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The Essential Guide to MMK Singapore!

1. What we do at Morgan McKinley Singapore?

We are a specialist recruitment consultancy that has operated globally for over 30 years, and locally in Singapore for 14 years.

We regularly analyse what the biggest issues are that our clients and candidates are grappling with, how we can set ourselves up to ‘go beyond’ and really help them to solve those issues, and to achieve their strategic goals.

Delivering service excellence is the fabric of what it means to work at Morgan McKinley and we are convinced that it is a key reason why our clients and candidates continue to come back to us and refer their friends.

Morgan McKinley Singapore

Morgan McKinley Singapore

2. Our size

We are global, yet with a boutique feel in each local location: people often have a pleasant surprise in finding out how global we are. What started out as a meeting in a basement in Cork City (Ireland) in 1988 has grown continuously and we now have offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Shanghai and the UK, and are strategically placed at the heart of key financial centres, giving us thorough coverage of all the markets in which we operate, with a global team of over 800.

In Singapore, we are a team that totals around 60, of around 41 Consultants as well as our awesome support functions, who make every day easier and more fruitful for our Recruitment Consultants. We’re a close-knit bunch who work collaboratively and drive a high performance environment.

3. Areas we recruit in:

Morgan McKinley comes from a Financial Services core beginning. However, since our Singapore office was established in 2005, we have consistently strived for diversification, leading to over 60% of our revenue being generated outside of Financial Services.

Within that broad client base, we cover all the below disciplines:

  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Front Office Investment, Private and Corporate Banking
  • Change, Project Management and Business Analysis
  • IT
  • Risk, Compliance & Audit
  • Strategy & Innovation

In each area we ensure our consultants are as specialised as possible in how they work, as we believe this is key to success as a recruiter. It allows our team to build genuine expertise and deep talent pools within their space, enabling them to quickly build their brand and credibility, and be seen as the ‘go to’ by their clients and candidates.

We are always open to new joiners coming from a different discipline, so long as they are willing to learn and demonstrate their passion for the area they come into!

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4. What do we offer our people at Morgan McKinley?

Morgan McKinley Singapore

Morgan McKinley Singapore

  • We are a Multiple award-winning agency with an enviable global brand reputation, and an established and impressive leadership team. Our senior leaders in Singapore all have extensive Recruitment experience, and many have been promoted from within

  • This is a trusting environment with no micromanagement. We have the flexibility to structure how we work best including options for working from home.

  • Industry-leading training & development, as part of our onboarding process and ongoing at every level in the business. We benefit from having the infrastructure that comes with a larger business (e-learning platforms and an established L&D function), as well as a management team that really care about developing our people. Our MDs are not just figureheads of the business, they are involved day to day and run a number of our internal sessions for our team.

  • There is a focus on career progression with a clear pathway to promotion, tailored to their strengths & aspirations

  • We have lots of incentives including our annual ‘Go Beyond’ trips overseas to Bali and high performers lunches on a quarterly basis

  • The ability to run your own marketing events and partner with external associations, to grow your network, build up your personal brand and be seen as a genuine expert in your space.

  • Monthly/quarterly team nights out, whole-business quarterly events, fresh fruit & nuts in the office, and beer and wine in the fridge!

  • Birthday leave - enjoy your birthday from wherever you wish!

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  • Encouragement to give back to the community, through our CSR work, really brings our people together. We have monthly CSR activities such as; packing food at a local food bank, blood drives, packing gifts for children's charities and many more.

5. The kind of people you’ll find here at MMK:

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Bella Phea, Senior Consultant (Risk). Bella was a banker, turned top billing recruiter. She has been in the business for two years and already excelled with two promotions.

Cain Yee, Associate Manager (Contracting) Cain joined us from a direct competitor, as a Senior Consultant. Cain has proved himself to be a consistent billing Consultant, as well as developing more junior staff, securing his well deserved promotion to Associate Manager within 18 months of joining.

Joanna Huang, Consultant (Accounting & Finance) Joanna joined us with no recruitment experience, a fresh grad that has risen to the top of our leaderboard in little over 12months. Watch out 2019, it’s Joanna’s year!

Gurj Sandhu, Managing Director - Gurj has been with our Singapore business for 8 years. An inspirational story, as Gurj joined our business as a Manager, rising through the ranks to now running the current office of 60 people. He is very down to earth and still very much part of the team. With a flat structure and open plan office, Gurj is always approachable to support us in our careers.

  • May 29, 2019
  • Careers , Culture , Singapore
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