The FIRM Awards 2016 – Winners Announced!

Totaljobs are proud of their partnership with The FIRM and were excited to be headline sponsor of their 2016 awards. As HR functions change and the thirst for in-house recruiters continues to grow it was a pleasure to support an awards ceremony that focuses on the successes amongst these professionals.

The awards brought together 350 in-house recruiters and suppliers for a night of celebration and recognition of achievements in the industry.The Awards were hosted by comedian Shappi Khorsandi,. Nearly £2000 was raised on the night for Leonard Cheshire Disability.

“For members and other recruiters, The FIRM Awards are a great way to see who is cutting edge, and who is delivering innovative work. It highlights and champions the pioneers in our industry. It’s also a great way for a recruitment leader to recognise the hard work of their team and look back and celebrate together” Emma Mirrington, The FIRM Chairwoman & Director.”

“The night was a great success and our guests and team really enjoyed it. It was really well organised as always and a great event to showcase achievements and the importance of the in-house community “Lee Parker, Write Research

“We are delighted to have won 3 awards, which is fantastic recognition for the huge transformation myself and my team have been on over the last 18mths. We’ve been dedicated to making a real difference not only for our candidates and House of Fraser but also for the Recruitment industry and hopefully we are able to inspire others to also be brave and bold. We’d like to thank the judges and The FIRM for an amazing night. “ Samantha Ramsay, Head of Resourcing & Employer Brand, House of Fraser

The Awards were sponsored by Totaljobs, Write Research & Casual Films.The winners were as follows:

Best Candidate Experience

Winner : Pepsico

Best Career Website

Winner : National Trust – supported by Thirty Three

Highly commended Easy Jet – supported by Easyjet

Best Development of an Employer Brand

Winner: House of Fraser

Best Emerging Talent Recruitment Programme

Winner: SAP

Highly commended: Lloyds Banking Group

Best Employee Referral Programme

Winner: Bard EMEA – supported by Creed Communications

Best Onboarding Experience

Winner: CH2M Hill

Innovation of the Year

Winner: Shell – supported by Tonic

In-house Recruiter of the Year

Elizabeth Lever – Becton Dickinson

Outstanding Impact, Transformation and Change

Winner: House of Fraser

Recruitment Team of the Year  <1500 employees

Winner: The Test People

Recruitment Team of the Year  >1500 employees

Winner: House of Fraser

Recruitment Leader of the Year

Winner: Debbie Robinson – Pepsico

Highly commended – Samantha Ramsay – House of Fraser

Best Diversity and Inclusion Programme


Click here for more information about The FIRM. Or you can learn more about The FIRM Awards here.



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