FINALISTS 2013

We are extremely proud, and more than a little thrilled, to announce our Finalists for the 2013 National Online Recruitment Awards.

Our Winners were also revealed at our awards event, held on Tuesday 12th November, at Sway, Covent Garden, London.  The NORAs are open for anyone to attend, including the public, who nominated sites at the beginning of the process, member of our industry, and of course all Finalists. See full details of our 2013 Winners here.

Click the link on the left to view more details about our Finalists.

BEST GENERALIST JOB BOARD
CV-Library www.cv-library.co.uk
Jobsite www.jobsite.co.uk
Monster www.monster.co.uk
REED.CO.UK www.reed.co.uk
Totaljobs www.totaljobs.com
BEST SPECIALIST (NICHE) JOB BOARD
Creativepool www.creativepool.com
Gradcracker www.gradcracker.com
SecurityClearedJobs www.securityclearedjobs.com
The IT Job Board www.theitjobboard.co.uk
Technojobs www.Technojobs.co.uk
Only Marketing Jobs www.onlymarketingjobs.com
Retail Choice www.retailchoice.com
Jobserve www.jobserve.com
BEST REGIONAL JOB BOARD
NI Jobfinder www.nijobfinder.co.uk
NI Jobs www.nijobs.com 
s1Jobs www.s1jobs.com
My Birmingham Jobs www.mybirminghamjobs.co.uk
Just London Jobs www.justlondonjobs.co.uk
BEST NATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY
REED Global www.reedglobal.com
Michael Page www.michaelpage.co.uk
NES Global Talent www.nesglobaltalent.com
Progressive Recruitment www.progressiverecruitment.com
Hays www.hays.co.uk
BEST LARGE RECRUITMENT AGENCY
Idex Consulting www.idexconsulting.com
Eden Brown www.edenbrown.com
GCS Recruitment Specialists www.gcsltd.com
Anderselite www.anderselite.com
Badenoch and Clark www.badenochandclark.com
BEST SMALL RECRUITMENT AGENCY
Salt www.welovesalt.com
Dylan www.wearedylan.com
Annapurna Recruitment www.annapurnarecruitment.com
High Finance Group www.highfinancegroup.co.uk
Jonathan Lee Recruitment www.jonlee.co.uk
Montash www.montash.com
On Target Recruitment www.otrsales.co.uk
Prospectus IT Recruitment www.prospectus.co.uk
BEST MAJOR EMPLOYER WEBSITE
Boots www.boots.jobs
Jagex www.jagex.com/careers
Royal Bank of Scotland www.makeitrbs.com
British Gas www.britishgasjobs.co.uk
BBC www.bbc.co.uk/careers
BEST SMALL EMPLOYER WEBSITE
G2v Careers www.g2vcareers.com
Innocent Drinks www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/us/careers
Bartlett Mitchell www.bartlettmitchell.co.uk/careers
GCS Limited www.gcsltd.com/careers 
ARM Jobs www.arm.jobs
BEST CONSUMER PUBLICATION
The Guardian http://jobs.guardian.co.uk
The Scotsman http://scotsman.com/jobs
The Times http://jobs.thetimes.co.uk
The Telegraph http://jobs.telegraph.co.uk
The Sun http://jobs.thesun.co.uk
BEST TRADE PUBLICATION
Drapers Jobs www.drapersjobs.com
Law Gazette Jobs http://jobs.lawgazette.co.uk
NursingTimesjobs http://www.nursingtimesjobs.com
People Management www.hr-jobs.peoplemanagement.co.uk
Retail Week Jobs www.retailweekjobs.com
BEST EMPLOYMENT ADVICE WEBSITE
Careers Guardian http://careers.guardian.co.uk
Freelance Advisor http://freelanceadvisor.co.uk 
GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/browse/working
NI Job Finder www.nijobfinder.co.uk/advice
Glassdoor www.glassdoor.co.uk
BEST NEWCOMER
Empiric www.empiric.com
Job and Talent www.jobandtalent.com
Thomas Thor www.thomas-thor.com
Argyll Scott www.argyllscott.co.uk
Jonathan Lee www.jonlee.co.uk
BEST INNOVATION
LinkedIn http://linkedin.com
Creativepool www.creativepool.com
Harnham www.harnham.com
Job and Talent www.jobandtalent.com
Joberate www.joberate.com
WOODEN NORA
Facebook Social Jobs www.facebook.com/socialjobs
Universal JobMatch https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch
Yo! Sushi www.yorecruit.com
Linkedin Jobs http://www.linkedin.com/job
CraigsList http://london.craigslist.co.uk/jjj/

