Categories

Here is a list of our categories for 2020.

Best Recruitment Consultancy (UK & International)

Have you been blown away by a Recruitment Consultancy when seeking work?

If so, then why not vote for your favourite now? Voted for by s1 users, making it a highly sought after award for top agencies.

Best Recruitment Consultancy (Scottish Operations)

Have you been blown away by a Recruitment Consultancy when seeking work?

If so, then why not vote for your favourite now? Voted for by s1 users, making it a highly sought after award for top agencies.

Best Recruitment Consultancy (Newcomer)

Have you been blown away by a Recruitment Consultancy when seeking work?

If so, then why not vote for your favourite now? Voted for by s1 users, making it a highly sought after award for top agencies.

Recruitment Consultant of the Year

During your job seeking journey, has a particular recruitment consultant gone that extra mile, just for you?

What better way to say thanks to your Recruitment Consultant than voting for them as Recruitment Consultant of the Year. This award will be given to the best Recruitment Consultant in Scotland as voted by s1 users.

Best Employer Brand

Name the first Scottish employer that pops into your head when asked 'Who would you love to work for?'

Perhaps you're lucky enough to work for, or have worked for a company you deem best employer brand? Vote now, the power is in your hands! Judged by s1 users.

Best Recruitment Website

Does your website put users at the forefront of everything you do online?

Judged from a jobseeker's perspective, on ease of use, overall design, layout, navigation, mobile friendliness and speed. And, your ability to demonstrate strong results in jobseeker volume and features. If you are nodding your head in agreement, then get entering into this category. Where applicable, the mobile website and any application for a mobile platform will be taken into account.

Best Recruitment Video

Have you created and utilised video to aid your candidate search successfully?

Can you showcase your recruitment video and its effectiveness within your recruitment strategy? If so, submit your entry for Best Recruitment Video this year.

Best use of Social Media as part of a Recruitment Campaign

Is social media at the pinnacle of your recruitment strategy?

If you can showcase that your company has used social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to aid candidate search, submit your entry now.

Best Digital Creative

Do your digital recruitment campaigns stand out from the rest?

From leaderboards to email campaigns, interactive games, viral films or virtual environments - think big! This award will be presented to the most creative digital concept and execution.

Best Recruitment Campaign

Awarded to the company with the single most effective recruitment campaign this year.

Judges will be looking for a well-planned, well-designed and well-executed campaign that has helped the organisation achieve their talent acquisition goals. Supporting evidence should show how the strategy and execution met the brief and its key objectives.

Best Charity Employer

Are you a charity who is committed to your employees? Do you deem your workplace as an outstanding place to work?

Our judges will be looking for evidence of the company's commitment to its employees and how practices distinguish them as an outstanding place to work.

HR Team of the Year

The best HR team in Scotland must be capable of demonstrating the positive impact the HR team has had on their business.

This can vary from how the HR team have developed people, systems and the business to achieve their strategic objectives. Have you increased team morale and engagement, improved bottom line profits and employee productivity, or implemented new recruitment strategies effectively? Then put your business forward for HR Team of the Year.

Best In-House Recruitment Team

Do you deliver a great job seeking and on-boarding experience for candidates?

Does your in-house recruitment team professionally engage with jobseekers and encourage only the best to work for you? Then enter now.

Best Candidate Journey

Does your organisation provide a seamless and well thought out experience to every candidate?

Judged from a jobseeker's perspective, this category recognises every step employers take to offer the best experience for every applicant. Can you showcase your organisation’s ability to provide an original, creative, comprehensive, relevant and user-friendly application process from prospecting to selection? Then put your business forward, and enter the Best Candidate Journey category.

Best Early Careers Employer

Are you committed to developing your workforce through graduate or apprenticeship schemes?

Awarded to the organisation who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to developing their employees through graduate or apprenticeship schemes, do you fit the bill?

Best Employer Learning & Development Initative

Awarded to the organisation who has the best employee learning and development programme.

Can you demonstrate the commitment to your employees and show how your practices distinguish you as an outstanding place of work?

Best Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

Does your business embrace diversity and inclusion across all recruitment activities?

This award recognises outstanding strategy and practices of a Scottish employer to embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their candidate attraction and people management activities. In the inaugural year of this award, it will be presented in memory of Alan McVey who was sadly taken from us in 2019. Alan was a truly fabulous and talented recruiter and an ardent supporter of the s1Awards.

s1 Shine Award

Presented to that one true hidden gem within your company that goes the extra mile.

Presented to that person who goes above and beyond their call of duty, offers excellent service, motivates others and who takes pride in their work.

Chairman's Award

For outstanding contribution to the recruitment industry

Each year at the s1Awards, s1 recognises the lifetime achievements of an individual who’s contribution over the course of their career has created and enriched the employment opportunities of their fellow Scots.