The year 2017 was a year of tremendous success for Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia. The executive recruitment company moved into new office premises in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, defended its title as ‘Best New Recruitment Agency’ at the Asia Recruitment Awards 2017 Malaysia, and recorded record growth and profits.
“In 2017, Monroe Malaysia placed more than 100 senior professionals with a number of high-profile corporate clients, which represents a 98 percent increase on the previous year,” Monroe Malaysia Managing Director Monica Viladot said.
Monica said two of the highlights of 2017 was the move to into new, upmarket offices in Kuala Lumpur Sentral followed by not only holding onto its ‘Best New Recruitment Agency’ title at the prestigious recruitment awards, but also claiming a bronze award in the category of ‘Best Candidate Experience by a Recruitment Agency.’
“On the back of the recognition of our status as Malaysia’s most promising executive recruitment company, we have continued to expand, both in terms of the number of our recruitment consultants and client companies.”
Monica said Monroe Malaysia had increased its number of clients by 92, a 180 percent increase on 2016.
“From a financial perspective, we have achieved 100 percent of our growth targets for 2017, equating to a 35 growth on 2016 and 126 percent increase in profits,” she said. “This performance is only going to continue to improve and as of the beginning of 2018, we will have hired 9 new consultants taking the total to 21.”
Monica said that in addition to Monroe Malaysia’s financial performance, the company had continued to build on its reputation as the expert in its field, she said.
She said Monroe Malaysia had twice been invited on to the Business Radio Station (BFM), Malaysia's only independent business radio station, to discuss important matters pertaining to the recruitment industry and jobs markets in Malaysia, and the company held regular roundtables with leading Malaysian executives.
Monroe Malaysia also regularly published original content on the recruitment industry in Malaysia, and was highly active on social media to promote job opportunities, important industry information and helpful tips for both human resources professionals and jobseekers.
“Our original posts on LinkedIn have a minimum of 2,000 views and as high as 18,000 views. We have four industry groups on LinkedIn, five dedicated Twitter feeds publicising our latest job openings and are prominent on internet search engines such as Google.”
Monroe Consulting Group, which also has flourishing recruitment operations in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Chile and Mexico, previously won Global Recruiter Magazines Best Small Recruitment Business three times and Best Overseas Operations twice. It specialises in executive recruitment in five industries, namely industrial, consumer goods, health, technology and professional services, which covers banking, finance and insurance.