Wow what a brilliant range of blogs we’ve had to judge in 2013. Before we announce the winners I want to thank everyone for their nominations and my judging panel and blog sponsors; Boomerang Funding and CV-Library.
This year we took over 200 nominations whittled them down to just 21 finalists (you should check out this list as they are all excellent sites). So, now onto the winners:
The Winner of Individual Recruiter Blog:
Sarah Cooper has over 14 years Recruitment experience both in-house and agency. Her blog is tailored towards the jobseekers but she also blogs at http://sarahloucooper.com/selfology. Her vast range of subjects covered includes jobseeking tips, internet sourcing techniques, psychometrics and what recruitment agencies are – and are not!
The Winner of the Recruitment Agency Blog
The More Insight is a blog written by the people at AdMore. The team share their thoughts and experiences of recruitment along with their obvious passion for the UK Retail & Hospitality sectors. As with the approachthemarket blog they pass on advice for people navigating the job market.
The Winner of the Corporate Recruitment HR Blog:
Alison Chisnell is a Group HR Director who writes a well established blog with a loyal following. For this category we had slightly expanded the criteria as locating corporate recruiter bloggers was rather tricky! Alison is currently curating a series of Advent Blogs on her site which is introducing a great variety of subjects to her already diverse blog.
Special mention goes to the blog from Recruiter Claire – who won last year and was a very close runner up this year.
The Winner of the Recruitment Industry Supplier blog:
This one was a dead heat and we nearly had a blog-off (which is possibly a word I made up) but instead we thought we should recognise the achievements of both parties and announce them joint winners
Sirona Says and T Recs
Andy Headworth writes the Sirona Says blog which is a massive information resource for anyone in the recruitment space. What he doesn’t know about social media and technology in recruitment is not worth knowing. He shares his knowledge with wit and occasional dark humour and it makes for a very easy to read blog. Andy has either been a winner or a judge in these awards from the start and his winning this year shows the value of a generous spirit and the willingness to keep on writing blog afer blog after blog!!
Mervyn Dinnen is the author of T Recs. Mervyn spent 20 years of his career as a recruiter, then worked for a well known job board. Now he’s his own man (a Blogger and speaker on Social Media, recruitment and HR) and I’m sure his blog will prove a superb showcase to his knowledge and talents. He is a creator of conversations and sharer of thoughts. Again like Andy he has an immense knowledge of the UK recruitment market and shares that knowledge so fluidly on his blog.
Congratulations to all the winners and to the finalists. I will be posting pictures in the New Year of the winners with their trophies.
Thank you to everyone who nominated, to my super judges and to CV-Library and Boomerang for sponsoring the awards. It’s great to see recruiters making the most of blogging.