A string of prizes have been handed out at the prestigious In-house Recruitment Awards (IHRA) 2012, backed by direct employer job board, EmptyLemon.
The best and brightest in-house recruiters were honoured for their achievements over the last 12 months at a glittering ceremony held at the exclusive Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Westminster. The In-house Recruitment Awards aim to draw attention to the increasingly impressive achievements of the internal recruitment sector, which has grown rapidly in recent years.
“It’s great to see that the efforts of internal recruiters across the UK are starting to get the recognition they deserve. Both public and private sector
organisations have been hit hard by the economic upheaval of recent years and internal recruiters have been a real godsend for many,” said Sarah Jacob at EmptyLemon. “The In-house Recruitment Awards really are a great platform for the internal recruitment sector. Here’s hoping next year’s ceremony is even bigger and better than this year’s.”
A total of 15 prizes were handed out at the IHRA 2012 ceremony, which took place on November 29th. Lisa Scales, of social recruitment platform ThinkPad, acted as the evening’s compere.
EmptyLemon sponsored the best in-house recruitment manager prize, which was awarded to Hilary Anderson of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust amid tough competition. There was a double celebration for the team at Guy’s & St Thomas’, which also won the award for best recruitment advertising campaign.
Other winners on the night included broadcaster ITV – which picked up the best social media strategy prize – and the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), which won the award for recruitment innovation.
Logistics firm DHL won the award for the best corporate recruitment team, while the best graduate recruitment strategy prize when to market research Mintel. Discount retailer Matalan went away with the best career website award and Tesco.com picked up the prize for best candidate experience.
Other firms rewarded for their efforts on the night included House of Fraser, EAT and Healthcare at Home.