In 2019, its inaugural year, three awards were given:

  • Outstanding Talent Acquisition Team Award
    Recognizes the top performing Talent Acquisition/Recruiting teams that consistently achieve excellent results advancing their organization through collaboration, innovation and customer-centric engagement
    • Eligibility Criteria:
      • Inhouse or client-specific recruiting/talent acquisition delivery team
      • Definable recruiting success and business impact during the last calendar year
        (July 2017 - July 2018)
    • Judging Criteria:
      • How the people, process and technology, taken together, have improved performance and overall business impact
      • Innovation and use of tools/technologies
      • The extent to which the organization focuses on customer engagement and satisfaction
      • The extent to which the team mission and/or vision aligns with that of the organization as a whole
      • How well processes are defined and executed
      • How organizational culture contributes to the team delivery excellence
  • Talent Solution Impact Award
    Recognizes the top solutions in Talent Acquisition/Recruiting that are enabling stronger recruiting business performance and driving industry market trends.
    • Eligibility Criteria:
      • Minimum of 10 customers using the solution/service for at least one year
      • Publicly available/general release product/services in the recruiting/talent acquisition market
      • Three positive customer references
    • Judging Criteria:
      • Level of value the supplier has on recruiting function
      • Supplier ability to deliver on what it promises
      • Depth of innovation and market leading capabilities
  • Recruiting Influencer Award
    Recognizes a longtime (or retired) Talent Acquisition professional who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, knowledge, decision-making and commitment to the profession.
    • Eligibility Criteria:
      • Positive influence and impact on the recruiting/talent acquisition industry
        • Positive influence should be reflected in his/her community service, mentoring and role modeling, services and influence on individuals and the industry as a whole
      • Can be from a role, category or service offering
      • Three examples and personal testimonies
    • Judging Criteria:
      • Degree of influence and impact on the industry
      • Evaluation of testimonies and degree of impact


    • There is no fee to submit a nomination for Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech Awards.
    • A Premium Pass conference registration is required to attend the Gala, but the price of a Gala ticket is not included in your Premium Pass registration.


    For each award type, a unique panel of judges will be selected from a broad range of backgrounds in Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Technology, and the Analyst and Influencer community.


Application Submission Deadline:
October 26, 2018

Notification of Selection:
November 15, 2018

Winners Announced:
February 21, 2019

Sponsors: Please contact Rebecca McKenna at for information on sponsoring the Awards Gala.

Recruiting Awards

Recruiting Awards

Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech Awards Eligibility and Judging Criteria

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