Upstart Recruiting Awards Kicks Off Nomination and Voting Process - Winners to be Announced Live October 15th, 2012 at The Recruiting Conference in Las Vegas, NV

Share Article is announcing the second annual award and recognition program for the recruiting industry. The Recruiting Awards are unique because the judging panel is comprised of peers who occupy HR Leadership positions, not industry analysts or pundits. The program further distinguishes itself by combining crowdsourced voting on their website with attendee voting for participants of The Recruiting Conference where the winners will be announced live on October 15, 2012.

"We're excited to announce the second annual Recruiting Awards program. Our awards are unique due to their multi-faceted nomination and voting process that emphasize the voices of practicing recruiting and HR experts." said Jason Buss, himself a senior Talent Management Leader, editor and author of and the organizer of The 2012 Recruiting Awards."

Three awards will comprise the 2012 Recruiting Awards: Talent Hunter, Recruiting innovation and Recruiting Organization. The nomination process started September 12, 2012 and will continue until September 21, 2012 at which time the crowdsourced judging will commence. The inaugural awards will be presented on October 15, 2012 at The Recruiting Conference in Las Vegas.

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 3 and The Recruiting Organization team will share a $500 gift card for a team celebration. Winners in each of the three categories will also receive a trophy.

The 2012 Recruiting Awards was made possible by TalentHQ and our sponsors: LinkedIn, Checkster, and Recruiting Trends.

Press contacts can reach Jason Buss for more information at jason(at)recruitingawards(dot)com.

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 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 LinkedIn
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. 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.

About Recruiting Trends
Since 1970, Recruiting Trends has been dedicated to serving the recruiting industry. In April of 2006, it went online as, supplemented by a biweekly newsletter, Recruiting Trends Bulletin. Recruiting Trends reaches senior-level recruiters and human resource and talent management leaders at small, medium, large, and global organizations and is the industry source for key decision-makers and influencers in the profession to read about what’s going on in their world.

About is in business to help build great companies by connecting them to the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the global authority, we deliver HR Best Practices to help organizations build great companies through community, collaboration, research, shared best practices, and measurements. Our community of over 200,000 professionals worldwide cooperate and network with each other in mastering the Art of HR. They in turn help their companies maintain current and successful HR programs and processes while fostering great work environments but keeping compliant to avoid expensive lawsuits and legal actions.
About SuccessFactors
SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, is the leading provider of cloud-based business execution software, and delivers business alignment, team execution, people performance, and learning management solutions to organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries.

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