UK Recruitment Blog of the Year 2016


Main Awards Sponsor

This is our ninth year of running our “UK Recruitment Blog of the Year” awards and this year we are really pleased that our main sponsor is Peoplise and that Hireserve are sponsoring the In house Recruiter and HR category.  Last year we had hundreds of nominations and some really excellent finalists’ blogs. Now, as the awards are launched, is the time when you can take part and nominate a fabulous recruitment blog that you read.

A word about our main sponsor: Peoplise offers plug & play digital recruitment technologies that help organisations attract, analyse and on-board their next talent – it is 10X faster, 30% more efficient and much more fun.


All recruitment blogs (from WordPress to LinkedIn and everything in between) and bloggers are welcome, including inhouse, agency, one man bands, bloggers writing for their organisation, and bloggers just writing for the sake of their sanity….

The categories are:

hireserveRecruitment Department/In-house Recruiter Blogger

Brilliant businesses use all methods to engage with potential talent. This is a real chance to see who is leading the pack within the realms of blogging. We are looking to see a successful mix posts from a variety of individuals to help attract and potentially onboard jobseekers.  It’s this category which sees the highest percentage of “anonymous” blogs by individuals, recognising the challenges of “towing the corporate line” versus the honesty required in a quality blogger.

Recruitment Agency and Individual Recruitment Consultant Blog

This award recognises a diverse range of content from many individuals within a recruitment consultancy which has been brought together in a cohesive blog used to establish relationships with clients as well as jobseekers.  It also includes recruiters, either from one man bands or within larger agencies, sharing their everyday experiences with their clients and candidates.

norabb_300x109Recruitment Industry Supplier Blog (sponsored by The Broadbean National Online Recruitment Awards)

This is where the awards started, before individual agencies or recruiters were blogging all there was were blogs from recruitment technology experts sharing their knowledge. This category is the most difficult to judge with a vast range of possible entrants.

globalrecruiterFor 2016 we’ve added a new category Recruitment Influencer/Thought Leader Blog (Sponsored by Global Recruiter Magazine)

This category will include sites who are seen as new sources as well as individuals who use blogging to position themselves as experts or thought leaders within recruitment.

Nominations will close on Friday 18th November.  There is no need to nominate or ‘vote’ for a site more than once.  All blogs which meet the criteria for nomination (see below) will be considered.

Then it’s to the judging and we plan to publish details of the finalists mid December and the winners in early January.  So please nominate now! PS, if you want to know who won last year check out my 2015 awards blog post.

The criteria for nominations are:

i) the blogger has to fit into one of the categories above.
ii) the blogger has to have posted something on their blog in the past month (ie, blogged since 1st October 2016)
ii) The blog has been around for at least six months (ie, established after 1st June)
iii) The blog author/s has to be UK based.


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