Posted by: Ben Hutchins in UKrecruiter, technology selection, technology and the modern day recruiter, talent management, talent attraction, Talent Assessment, strategy, staffing, recruitment technology, recruitment system, recruitment solutions, recruitment software, Recruitment Leadership, recruiting software, recruiting, recruiters, outsourced recruitment services, online recruitment, online profiles, on-line recruitment, Mobile Recruiting, International, human resources, hr, gradweb, graduate recrutiment, Graduate Recruitment, graduate intelligence, Global recruitment, Gala Evening, Engagement, Employer Brand, employee branding, Creative, Communication, clients, awards, assessment, applicant tracking system on
17 May 13
GradWeb crowned ‘Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation’ at the prestigious Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2013.
GradWeb, the entry-level and graduate recruitment outsourcing specialists, has been named the ‘Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation’ at the 2013 Recruiter Awards for Excellence.
The Recruiter Awards for Excellence recognise, reward and celebrate the outstanding achievements in recruitment over the last 12 months and were held at a gala ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 1st May.
Open to all major recruitment specialists and judged by a diverse panel of leading business experts from some of the biggest names in the recruitment industry the award recognises outstanding client service, effectiveness and efficiency by an Outsourcing Recruitment Organisation.
According to the judges, GradWeb was the ‘stand-out winner’ in the award category, successfully demonstrating the delivery of cost-effective solutions for a wide range of clients across a variety of sectors. The judges particularly highlighted the innovation required in not simply providing an off-the-shelf solution but creating bespoke recruitment services tailored to fit the unique and exacting challenges faced by today’s businesses. They said;
“GradWeb provides its diverse clients with the ability to reach the right candidates through methods such as its innovative online recruitment technology to attract and reach the right candidates; its Intelligent Attraction’ approach to improve the effectiveness of clients’ campaigns and its end-to-end services including concept design, marketing, candidate management, screening and assessment”.
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21 Sep 12
GradWeb, the entry level, graduate and campaign recruitment outsourcing specialist, won four awards at the prestigious Recruitment Business Awards (RBA’s) in Manchester.
Newbury UK – GradWeb, the entry-level and graduate recruitment outsourcing specialists, announced that they have won four awards at the Recruitment Business Awards held in Manchester. The awards included Best Integrated Campaign, Best Recruitment Platform, Best Candidate Experience and the ultimate accolade of Recruitment Company of the Year.
The Recruitment Business Awards are now in their tenth year and aim to reward creative recruitment advertising and successful recruitment businesses. GradWeb won a hat-trick of awards for the work it has done for its clients Network Rail, BT Global Services and Cisco, and rounded off an excellent night by also scooping the Recruitment Company of the Year Award.
The high profile Track&Train recruitment campaign, that provides paid internships within the rail industry for unemployed graduates, secured the award for Best Integrated Campaign, by combining innovative candidate attraction services for lead client, Network Rail, and the other 27 participating rail businesses. The Best Candidate Experience Award for outstanding candidate management was won by BT Global Services for the recruitment of its Sales Academy, for which GradWeb managed a huge volume of candidates in a compressed time period, using a bespoke assessment process to select 200 exceptional sales people. The Best Online Recruitment Platform was won by Cisco for the global Cisco Partner Talent Network (CPTN). Uniquely designed, developed and managed by GradWeb, the portal features a ground-breaking job-matching algorithm and integration with LinkedIn to deliver an unrivalled candidate experience.
“We are delighted that our work has been recognised and rewarded by the judges at the Recruitment Business Awards” said Cynthia Bostock, Managing Director, GradWeb. “To win one award is a great honour but to receive four, including Recruitment Company of the Year, is a fantastic achievement. It is testament not only to the strength of our partnerships with our clients but also the outstanding candidate experience that we provide. These awards highlight the breadth and depth of our expertise and experience in delivering innovative, highly effective and transformational recruitment solutions that deliver real business value to our clients.”
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18 Jun 12
GradWeb is exhibiting their award winning recruitment system, GradWeb 2.0, and outsourcing services at this year’s Recruitment Exhibition (RECEX), taking place on 20-21 June 2012 at Olympia in London
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the largest HR network in Europe. The free CIPD Recruitment Exhibition held at Olympia in London on 20-21 June is the ideal place to discover new ways of finding and keeping the right people by meeting leading technology, software and service suppliers.
