The pinnacle of the evening is always the graduate employer of the year award sponsored by Hodes (part of Symphony Talent).
Shortlisted employers and campaigns from all categories judged to be ‘the best of the best’ by a group of HR and recruitment industry leaders.
Who is this award for?
The award highlights the standout recruiters in the graduate recruitment space, understanding and recognising what recruiters are doing to attract, recruit, onboard, train and retain talent. The award is not looking to judge the flashiest campaigns or those organisations that have the biggest budgets, but the employer creating a great, consistent experience for candidates at each stage. The key is consistency. This is what makes a graduate employer of the year.
How is it judged?
Employers’ responses to the application questions are benchmarked against responses from the current graduates working in that organisation. Each organisation is required to submit a minimum of six graduate responses. The judges are seeking to determine what each employer is doing across the entire candidate lifecycle and how these actions are received by, and benefit, the graduates who have joined the organisation. The first round of judging is undertaken by a team at Hodes who have no affiliation to any of the organisations entering rewards and who reflect a diversity of thought.
The top 6 entries then form the shortlist for the award. These are judged by a group of handpicked professionals from around the graduate recruitment sector, with the winner crowned at the TARGETjobs Awards!
Importantly, this prestigious award is ONLY open to shortlisted organisations.
This award will be open after the shortlists have been announced.