National Online Recruitment Awards 2009 Launched

Nominations have now opened for the National Online Recruitment Awards 2009 (NORAs). The awards are now in their ninth year, and have closely plotted the emergence and growth of the UK online recruitment sector throughout that time. Devised to recognise the very best recruitment websites, from a candidate’s perspective, the NORAs are respected as the definitive award in the industry, and a tangible achievement for those sites which truly excel in delighting job seekers.

There are 12 awards this year, recognising dedicated job boards, recruitment agencies, employers, and publications which advertise vacancies online. We also recognise the best employment advice websites, best newcomer, and the best innovation in online recruitment. This last award will surely be hotly contended, with the emergence of recruitment channels via social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and many others. 

Nominations are open to anyone to contribute, and will be open until 19th September. In 2008, over 64,000 nominations for almost 500 separate websites were received Given the dramatic changes to the employment outlook in the UK, it will be very interesting to see which sites are serving candidates best.

The awards ceremony will be Thursday 5th November 2009 at Orchid in London.

Stephen O’Donnell, Director AlljobsUK.com
Chairman of Judging Panel