The IRP awards is a glamorous night out, but it also offers so much more than that in the long run…
Winning an industry-recognised professional award for your valuable contribution to recruitment will benefit you and your company’s reputation for years. It’s a genuine long term PR and marketing piece, winning, or even being shortlisted or highly commended gives you something of value to talk about to clients and candidates and throughout your professional networks.
Recognition from Industry leaders
The stringent Judging process the IRP Awards adheres to means that every submission may be seen by multiple judges in the best possible light. This select panel operates at the highest levels of recruitment and has a great deal of influence over the industry. Entering the IRP awards automatically proves to them how committed you are to Brilliant Recruitment, this is the kind of audience money can’t buy, but excellent professional practice can. A good submission can bring you and your business to the attention of the right people, even if you don’t win.
Being highly commended or shortlisted alone are brag-worthy achievements that go a long way in network dinners and client meetings. What better stamp of professional approval is there than recognition from the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation? Tell your candidates you were highly commended for ‘Best Candidate Experience’ reassure your clients you won ‘Best Recruitment Campaign of the Year’ or entice prospective business partners that you were shortlisted as having the ‘Best Back-Office Support Team of the Year’.
There’s so much free promotion that comes with being on the shortlist for an award: searchable credits on the organiser’s website, printed collateral, and presence on the night of the event itself. Let alone being a winner, where your achievements are immortalised in the highly visited Hall of Fame page and the strongest presence of being presented with the highest accolade at the IRP awards in front of your admiring peers in the industry. Not to mention the full post-event promotional follow-ups - interviews, photo opportunities, blogs and mentions by industry press.
Let your name precede you
It’s often said that networking shouldn’t be thought of as hunting but rather as cultivating relationships. With any kind of online presence, the people who would be most interested in working with you will immediately see a network worthy profile. Established over eleven years, the IRP awards is the best arena for exchanging ideas, catching up with colleagues and capitalising on your industry recognised achievements to help you build bigger, stronger and better relationships.
Confidence through achievements
You know the feeling of signing a new client or landing a candidate their dream job (and landing yourself that dream commission!) well multiply that by Signing a new client can make you feel good for a time, but winning an award can be a huge confidence boost that stays on your CV forever. You can change your signature to ‘Award winner 2019’ and update your LinkedIn profile. Increasing your career confidence can encourage you to go above and beyond the norm achieving more and impressing the bosses while you’re at it!