SmartRecruiters Partner with NORAs 21

NORAs Announce SmartRecruiters as 21st Annual Headline Sponsor

London, UK – 29 September – The National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs) announced today that SmartRecruiters, the global leader in enterprise recruitment software, will be the headlining  sponsor of the 21st annual NORAs in London.

The NORAs was founded by Stephen O’Donnell in 2001 to shine a light on the very best examples of recruiting excellence from employers, recruitment firms, publications, and job boards. The organization receives over 25,000 nominations from the public each year. A panel of highly qualified judges assesses all contenders from the perspective of jobseekers.

“We are delighted to have SmartRecruiters as our partners for the 21st annual National Online Recruitment Awards. The NORAs has always been about making hiring better, for candidates, hiring managers, and recruiters. Our values align closely with those of SmartRecruiters, and we aim to help make the entire recruitment process more effective and even enjoyable. Given his outstanding international career in recruitment, we are honoured to have Jerome Ternynck, Founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters, join us on our Judging Panel.”

The National Online Recruitment Awards are entirely dedicated to the continual improvement and evolution of the Candidate-Experience. For 21 years, the focus of progressive employers, recruitment firms, and job boards has changed to recognise that. The NORAs view the recruitment sector from the perspective of the job seeker, aiming to shine a light on the very best examples of excellence in the industry. 

“Our main goal is to make hiring easy. We strive to help businesses get the talent they need to succeed and to help people find a job they love,” said Jerome Ternynck

Founder and CEO at SmartRecruiters. “We believe that the candidate experience is a key component of any organisation’s Hiring Success journey. I am thrilled to be part of the judging panel to recognise leaders in Candidate Experience and in Hiring Success.”

The 21st annual NORAs nominations closed on Monday 6th September. Finalists will be revealed on Tuesday 5th October, and our in-person awards event will be held in London on Wednesday 10th November. Keep up to date with announcements and information here.



About SmartRecruiters

As a global leader in enterprise recruitment software, SmartRecruiters offers a cloud-based global Talent Acquisition Suite that allows teams to attract, select, and hire the best talent. 4,000 companies worldwide rely on SmartRecruiters to achieve hiring success—including brands like Bosch, LinkedIn, Skechers, and Visa—using recruitment marketing, CRM, AI, ATS, and a marketplace of 600+ connected vendors all within one scalable platform.

True to its mission of connecting people to jobs at scale, SmartRecruiters was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers in 2020. For more information, visit www.smartrecruiters.com or follow @SmartRecruiters on Twitter or LinkedIn.


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Nominations opened on Tuesday 3rd August at 9:00AM and closed on Monday 6th September at 5:00PM.

All registered and nominated sites will be considered carefully by our Shortlisting Judging Panel, to arrive at the list of this year’s Finalists.

The Finalists for the National Online Recruitment Awards 2021 will be announced here on Tuesday 5th October.

Our Winners will be revealed at our in-person online awards event, held on Wednesday 10th November.

Stephen O’Donnell
Chair of the NORAs