2012 Best Recruiters Announced

Posted by Kathleen Smith

At each Cleared Job Fair job seekers vote for the company or companies that provide the best recruiting experience. The top three companies are recognized as Best Recruiters.

This year marks the fifth year of the Best Recruiter Program, which has become an integral part of employer brand building within the security cleared community.

“The Best Recruiter program has become an important part of the security cleared community. The recruiters and their supervisors realize that the competition for top security cleared talent is fierce. It’s important to establish not only a good relationship with professional candidates, but to present the company’s employment brand in the best light,” 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. Many of the recruiting teams who don’t win, evaluate what they can do better. Supervisors sometimes award bonuses to teams who do win, and many recruiters list the award Best Recruiter on their resume or LinkedIn profile.

Smith adds, “The search for the perfect candidate and the perfect job can be a trying experience for both parties. By making this a positive experience, everyone wins. The recruiters recognized as ‘best’ are those who put recruiting and the candidates first – they are approachable and talk with every job seeker who comes to their booth. It’s a privilege to have these Best Recruiters at our Cleared Job Fairs.”

The Best Recruiter program has also been credited with inspiring The Candidate Experience Awards a national program launched by The Talent Board in 2010.

2012 Best Recruiters

Dan Swanson, SAIC

Click here for a list of the 2012 Best Recruiters. They will be honored at a breakfast celebration Thursday, November 15, at the DoubleTree Crystal City, prior to the final Cleared Job Fair of 2012.

Speaking at the celebration will be The Talent Board board member and CareerXroads Chief Navigator Gerry Crispin. Gerry is a passionate advocate for creating a positive candidate experience and a nationally-recognized expert on recruiting trends.


This entry was posted on Monday, October 08, 2012 9:07 am

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