For the past 10 years we’re announced the winners of the best recruitment blog awards. However, in our eleventh year we’ve shook things up!
This year we took well over 200 nominations which, at UK Recruiter Towers, we whittled down to what we think is the best content from the UK recruitment industry across many platforms. From traditional blogs to LinkedIn articles, via Podcasts and Livechat and everything in between. As always we’ve welcome in house and agency recruiters, suppliers to the industry, one man bands, bloggers writing for their organisation, and bloggers just writing for the sake of their sanity…. Sorry to cop-out but so as to not offend anyone the list is in alphabetical order.
Whilst this list is recognition for the authors of the 30 blogs (and it really is a fabulous achievement; I know how much work blogging is!) it is also a useful list for everyone of blogs recruiters you might like to follow or be inspired by.
If we’ve missed anyone I’m sure you’ll let us know!
Lisa Jones blogs at Barclay Jones and despite the blog being a great team effort and Lisa always being incredibly busy her voice is still clearly heard in the content. She works with recruitment leaders, IT leaders and recruitment marketers of all levels creating practical, business-led strategies. She is a passionate recruitment agency advocate and speaks at all of the major recruitment events. Check out the Barclay Jones Podcast and Video Channel too.
Really fabulous example of how to create a great video channel for candidates; handy five minute films with excellent advice on all stages of the job search.
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. Winner in the UK Recruiter Blog of the Year 2016 Awards too.
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.
Great podcast from Lewis Maleh touching on a lot of issues including diversity, inclusivity and recruitment. Lewis talks with industry experts across a variety of sectors.
Energi Recruitment’s 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. UK Recruiter Blog of the Year 2017 winner.
We’ve been following this blog for a while. It’s packed full of excellent, relevant and helpful content covering topics like GDPR, Industry News and White Papers to name a few.
This is an excellent blog. Always packed full of excellent informative and entertaining articles. This is a perennial favourite of ours. Check out their video channel and podcasts too. UK Recruiter Blog of the Year 2017 winner too.
A relatively new site with lots of content for candidates, well worth keeping an eye on!
Great blog with lots of interesting content. We especially love the “Dear Mitch” articles. You MUST also check out Mitch’s blog – he hasn’t posted since October which meant he fell outside of our nomination criteria but when he writes it’s good stuff.
A wide ranging blog from the REC covering topics such as Your Career, Learning, Recruiters, Marketing, Regulation and IRP View. Runner up in the UK Recruiter blog of the year 2017 awards.
Itris produce regular, engaging content for a wide recruitment audience and it’s not all just about technology. UK recruiter Blog of the Year 2017 winner
We don’t miss much in the way of content but this was a new find for us. A great blog. Covers employee engagement, talent acquisition and employer branding content.
Great blog, always loads of content worth sharing. Fresh insights on recruiting strategies, hiring best practices, and company culture.
A variety of informative blogs that are written by different members of the team from finding a job abroad to work life balance within law and many more.
With contributions from the whole team, you are clicks away from helpful hints and industry insights. They create Blogs to keep their clients up to date with any changes that may affect them.
Their well designed blog t is jam packed with diverse content. UK Recruiter Blog of the Year 2016 winner.
This podcast will help you to set and operate a great Recruitment Agency. They bring you the stories behind the personalities you see on LinkedIn.
A digital magazine, from Paul MacKenzie-Cummins, focused exclusively on recruitment marketing and employer branding.
Frequent relevant content, a great all round blog.
Hung Lee’s “Recruiting Brainfood” is a fabulous curation, with comment, on content across the recruitment space.
This blog is diverse covering a vast array of topics some of which include leadership, coaching, training and staff retention. Runner Up UK Recruiter Blog of the year 2017
Hishem Azzouz produces great content and cuts through and corporate nonsense to get to the nitty gritty of recruitment, Bringing to life the true failures, successes and learnings from Recruiters & Recruitment Business Owners
Denise and Sharon’s blog is the place for marketing advice and ideas especially tailored to the recruitment and staffing sector. They are also Transcribes them which is perfect if you don’t have time to listen to the full podcast or just want to check back on a specific point.]
Katrina Collier has an excellent video channel. Regular weekly chat with industry experts. Shared in a blog with handy write up if you aren’t able to watch the full show. 100% must subscribe.
The Social Talent blog covers all range of topics relevant to recruiters – updated with fresh content at least a few times a week. UK Recruiter Blog of the Year 2016 winner.
Brilliant bitesized video tips and tricks. Generally sharing one per week. Essential viewing.
Matt Alder produces some of the best content out there. A brilliant and prolific podcast with excellent content. Definitely one to subscribe to and not miss.
This is a video blog which James appears to film at random moments when a thought comes into his head – and it’s a great format. The videos are generally small one minute vignets of thoughts – just enough to make you think.
A great blog with loads of interesting and helpful content for recruitment agencies at all stages of growth.
The Recruiter Index isn’t written just by one person. It encourages other Recruiters to write and share their experiences and advice to help others out there. It’s a platform for Recruiters to get their own content and personal brand out there, but also a place people can go to for advice.
Please do leave a comment or message me if you feel we’ve missed any amazing blogs (ps, we’ve only listed ones here where the authors/s are GB/Ireland based).