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Winners and, well not losers.

By April 8, 2022No Comments

It’s the morning after the Seek awards! Usually, this occasion is combined with a stinking hangover and a few bacon butties from the Right Track. However, this year the awards were beamed virtually to 150+ screens across NZ. This occurred yesterday 1 pm which scuppered our usual process. The blog faithful know we like to predict the results the afternoon before the event, we then get spruced up for a night of glitz, glamor, and gratuitous drinking. Once we update the blog with the winners, we publish what is a tap-in of a blog. This year things were a bit different. With a 20-hour gap between the winners being announced and the blog being posted, there’s the temptation to seem all-knowing, conveniently picking the winners of each category so there’s no doubt fingers are on pulses. Thankfully Sean in his infinite wisdom did a predictions post ages ago before the event was moved to the cybersphere, you can read that in full here. You may think that with the results already out of the bag is this blog-worthy? But, if you’re not nominated, you only really find out through celebration/commiseration posts. There isn’t a place where the info is collected in one spot with definitive proof that Sean can, in fact, be wrong. So without further ado…

Small Recruitment Agency of the Year (1-5 full-time consultants) 


Action Personnel

40 Foot

Artemis Executive Recruitment

Greenlight Recruitment

McLaren Associates Ltd


Sean’s prediction: Action Personnel

Actual winner: 40 Foot


Medium Recruitment Agency of the Year (6-19 full-time consultants) 

Archway Recruitment

Frog Recruitment

Grada Recruitment

Potentia Recruitment

Talent Army


Sean’s prediction: Grada Recruitment

Actual Winner: Potentia Recruitment


Large Recruitment Agency of the Year (20+ full-time consultants) 

Find Recruitment


Madison Recruitment



Sean’s prediction: Talent

Actual winner: Talent (phew! He needed that)


Most Innovative Agency of the Year 


Eighty4 Recruitment

Hunter Campbell

Rice Consulting

Sprout NZ


Sean’s prediction: Hunter Campbell

Actual winner: coHired


Best Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative 

Accordant Group – The Work Collective

Action Personnel

Dynamix Recruitment


Potentia Recruitment


Sean’s prediction: Potentia Recruitment

Actual Winner: Potentia Recruitment


Recruitment Leader of the Year 

Erin Woods, Action Personnel

Rob Woodward, Find Recruitment

Sophie Te Huia, Talent Network

Toni Lea-Morice, Alexander James

Troy Hammond, Talent Army


Sean’s prediction: Troy Hammond, Talent Army

Actual Winner: Rob Woodward, Find Recruitment


Excellence in Candidate Engagement

Alignz Recruitment


HOME Recruitment Ltd

McLaren Associates Ltd


Sean’s prediction: Ep.Eduction

Actual winner: AWF


Recruitment Consultant of the Year 

Matt Greenwood, Archway Recruitment

Scott Burnett, Rice Consulting

Shristi Vinayagan, Geneva Healthcare

Sinead Lunt, Talent Army

Tom Stevens, Find Recruitment


Sean’s prediction: Matt Greenwood, Archway Recruitment

Actual winner: Sinead Lunt, Talent Army


Hats off to all the finalists and winners, and to Sean for putting his proverbial “cock on the block” for his predictions. Fingers crossed the next SEEK awards will be an event similar to the Pow Wow, a room full of recruiters getting merry.