The 1st Annual Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs)
Recognizing Innovators & Game Changers in Hiring in the New Economy
The 1st Annual Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (the ReSIs) will be presented on June 25, 2014, following the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.
The ReSIs, sponsored by Boxwood Technology and Simply Hired, are the first accolade to recognize ground-breaking sourcing and recruiting products and services that help employers “optimize their recruiters’ experience.” Why is that important? Nan Weitzmann, Americas Talent Acquisition Leader at Hewlett Packard and a member of the ReSIs Selection Committee, explains: “The ReSIs recognize those solutions that provide a value-add to improve the recruiter experience. When recruiters are more effective and productive, the hiring process moves more quickly and enhances the overall candidate and hiring experience. “
The employment service industry was hit hard by the Great Recession. But as the economy has strengthened, so have the companies that provide the tools recruiters use to find talent. By the end of 2016, the employ-ment services industry is projected to grow to an annual value of $490.1 billion. (Research and Markets’ Global Human Resources Employment Services report.) This growth is being led by a surge of technological advances producing a myriad of new recruitment products and services which the ReSIs will recognize and promote.
The IAEWS, the trade organization for the global online employment services industry, has been at the forefront of product and service innovations among job boards, social media sites, aggregators, job ad distribution companies, applicant tracking system companies, recruitment advertising agencies and the vendors which work with and for them. Collectively, IAEWS members power or operate over 60,000 sites worldwide.
Nominations for the 2014 ReSIs may be submitted any time until March 28, 2014. Awards will be presented in 5 categories
- External Sourcing: Acquisition of candidates from outside an employer
- Internal Sourcing: Acquisition of candidates from inside an employer
- Screening: Evaluation of candidates
- Candidate Management/Selection: Communication with candidates
- Wild Card: Outside-the-box developments
A blue ribbon Selection Committee composed of HR and recruiting executives from Hewlett Packard, Hyatt, Meritage Talent Solutions, New Belgium Brewing, and Outerwall, Inc. will evaluate each nomination and select a Winner and Runner-Up in each category.
For more information on the IAEWS and the ReSIs please visit http://www.employmentwebsites.org/recruiting-innovation-awards or contact Peter Weddle, IAEWS Executive Director at director@EmploymentWebSites.org or 203.964.1888
About the IAEWS:
The International Association of Employment Web Sites is the trade organization for the global online employment services industry. Each year, the IAEWS conducts the two largest conferences of employment site executives in the world. In addition, it performs research on key trends among job seekers and recruiters, oversees an annual global benchmark survey, publishes an e-magazine for thought leaders in online recruitment, and through its Code of Ethics, promotes the highest standards of business conduct among its members. These and other initiatives reinforce a single vision that recognizes employment Web sites for what they are: the Sources of SuccessTM. (www.EmploymentWebSites.org)
About Boxwood Technology:
Boxwood has been delivering online career center solutions exclusively to the association marketplace since 1998. As the industry leader, Boxwood has helped its clients generate over $400 million in non-dues revenue. It is also the only career center solutions provider to earn an endorsement by American Society of Association Executives every year since 2002. (www.boxwoodtech.com)
About Simply Hired
Simply Hired ®, a technology company based in Sunnyvale, California, operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages. With more than 30 million unique visitors per month, the company provides job seekers access to millions of job openings across all job categories and industries, reaching job seekers on the web, social networks, mobile devices, email, and via thousands of partner sites including LinkedIn, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek. (www.simplyhired.com)