April 20, 2016

GroupM Recieves Regional Accolades at 2016 Asia Recruitment Awards

GroupM Asia Pacific’s Talent Team was recognised in three markets for recruitment efforts and innovation in the region.

Asia Pacific - GroupM Asia Pacific are proud winners at the Asia Recruitment Awards 2016, an event put together by Human Resources Magazine to celebrate and honour recruitment professionals in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

The Group won a total of 12 trophies across the three markets with stiff competition from companies across all industry sectors including SAP, Maybank and DBS.

Among the awards won by GroupM were Gold for Best Career Website (Hong Kong), Gold for Best Use of Recruitment Technology (Malaysia and Hong Kong), Silver for Best Use of Recruitment Advertising Strategy, and Silver for Best Recruitment Evaluation Technique (Malaysia).

Michael Wright, Head of Talent Acquisition in Asia Pacific, was deservedly awarded Best In-House Recruitment Professional. “In marketing services in Asia, the narrative around talent has been all about shortages, a war for talent, and anxiety about the waning attractiveness of agencies as an employment destination of choice,” Wright says.

“GroupM has, for several years, been walking the talk on recruiting, by investing in tools, technology, and talented people. It has been very satisfying to see our strategy validated and the hard work of the APAC team recognised, beyond our industry.”

GroupM was the only company from the media and advertising industry to submit entries for the main categories.

Angela Ryan, Chief Talent Officer APAC commented, that “as our industry evolves so does great talent management”. “Recruitment is our first connection point with talent and our innovation in this area reflects what we stand for and how we stand apart from other organisations,” she adds. “I am very proud of our exceptional talent acquisition team and that their achievements have merited such high recognition from the judges.”

Here are the full win of awards:


Gold: Best In-House Recruitment Professional, Michael Wright Silver: Best Recruitment Advertising Strategy

Silver: Best Recruitment Evaluation Technique Bronze: Best Use of Recruitment Technology Bronze: Best Regional Recruitment Programme

Hong Kong

Gold: Best Career Website

Gold: Best Use of Recruitment Technology Silver: Best Regional Recruitment Programme Silver: Best Recruitment Evaluation Technique


Gold: Best Use of Recruitment Technology Gold: Best Regional Recruitment Programme Silver: Best Recruitment Evaluation Technique


Media Contact: 

Sabrina Zolkifi Sabrina.Zolkifi@groupm.com M +65 9172 4828


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