REED.CO.UK

  • reed-co-uk250In 1995, reed.co.uk became the first recruitment website offered by a recruitment agency in the UK.

    Since then, reed.co.uk has branched out to become the UK’s #1 job site, featuring vacancies from over 8,000 recruiters, including private and public sector employers, leading recruitment agencies and consultants from Reed’s network of 350 offices across the UK, and around the world.

    Each month, more than 3.6 million jobseekers turn to reed.co.uk in their search for work, making over 80,000 applications every day.  Take a look around reed.co.uk and you’ll find jobs across 42 industry specialisms, from thousands recruiters across the UK and beyond.  Home for reed.co.uk is Covent Garden, London.

    For jobseekers

    reed.co.uk provides a full online service for anyone looking for a new job. We’re not a recruitment agency, we’re a job site. This means we advertise vacancies on behalf of employers and recruitment agencies who are looking for staff.

    As a registered user of reed.co.uk, you can receive email job alerts, apply for vacancies, manage your applications and store your CV securely online. You can also make it available to be searched for by thousands of recruitment agencies.

    reed.co.uk’s Courses features a full course search from a range of learning providers and partners and includes distance learning, online, classroom-based and free courses.

    We also offer a range of career advice, news and information, all designed to help create the most successful jobseeking experience.

  • Totaljobs

  • Totaljobs250x63Totaljobs.com is one of the UK’s leading jobs websites, attracting over 4.8 million jobseekers every month on the hunt for one of over 90,000 live job ads the site carries at any one time.

    Totaljobs strives to take the luck out of finding a job, that’s why we’ve recently launched the Job Academy – an online mini-series that takes 5 young jobseekers and prepares them for the world of jobseeking. From CV tips to what to wear, the series shows all jobseekers how they can stand out from the crowd and remain confident during the job hunt.

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    The Job Academy sits alongside our Careers Advice and jobseeker blog content, all aimed at helping jobseekers through the application process and providing our recruiters with even better candidates.

     

  • Creativepool

  • Creativepoolnew250Creativepool is the professional social network for the creative industries. We provide members with a unique way of showcasing their creative talents with the innovative MadeIt function. This connects each and every piece of work to all collaborators, allowing the exposure of the piece to grow as the reach of each individual and company grows.

    The hugely successful Creativepool jobs board allows job seekers to find the finest roles in the creative industries on the web and apply quickly and easily. On top of that they can showcase their design skills and talent at the time of applying, revolutionising the recruitment process.

    Creativepool – It’s all about the work from Creativepool on Vimeo.

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  • SecurityClearedJobs

  • SecClearedJobs250SecurityClearedJobs.com is a UK based Job Board designed and marketed to attract candidates who are Security Cleared or who meet the Security Clearance criteria. We offer a solution to clients who have a need for candidates with an active level of security clearance to enable them to work on their sites,  and gives candidates the opportunity to search over 1000 jobs daily in the Defence, Central Government and Nuclear sectors. 

    We cater for roles with DV, SC, CTC and NATO levels of security clearance.

  • Technojobs

  • Technojobs281x60Technojobs is an award winning website, with over 20,000 new jobs advertised monthly and over 400,000 registered candidates. Having been online since 1999, we’ve worked with some of the biggest brands in the UK including KPMG, Accenture, JP Morgan and many more. We pride ourselves on the excellent customer service and outstanding cost effective recruitment results.

