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What are RippleMatch Awards?
The companies, teams, and individuals investing in the future of talent deserve to be recognized. Each year, RippleMatch is proud to host three distinct awards to highlight excellence in early hiring and programming.
The landscape of work has undergone dramatic changes in the past few years. Between adapting to a newly remote and increasingly hybrid world to rewriting the playbook of how to recruit and retain talent, every company has had to pivot and rebuild. As an all-in-one platform that connects the next generation of talent with top employers, RippleMatch is invested in seeking out and recognizing the organizations that are going above and beyond to build a better future – from their workplaces to recruiting standards. To highlight the impactful work being done in this space, RippleMatch hosts three distinct awards designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the companies, teams, and individuals who continue to innovate and excel amidst this ever-changing environment.
Learn more about our signature awards below
Please note: There is never any cost or fee associated with applying to or being recognized in RippleMatch's Awards.
The Campus Forward Awards
Our premier award for early career recruitment teams
The Campus Forward Awards recognizes early career & university recruiting teams of all sizes with standout programs. To be considered, early career hiring teams must fill out a detailed application about their recruitment strategies, candidate experience, early career programs, and equitable hiring processes.
- Application closed January 7th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST -
Views the winners of the 2022 Campus Forward Awards here.
The Campus Recruiting Choice Awards
Our peer-selected award for standout individuals in early career recruitment
The Campus Recruiting Choice Awards recognize the exceptional leaders, talent innovators, and rising stars in early career recruitment. Nominees are selected through peer recommendations and winners are selected during a public voting period.
- The open submission period to nominate a peer for recognition will open in mid-April -
Click here to view the winners of the 2021 Campus Recruiting Choice Awards.
Next Gen Workplaces
Our industry-wide recognition of the companies building the top workplaces for Generation Z
RippleMatch's Next Gen Workplaces listing is an industry-wide recognition of companies that are investing in workplaces that empower the next generation of talent to thrive personally and professionally. Companies must submit a detailed application – informed by data-backed Gen Z priorities – and are included in the list if they receive a qualifying Next Gen Index Score.
- The application to apply to be recognized as a Next Gen Workplace will open in September 2022 -
Click here to view the 2021 Next Gen Workplaces, announced in December 2021.
Which award is right for you?
Our quick guide to the award deadlines you should keep on your radar.
Campus Forward Awards
The Campus Forward Awards recognizes the teams and programs dedicated to hiring early career talent. To be eligible for the Campus Forward Awards, a company must hire a minimum of 30 U.S.-based early career hires each year. The application and assessment criteria is centered on innovative recruitment strategies, D&I, candidate experience, and early career programs.
Campus Recruiting Choice Awards
The Campus Recruiting Choice Awards recognizes the standout individuals who are hiring and nurturing the next generation of talent. The CRCAs kick off with a round of nominations – you must be nominated by a peer to be eligible to be selected as a Nominee. The final class of esteemed nominees participate in a public voting period where the final winners of the CRCAs are selected.
Next Gen Workplaces
The Next Gen Workplace listing recognizes companies that are building organizations that attract & retain the next generation of talent. Backed by research on what Gen Z wants, companies fill out an application corresponding to Gen Z priorities. From these applications, a Next Gen Index score determines if a company makes the list. Orgs of all sizes may apply, as they are ranked against similar company size categories.