people in bubbleIn November, the In-house Recruiter Online Network (IRON) 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, and aim to “recognise the increasing achievements of UK in-house recruitment teams and the individuals that form them.”

Well, votes have been tallied; decisions have been made; and this year’s winners have been selected.

According to IRON, this year’s winners consisted of more individual companies than ever before. Fourteen In–house recruitment teams from across the UK shared the awards with Capco, a global business and technology consultancy focused on the financial services industry. Capco led the pack, winning three awards: “Best On-boarding Strategy,” “Best Recruitment Video” and “Best Employee Strategy.”

Below are some of the winners for the 2013 In-house Recruitment Awards for Excellence:

Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Best Candidate Experience

ASK Italian

Best Social Media Strategy


Best Career Website


Most Effective Employer Brand Development

SC Johnson

Jacob Kimber of Epsilon took home the award for the Best In-house Recruiter, while Kate Parkyn of the Sporting Index won the award for the Best In-house Recruitment Manager. Awards were also given to the best recruitment teams at SME’s and corporations: digital agency Essence and New look Retailers, respectively.

View the complete list of winners here.

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