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The In-House Recruitment Awards 2015 Winners


On 26th November 2015, 700 of the industry’s most talented in-house recruiters arrived at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in London for the 2015 In-house Recruitment Awards partnered by First Choice Software and organised by the In-house Recruitment Network.

The In-house Recruitment Awards 2015 were the biggest that we have ever witnessed and the night itself indisputably exceeded our expectations.

One thing that made the In-house Recruitment Awards 2015 amazing was the unique nature of this fascinating industry. The way it has grown to prominence as a credible business function and the way that the members of its network are interlinked with each other is quite unlike any other industry.

From the moment everyone arrived, the atmosphere was magical and it only got progressively better as the night unfolded. Heavenly food followed by this year’s special guests, The Chippendoubles, set the room on fire, readying them for a fantastic evening ahead!

The Awards

Presented by our resident compere Kevin Green, CEO of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, the room quickly hushed in anticipation for each award to be announced. And the winners are…

Recruitment Innovation Partnered by Broadbean

Winner: AB InBev supported by Havas People and Casual Films

Best Newcomer Partnered by Sola

Winner: Xchanging

Best Contract Recruitment Team Partnered by Generate FS

Winner: ECS

Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign Partnered by

Winner: TfL supported by Havas People

Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy Partnered by Avature

Winner: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Best On-boarding Strategy Sponsored by SilkRoad

Winner: EDF Energy

Best Candidate Experience Partnered by CV Library

Winner: Baringa Partners

Best Social Media Strategy Partnered by Social Media Search

Winner: Boots supported by andSoMe

Best Recruitment Video Partnered by Powermeeter

Highly Commended: Riverford Organic Farms


Best Use of Mobile Partnered by Solutions 4 Recruitment

Winner: Capita Plc

Best Career Website Partnered by 4MAT

Highly Commended: Fullers supported by True Digital

Winner: BGL Group

Best Employer Brand  Partnered by Reuben Sinclair

Winner: House of Fraser supported by SMRS

Best Employee Referral Strategy Partnered by JobSite & CityJobs

Highly Commended: Assurant Solutions supported by Creed Comms

Winner: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Best RPO Partnered by TalentSpa

Winner: Capita Resourcing – Working for Essex

Best In-house Recruiter (Individual award) Partnered by Burning Glass

Winner: Maria Georgiades – Paperchase Products Ltd

Best In-house Recruitment Manager (Individual award) Partnered by

Winner: Adrian Wightman – RWE

Best International Recruitment Team Partnered by Choobah

Winner: Mouchel

Best Financial and Professional Services Team Partnered by Eploy

Winner: Keystone Law

Best Public Sector / Not-for-profit Team Partnered by WeLoveWork

Winner: Royal Mencap Society

Best Retail or Consumer Goods Team Partnered by RedCat Digital

Highly Commended: House of Fraser

Winner: Molson Coors supported by Hudson RPO

Best Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff) Partnered by: The Good Recruitment Campaign

Winner: Working for Essex

Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff) Partnered by: First Choice Software

Highly Commended: Coca Cola Enterprises

Winner: Great Western Railway