This is our tenth year of running the UK Recruitment Blog of the Year Awards and yet again we’ve had a brilliant range of blogs to judge for 2017. Before announcing the winners I want to thank everyone for their nominations as well as the judging panel and blog sponsors; Volcanic and Back Office Support Services Ltd.
Our main sponsor, Matt Gallivan of Volcanic, said: “This year’s winners have clearly shown a passion for the industry and provided a thought-provoking commentary on both perennial and new topics. The calibre this year was high and the final decisions were extremely hard which is a testament to all entries.”
This year we took well over 200 nominations whittled them down to 37 finalists (you should check out the finalists as they are all excellent sites). So, now onto the winners:
Recruitment Agency Blog: Energi Recruitment
Energi Recruitment are experts in construction engineering recruitment and passionate about helping engineering people innovate, achieve competitive advantages, deliver projects above expectations, expand overseas and win new business. Their well designed blog was established in 2014 but it’s been in recent times that the content has really developed as a valuable tool for clients and candidates alike.
Category sponsors Back Office Support Services said “Everyone at Back Office Support Services is delighted for Energi Recruitment. With a great blend of intuitive content for both the candidates and the engineering sector, they’re a worthy winner in such a hard fought blog category.”
In-house Recruiter/HR Department Blog: Digital People
This is the second year of wining for the fabulous Digital People blog. Digital People is the hiring function for digital, data and technology careers in UK government. The colourful and easily navigable site is a great example of a candidate engagement blog.
Despite having FOUR judges review this category we could not split these two blogs as they are both excellent sites and worthy award winners. Writing for recruiters as a technology vendor is an art that few succeed at. Both Firefish and Itris produce regular, engaging content for a wide recruitment audience.
Industry Vendor Blog: Social Talent
Social Talent are a third time winner in this hard to judge category; again this year we had a “shortlist” of nearly 50 blogs. The Social Talent blog is beautiful to read and covers all range of topics relevant to recruiters – updated with fresh content at least a few times a week.
In very close second place was the Barclay Jones blog which is a must-read for anyone wishing to keep in touch with technology side of the recruitment space.
Influencer Blogger: Neil Morrison and Matt Buckland
We have two Influencer Bloggers in this category this year! This category highlights individuals who use blogging to share their expertise within the broader recruitment space.
Neil Morrison, blogging as Change Effect has more than 20 years experience in the industry. His blog is a great mix of intellectual pieces, quirky thoughts and the occasional rant. He is a regular speaker at conferences across the world and writes for a number of publications.
Matt Buckland blogging as The King’s Shilling has over fifteen years experience in the design and implementation of Recruitment and Human Resources strategies. He writes about technology, recruitment, hiring practices and many other people related topics.
Magazine Style Blog/Curator of Content Blog: Recruiting Brainfood
This is a brand new category which reflects the changing market for content. Hung Lee’s “Recruiting Brainfood” is only 14 months old but has taken a strong lead in terms of curation and comment on content across the recruitment space.
Congratulations to all the winners and to the finalists.
I will be contacting all the winners this week to ensure they get their trophies.