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

Recruitment leaders and marketers who are looking to grow their business, improve their brand and SELL MORE know that awards can be a big driver for these strategies.  This blog is a list of many of the recruitment awards in our booming sector – with dates to help you plan your comms for the year.

We’re passionate about recruitment awards – whether you’re entering, winning, attending or spying, there’s ROI to be had for recruiters.

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 it came to submitting our entry.  And Lisa help recruitment marketers craft their awards entries – and helps them focus on which awards are really to going to add value (Recruitment Marketing Hack! Often the best awards are the ones which are NOT recruitment specific – ie. the ones for your sector… which are not always recruitment – IT / Games / Medical… etc..)

Recruitment Awards ROI!

We know how important 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!

Get your free Recruitment Awards Toolkit – and start seeing ROI from recruitment awards.

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Your List of Recruitment Awards for 2019

Check out our list below to find out who, when and why you should be attending (or applying to) these awards in 2019!  (Have we missed any recruitment awards for 2019?  Message us to get them added.)

Recruitment International Supplier Awards

February 2018

The Recruitment International Supplier Awards are new to the awards circuit in the UK.

They say: “Recruitment International is celebrating over ten years of recognising the best of the best in recruitment, but they’re not the only ones we want to shout about. We will also be recognising leading industry suppliers at our annual RI Recruitment Industry Supplier Awards.

Behind every successful recruitment company stands a market leading supplier. These specialists are integral to the growth and success that recruiters enjoy, which is why our Supplier Awards will validate who the premium suppliers are across a number of categories.”

We love this new-comer and encourage all suppliers to the industry to take part!

Recruiter Awards

May 2018

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 2018

June 2018

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.

Recruitment Marketing Awards

July 2018

The Recruitment Marketing Awards 2018 feature 20 categories plus the “Grand Prix” overall winner. They recognise how outstanding creativity, combined with the right medium, results in successful recruitment campaigns.

Recruitment Business Awards

September 2018

An awards specifically for NON-London recruiters? This is it! This event celebrates such titles as: executive search and selection firm; consultant of the year; best candidate experience; best niche/specialist agency and team of the year.

The Good Recruitment Benchmark Assessment And Awards Programme

September 2018

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.

APSCo Awards for Excellence

October 2018

The Awards are open to APSCo members. The Awards are a unique indicator of professional standards and, as such, are widely recognised by clients as well as throughout the recruitment sector.

Winners have to pass a rigorous assessment process (trust us, we experienced it first-hand as we we award best affiliate!) that makes the APSCo Awards for Excellence the most prestigious accolade in professional recruitment.

Click here to read more about the APSCo Awards.

Recruitment International Awards

October 2018

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.  Click here to read more about the Recruitment International Awards.


November 2018

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.

This is a super-charged awards ceremony run by the passionate Recruitment Guru (and Scot) Stephen O’Donnell. Click here to read more about the NORAs.

Marketing & Digital Recruitment Awards

November 2018

The Marketing & Digital Recruitment Awards – recognise recruitment firms that have displayed unparalleled excellence within the marketing, advertising, creative and digital sectors.

This is a super-niche awards ceremony (shouldn’t all of them be?) where recruiters can really demonstrate their approach.

Our very own Lisa was master of ceremony in 2016 and we also sponsor the award “Marketing Star” to recognise individuals and their contributions to recruitment marketing.  Click here to read more about the Marketing and Digital Marketing Awards.

IRP Awards

December 2018 

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.

Click here to read more about the IRP Awards.

UK Recruiter Blog of the Year Awards

January 2019  

We are delighted to have won this award for 2 years – both as Blog of the Year and Recruitment Agency Influencer.

We get a real kick out of working with marketers of all levels in recruitment. Content is king is often used as a mantra… 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 content.

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

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