Monroe Consulting Group defended its title as ‘Best Small Recruitment Business’ at the prestigious Asia Pacific Global Recruiter Industry Awards 2014 ceremony at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Thursday night (October 3, 2014).
Monroe, a leading provider of senior human resource capital that specialises in servicing clients' needs in the banking and finance, technology, industrial and consumer goods sectors throughout the worlds emerging economies, was also named runner-up in the Best Overseas Operation.
The company, with operations in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines was well as in Chile and Mexico, was named Best Small Recruitment Business and Best Overseas Operation in 2013.
The judges at the Global Recruiter Industry Awards, in again honouring Monroe with the Best Small Recruitment Business, singled out the Company for its “impressive growth and success for a firm targeting the more risky emerging markets and using the risky 'pay-on-placement' approach.”
“The company are organically building and developing local staff from junior levels, in the right style and values of recruitment.” the judges said. “The Asia industry needs more examples of this kind of business.”
Group Managing Director Andrew Hairs said it was a special moment for the Company to win back-to-back awards, which recognised the efforts of the Company’s employees throughout Southeast Asia who are dedicated to servicing the needs of their client companies and jobseekers.
“For leading industry figures to single us out again for our efforts means a great deal to the Monroe Consulting Group team and the wider Empresaria group,” Hairs said. “Many thanks to Global Recruiter magazine, and we look forward to next year’s awards ceremony.”
The Best Small Recruitment Business was open to companies with an annual turnover below US$32 million. The judging criteria was focused on customer service, candidate experience and community. Judges were looking for evidence that the business had moved with the times, by showing resilience and innovation and that it embraced technology and social media techniques to attract candidates. Finally and most importantly the judges needed to see a thorough understanding of the needs of the candidate and the client and a willingness to go above and beyond just the basic requirements.
The Best Overseas Operation award was open to companies of any size that had offices in multiple countries. The judging was based on how companies understood the overseas markets. The judges wanted to see evidence of social corporate responsibility, evidence of the brand standing up overseas and that the company is making the right choices with its staff and support them within their roles.