Four MT writers won prizes at last night’s Watson Wyatt Awards for Excellence in HR Journalism, the annual celebration of the best HR writing in the national, regional and trade press.
Star of the show was MT’s assistant features editor Emma De Vita, who was named HR journalist of the year in the professional/trade media category for the second year out of three (if she wins it again, we think she gets to keep it and go on an open-top bus tour of Hammersmith). The judges were bowled over by her MT features on the evolution of Cadbury's, the gender pay gap and her interview with Bebo’s Joanna Shields, all of which you can read right here on the site. She was also highly commended in the ‘Recruitment, Retention and Motivation’ category, to add to her growing fibreglass collection.
Elsewhere MT columnist Sathnam Sanghera (whose day job is at the Times) was named HR journalist of the year within the national media, and just for good measure also won the 'Training and Development' category. Regular MT contributor Stefan Stern of the FT was also highly commended in the national media category, while MT web editor James Taylor’s occasional contributions to the HR canon in this very bulletin saw him highly commended in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category.
Anyway, please excuse this blatant blowing of our own trumpet, but hey, someone’s got to do it. And besides, we figure that those of you who are kind enough to read us on a fairly regular basis would want to know what impeccable taste you clearly have.
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MT writers recognised at HR journalism awards