HONG KONG, Tuesday 12 April 2016: PageGroup has again clinched the title as Asia Recruitment Grand Winner 2016 at the prestigious 2016 Human Resources Asia Recruitment Awards in Hong Kong. The group has also won the Gold award for Best Career Website for the second consecutive year, and secured two more awards, namely the Best Candidate Experience Award - Silver and Best Client Service award - Silver.

The Asia Recruitment Awards, now in its second year, celebrates excellence in recruitment and talent acquisition in Asia. PageGroup’s proficiency and commitment in delivering quality, specialism and expertise to both its clients and candidates has helped the group to sustain its winnings and attained new records. In the last year, PageGroup’s Hong Kong teams have had a 18% increase in their placement activity year-on-year.

“To succeed in a highly competitive market, it is crucial to plan our strategy and marketing efforts based on insights from both our candidates and clients,” says Sharmini Wainwright, managing director, Michael Page and Page Personnel Hong Kong.  “We are extremely honored to be receiving these awards and attaining these achievements is testament to our continued efforts to be the leading professional recruitment company. The three core PageGroup brands – Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel - are constantly growing and evolving in order to deliver specialised sector experience, market knowledge and a consultative approach to recruitment.”

Since winning the Best Career Website Gold award in 2015, PageGroup continued to push its recruitment website’s standard to another level, creating a user-friendly, insightful and seamless user experience for employers and job seekers. The portal, now with a smarter job search function, new content marketing strategy and a better integration with social media platforms, has strengthened our online exposure and brought about increased engagement with potential and existing candidates.

The excellence in candidate experience and client service is accredited to a global digital strategy, adopted to cater for each localised market. The group also embraces a personalised coaching approach to ensure all candidates are well represented during the recruitment process, by conducting over 50 workshops covering sales, personal development and behaviour-based interviews.

The Asia Recruitment Awards, presented by Human Resources Online, were held on the evening of Thursday, 7 April at Hotel Icon Hong Kong and are the premier event celebrating the very best in recruitment and talent acquisition in Asia. With a judging panel comprising notable HR leaders working for some of Asia's most reputable organisations, these awards honour the spirit of excellence within recruitment, both in-house and in agencies, and seek to highlight the most innovative and effective recruitment campaigns, technology, advertising and talent acquisition.