attend event. Not only is it an evening to celebrate the very best in Online Recruitment but it is also a chance to network with the very best suppliers and HR in recruitment.

Recruiter Awards

September 2022 - The iconic Recruiter Awards is the UK’s largest event for the entire recruitment community, recognising outstanding achievements by agencies and in-house recruiters. Achievements in recruitment marketing and technology also are spotlighted on the night.

APSCo Awards for Excellence

September 2022 - 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.

TIARA Recruitment Awards

October 2022 - The TIARA Recruitment Awards recognises excellence in the UK’s best performing recruitment companies with revenues above £5m.

The Recruitment Marketing Awards

October 2022 - The Recruitment Marketing Awards 2022feature 26 categories plus the “Grand Prix” overall winner. They recognise how outstanding creativity, combined with the right medium, results in successful recruitment campaigns.

The Global Recruiter UK Industry Awards

November 2022 - 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.


November 2022 - Established in 2001, the National Online Recruitment Awards have been created to acknowledge and reward excellence in online recruitment practice. They are dedicated to the continual improvement and evolution of the candidate experience. As a previous judge and recruitment marketing whizz, my expertise in recruitment websites delivering ROI could help you nail this one!

​2. Recruitment Awards Driving Your Sales Strategy (Without Even Entering)

Let's face it, now more than ever, your inbound sales strategies are absolutely crucial in a post-pandemic world where the war for talent is raging, counteroffers are rife, and clients need recruiters that they can trust, who understand their niche.

My top tip to add turbo to your sales strategy? Speedily research which awards are prevalent in your niche sectors, and track the shortlists and winners and use this data to target your client base. By definition, clients that are entering awards, tend to be high growth, ambitious, and likely have money and time to spend on recruitment too!. Surely?

We know how important it is to see ROI from entering awards. It’s great to win and be recognised, but what about not entering at all, and simply using the awards process to drive your sales process? Use this great awards list website (and Google) to help you unearth a list of awards in your sectors. Plot the dates into your diaries and pick up the phone!


HIIT Us, Recruiters!

Speaking of growth and wins, our recruitment training platform, Recruitment HIIT, was built to solve recruiter's pain points and provide solutions to help recruiters and recruitment leaders save time, develop speedy processes and generate more of the 4Cs - candidates, clients, colleagues and cash!

Try Recruitment HIIT. We understand the importance of having a sales-led marketing strategy, automating your recruitment workflows and using your recruitment systems to get the best out of your teams. We work with recruiters to help them achieve their business goals and generate ROI from their key systems through Bullhorn and Bullhorn Automation (AKA Herefish) training, and other key recruitment systems like SourceBreaker, Cloudcall, Paiger, which you can find on Recruitment HIIT too.




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