There are many reasons to get out your best party frock – especially at this time of year. But for us at Armstrong Lloyd, this is not an early Christmas Party. We are humbled and thrilled to have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2015 Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards.
I really do want to send out a big thank you to everyone who encouraged us to enter and supported that with written recommendations. After discussing it with the team, we agreed, we had a lot to celebrate and share and I was touched at the response I received from clients and candidates alike who actively supported our nominations in both categories.
Writing the application for Best Newcomer was a test. This was Armstrong Lloyd at the business end of a deliverable that we often request from our candidates – ‘sell yourself, talk about the stuff you love to do and articulate it so that your personality and passion for the role can be felt through your application.’
Writing the submissions was a brilliant opportunity for me to reflect on our milestones and the phenomenal success we have experienced in our first year. It was a proud moment as essentially this is solely attributed to the strength we collectively bring as a team and it became apparent just how quickly we had developed as a business. This was not only an exercise in listing achievements and re-visiting the history behind Armstrong Lloyd – but also a poignant reminder of what we do and why we are devoted to what we do .
Writing the submission for Best Candidate Experience was a different take on our work. Our inspiration and support of this came solely from our candidates. We were overwhelmed by the kindness and unwavering support from our candidates, who also wrote or agreed to us using already written testimonials to support this nomination. You have all helped us shape Armstrong Lloyd into a service that is clearly worth recognition. Thanks to all of you for unwittingly pushing us to continually improve our offering as your recruitment consultants of choice.
Like the much loved childhood fairytale character Cinderella, our journey is not always the easiest but we always persevere and even if not an outright winner – for us to be recognised at these awards is a great achievement and one that we can add to an album of great moments from 2015.
Now, where can I find a ball gown?
“What is there not to admire about Armstrong Lloyd – they are enterprising in their efforts to build and maintain a good working relationship with the client – taking time to understand the business culture. Their people-centric approach goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job description.”