Pontoon partnership with Ericsson named best global recruitment programme at Asia Recruitment Awards 2017

Recognition for Pontoon’s outstanding work with Ericsson

Pontoon, the global leader in total talent solutions, received Gold for the ‘Best Global Recruitment Programme’ at Human Resources Asia Recruitment Awards 2017, recognizing the exceptional work Pontoon achieves in partnership with Ericsson’s local HR leadership teams.

“We are thrilled to receive recognition at such a prestigious awards ceremony. The awards recognize the excellence our Pontoon Ericsson team have achieved in delivering a Global Talent Acquisition solution across a complex and challenging regional portfolio” commented Rishi Kapoor, Managing Director of APAC, Pontoon.

Kapoor added: “The considerable decrease in the average time to fill for open positions – from 111 days prior to the solution launch to just 48 days across 2016, as well as exceptional Hiring Manager satisfaction results, are just some of the notable achievements recognized by the awards”.

Pontoon also received Silver for the ‘Best Regional Recruitment Programme’, highlighting the team’s incredible delivery against the regional Talent Acquisition goals and the successful localization of the Talent Acquisition strategies; and Silver for the ‘Best Use of Recruitment Technology’, showcasing Pontoon’s innovative utilization of advanced analytics to provide detailed strategic and operational insight to the Talent Acquisition leadership team.

Lewis Kuo, Ericsson’s Talent Acquisition Head for Market Area North East Asia, accepted the awards at the ceremony on behalf of the joint team and noted, “I am so proud of the team’s success and amazing performance over the past two years. The strength of partnership we have with Pontoon has enabled us to build Talent Acquisition strategy aligned to the complex business requirements of Ericsson within North East Asia. The success of this strategy and the team’s delivery have been recognized and we will continue to support our business groups to win the right talents for the right place at the right time.”

Ericsson appointed Pontoon in 2014 to provide a Global outsourced recruitment solution covering ten regions, 100+ countries and delivering 10,000+ hires per year. The solution went live at the end of 2014 in North East Asia with Pontoon providing Ericsson’s regional onsite Talent Acquisition team, deploying 30 people across eight locations to deliver 2,000 hires annually across China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong.

“These awards recognize our team’s knowledge and experience of servicing clients on a global scale, yet localizing to meet the demands of the region. Together with Ericsson, we have created and delivered a regional Talent Acquisition solution that supports the global strategy. Our team successfully embraced the unique challenges of delivering a world class recruitment service across an incredibly complex portfolio of countries and business units” commented Mike Wachholz, President of Pontoon.

Human Resources Asia Recruitment Awards 2017 recognizes and celebrates the best in HR recruitment. A judging panel of 20 to 25 esteemed HR presidents and directors, focus on finding the most innovative and effective recruitment campaigns, technology, advertising and talent acquisition.



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