The Job Board Awards recognise excellence in online recruitment. Awards will be given in five different categories. Job board owners, the public or Destination Talent nominated job boards to various categories. In the second phase recruiters and advertisers cast votes and provide feedback. In the final stage a panel of ten judges vote and chose the winners. In the absence of voting/feedback from the public the judges took the sole responsibility in choosing the winners.


A panel of ten JUDGES assessed and rated all the finalists.

Each finalist is assessed on the following seven criteria:
    1. SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS (Range of products and services available to employers.)
    2. SERVICES FOR JOB SEEKERS (Range services and resources available to job seekers.)
    3. PRICING (Cost-effectiveness. Cost of advertising a new job, particularly for a new customer.)
    4. TRAFFIC & VOLUME OF ADS (Volume of traffic and number of ads advertised.)
    5. BRAND VISIBILITY (Overall market reputation and brand recognition.)
    6. VISUAL & USABILITY (Website Design, look, feel and usability)
    7. TECHNOLOGY (Technology used and evidence of investment in new technology)

Each judge rated a job board using the following rating scale:
    - Excellent (4 points)
    - Good (3 points)
    - Average (2 points)
    - Poor (1 point)
    - Very Poor (0 point)

Finalists in the 'Best Talent Database' category are assessed on the following four criteria:
    1. Size of Database
    2. Technology
    3. Visual & Usability
    4. Pricing

Job boards provided information/data requested by the judges to assist in their decision making. Winners were selected based on total points scored.