    Additionally Technojobs has an exclusive network of 28 niche jobsites that offer the ability to target specialist candidates. We have a market leading Mobile App allowing candidates to search and apply via multiple platforms. Team Techno is very proud to be nominated for a NORA award in 2013!

  • REED Global

  • Reed250At REED we pride ourselves on putting the jobseeker first.

    We are pleased that through reedglobal.com we offer candidates not only global job searching – whereby a jobseeker can search REED jobs across the globe in one easy search – but also a full suite of learning tools and market insights to improve their industry knowledge, whilst job searching and throughout their career.

  • NES Global Talent

  • NESGlobalTalentThe relationships we have with our candidates are fundamental to our business. In 2011, we rebranded as a people-centric company with candidates at the heart. This ethos is evident from our newly developed website, which focuses heavily on the relationship we develop with our candidates as well as the support that we offer them while on assignment.

    Our website includes a number of features designed to make finding and applying for the right job as easy as possible and our daily, weekly and monthly job alerts ensure that our candidates are kept up to date with all the latest vacancies from around the globe.
  • Progressive Recruitment

  • ProgressiveRec231x97Enhancing the candidate experience

    We introduced a number of new initiatives that recognise candidates do not just want to know about jobs, they also want to know we have the expertise, knowledge and solutions to be able to support them for the short, mid and long-term. So although our candidates have a dedicated area all of their own, where they can download guides to managing their career, access the latest jobs and find out about the partnerships we have established to support them, they are also considered everywhere else in the site.

    On sector pages, which feature articles and market overviews, project overviews and marketing communication, we also include one click access to job feeds, jobs by email subscriptions and registrations.  News articles about job prospects across the world also complete the circle between market insight and candidate engagement.

    Career advice and market insight

    To make the site more compelling and stickier for candidates, and easier to find for search engines career advice and market insight are the backbone of both progressiverecruitment.com and progressivege.com. This provides a much richer and more contextual experience for candidates and does not pigeon-hole their behaviour.

    • Career guides are a consistent feature and this resource will continue to grow as candidates look for more advice and changes in the market, the recruitment industry and employee regulations change.
    • Third party relationships play a strong role in our UK offering. We’ve partnered with health and safety companies, insurance companies and umbrella companies to offer additional services to contractors, making Progressive a career partner for the immediate and long-term.
    • Guides to working in other international locations are currently hosted at progressivege.com due to the global nature of these sectors and over the coming weeks this bank will be extended with guides to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia. Again these pages also link directly to jobs in that region making context a key element of these sections.
    • Project overviews illustrate some of the major assignments Progressive is supporting and the jobs client partners are looking to fill. This means that, although on occasion clients cannot be named, applicants have the opportunity to find out more about an assignment hey could be working on.
    • With oil & gas being a highly mobile industry, country overviews highlight the major hubs Progressive works in and provide links to articles and dedicated job feeds linked to those regions.

    Marketing preference engine

    Across both progressiverecruitment.com and progressivege.com we’ve installed a new marketing preference engine where candidates are empowered to manage their own communications and the alerts they receive from us. They can now sign up to and turn off:

    • Jobs by email: setting up and managing up to 5 unique international searches
    • Newsletter and marketing communications linked to their career
    • Communications direct from consultants
    • Communications and job offers from other brands in the SThree group

    This activity put candidates much more in control of their day-to-day communications with Progressive and significantly limits the level on inappropriate communications.

  • Hays

  • HAYS_logo300At Hays, we are the experts in recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people. We power the world of work by truly understanding our clients and candidates, locally and globally. We provide deep expertise across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors.

    We serve over 20 specialisms, covering everything from accountancy and finance to construction, IT, education and healthcare. Across many of these sectors, we also have further specialised teams dedicated to public services, not-for-profit, executive and international recruitment.

    Providing excellent customer service underpins our business and is an area we monitor closely in order to maintain our position as market leader. Our customers benefit from the specialist sector knowledge of our consultants and our extensive office network and industry contacts.

