I look after the Contracting business here at Morgan McKinley. I manage a team of specialized and dedicated recruiters who recruit contractors into all markets (except Projects & Change).
Contract recruitment is a fast becoming an increasingly prevalent market here in Singapore. A number of organizations across multiple verticals and disciplines are now looking at contract as an option to hire professionals at all levels.
For candidates, it offers the solution not to be tied to a company for a prolonged period of time, and they are often paid a premium for their services. Candidates with a niche skill set (i.e. systems), where a mandate is needed for a short period of time often benefit from this.
For clients, it offers the service that they do not need to increase headcount and candidates can therefore be pay rolled through the recruitment business themselves. Over the last few years, this has become a huge market in the Banking and Finance space, especially with permanent hiring freezes following the recent banking crisis.
We strongly envisage contracting will continue to grow over the course of the next few years and more and more clients will understand / appreciate the benefits of hiring a contractor.
I have over four years experience across two countries (UK and now Singapore). I began my career with Hudson (London) as a researcher, before moving to Robert Walters (Manchester) as a consultant towards the back end of 2011.
I specialized in the Commerce Finance sector looking at roles across the South Manchester region. My role was primarily business development focused and during my second year I was responsible for growing out a location from scratch. Following that, I was fortunate enough to be relocated internationally, to specialize in Commerce Finance in Singapore. I now head up the Contracting business for Morgan McKinley, Singapore.
In terms of my personal working style, I always strive to deliver on each mandate and ensure to offer a professional and consultative approach to both candidates and clients. I also ensure my team operates by the same style, and together we collaborate by working with same morals and ethics.