First Resort Global Recruitment (FRGR) were one of the big winners at the inaugural UAE Recruiter Awards last week.
Named the Best Recruitment Consultancy in KSA, we beat off competition from a range of large and small recruitment businesses in a ceremony to recognise the very best the recruitment industry has to offer in the region.
“We are delighted to have won this award. We’re proud that we are embedded into KSA, fundamental to the future of the Kingdom and as a result of this, our business is in great shape. This is a reward for all of our hard work and the loyalty shown to us by our clients.”
Identified as demonstrating impressive results across KSA over the past 3 years, we were singled out for having built a solid rapport with our clients, investing in our own people’s career development and in building a sustainable future. But above all, the judges concluded that key to our success was that we are an intrinsic part of the KSA business community.
Jared Roberts, Account Manager at FRGR said “We are delighted to have won this award. We’re proud that we are embedded into KSA, fundamental to the future of the Kingdom and as a result of this, our business is in great shape. This is a reward for all of our hard work and the loyalty shown to us by our clients.”
One element of the business that set us apart was that we are in Dubai, with certain operatives based in KSA. We can be in our client’s office within an hour, meaning we are local enough to provide a personal service, but we’re able to employ business practices which are aligned with how Western recruitment operates. This flexibility of ‘desk to ground’ approach means that we are much quicker to deliver than our competitors and can focus on delivering excellent service.
Jared also believes that one of the reasons that staff turnover is just 5% compared to a local industry average of around 56% is that “we’ve invested a huge amount in our infrastructure and management team to take us to our 2020 vision.” The judges certainly agreed that it’s this stability which also gives our clients confidence, and a significant reason why we’re trusted to deliver on some of the highest profile and exclusive projects across the Kingdom.
The judges were unanimous: The winner of this award must reflect the very best of both the recruitment industry and KSA. As one client put it “Financial stability is vitally important to ensure that we are dealing with a company who will be with us long-term, but more important to us is someone who understands the culture and region, with access to the very best talent pools and the infrastructure to deliver. For this reason, it was simply a logical conclusion that we took home this prestigious award. Well done to everyone.”