GrowthOps Asia has appointed Shakira Pathmarajah as its new Talent Acquisition Head, managing recruitment in GrowthOps for Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, as well as remote hiring in India.
Pathmarajah has more than a decade of experience in technology recruitment with a broad experience in digitised recruitment systems, such as SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, Hirevue, and Taleo.
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She brings with her a gamut of HR best practices like ensuring the utilization of standardized “hiring etiquette” for managers to use during and post interviews. She also sees to it that proper collaboration throughout the whole recruitment process is in place between the business and HR departments to ensure hiring the most suitable talents.
Shakira holds a degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University, and started her career at Deloitte where she managed end-to-end recruitment including SEA Directors. She then joined the Asian Football Confederation, SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, Webe Digital, and Maxis where she took charge of all recruitment processes.
“GrowthOps has a great culture defined by curiosity, commitment, and connection that I believe should be better amplified in the market. I look forward to driving our talent acquisition strategies, building on what is already a great candidate experience here,” Shakira said, commenting on her new role. “I am excited to work closely with the different business teams of GrowthOps to effectively search for the best talents in the market. I believe that dynamic collaboration should be in place for the talent acquisition team to understand the hiring needs, and provide the best support in attracting the best talents out there,” she concluded.
“The war for talent is real and Shakira’s vast experience in technology recruitment roles paired with our growing talent retention strategies places us in a good position to win talents that we believe are at the core of our business.” said Chee Hung Goon, GrowthOps Asia CEO. “With Shakira’s experience, we aspire to further improve and foster a nurturing culture within GrowthOps to provide a conducive workplace where our talents will continue to grow and thrive.”
In the past 12 months, GrowthOps has launched several initiatives to increase retention of its employees, including investing over $100,000 in technology and marketing training offered by their partners; offering best-in-class access to wellness and leadership programmes by partnering and launching initiatives with Intellect and IECL. GrowthOps also launched GOFlex, a radically flexible work policy to get the best out of their people, regardless of where they work throughout the region.
These initiatives have improved scores on the independent review site Glassdoor, in each market by 0.2 points. In Malaysia, the company’s regional hub, scores moved 3 points, from 3.8 to 4.1, and achieved a 99% rate where employees would recommend GrowthOps to a friend.
Impressively, GrowthOps managed to increase gender balance by 2%, moving from 40% female to 42%, in an industry where the average is 32% – 5 female leaders were also recently shortlisted for this year’s WIICTA Women in ICT Awards. In a male dominated industry, GrowthOps believes in providing a diverse and inclusive experience to all of their team members, regardless of gender.