Media release: Randstad clinches double win at Global Recruiter Awards 2016

Media release: Randstad clinches double win at Global Recruiter Awards 2016
Randstad is proud and delighted to announce the win of two awards at the prestigious Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Industry Awards 2016 last week, namely:
  • 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 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.

About Randstad
Randstad is one of the world’s largest recruitment and HR services providers, with Asia Pacific operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Australia and New Zealand. Randstad Singapore specialises in permanent and contract recruitment, placing high calibre mid to senior level professionals in companies across key industry sectors. Since 1993, Randstad Singapore has been shaping the world of work for 20 years, and continues to help organisations recruit the best talent in accounting & finance, banking and financial services, corporate & secretarial support, engineering, human resources, IT, life sciences and sales & marketing. Visit for further information.

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Posted: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 9:30 AM