National Recruitment Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce the ERF Awards 2021 which will be held this year at the Shelbourne Hotel (under current Covid guidelines). The date booked is December 3rd and the MC for the event will be Gavin Duffy.


In light of the recent government announcement regarding new guidelines that will come in effect on October 22nd, we are delighted to inform you all that we can now offer full room capacity for the ERF Awards as per normal years.


We have also re-introduced all our Best in Practice categories. There will now be 18 awards in total up for grabs, as outlined below. Please note that all entries must be based on the last 12 months.
The application and entry forms are available now (below) for you to download from the ERF Website, Applications will be €50 per entry.


Tickets for the gala event will be €199 +VAT. Seats will be allocated on a 'first come, first serve' basis.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Geraldine & the ERF Team

Application Forms
FAQs - Awards 2021

Awards Categories 2021

Agency of the year large (41 staff or more)
Agency of the year medium (15-40 staff)
Agency of the year small (14 or less staff)
Recruitment Consultant of the Year / Permanent
Recruitment Consultant of the Year / Temporary & Contractors (all one category this year)
Back Office Support / Unsung Hero Award
Best New Agency
Best Agency Online
Best in Practice - Industrial, Warehousing & Logistics
Best in Practice - Sales & Marketing
Best in Practice - Healthcare
Best in Practice - Accountancy & Finance
Best in Practice - IT, Telecoms & Technical
Best in Practice - Pharma, Engineering & Science
Best in Practice - Office & Secretarial
Best in Practice - A Specialism
Best Company Social Responsibility Award
Best in Innovation Award during the Covid pandemic - this is an opportunity to showcase what you have done and can be anything from use of technology to re-aligning your business to new markets

We will also be awarding the James Kilbane award and one other special recognition award - (the nominees for these will be decided by the ERF Exco)


Samantha Beggs

Recruitment & Employment Confederation

Campaigns & Government Relations Manager

James Osborne

The Recruitment Network (International)


Barbara McConalogue

HEANet Group Strategy Committee


David Head

TALiNT Partners

Director - TALiNT International

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