2012 Best Recruiters Announced

Posted by Rob Riggins

ClearedJobs.Net announces the 2012 Best Recruiters in the security cleared community.

At each Cleared Job Fair security-cleared job seekers vote for the defense and government contracting employers who provide the best recruiting experience. The top three companies at each Cleared Job Fair are recognized as Best Recruiters.

The 2012 Best Recruiters are from the following cleared facilities employers:

  • * Ball Aerospace
  • * BAE Systems
  • * General Dynamics-IT
  • * HP
  • * Invertix
  • * Engility
  • * Lockheed Martin
  • * ManTech
  • * MetroStar Systems
  • * Minerva Engineering
  • * Mission Essential Personnel
  • * Northrop Grumman
  • * SAIC
  • * Standard Technology
  • * Tanager
  • * TexelTek
  • * URS
  • * Vykin
  • * V-Tech Solutions

The full list of Best Recruiters is available on the Best Recruiter Wall of Fame.

Best Recruiter Sean Williams, SAIC

“The Best Recruiter program honors and celebrates recruiting professionals who understand it is their personal brand and the brand of their employer they are sharing with job seekers. The program has become a focal point of the security cleared community to raise the bar for the candidate experience in this fiercely competitive market,” says Kathleen Smith, CMO, ClearedJobs.Net.

The job seeker experience is an important part of a company’s talent acquisition strategy, so many of the companies exhibiting at Cleared Job Fairs take the Best Recruiter competition very seriously. The recruiting teams who don’t win, take the time to evaluate what they can do better, and we are happy to see that some of those companies and recruiters have returned and have been voted Best Recruiter. Many companies award bonuses to teams who do win, and many of the recruiters list the award Best Recruiter on their resume or LinkedIn profile.

Smith adds, “The search for the perfect candidate and the perfect job is a trying experience and by making this a positive experience, everyone wins. The recruiters recognized as Best Recruiters are those who put their recruiting relationship with the candidates first. They understand that the experience they provide at the Cleared Job Fair will spread throughout the community and support their overall talent acquisition strategy. It is a privilege to have these Best Recruiters at our Cleared Job Fairs.”

Best Recruiter Celebration

Gerry Crispin

The 2012 Best Recruiters will be honored at a special invitation-only breakfast event November 15, at Windows over Washington at the DoubleTree Crystal City. This year’s keynote speaker will be Gerry Crispin, Chief Navigator for CareerXroads, and an industry champion for recruiters providing the best possible candidate experience for job seekers.

Crispin’s views on employment strategy, hiring processes and staffing technology are sought by many of the world’s most competitive corporations. Crispin has co-authored nine books, written more than 100 articles and whitepapers on cutting edge staffing and technology topics, and publishes a newsletter tracked by 50,000 recruiters. Crispin is also a Board Member of the Talent Board, creator of the “The Candidate Experience Awards,” which evaluates and rewards companies on the best practices for keeping the candidate experience a key part of the recruiting process. The 2012 Candidate Experience Awards were announced at this year’s HR Technology Conference in Chicago last month.


This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 6:10 pm

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