Graduate Recruitment Conference & Awards
Deadline for Entries extended to 16th December
The 2015 SoMe Conference & Awards audience is warmly welcomed by Mike Roberts Who here knows that feeling? Immediately, the first of many grabs, tweets, captures Boddingtons, of course Questions from the floor were bountiful and weird RMP remind us about Content and Kinky Hi-fi and lo-fi Handwriting Vicki Spindler, Graduate Programme Manager, Tesco David Rivel, CEO, PathMotion Andy Campbell, Oracle HCM Cloud Thanks for the Wi-Fi password, many would be in re-hab without it Ula Dolska, University Staffing Consultant at Microsoft Sarah Murray, Graduate Recruitment Specialist at Allen & Overy LLP Daniel Richard, UK MD, Sonru Adam Gretton, Sonru Jo Denye, Marketing Manager at Teach First. Rob Farace, NHS Leadership Academy Rob Farace, NHS Leadership Academy Gotta love Windows. Anyone here from Microsoft? Oh, yes. Ooops. Vicki Spindler, Graduate Programme Manager, Tesco Andy Campbell, Oracle HCM Cloud Andy Hyatt, Founder & Digital Strategist, BTMH Ltd Interesting.. Andy Hyatt, Founder & Digital Strategist, BTMH Ltd SoMe Awards 2015 Karen Bradley Jo Denye, Marketing Manager, Teach First with Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the AGR Jo Denye, Marketing Manager, Teach First and Lizzie Brock, RMP Emma Britton from Citi with Nick Francis, Casual Fims Paul Turner from AIA with Josh Riches, Ula Dolska and Denial Oates from Microsoft

The Winners from 2014/2015

Student-judged categories

Time and again we have seen the same organisations being recognised for their fantastic achievements. This is notable - it has emerged, particularly this year, that there are some companies with outstanding social media strategies. We would certainly urge others to take heed and learn from this. Special mention should go to Teach First for their success in being shortlisted in three separate sectors, and then going on to win two of them!

More than 1,500 students completed an online survey during November 2014, where they were asked to name the organisations that they felt made the best use of social media within the sectors they'd most like to work in. They were also asked to identify which recruiters had the best social media recruitment campaigns.

You can download a detailed PDF of the judges comments here (1.6Mb).

The shortlist for the student-judged categories is as follows:

Professional services: Deloitte; Ernst & Young; KPMG; PwC; Teach First.
WINNER: Teach First

Banking & Financial services: Barclays Capital; Citi; Ernst & Young; PwC
WINNER: Citi

Public sector: British Army; EU Commission; NHS; Teach First
WINNER: Teach First

IT: BAE Systems; BT; Cisco; IBM; Microsoft
WINNER: Microsoft

Engineering: BP; Jaguar Land Rover; Rolls Royce; Shell
WINNER: BP

Charities/3rd sector: Amnesty International; Cancer Research; Oxfam;
Macmillan Nurses
WINNER: Cancer Research

Hospitality & Leisure: Camp America; Centre Parcs; Hilton International; Thomas Cook;
Virgin Atlantic; TUI
WINNER: Camp America

Consumer: Arcadia; John Lewis; L'Oreal; Marks & Spencer; Unilever
WINNER: John Lewis.

Construction: Arup; Atkins; Laing O'Rourke; Tata
WINNER: Arup

Law: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Linklaters
WINNER: Linklaters

General awards

The best use of Twitter in a graduate recruitment campaign: Deutsche Bank, Enterprise Rent A Car, IBM, Nestle, Mars, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co
WINNER: IBM ... Judges Comment

The best use of a SoMe platform in a graduate recruitment campaign: Accenture, Deutsche Bank, Enterprise Rent A Car, KPMG, L’Oreal, Mars, National Probation Service (NPS), Nestle, NHS, Tesco
WINNER: Grant Thornton ... Judges Comment

The best use of blogger relations in a graduate recruitment campaign: Accenture, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Grant Thornton, Microsoft
WINNER: Grant Thornton ... Judges Comment

The best use of mobile in a graduate recruitment campaign: CMS, IBM, Tesco
WINNER: IBM ... Judges Comment

The best use of video in a graduate recruitment campaign as an attraction tool : Allen & Overy, IBM, Sainsbury’s
WINNER: Sainsbury’s ... Judges Comment

Grand Prix – The best overall strategic use of SoMe tools in terms of reach, impact and innovation: Accenture, Enterprise Rent-A-car, Grant Thornton, IBM and L’Oreal.
WINNER: IBM ... Judges Comment

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