The 2018 Recruiting Brief MVP Awards!

Recruiting Brief brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders. These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts as judged by our readers, award committee, and our machine intelligence and social media. We will recognize the posts that provide the highest value to industry professionals - useful and actionable information, that is tactical or strategic in nature, providing either long-term or short-term value.

Check out the 2018 MVP Awards Winner Spotlight:



Awards will be given for articles covering the following categories:

Audience Size

Every day, our articles are read by an audience of over 85,000 people on our site and newsletter. We use our machine intelligence and social media, bolstered by our editorial team, to curate this content.

But 2018 is coming to an end and we want to know: of all of our articles, which are the best of the best? Our machine intelligence, social media, and editors can get us close. But we want that extra special touch that comes from beloved reader feedback.

You can represent these 85,000 readers. Cast your vote and let us know what you like to see!

Judging Criteria

We're judging posts that we see to provide the highest value to industry professionals. Does your article include useful and actionable information? Is it tactical or strategic? Does it provide short- or long-term value? Those are the types of questions our judges will be asking themselves.


Submitting content for consideration

To nominate an article, please email a link of it to Shelley Trout with "2018 Recruiting Brief MVP nomination: (category)" as the subject line. Articles must have been published between October 1st, 2017 and October 1st, 2018 to be eligible.

Nominations are open until October 26th. After that, our panel of judges will review the nominations and narrow them down to a list of finalists for each category.


Finalists will be announced on November 14th. Once finalists are announced, we will open up voting to our readers. Voting ends on November 27th. Winners will be announced December 3rd.

Program Committee

Meet our expert panel of judges!

Angie Verros

Founder, Vaia Talent

Hello! I am the founder of Vaia Talent and former talent acquisition leader at high growth organizations in Chicago. I am a passionate, strategic and innovative talent acquisition leader. With a unique combination of successful recruiting leadership coupled with talent brand and operations experience, I have an impeccable work ethic and proven track record of success in identifying, recruiting and hiring outstanding talent. I have experience in fast-paced entrepreneurial and start-up environments, and I excel at designing and implementing recruiting programs to build social and brand awareness. In my 13+ year career in the recruiting space, I have been responsible for managing and executing overall company talent acquisition strategy to meet firms’ high growth people needs, improve policies, procedures and tools for effective and seamless candidate sourcing. I have also led employment branding and social recruiting efforts to create candidate awareness and engagement.

Gaurav Valani

Entrepreneur, Career Coach and Professional Speaker

Gaurav Valani is an Entrepreneur, Career Coach and Professional Speaker. Gaurav is also the Founder and President of CareerSprout. CareerSprout is dedicated to empowering millennials, young professionals and executives to build a purpose-driven career, through finding work that they care about. Gaurav is also the Head of Talent at He is responsible for leading a robust talent acquisition team tasked to help build and implement strategic global recruiting initiatives which will help them attract, retain and empower the best talent in the marketplace.

Katrina Kibben

Founder and Principal Consultant, Three Ears Media

Katrina Kibben is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Three Ears Media, a research-based recruitment marketing consultancy. For most of Katrina's career, she has been a marketer living in a recruiter's world - listening to both sides of the talent equation to understand the real issues and find solutions. Today, she uses her technical marketing know-how and way with words to help both established and emerging brands develop and deliver smart recruitment marketing that makes the right people apply. Katrina has also spoken at events around the world and written for HRTech Blog,, RecruitingDaily and many other digital publications.

David Nicola

Senior Sourcing Lead, Terminal

David Nicola comes with 20 years of experience in various Human Services functions and has been active in the staffing and recruiting space since 2010. His sourcing background includes agency, corporate, and startup environments. David is an industry webinar and conference speaker, with appearances at SRSC, CareerArc, RecruitingTrends, TechRecruit, HIREConf and SourceCon events. After hanging up his sourcing superhero cape each day, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and playing guitar (Southpaws unite!). You can connect with David on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.