The National Recruitment Federation Awards 2009 was really a great night. It was the celebration of the recruitment industry and it was really amazing how positive it all was. Recruitment in Ireland has gone through its worst years for decades. After excellent Recruitment Conference earlier this year, the Awards Ceremony to be even more uplifting, one couldn’t really expect. It is the people in the recruitment industry in Ireland, the National Recruitment Federation members, and all their representatives present last Friday, that made it all as great as it all was.
Elaine Roddy, NRF Director deserves a special thanks for organizing it all (Yes I was there a few hours earlier to check how the things are going with the organization! :)).
Frank Collins, NRF President – made the shortest speech possible, making sure the dinner doesn’t get cold. On a serious side Franks work with the NRF shows outside of the NRF organization, making him a as respected person in the recruitment industry in Ireland as he is.
The panel of judges were made up of Sean O’Meara, Former Chief Executive of Young Advertising; Kirsty Kirkwood, Former European Head of HR at State Street Ireland and Mark Fielding, CEO of the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association, (ISME). Ex-MD of Computer People Ltd, Grainne Martin was a new addition to the panel this year as a recruitment advisor.
Photo by Ian Wortley of Jackie Brown Medical
I spent most of the evening chatting with the judging panel of the NRF. It was interesting to hear their reasoning for awarding each award. Mark Fielding, CEO ISME
Made it the most clear by defining the ‘Passion’ as what made the largest impression on him. He was amazed by the quality of shortlisted companies this year, and admitted it was really hard to choose one in each category.
It was also the eve of the Lisbon Treaty Referendum that night, and we had a chat about that. I was shocked the day later realising that Marks prediction of the outcome of the referendum was absolutely correct – he predicted the percentages exactly as the results published a day later! Well done!!!
As a true night out – National Recruitment Federation Awards 2009 ceremony culminated with a live music and dance… With most of the cameras way out of focus to capture any of that!
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Recruitment Managers / Recruitment Agencies around the world, dread the following scenario :
Boss ( or Client ) :
” Find me a best sales executive within the next hour ”
Of course, there are thousands of resumes in the hard disk of every recruitment manager, including the resume of that ” best sales executive “ .
Problem is :
It will take 6 days to open / read even a few hundred resumes – let alone a few thousands ! How to find that ” best ” resume in one hour ?
No recruitment manager need worry about such a perfectly reasonable demand !
All she has to do is to download ( free and without login ),
” Resume Rater ”
from almost any website listed on the very first page of Google search-results ( or Yahoo or Bing or whatever ! ).
Then ” rate ” all those thousands of resumes on the hard disk for ” function = Sales “.
The ” best ” sales-executive’s resume will automatically get listed on the TOP of the search results – within a few minutes.
Of course, the Recruitment Manager / Recruitment Agency runs the risk of many more ” reasonable ” demands from the Boss / Client !
Jobs for All = Peace on Earth