NORA 2020 Schedule Announcement

Nominations for the 20th annual National Online Recruitment Awards will open on Tuesday 4th August, and our online awards event will be held on Tuesday 10th November.

What a year we are having. It’s now that time of year, when we traditionally begin the nomination process for the National Online Recruitment Awards, and I’d like to let you know of our plans for this year!

The 20th annual NORAs will of course go ahead, but will now be an online awards event on Tuesday the 10th November. All other aspects of the NORAs will remain the same, including nominations, judging, and announcing our Finalists.

Instead of having 400 merry recruitment and HR professionals in a basement nightclub in Covent Garden, we will be announcing our winners in an entirely online event. This of course makes the event more accessible to many more people, and of course is much safer.
It also gives us unique opportunities to make it just as exciting – and for once, you’ll actually be able to hear the Winner’s names being announced over the noisy crowd!

Online nominations will open on Tuesday 4th August, and any member of the public can nominate their favourite employers, recruitment agencies, job boards, and publications. We usually receive over 20,000 nominations from the public.

Organisations can also submit themselves to the process (for free), and will be considered alongside all nominated sites. We want to ensure, as always, that we find the very best examples of online recruitment excellence, so there are no barriers to entry.

At a time when the employment status of millions is in jeopardy, we know that the candidate experience is more vital than ever before.
Firms are still hiring, jobs are still being advertised, and all our contenders want to show they are still very much in business! Our judging criteria will of course consider just how well all nominated sites are catering to the needs of their candidates during this pandemic.

We also plan on running a series of online shows, profiling many of our academy members who have been previous finalists and winners.

So please get nominating from Tuesday the 4th of August