Saturday, March 2, 2019

Thank You for Your Show of Love!

I am no longer running for the Perkbox HR Hero 2019 Award.

On February 17, 2019 at about 3.14pm, I was greeted by an email from Perkbox "Congratulations, you've been nominated for the Perkbox HR Hero 2019 Award."

This was how my journey for this award began. I immediately accepted the nomination by following the instructions in the email, which included confirming my LinkedIn profile, and my nomination was accepted, subject to review of my profile by the organisers. 

On February 28, 2019 at about 17:43, I received another email, "Congratulations Emmanuel, you're officially in the running to become the Perkbox HR Hero 2019."

On Friday, March 1, 2019, I got a final email providing me with the rules to bag the title.

Same day, the organisers made a public announcement of my nomination. 

Armed with this great news, I shared same with my friends, family and worldwide followers.

However, since the whole event was a surprise to me, I had to contact the organisers to confirm if I am eligible to vote for myself.

At this point, I received the reply that halted my participation in the race for the award.

I would like to thank you for believing in me and your show of great love for the work I do in the community. Although, I might not be running for the award, Perkbox, in the last paragraph of their email, acknowledged "... we're sure you are a HR Hero."

PS (March 4, 2019) - Following the release of this blogpost, Perkbox reached out to me on Twitter to apologise for the mix up. See:

Once again, thank you for your continued support.


  1. True heroes don't wear capes sir. You're a true hero and light of HR!

  2. Keep shining my friend. You're already a SUPER HERO.