19
Jun

NORAs 2012

Prompted by many enquiries, I would like to tell you the planned schedule for this year’s twelfth annual National Online Recruitment Awards.

  • The nominations for this year’s NORAs will commence on this site on Wednesday 4th July, and will remain open until 8th September.
  • The Finalists will be announced on 26th September.
  • Our awards event will be held in London on Wednesday 7th November
  • Unlike awards in other industries, there is no entry fee, and there is no need to make a formal application.  Nominations are made by the general public / jobseekers themselves.
  • Entrance to the NORAs is not restricted to only those who apply.  Any website with a a recruiting element, can be nominated in the most appropriate of our award categories.
  • As is traditional, our twelve award categories are:
  1. Best Generalist Job Board – definition – A purely online job board, advertising vacancies across a wide range of disciplines throughout the UK.  These sites must operate independently of recruitment firms or publications.
  2. Best Specialist Job Board – definition – A purely online job board, advertising vacancies within a defined range of disciplines.  These sites must operate independently of recruitment firms or publications. *
  3. Best Regional Job Board – A purely online job board, advertising vacancies within a defined region or geographical area.  These sites must operate independently of recruitment firms or publications.
  4. Best National Recruitment Agency Website – The website of a recognised recruitment firm which has more than 3 branches.  N.B. The size of an agency may be assessed on different criteria, dependant upon circumstances.
  5. Best Small Recruitment Agency Website – The website of a recognised recruitment firm which has 3 branches or less.  N.B. The size of an agency may be assessed on different criteria, dependant upon circumstances.*
  6. Best Major Employer’s Website – The recruitment section of a website for a major employer, with over 250 employees.
  7. Best Small Employer’s Website – The recruitment section of a website for a small employer.  Not a PLC, and having less than 250 employees.
  8. Best Online Recruitment by a Consumer Publication – The recruitment section of a website of a consumer publication such as a newspaper, magazine or similar.
  9. Best Online Recruitment by a Trade Publication – The recruitment section of a specialist trade or industry publication or similar.
  10. Best Employment Advice Website – A website (or defined section of a website) whose principal purpose is to provide career and employment advice to candidates.
  11. Best Newcomer – This category will recognise newly launched sites, across all categories, in the past year.
  12. Best Innovation in Online Recruitment – This category will recognise sites which have developed new methods of improving the online recruitment experience for job seekers, recruiters and employers.  This could include social media sites, be a technical development or simply a new twist in what facilities are available to candidates.

Anyone can nominate any sites they choose, and give their reasons for nominating.  These nominations will be considered by a panel of independent industry experts, and reduced to a shortlist of 5 nominations for each of these categories (*8 finalists for categories 2 and 5).