  • Idex Consulting

  • Idex193x107Our online journey has been created with our candidates at the forefront of our minds. It’s so important to make the online journey as simple and seamless as possible – it’s the first point of contact for many candidates after all.

    We wanted a job board that was easy to locate and used a simple filtering system for candidates to be able to search for their perfect job.
    We listen to our candidates and have close relationships with our clients so we are able to create and publish e-guides on interview techniques and competency based questions for candidates to browse before an interview as well as relevant industry insights. The purpose of our guides are to assist our candidates and help them to take control of what can be a daunting experience.‎‎

  • GCS Recruitment Specialists

  • GCS250GCS Recruitment Specialists has been providing contract and permanent recruitment solutions since 1991. With experienced Technology, Financial Services and Engineering divisions, GCS has a proven track record of working with organisations across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

    Investors in People accredited since 2000, GCS has received Best Companies’ 3-Star status for four consecutive years.

  • Anderselite

  • anderseliteOur dynamic, recruitment website – www.anderselite.com is designed specifically to improve the job-seeking experience.

    Key features include social media integration, quick-drop CV route, job alerts by email, add to shortlist facility and the latest news from the built environment.

    For those on the move, we have a mobile phone version – also with an easy job search facility and an ‘apply via LinkedIn’ option, which means candidates can find a new job  – and apply using their Linkedin profile rather than attaching a cv –  wherever they may be.

    We believe in building strong partnerships with our candidates, therefore each advertised vacancy illustrates the recruiter’s photo and Linkedin address, so that a personal connection is made between job-seeker and consultant at the very outset of the process.

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    Our rotating homepage banners are a visual representation of the recruitment process we support – from design to completion of projects across the built environment – so visitors know immediately that they have reached a one-stop online solution.

  • Badenoch and Clark

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  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment

  • JonLee255Solutions through understanding

    Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been supplying the engineering and manufacturing sectors with exceptional people for more than 35 years.

    Our professionalism and integrity mean we take time to listen to your requirements and provide only the best people, aiming to find clients and candidates their perfect fit for fulfilling, long-term placements.

    As many of our consultants come from engineering backgrounds, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist roles, covering all levels of seniority on a permanent, interim or contract basis.

    We are ISO 9001:2008 accredited and a full business member of the REC.

    Visit our website at www.jonlee.co.uk.

  • Montash

  • Montash271x87At Montash, we have ensured that the desktop version of the website fits to any size screen automatically and is interactive, being built in a ‘swipe’ fashion. This also works well on iPads and tablets, of which we have a high number of users being a Technology Sector Recruiter. On the initial front page of the desktop site the user has a short 5 second version of the video along with a link to ‘play full video’. By swiping the screen to the right, the user can view our interactive Case Studies page, whilst also seeing relevant news articles for a particular Practice area.  Research has shown that most users on mobile devices to a recruitment website simply want to know the jobs on offer and the relevant contact numbers to call. The new bespoke mobile website accommodates those needs as well as a link to the desktop site if they wish to view information of a specific nature.

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  • On Target Recruitment

  • ontarget250On Target Recruitment is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialist recruitment agencies, with the business having grown significantly since its creation in 1994.
    At On Target, we specialise in sales, technical and commercial jobs in the Engineering, Construction, Medical, and Business Solutions sectors, enabling our consultants to become experts in their market sector. We place all levels of personnel, up to Director across the UK and internationally.
  • Bartlett Mitchell

  • BartlettMitchell240x240Bartlett Mitchell are dedicated to finding the right people. We are highly selective and focus on finding the best person who can not only do the job but someone who is a bm person. These are people who are ‘foodies’ people who wake, sleep and eat, well…food.

    All interaction with potential employees are aimed at attracting the friendly, engaging and foodie people who provide one of the best flavours that make the bartlett mitchell secret sauce such a tempting offer.

    http://www.bartlettmitchell.co.uk/who-you-are/client-catering-manager/meet-our-secret-sauce/.

