Entries for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) Recruitment Marketing Awards are now open. Now in their 30th year, this landmark is being celebrated by the launch of a new category – Agency of the Year – to be presented to the agency that demonstrates good practice by meeting all client requirements.

The CIPD also celebrates the 30th year of the awards by working in association with People Management, as well as a new headline sponsor, exec-appointments.com (part of Financial Times Recruitment Solutions).

The event itself, taking place on Wednesday 7 July, will be hosted at the prestigious and recently re-furbished Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London.

There are 14 categories in total, including Campaign of the Year, Best Graduate Recruitment and Best Recruitment Website – as well as the Grand Prix Award, which will be presented to the winner that transcends the categories.

Natalie White, head of corporate marketing, CIPD, says: “This year we’re introducing an industry first – Agency of the Year – to truly recognise best practice in recruitment marketing. We’ve also re-focused the awards, ensuring a continued recognition of excellence in recruitment marketing through creativity and business effectiveness. There’s going to be a lot to celebrate come 7 July!”
Anthony Moran, head of marketing and events, Redactive Media Group, says: “Our plan is quite simple – retain everything that’s great about the awards, while injecting some new ideas through strategic partnerships. In addition, and as a result of holding focus groups with key industry players, we are implementing an enhanced judging process so that the awards evolve in line with market trends.”

Steve Playford, managing director, Financial Times Recruitment Solutions, says: “Following the launch of the new exec-appointments.com, we’re delighted to be the headline sponsor of this year’s awards. As a leading global job board delivering executive jobs to the world’s finest talent; we share the CIPD’s enthusiasm for awarding the ‘best of the best’ in the recruitment industry, recognising true innovation, creativity and outstanding results.”

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