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Zookel nominated for the NORAs!

NORAs Finalist LogoThis month we’ve been honoured with the announcement that Zookel has been nominated as a Finalist in the 2009 National Online Recruitment Awards (the NORAs) for the Best Newcomer in Online Recruitment 2009.

Sounds interesting, but what exactly are the NORAs?

The NORAs have been created to acknowledge and reward excellence in online recruitment practice. Established in 2001, this year will be the ninth annual NORAs, and the list of past finalists and winners accurately describes the evolution of the UK online recruitment sector, which is now recognised as the most advanced and competitive in the world.

The NORAs are now firmly established as the standard by which recruitment websites are measured, and having received almost 25,000 nominations for 654 separate recruitment websites this years awards expected to be the most hotly contested ever.

Great but why’s that exciting?

In short whilst it’s still very early days for Zookel as a business this is exciting for two reasons:

  1. It’s an opportunity to thank Zoe & the team (ever growing as it is) for their hard work, dedication, persistence and at times outright brilliance over the last weeks and months.
  2. Perhaps most significantly making the shortlist (from over 650 nominations) means we’ve been recognised by our users, clients and peers as an up and coming job site.

We’ll find out a little later in the year if we’ve managed to scoop the award (although to be honest being nominated in such exalted company is prize enough) and in the meantime we’ve been working hard to make sure there are masses of new jobs online for you to choose from.


Paul & Team Zookel

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