Price Bailey shortlisted for two prestigious In-house Recruitment Awards

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  • Price Bailey shortlisted for “Recruitment Team of the Year” and for “Recruitment Manager of the Year”
  • Over 300 entries including, a Big 4 firm and many FTSE-100/Fortune-500 companies

Chartered Accountants and business advisers Price Bailey has been shortlisted for two In-house Recruitment Awards. The Awards are recognised as the most prestigious accolades for in-house recruitment professionals and are awarded to organisations which have demonstrated excellence and innovation in their recruitment practices

Price Bailey has been shortlisted for Recruitment Team of the Yearfor organisations with up to 1,000 employees, which is the most prestigious award category. The judges shortlisted Price Bailey in recognition of the in-house recruitment team’s work in implementing a centralised recruitment function, thereby reducing agency costs by £200,000, significantly increasing graduate intake by revamping its Step Stone programme, and by reducing staff turnover by 9.2%.

Price Bailey has also been shortlisted for the Recruitment Manager of the Yearaward. Joanne Atkins has been shortlisted for her leadership in spearheading the improvements listed above, most notably the creation of the in-house resourcing function and the associated cost savings.

With almost 10,000 members, the In-house Recruitment Community is the largest, most active professional network of In-house recruiters in the industry. Its annual awards cover over 20 categories and this year’s entrants include a Big 4 accountant (Deloitte) and several FTSE-100 and Fortune-500 companies, including Barclays, Caterpillar and Vodafone. Price Bailey is among the smaller businesses to have been shortlisted, and the only accountancy firm, other than Deloitte and Grant Thornton, to have made the shortlists.

Nadia Khan , Head of HR and Partner at Price Bailey, comments: “To be shortlisted in these two categories is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the Price Bailey team. To be the only accountancy firm shortlisted, other than Deloitte and Grant Thornton, recognises the level of professionalism and innovation we aspire to within the business and our determination to attract the best talent.”

“The creation of a centralised recruitment function has seen us drastically reduce our use of external agencies, saving the firm £200,000 in one year. At the same time, our in-house recruitment team has dramatically stepped up hiring to meet the needs of the business and reduced staff attrition, helping us to deliver the quality of service our clients expect.”