     

  • Drapers Jobs

  • DrapersJobslogo300Drapers Jobs www.drapersjobs.com
    For 126 years, the Drapers brand has allowed candidates to quickly find jobs that are relevant across the fashion retail landscape. Each month, our jobsite connects over 130,000 quality fashion professionals with retailers, brands and suppliers in the UK and around the world. Here, they can find a range of jobs within head office retail and stores from designer, buyer, merchandiser to store managers.

    Drapers Jobs – the job board of the fashion industry, from the magazine for the fashion industry.

  • Law Gazette Jobs

  • LawGazette250

    Law Gazette Jobs is a niche board tailored to its candidates’ needs with jobs presented around clearly-defined professional criteria to make it easily searchable.

    Re-launched 18 months ago, it was tested and awarded a two-tick rating by the Digital Accessibility Centre. Refreshed again this autumn, it now benefits from closer affinity with the Law Gazette’s website which comes from the leading legal weekly – The Law Society Gazette –  improving still further the traction and relevance of traffic between the two sites, to give candidates a cohesive professional experience.

    Law Gazette Jobs – the Law Society’s jobs board for solicitors and legal professionals.

     

  • NursingTimesjobs

  • NursingTimesJobsNursingTimesjobs.com – Jobs in nursing and healthcare

    Nursing Times is the only editorially independent nursing publication in the UK and has a brand built on over 100 years’ experience within the nursing profession.  Nursing Times Jobs prides itself on the quantity and quality of jobs on the site. It provides candidates with over  3,000 jobs ranging from Health Care Assistants to Directors of Clinical Services.

  • People Management

  • PeopleManagementJobsPeople Management is the UK’s number one human resources magazine. We are the official magazine of the CIPD, bringing you news, features, and all the latest thinking and advice in HR.  People Management has a circulation of more than 132,000.  In addition the People Management website extends to blogs, features and comment, how-to articles and information on learning, training and development.

    People Management Jobs is the online recruitment site for the editorial brand, and attracts around 70,000 HR job seekers every month.  Split between permanent, contract and interim HR jobs, we list the latest vacancies in specialist HR areas such as employee relations, diversity and equal opportunity, and compensation and benefits.

  • Retail Week Jobs

  • RetailWeekJobsRetail Week Jobs www.retailweekjobs.com

    Reaching the most senior professionals in retail, with a quarter of readers at CEO level, Retail Week’s business intelligence is regarded as the very best in the industry. Retail Week Jobs reaches a wider audience, allowing senior head office retail professionals to find their next role. With some of the largest UK retailers promoting their jobs and employer’s brand on the site, we can deliver job and employer content through a range of channels to engage the best candidates in the marketplace.

  • Freelance Advisor

  • FreelanceAdvisorEstablished and run as a not-for-profit publication by Crunch Accounting, Freelance Advisor is the UK’s leading news, advice and resource site for freelancers. Run by a dedicated team of experienced freelancers, Freelance Advisor publishes expert guest contributions from across the industry, useful templates, practical advice, and hosts regular freelancer events in and around Brighton.

    Freelance Advisor is also home to Workline, an independent HR consultancy run by employment law expert Lesley Furber. Lesley has become renowned for her plain-English guides on complex employment matters and answers thousands of queries per year, all for free, in article comments and through a confidential email service.

  • .GOV.UK

  • GovUK250The GOV.UK website is the best place to find government information and services. It makes doing what you need to do with government simpler, clearer and faster.

  • Glassdoor

  • glassdoorlogo250Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our “employee generated content” – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.

    Plus, with Glassdoor’s proprietary JobScope™ technology, job seekers have a new way to browse job listings and get instant, in-depth details for any job listing. We take job seekers beyond the information provided in your typical job description by seamlessly integrating salaries and reviews posted by employees, as well uncovering any Inside Connections™ they may have through their friends on Facebook. If our own content isn’t enough information to help your with your decision, hopefully we can get you to a friend or friend-of-friend that will be able to answer your questions.

    No other career or jobs site offers such detailed information about specific jobs at specific companies – all for free.

