First HR Award To Combine Crowdsource and Panel Voting To Select Winners In Recruiting And Talent Management Contest

Share Article will honor three nominees in the HR disciplines of recruiting and talent management at the 2011 LinkedIn Talent Connect conference in Las Vegas on October 17, 2011. is a new recognition and award platform for the recruiting industry and is the first industry award in Human Resources to select their winners through a combination of crowdsource voting and panel judging. The Recruiting Awards is unique because the judging panel will be comprised of peers who occupy HR Leadership positions, not industry analysts.

"Like the Oscars where nominees are selected by peer members, these Recruiting Awards are unique because we're the first to pair a crowdsourced vote with a judging panel filled from the front lines of recruiting and HR leadership." said Jason Buss, himself a senior Talent Management Leader, editor and principal author at and the organizer of The 2011 inaugural Recruiting Awards."

Three awards will comprise the inaugural 2011 Recruiting Awards: Talent Hunter, Recruiting innovation and Recruiting Organization. The nomination process started August 17th and will continue until September 2, 2011 at which time the crowdsourced judging will commence. The inaugural awards will be presented on October 17, 2011 at LinkedIn 2011 Talent Connect Conference.

Selection process
Winners will be selected via three phases of judging. A crowdsourcing component, a panel of recruiting practitioner judges and finally, the conference attendees.

Winners of the Talent Hunter and Recruiting Innovation Awards will receive an Apple iPad 2 and TalentHQ will make a charitable contribution of $750 to the non-profit organization of the winners choosing. The Recruiting Organization team will share a $750 gift card along with the same charitable contribution of $750.

The 2011 Recruiting Awards was made possible by TalentHQ and our sponsors: Montage Talent, Checkster, Jobs2Web, Hirenomics, and LinkedIn.

Press contacts can reach Jason Buss for more information at or via phone at (763) 360-5857.

About TalentHQ
About Talent HQ: Talent HQ is a one-of-a-kind online advice and news website and 75,000 member professional community for the Recruiting and Human Resources industry. Formerly, Talent HQ was named in 2011 as a “Top 50 Recruiting Blog” from HCI and managing editor Jason Buss was named HR Examiner’s #1 Most Influential Online Recruiter”.

About Montage Talent
Montage is a pioneer in the utilization of video technology to optimize the hiring process by connecting great talent with great companies. An enterprise SaaS model, designed by recruiters and delivered by software experts, Montage is the only provider to deliver video solutions supporting the entire staffing ecosystem; corporate employers, staffing providers, and universities. Montage’s approach provides hiring teams and recruiters an all-inclusive solution that integrates instantly retrievable candidate videos, profiles, credentials, and documentation with the capability to conduct live panel interviews on demand. Through a high-touch candidate engagement model, Montage connects the right talent with the right opportunities while driving faster decisions, eliminating travel requirements and improving quality of hire. Its ease of use and seamless integration deliver immediate adoption and industry-best ROI to clients. For more information, please visit

About Checkster
Checkster is the leading Talent Assessment vendor leveraging Collective Intelligence. It provides organizations with cloud computing solutions to recognize and grow talent, with the help of colleagues' feedback. Checkster's products range from reference checkup to 360 feedback tools: The Reference Check 2.0 process, which assesses talent pre-hire by upgrading the traditional telephone reference check, to the new process of 360 Checkup, which provides developmental feedback to employees.

About Jobs2web
Jobs2web helps large organizations hire better people, faster and cost effectively. By using Jobs2web’s proven Recruit Better® system, employers know which online channels provide better return on investment, recruit better talent and deliver better candidate engagement. See how at

About Hirenomics
Hirenomics is a national total recruiting solutions leader and provider. Our team brings over 45 years of combined experience in Human Resources and recruitment experience in a broad range of industries. As a minority owned business, our headquarters are in Minneapolis, MN, and we have consultants located throughout the U.S. who recognize local marketplace conditions. We understand the unique recruiting challenges organizations - and the competitive market for talent. You deserve a partner that can develop and deliver both leading edge and cost effective solutions designed to meet your hiring needs.

About LinkedIn
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 120 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn also has offices across North America, as well as throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.


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