Randstad is proud and delighted to announce the win of two awards at the prestigious Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Industry Awards 2016 last week.
- Best Large Recruitment Business
- Best Use of Social Media
The Awards, held at the PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore, was attended by many recruitment industry leaders from across the region.
The Best Large Recruitment Business award comes after several years of sustained and accelerated growth for the Randstad business in Singapore, Hong Kong SAR and Malaysia. This growth was not solely based on adding more headcount into the business, often a quick and effective way of increasing revenue. Instead, consultants at Randstad, through in-depth customised training have become increasingly efficient and more productive. This increased efficiency in terms of gross profit per consultant was crucial in ensuring sustainable business growth in the longer term.
In addition, as a way of adding value to clients and candidates alike, Randstad developed original, specialist and high value content to differentiate the brand, its service offering and recruiters with its suite of high level thought leadership reports, which went beyond the typical salary surveys produced by recruitment companies with international presence.
This plethora of content, was also leveraged on social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The Best Use of Social Media award was won following the exponential growth in engagement and follower numbers across all of Randstad’s online social media platforms.
Managing Director for Randstad Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, Michael Smith noted, “At Randstad, we are highly committed to our mission of ‘shaping the world of work’. This encompasses every single thing we do - from helping candidates find their dream job to empowering organisations to achieve their goals - be it through direct interaction with our consultants, or through our thought-leadership initiatives.”
“Most recently, we have been embracing a 'Tech and Touch' vision - where we focus our efforts into the integration of digital into all aspects of our business. This digital integration is changing how we engage and work with our clients, and transforming the way our corporate support teams support the business.
“We're incredibly proud to say that it is through this strong support of our clients and candidates, as well as the hard work and passion of all our employees, that have allowed us to stand out from the competition and be recognised as a leader in the recruitment space - both offline and online,” added Mr Smith.
The double Global Recruiter wins come after an additional recent success at the Recruitment International Awards where the Randstad Singapore office was awarded the Best Back Office Team of the Year award . The award comes following a strong push through the year to maximise front office and back office collaboration to increase efficiency and increase revenue generating leads for the business.
The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialises in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions (including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs, and outplacement). By combining our human touch with technology-driven solutions and tools, we aim to offer both clients and candidates the best tools and solutions for increased efficiency and engagement, connecting more people to more jobs. Randstad has top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium and Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, and major positions in Australia and Japan. At year-end 2016, Randstad had 36,524 corporate employees and 4,752 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 markets around the world. In 2016, Randstad generated revenue of €20.7 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.
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