Media release: Randstad recognised at ACES Awards and HR Vendors of the Year 2016

Media release: Randstad recognised at ACES Awards and HR Vendors of the Year 2016
Randstad is proud to recognised as a leading recruitment firm by industry leaders - with its recent wins at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards and the Human Resources Vendors of the Year Awards.



The three prestigious awards include:

Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards
  • Industry Champion of the Year - Randstad
  • Eminent Leaders in Asia - Michael Smith
Human Resources Vendors of the Year
  • Best Recruitment Firm (senior management roles over US$10k per month) – Silver
The awards come after sustained growth for Randstad in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia under Managing Director Michael Smith’s leadership. This growth came from increasing efficiency from consultants in terms of gross profit per consultant, and not just additional headcount in the business - often a quick way of increasing revenue.

The Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards, organised by MORS Group, awards leading organisations and leaders operating in the Asian region who revolutionise leadership and sustainability. Nominated organisations each undergo a management process audit to contest in one of seven categories of Awards which measures organisations against others on a similar playing field. The ACES Awards, now in its third year, saw over 180 nominations this year with representatives from 44 corporations from around Asia attending the awards ceremony.

Randstad was awarded the Industry Champion of the Year award, given to organisations who are leaders in the respective industry by maintaining a competitive edge, setting industry trends and having the ability to evolve with the dynamic changes of the industry they serve.

The Eminent Leaders in Asia award is presented to exemplary individuals leading high performances businesses. Individuals cannot be nominated for this award and are instead hand-picked by the judges. Managing Director for Randstad South/Southeast Asia Michael Smith was given this prestigious recognition alongside Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad.

The HR Vendors of the Year Awards, organised by the Human Resources magazine, is one of the largest awards recognising the HR industry in Asia. The awards, judged by senior HR leaders, recognises organisations that set the benchmark for the HR industry in Singapore, and across Asia. Randstad Singapore was awarded the Silver trophy for Best Recruitment Firm for Roles over $10k, highlighting its capabilities and expertise in the recruitment of senior professional talent in the workforce.

Michael Smith, Managing Director for Randstad Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia noted, “We’re all incredibly proud of the recognition given to us by the ACES and Vendors of the Year awards. We’ve set ambitious goals for our business across all three countries and continue to push ourselves to achieve service excellence for both our clients and candidates. The awards are a testament to the efforts of the entire team who have remained passionate, united and driven over the past years.”

About Randstad
The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialized 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 & 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 countries 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. For more information, see www.randstad.com.sg.
Posted: Monday, 28 November 2016 - 11:00 AM