Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group has continued its winning tradition at the Global Recruiter Asia-Pacific Awards, this time claiming the award for Best In-House Training 2017.
“The training, mentorship and development, both on the professional and personal levels, of our recruitment consultants have been critical to the success of Monroe,” Monroe Group Managing Director Andrew Hairs said. “We have invested significant time and resources into our programme and it is a great honour to be recognised for our efforts, particularly against some of the largest recruitment companies in the world.”
The Best In-House Training award recognises “unparalleled training and development for recruitment consultants.” The criteria included proof that training increased the effectiveness of recruitment consultants and advanced their respective careers.
Monroe Consulting Group, which has flourishing recruitment operations in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Chile and Mexico, has previously won Global Recruiter Magazines Best Small Recruitment Business three times and Best Overseas Operations twice. It was nominated for Best In-House Training in 2016.
“Two back-to-back nominations in this critically important category were great results in themselves, but to be recognised by our industry peers as offering the best in-house training for our team is a fantastic result,” Andrew said. “I couldn’t be prouder of our team and the reaction of everyone in the company when the news filtered through proves how passionate we are about people development”
Monroe prides itself on its commitment to the development of its consultants, who specialise in executive recruitment in emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Our in-house training programme has been developed over the course of nearly two decades with a couple of simple concepts at its core,” he said. “We ensure that our people can be the best recruitment consultants in the industry, that they strike the perfect work-life balance, and that talent and hard-work is recognised and rewarded with career advancement, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or age.”
Ivon Peek, Monroe Consulting Group’s Talent and Development Manager, said young professionals from non-recruitment backgrounds underwent a comprehensive induction programme as well as ongoing development training and mentorship to become high-performing recruitment consultants.
“Training is ongoing regardless of which level you are at; whether as an entry-level recruitment consultant, senior consultant, division head or country manager,” Ivon said. “Monroe has developed in excess of 100 individual training modules, which can be delivered by webinar and E-learning, or in a classroom.
The professional development programme revolved around the “Monroe Hub,” which provided a platform to monitor the professional development of every individual within the company, regardless of the country they were located in, she said. “This website contains all the training modules available, assessments and performance appraisals. The automated reports allow us to monitor the strengths and weaknesses of our team, allocate more training resources where they are required most and identify people who are ready for promotion.”
Andrew said the success of Monroe’s in-house training was reflected in the strength of the company and its 150 recruitment consultants throughout the Asia-Pacific, with all second-tier management starting with the company as trainee consultants, as did two country managing directors.
“Our success can also be seen in the financial and geographical growth of our business. Our ability to train and develop our own recruitment professionals has helped us open new frontier markets and attract excellent people who value the training they will receive with us,” Andrew said. “This translates directly into our proven ability to source and recruit the best executive-level talent for our clients, which includes some of the best-known and respected companies in the world.”
Monroe Consulting Group is currently hiring recruitment consultants for all offices.