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Registration for the Marketing & Digital Recruitment Awards 2017 is now OPEN.

Entry forms need to be completed and sent back by 31st July 2017.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact the awards team on 0203 206 7598 or email natasha@onlymarketingjobs.com

Best Newcomer

Partnered by: APSCo

This award champions the passion and entrepreneurial spirit required to establish a new recruitment business in the contemporary marketplace.

The judges will be looking for demonstrable evidence of a clearly defined business strategy, since inception and for at least the next twelve months, highlighting recruitment innovation and a significant understanding of its respective marketing/digital sector.  Agencies entering this category must highlight outstanding service to clients and candidates and what you are doing to achieve this.

Entrants must have commenced trading no earlier than 1st August 2016.

Enter this category if your agency is innovative, dynamic and going places and can convince the judges why your agency is the ‘one to watch’.

Best Recruitment Website

Partnered by: JXT

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Today’s recruitment climate demands engagement and visibility so, with online activity at the forefront of everyday life, your company website is crucial to contemporary business success.

This category recognises agencies that have produced a website synergetic not only to its own brand but to the industry, also. Entrants to this category will demonstrate a website that is functional, dynamic, interactive & productive and, of course, visually appealing.

Enter this category if your website is a beacon of your agency’s success!

Best Niche Agency – Sector

‘An inch wide, a mile deep’ is a common term used to describe recruiters that specialise in one niche sector, a growing trend within contemporary staffing solutions.  This category is for recruitment agencies that specialise in one key ‘sector’ of the full marketing & digital mix.  Examples of specialist sectors would include: Retail; Finance; Legal/Professional Services; FMCG; Healthcare; Technology; Not-for-Profit; etc.

Judges will be looking for tangible evidence that points to the benefits of working one niche sector area and how this expertise helps candidates and clients, and how this affects bottom-line profitability. Agencies entering this category will be especially prevalent placing candidates within one niche sector.

Enter this category if your agency is awesome at working across a niche sector!

Best Candidate Experience

Partnered by: 4MAT

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The winner of this category will have displayed exceptional candidate service throughout the past 12 months. Not only must the agency demonstrate that it provides candidates with standard basic care it must also show outstanding value-added services, highlighting how these continue to contribute to candidate career success.

As part of the selection criteria judges will be looking for entrants to showcase their passion towards the candidate experience, and the innovations that make the candidate journey both enjoyable and productive.

What do you do that makes your candidate experience so outstanding?

Enter this category if your agency offers remarkable candidate experiences!

Best Client-Side Recruitment Team

Partnered by: Nasstar

Entrants to this category will have a bias towards recruiting for client-side organisations, providing talent within any marketing & digital discipline(s) within any industry sector(s). The winning entry will be the recruitment agency that best displays its expertise across all recruitment processes for client-side employers, paying particular attention to candidate engagement and client interaction.

Judges will be looking for evidence of how concentrating on recruiting for client-side organisations affords a unique selling point, provides stricture and allows the business to stand out from the crowd.

Enter this category if your agency excels at working with client-side organisations!

Recruitment Consultant of the Year

Partnered by: Drum Recruitment

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Entrants to this category will be recognised by their peers and community for providing outstanding contribution to the UK marketing & digital recruitment industry throughout the past 12 months. Judges will be looking for evidence that the entrant has not only delivered against targets, but also given something back to the employer, peers within the organisation or the recruitment industry as a whole.

The entrant may have overcome difficult challenges, displayed thought-leadership or highlighted significant innovation.

Enter yourself or a colleague for this award if you think you or they are a genuine recruitment superstar!

Best Freelance Recruitment Team

Partnered by: Brookson

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The talent ‘shortage’ within digital has seen a rise in the number of companies hiring freelance staff to fulfil short, medium and long-term projects.  These freelance professionals (also known as temp staff or contractors) are crucial to the evolving marketing & digital industry. This award recognises the different challenges associated with freelance recruitment and the demands imposed on those involved in it.  Judges will be looking for evidence overall recruitment excellence, with particular attention paid to the candidate experience and how this affects the organisations they are placed with.

This category is open to recruitment agencies with a significant freelance recruitment operation, whether as a team or a company as a whole.

Enter this category if your agency knows its freelance/contract recruitment onions!

Recruitment Boss of the Year

Partnered by: idibu

Entrants to this category will be instrumental in the development of their respective recruitment consultancy, providing outstanding managerial qualities throughout the past 12 months. You might be a team leader, divisional manager, regional boss or company managing director but in any regard you will be responsible for developing a team and/or company.

Successful entrants must have been nominated by colleagues or industry peer(s) – with or without their knowledge.

Enter your boss for this award if you think they are a real-life recruitment superhero!

Best SME Recruitment Agency

Partnered by: eQuidity

For recruitment agencies with 10 – 24 employees.

In this category judges will be looking for evidence of best practice across all recruitment components.  Your entry will highlight what differences you make to both the candidate and client experience and how you stand out from your similarly-sized competitors.

You should mention the job role mix of your organisation, suggesting the split between billers and non-billers and revenue generated by your team.

Recruitment agencies that have previously won this category have seen an increase in people wanting to work for them.  This award is one to enter if you want to showcase your company as a great one to work for.

