Like the Oscars where nominees are selected by peer members, these Recruiting Awards are unique because we're the first to pair a crowdsourced vote with a judging panel filled from the front lines of recruiting and HR leadership.

Jason Buss

editor, TalentHQ and your fellow VP of Talent Acquisition & Diversity

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Our goal is simple: To provide recognition and awards for innovators and leaders in the recruiting industry.

What makes these awards different? A lot. For starters, winners aren’t selected by self-proclaimed experts or a recycled panel of judges.

The inaugural award winners were announced at the 2011 LinkedIn Talent Connect Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

The 2012 Awards were announced at the 2012 Recruiting Trends Conference on October 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

We’re happy to announce that our exclusive, Third Annual Recruiting Awards will be presented live at the upcoming Recruiting Conference on October 22-25, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV at Planet Hollywood.