     

  • Empiric

  • empiric-logo-250Empiric is a global provider of hi-end specialist recruitment services. Founded by City recruiters Sam Kamyar and Stephan Williams in 2005, Empiric operates in 6 continents and in over 30 countries, from two international offices: London and Singapore.

    Empiric achieved annual turnover growth of more than 200% for three consecutive years between 2007 and 2009. The company was listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 – the list of the UK’s 100 fastest-growing private companies in both 2009 and 2010, and was ranked third overall in 2009.  Empiric’s growth in 2009 made them the fastest growing UK recruitment firm in over 10 years and since has achieved many accolades.

  • Job and Talent

  • JobandTalent205x42Looking for a job? Not sure where to start?

    When faced with the task of job searching getting started is often the hardest step in the process, especially with so many different jobs out there. On jobandtalent we have developed a way to make your job search easier; simply tell us what kind of jobs and professional opportunities you are interested in and a little about your past work history and we will show you the jobs that match what you’re looking for. To do this jobandtalent analyses over 200,000 jobs in companies such as Tesco, Barclays, Primark, McDonald’s, BBC and Sainsburys– screens those jobs against your profile and then sends you all jobs that matched.

    Use jobandtalent’s job searching tool to find jobs from across the UK – from London to the West Midlands, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle all the way to the British Isles. Or search by professional area with thousands of job offers posted daily in Marketing, Administration, Banking, Design, Engineering and Sales. Looking for something more specific? Search by job title like Brand Manager, HR Technician, CTO, Systems Architect, Growth Hacker etc. Stop losing sleep over missed job offers – jobandtalent has you covered. Start now.

     

    Jobandtalent Mobile from Jobandtalent on Vimeo.

  • Argyll Scott

  • How Argyll ScottArgyllScott280x73’s online service is tailored to our candidates

    Our site was designed to be visually striking but also to quickly and clearly demonstrate our functional capability to candidates and then to guide them efficiently to the area of the site which is most relevant to them.

    Our intention was to make the site as text light as possible.  Rather than having reams of content explaining what we do and how we do it, we wanted our jobs to do the talking.   The roles we are working should demonstrate our capability better then any text can.

    For a registered candidate our aim is to personalise the experience.   We are developing the site so that in addition to recording core preferences through registration, it will “learn” from a candidate’s browsing and searching history and target the most relevant positions to him or her whenever he or she logs on.

    Although only in its 4th month of operation, candidate applications are already up more than four fold from where they were before launch.

  • Creativepool

  • Creativepoolnew250Creativepool is the professional social network for the creative industries. We provide members with a unique way of showcasing their creative talents with the innovative MadeIt function. This connects each and every piece of work to all collaborators, allowing the exposure of the piece to grow as the reach of each individual and company grows.

    The hugely successful Creativepool jobs board allows job seekers to find the finest roles in the creative industries on the web and apply quickly and easily. On top of that they can showcase their design skills and talent at the time of applying, revolutionising the recruitment process.

    Creativepool – It’s all about the work from Creativepool on Vimeo.

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  • Job and Talent

  • JobandTalent205x42Looking for a job? Not sure where to start?

    When faced with the task of job searching getting started is often the hardest step in the process, especially with so many different jobs out there. On jobandtalent we have developed a way to make your job search easier; simply tell us what kind of jobs and professional opportunities you are interested in and a little about your past work history and we will show you the jobs that match what you’re looking for. To do this jobandtalent analyses over 200,000 jobs in companies such as Tesco, Barclays, Primark, McDonald’s, BBC and Sainsburys– screens those jobs against your profile and then sends you all jobs that matched.

    Use jobandtalent’s job searching tool to find jobs from across the UK – from London to the West Midlands, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle all the way to the British Isles. Or search by professional area with thousands of job offers posted daily in Marketing, Administration, Banking, Design, Engineering and Sales. Looking for something more specific? Search by job title like Brand Manager, HR Technician, CTO, Systems Architect, Growth Hacker etc. Stop losing sleep over missed job offers – jobandtalent has you covered. Start now.

     

    Jobandtalent Mobile from Jobandtalent on Vimeo.