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2010 Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Awards now open

2010 Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Awards now open

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has announced that applications for the 2010 IRP Awards can be made from today (Monday April 26).

The REC is committed to celebrating excellence in recruitment and is seeking as many examples of best practice as possible.

The IRP Awards, now in their second year, has 16 awards up for grabs that recognise the achievements of both individual recruiters and recruitment businesses.

The awards will salute the companies for whom IRP members work and who demonstrate that they are committed to professionalising the industry, supporting standards and investing in the personal and professional development of their people.

Commenting on the launch of the 2010 IRP awards, Kevin Green, the RECs Chief Executive, said: The awards are the perfect way to demonstrate that our industry is investing in our only appreciating asset - its people. The focus of these awards is to recognise and honour the achievements of individual recruiters and we are keen for as many recruiters to enter as possible. We need positive role models who demonstrate excellence and make a difference every day to their candidates and clients.

Kevin Green added: It has been a very challenging year for recruitment. This is a chance for the whole industry to come together to show what excellence looks like and celebrate both individual and corporate success.

The award categories this year are:
Best Newcomer of the Year
Permanent Consultant of the Year
Temporary Consultant of the Year
Business Manager of the Year
Business Leader of the Year
The Eileen Simpson Award for Outstanding Contribution
Best Contribution to the Community
Best Candidate and Client Experience of the Year
Resourcing Manager of the Year
Interim Recruiter of the Year
Executive Recruiter of the Year
Best People Development Business Award
Best small/medium Recruitment company to work for (less than 100 employees)
Best large Recruitment company to work for ( more than 100 employees)
Recruiter of the Year - Judges Choice
Lifetime Achievement Award Judges Choice

The awards are open to all IRP members and the companies for whom they work. Closing date for entries will be Wednesday June 30 with the shortlist announced on Friday July 23. All the shortlisted entries will be invited to attend the awards dinner taking place at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, EC1, on Wednesday October 20.

For full details on the awards and to submit entries for nominations, please visit the website


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