Monroe Consulting Group has defended its title as Best Small Recruitment Business in the Asia-Pacific for a record third straight year at the Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Industry Awards 2015 in Singapore. Monroe was also honoured with Best Overseas Operation, an award the recruitment company won in 2013, but narrowly missed out for Best In-House Training, its first nomination in this category.
Monroe Group Managing Director Andrew Hairs, speaking at the award ceremony on Thursday night (Oct. 1) said he was delighted for both the company and his team of more than 100 recruitment consultants operating in emerging markets in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, as well as China, Chile and Mexico.
“The Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Industry Awards has been running for four years and for Monroe to scoop Best Small Recruitment Business three years in a row is a tremendous achievement," Mr Hairs said, adding that the category, open to businesses with turnovers below US$35 million per year, recognised clear quantifiable billing success, a superior approach to supporting internal talent and great customer service. “It is fantastic to be recognized for customer service as this is something we have worked extremely hard to achieve."
Monroe also reclaimed its title of Best Overseas Operation, having won the award in 2013. The category is open to any recruitment company based in the Asia Pacific, but trading elsewhere in the world. It recognises excellence in extending a strong recruitment service in an increasingly global market. This includes involvement with and understanding of the destination countries, customer service, candidate experience, corporate social responsibility and innovative approaches to connecting with candidates and clients.
“We have opened up four new international offices in the past two years so this is a great acknowledgement of our efforts in emerging markets in Southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region," Mr Hairs said. “It also demonstrates that our business model can be replicated across different markets."
Mr Hairs said that it was an honour to have been nominated for Best In-House Training, which recognised unparalleled training and development for recruitment consultants. “Monroe is dedicated to the development of our people and the success of our business model is linked to our ability to train our own consultants to a high level," he said. “To have even been nominated alongside some of the world's largest providers of human resources solutions was a monumental achievement in itself and it would have been a real underdog story had we won."