Best Marketing Strategy

Partnered by: BlueSky PR

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Marketing & digital recruitment agencies are appealing to a particularly discerning group of professionals.   It is imperative that the agency represents itself in a way conducive to its audience. How good is your recruitment agency at marketing itself?

The winner of this category will showcase a brilliant piece of marketing and PR that was either a one-off campaign or is an on-going strategy to define the brand and its services.  The strategy can be online or offline or a combination of the two and judges will be looking for evidence of creativity, innovation and, of course, tangible results.

Best Niche Agency – Discipline

Partnered by: Firefish Software

‘An inch wide, a mile deep’ is a common term used to describe recruiters that specialise in one niche sector, a growing trend within contemporary staffing solutions.  This category is for recruitment agencies that specialise in one key ‘discipline’ of the full marketing & digital mix.  Examples of specialist disciplines would include: Digital; PR & Communications; Social Media; Ecommerce; CRM; Analytics; Technical Marketing; etc.

Judges will be looking for tangible evidence that points to the benefits of working one niche discipline area and how this expertise helps candidates and clients, and how this affects bottom-line profitability. Agencies entering this category will be especially prevalent in one niche marketing/digital discipline.

Enter this category if your agency is awesome at working across a niche discipline!

Best Client Service

Partnered by: itris 

Entrants to this award must provide evidence of exceptional client service within the past 12 months, through a thorough understanding of their clients’ cultures, strategic goals and staffing requirements. Entrants will demonstrate how adding outstanding value to client partnerships and talent-attraction strategies, ensures the client continues to need and value third-party recruitment supply.

What do you do that makes your client service so outstanding?

Enter this category if your agency is rather tasty with its client service delivery!

Best Regional Agency

Partnered by: SourceBreaker

Recruiting within a refined geographical area can have massive benefits.  Entrants to this category will specialise in supplying marketing & digital talent within one the following regions: South East; South West; North East; North West; Yorkshire & Humber; East Midlands; West Midlands; East Anglia; London; Scotland; Wales; Ireland.

Entrants will display exceptional overall recruitment expertise within its specific region and prove to the judges how recruiting ‘local’ helps develop not only candidate and client relationships but community relations, too.

Entry this category if your agency offers prolific services within a specific region!

Best Agency-Side Recruitment Team

Partnered by: OnlyMarketingJobs.com

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Entrants to this category will have a bias towards recruiting for agency-side organisations, providing talent within any marketing & digital discipline.  Job titles for agency-side roles might include Account Director, Technical Lead, Creative Designer, Artworker etc. The winning entry will be the recruitment agency that best displays its expertise across all recruitment processes for agency-side employers, paying particular attention to candidate engagement and client interaction.

Judges will be looking for evidence of how concentrating on recruiting for agency-side organisations affords a unique selling point, provides stricture and allows the business to stand out from the crowd.

Enter this category if your agency delivers Grade-A services to agency-side organisations!

Marketing Star of the Year

Partnered by: Barclay Jones

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Every successful marketing strategy is underpinned by brilliant ideas.  So who’s the marketing brain in your organisation?

Judges will be eagerly anticipating entries to this category and will be looking for evidence that your marketing star is magnificent at the following:

  • Actively and creatively managing all relevant digital streams
  • Generating relevant and convertible leads for their recruiters
  • Demonstrating innovative approaches to digital marketing whilst delivering focussed traditional marketing campaigns

Of course, any additional talents and outcomes ought to be mentioned too.

Best International Agency

Partnered by: DaXtra

International expansion is prevalent within modern-day recruitment, especially with the demands of skilled digital talent.  For many recruiters, international expansion not only offers a new dimension, but propels the organisation into a different league.

Entrants to this category will either be based in the UK with a significant international operation, or be based internationally with ties to the UK. Judges will be looking for evidence that operating internationally has increased business efficiency, expertise and profitability.

Enter this category if your agency’s horizons are broader that the UK!

Best Tech Digital Team

This new category has been opened following feedback from last year’s judges, who felt there was not enough representation from agencies or teams specialising in the technical aspect of digital recruitment.

You should enter this category if your main area of expertise transcends disciplines including developers, designers, technical leads, digital infrastructure, architects, strategists etc.

Judges will be looking for evidence of your company’s achievements over the past 12 months and what makes your agency or team stand out from the rest in the competitive world of technical and digital recruitment.

Best Large Recruitment Agency

Partnered by: Camino Partners

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For recruitment agencies with 25+ employees.

In this category judges will be looking for evidence of best practice across all recruitment components.  Your entry will highlight what differences you make to both the candidate and client experience and how you stand out from your similarly-sized competitors.

You should mention the job role mix of your organisation, suggesting the split between billers and non-billers and revenue generated by your team.

Recruitment agencies that have previously won this category have seen an increase in people wanting to work for them.  This award is one to enter if you want to showcase your company as a great one to work for.

Agency of the Year

Partnered by: First Choice Software

 

This is a non-enter category, with all finalists automatically considered. The Agency of the Year will be the company the judges feel has best displayed evidence of consistency and achievements across all disciplines and categories of the recruitment mix.

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