GlobeStemming from the success of its inaugural awards, the In-house Recruiter Online Network (IRON) recently announced the finalists for the 2013 In-house Recruitment Awards for Excellence. The awards are hosted by IRON, an exclusive networking group for UK in-house recruiters, internal recruiters and HR professionals. The annual awards aim to “recognise the increasing achievements of UK in-house recruitment teams and the individuals that form them.”

More than 100 entries were submitted from organizations across the UK all vying to take the top spot in the 16 categories. The winners will be honored in London during the awards dinner on Nov. 28.

“It is thrilling to see so many entrants to this year’s awards and especially pleasing to note the number of companies involved for the second year running,” said Mark Lennox, co-founder of the In-house Recruitment Awards hosts. “This shows 2012 was a success and that the In-house Recruitment Awards are now an established feature of the evolving client-side talent-attraction process, where employer branding has become so important.”

The 16 categories include: Recruitment Innovation, Best Recruitment Advertising Campaign, Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, Best Graduate Recruitment Strategy, Best On-boarding Strategy, Best Candidate Experience, Best Social Media Strategy, Best Recruitment Video, Best Career Website, Most Effective Employer Brand Development, Best Employee Referral Strategy, Best RPO, Best In-house Recruiter, Best In-house Recruitment Manager, Best Recruitment Team (less than 1,000 staff), and Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff).

Below are this year’s finalists for five of the 16 categories:

Best Social Media Strategy

  • Boots
  • Cheil UK
  • EAT
  • Future
  • Jagex

Best Recruitment Video

  • Capco
  • Future
  • Samsung
  • PA Consulting
  • Pets at home
  • Starcom Mediavest Group

Best Career Website

  • Capital One
  • Jagex
  • Le Manoir Careers
  • New Look Retailers
  • RWE npower
  • Starcom Mediavest Group

Most Effective Employer Brand Development

  • Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Future
  • Mercer
  • SC Johnson

Best Recruitment Team (1,000+ staff)

  • McDonalds
  • Macmillan
  • Brakes
  • The Financial Ombudsman
  • Royal Mail
  • Serco
  • Capital One
  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Admiral Group
  • New Look Retailers
  • RWE npower
  • Nestlé

To view the complete list of finalists, click here.

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