Employment & Recruitment Awards 2022


We are delighted to announce the ERF Awards 2022 which will be held at the Shelbourne Hotel. The date booked is November 25th 2022. And this year, we may have a few surprises!



We are delighted to inform you that we will be able to offer full room capacity for the ERF Awards as per normal years.



We have 20 categories up for grabs this year, as outlined below. Please read the category list carefully as there are a couple of new categories plus a few updates to existing categories. 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.


Dress Code:

Black tie / formal wear.



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 2022


Awards Categories 2022

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 

Recruitment Consultant of the Year -  Contractors

Best Back Office Team Trophy

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 in Practice - Hospitality, Events & Catering

Best Company Social Responsibility Award (CSR)

5 X Graduate Awards - these will be presented to the 5 highest scoring students who completed the 2022 ERF Certificate in Recruitment Practice Programme.  

We will also be awarding the James Kilbane award (the nominees for this will be decided by the ERF ExCo)


Thank you to all our partners and sponsors for 2022, especially our key partners for this event: LinkedIn, Bullhorn and our Media Sponsor, the Irish Independent.

Countdown to Awards Night!

2022 Judges

Dr. Deirdre Giblin

National College of Ireland

Director of Development & External Engagement

James Osborne

The Recruitment Network (International)


Pat McGinty

HR Consultant

Stratis Consulting

David Head

TALiNT Partners

Director - TALiNT International

Samantha Beggs

Recruitment & Employment Confederation

Campaigns & Government Relations Manager

Paul Muldoon

Independent News & Media

Sales Manager ¦ Print & Digital Advertising

Tom Hadley

Hadley's Comment

External Consultant - Global business & employment practices

Mary Connaughton, Fellow CIPD


Director, CIPD Ireland