Robert Walters has been named Best National Recruitment Agency at the 2016 National Online Recruitment Awards. The NORAs recognise outstanding online achievement in recruitment, with nominees assessed on the accessibility and design of their website, the volume of vacancies available and their social media presence.
Unlike many other industry awards, the NORAs focus on the candidate’s perspective, with the judges basing their decision solely on their objective assessment of a company’s website rather than on a written submission from the businesses.
Marketing Director, EMEA and Americas, Steven Coxall comments:
“We’re delighted to receive this award, especially in the face of strong competition from Alexander Man, Computer Futures, Hays and Reed. It’s a credit to the hard work our marketing team have put in over the last 12 months to overhaul and redesign our website to create a platform that is mobile responsive and accessible for all of our candidates.”
Robert Walters social media presence key to success
The awards also take into account the use of extended social media channels to reach candidates. Robert Walters’ following on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have all seen strong growth over the last year, with the volume of content shared via these channels becoming more frequent and effectively targeted. Steven Coxall continues:
“Our social media presence is a key part of our marketing strategy, helping us to reach new candidates and reinforce our position as a thought leader in the recruitment industry. Our success at the NORA awards comes on the back of being named one of the top three most socially engaged recruitment companies of 2016 by LinkedIn and reflects our commitment to using social media to build relationships with candidates.
We’re extremely pleased to have our efforts recognised in this space and we fully intend to continue embracing new online channels as the social media landscape evolves.”
About the awards
The National Online Recruitment Awards were created to acknowledge and reward excellence in online recruitment practice. Established in 2001, the NORAs view the recruitment sector from the perspective of the jobseeker, and aim to shine a light on the very best examples of excellence in the recruitment industry. The list of past finalists and winners accurately illustrates the evolution of the UK online recruitment sector, which is now recognised as the most advanced and competitive in the world. It is this competition to satisfy increasingly ‘Internet savvy’ candidates which has fuelled one of the fastest growing industries in the UK.
The NORAs are primarily concerned with the value, service and protection afforded to the general public, in catering for their needs in an ethical, professional, secure and effective manner.
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