It’s Friday and that means I have to write a blog. Which I love doing. Really I do. It’s been over 6 years of this now dontchaknow? But it was also the SEEK Awards in Auckland last night and well you know how these things go right?
I don’t know who once decided that Awards ceremonies should be paired up with excessive drinking but they probably didn’t have to write a blog the next day. So now I’m here with plenty of thoughts going through my mind but some kind of fuzzy disconnect that’s making it hard to write words in the correct order.
Luckily the Awards themselves can provide me with the content for this week so I don’t really need to think that hard. Well done to the 2016 winners:
Small Recruitment Agency of the Year – Talent ID (we were finalists in this category ourselves so very well done to these guys, who beat us to the award despite the misleading photo above!)
Medium Recruitment Agency of the Year – Talent International
Large Agency of the Year – One Staff
Recruitment Leader of the Year – Brien Keegan (a fine fellow and a worthy winner but as the only person making the finalists berth for this category I think we could do with nominating some more people next year!)
Most Innovative Agency of the Year – RWA Technology People
Excellence in Candidate Engagement – Agoge
Recruitment Consultant of the Year – Alex Allan
It was awesome to catch up with so many recruiters I’ve come to know over the years and thanks to all of those supporters for the kudos. The Libran in me was also pleased at the balance to all this support by the recruitment Director who described me as “a leach on the industry” and telling other recruiters “not to buy from Rice”. It’s nice to know I’ve made such an impression.
Good on SEEK for putting on another awards ceremony which I think is overall a good thing for our industry and I hope even more of you throw your hats in the ring and submit for awards next year.
Now…tea and bacon.