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Recruitment Industry Awards Deadline

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

NRF awards 2011The deadline for submissions to this years NRF Recruitment Industry Awards is 5pm tomorrow.  Any agency wishing to participate would need to think about using a courier if they want to enter.

The National Recruitment Federation awards are THE highlight of the recruitment year.  While recruitment agencies watch each other continually, the awards offer a real mark of how well agencies are doing in relation to their competition.

This years Recruitment Industry Awards will be held on 25th November at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.  The awards are sponsored by The Irish Independent.

Good luck to all participants.

Irish Recruiters

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Declan Fitgeralds Hat Tip Award

Declan Fitzgerald, the Microsoft recruiter who started of the Irish Recruiters group on Linkedin decided to hold his own Recruitment Awards over the Christmas period.

Dubbed the Irish Recruiters Hat Tip awards, Declan asked for nominations from the pool of over 1,000 members of the Linkedin Group.

You can check out the results for yourself.

While there are several recruitment agencies and individuals mentioned in the awards, it is unfortunate that being the organiser, Declan could not be mentioned himself.

Declan is a massively keen social media exponent.  It is perhaps not surprising, since he is an in-house recruiter for Microsoft, that he is somewhat obsessed by technology – not that I can talk!  Thus the awards focuses solely on the use of technology and ability to adapt to technology by recruiters.

I don’t know of any other recruiter who has managed to grow a linkedin group so successfully.  In fact Declan’s impact on the recruitment industry was such that, after he organised his first conference for recruiters, there where whispers that he was trying to take over from the National Recruitment Federation.  This is absolutely not the case, but it is a strong indicator of the ground breaking work he was doing bringing Irish recruiters together.

The Irish Recruiters group came about at a time when the Irish Recruitment industry was just waking up to the potential of Social Media for Recruitment.  The first tentative steps were being made, and everybody was hungry for information on how to use it without time wasting.  Declan saw the opportunity and acted on it.

So Declan, here’s a hat tip back at you!