Exhibition delegates who visit GradWeb at stand R80 will be able to benefit from a demonstration of the advanced recruitment platform, GradWeb 2.0, which has recently been acknowledged as providing the best online candidate experience for graduate recruitment. In topping Potentialpark’s APOLLO (APplying OnLine & LOving it) rankings for our client BP, GradWeb 2.0 triumphed over 100 systems used by graduate employers to win the award for the best system in the UK and Europe. To appreciate the importance of candidate experience and to understand how it can positively affect the success of your recruitment campaign as well as enriching the appeal of your employer brand, visit GradWeb for a demonstration.
Visitors to the stand can also understand in greater detail the recruitment outsourcing services GradWeb provide and see how technology can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of these processes for both clients and candidates. This theme will also be prominent in GradWeb’s showcase presentation on the 20th June at 11.30am. Entitled “Network Rail and GlaxoSmithKline - winning the race for future talent” the session will look at the processes and best practices these employers use to ensure they get the right talent every time.
Cynthia Bostock, Managing Director of GradWeb, said:
“We are once again exited to be exhibiting at this year’s Recruitment Exhibition that provides visitors with the opportunity to network with leading technology, software and service suppliers”
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21 Feb 12
Leading entry-level recruitment outsourcing provider GradWeb, has been selected to provide branding and creative design plus recruitment services including recruitment advertising, online recruitment system, candidate management and application screening for the ‘Track and Train’ internship scheme.
The Track & Train scheme is designed to give up to 100 graduates employment experience and training to help further their careers. It’s a nationwide scheme funded by Network Rail and supported by 28 companies across the rail sector and aimed at people who have graduated from university in the last 2 years. The entire programme lasts for 18 months, and is structured to give graduates an insight into each of the main elements of the rail industry. Successful candidates will start their first placement in April 2012.
Effective Recruitment Advertising
The branding and recruitment advertising campaign designed to promote Track & Train and to attract candidates to enrol for the scheme has been devised and created by GradWeb’s Intelligent Attraction team. The first part of this process was to develop the Track & Train brand. As an entirely new entity that represents 27 companies across the rail sector, GradWeb developed the creative concept for the Track & Train name, logo, and branding for the campaign to be used across all marketing vehicles.
Posted by: Alan Whitford in technology, strategy, Recruitment, future, erecruitment, Enhance Media, Creative, blogs, awards, Alan Whitford, Advertising on
29 Jan 09
Aggregation and Data Driven Marketing
They founded Planet Recruit and sold it to Hot Group in 2003. Set up Workcircle initially as an IT job board. Changed to Vertical Search Engine (Aggregator).
What does the aggregator really do?
For Candidate: can search across multiple platforms on one site.
Traffic source/driver for job advertisers – job boards, employers, agencies
What is Data Driven Marketing?
Attract the right candidates in high volume, and then direct them to the right destination site.
How have the new revenue generating and traffic generating models evolved?
Nice stuff on ‘cost per action’ if you run a web business
Evolution of their thinking on most cost effective way of gathering jobs and then reaching the candidates.
What they call: Workcircle 2.0
Evolved to the jobs aggregation model (like Indeed.com from the US)
Can help the smaller niche job boards get ‘cheap’ traffic
Challenge was how much traffic could the cost effectively buy.
Long tail thinking entered into the evolution of Workcircle
Sponsor all combinations of a job title (wrote a tool to generate the long tail list - over 1 million keywords)
Used the Google API (application programming interface) to create the giant Google Adword campaigns
Resulted in Massive Traffic Driving
Lots of great stats and ROI data for them (80% ROI for money spent on Google).
Using both SEM (for paid for listings) and SEO (for organic listings) to ensure overall listing and traffic works at optimum for traffic driving
Long Tail generates overall cost is optimised
Ensure that paid for listings have the deep link directly to the job, not the job site
Ensure that you actually have job inventory to match the keywords you are actually advertising
Click through rate is not the best measure of ad success
Last Thurs I was sitting in a hotel in Lieden, Holland whilst my many friends in the UK recruitment industry were gathering at the Grosvenor House Hotel for the prestigious RADS. A great event.
The RADS was a "baby" that I launched with a great gentleman called Austyn Hallworth; he was at the Independent ( Classified Ad Mgr) and I was Sales Director at a new HR magazine called Personnel Today.
The idea was to have an awards event in the UK to refect the "best" in recruitment. The event, today branded the RADS and organised by Reed Business Information has grown into a wonderful celebration of what is best in recruitment communication. It has achieved what we set out to do.
The UK recruitment industry enjoys some of the finest creativity in the world of recruitment. The result of a highly competitive labour market, a rich source of print media and agencies and clients who are prepared to be brave and push the barriers of what is HR communications.
The industry has also "seen off" the threat of the web....there were those in '99-2000 who believed that "branding" was dead and that all jobseekers would do was go to huge job databases, search, get matched and apply...whoops sorry, I mean a job board.