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



  • Nominations run from Thursday September 19th to Friday October 11, 2013.
  • Voting runs from Monday October 14th thru Friday October 18th
  • Winners Announced between October 22-25, 2013 at The 2013 Recruiting Trends Conference at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rules for The 2013 Recruiting Awards:

  1. Nominations will be accepted from Thursday September 19th through Friday October 11, 2013 at 11:59PM.
  2. The 2013 Recruiting Award nominations are accepted for three categories: Talent Hunter, Recruiting Innovation, and Recruiting Organization (team award).
  3. Any individual can nominate themselves or another individual for any individual Recruiting Award. These include the Talent Hunter and Recruiting Innovation Awards.
  4. Only recruiting organizations (recruiting teams, departments, organizations) may be nominated for the Recruiting Organization Award.
  5. Vendors may submit a nomination on behalf of their client(s), permitted they have their consent and the nomination is approved prior to the submission.
  6. All information, including pictures submitted in the nomination process will be made public.
  7. Nominations will be posted on and to initiate the voting process.
  8. The judging process is completed in two phases. General public crowdsourced vote and our judging panel.
  9. Given the phased voting process, it is nearly impossible for a tie to occur. In the unlikely event there was a tie, the crowdsourced vote will prevail.
  10. Voting runs from Monday October 14th thru Friday October 18th at 11:59PM EDT
  11. Scores and final rankings are completely confidential, all voting (including the judging panel) is completed online.
  12. Nominees may be contacted to supply additional information and answer any follow-up questions on behalf of the judges.
  13. Contest judges’ organizations are ineligible for the Recruiting Awards.
    Both nominees and award winners will receive recognition both online and at the conference.
  14. Winners will be announced live at the 2013 Recruiting Trends Conference in Las Vegas, NV
  15. Submit any questions to or use our contact form here.