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Rising regional demand for IT professionals: Australia's Peoplebank sets up shop in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Oct. 8, 2014
Australian ICT recruitment specialist Peoplebank's Daniel Rogers said this latest move strengthens its presence across the booming Asia Pacific business economy.

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Photo - Daniel Rogers, Regional Director - SEA, Peoplebank Malaysia.


Australia's Peoplebank has ramped up its regional footprint by opening an office in Kuala Lumpur, which will help to tap the booming Asia Pacific business economy, said the ICT recruitment specialist.

Daniel Rogers, Peoplebank Malaysia's regional director for SEA, said the company is meeting a growing market for IT skills, stretching from Australia to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Rogers said the company's Kuala Lumpur office, based at Quill 7 in Stesen Sentral, "is already staffed by experienced, local IT recruiters with specialist expertise in the Malaysian market. The team is gaining tremendous traction, servicing demand for technology skills from technology and telecommunications companies, as well as those in the financial services, resources and broader industry sectors."

"Demand for skilled IT professionals in Malaysia is rapidly rising, as it is across much of Asia," he said. "Organisations are coming from two fronts - global enterprises seeking to establish operations here, as well as from a fast-growing local IT market.

"This is an exciting time for the Malaysian market: and our team is well equipped with the skills and local market knowledge to help companies gain the skills they need to succeed," said Rogers.

The company's expanding regional footprint will open up a pan-Asian market for ICT skills, according to Peoplebank Group's chief executive officer, Peter Acheson.

 Majority owner based in KL

"To be ultimately successful, Peoplebank had to stretch beyond our borders to compete internationally, and we've now proven that the Peoplebank model is as applicable to Hong Kong, Singapore and now Malaysia as it is to a western setting," said Acheson.

"For Peoplebank, the opportunity is to leverage the capabilities we have already established: such as our robust processes for identifying the right candidates for our clients, and access to the world's largest database of ICT skills," he said. "Our presence in Asia is being built on combining these core strengths with the local knowledge of experienced recruiters - and it is also supported by the expertise of our majority owner KL-based Navis Capital, which  has been operating in Asia for more than 15 years."

"Peoplebank's growth will ultimately open up a more dynamic Asian market for ICT skills, which will be an enormous asset for our clients - as well as for

ICT professionals seeking to develop a regional skills portfolio.  Peoplebank aims to be the stand-out recruiter across Asia - and we are looking forward  to earning that title in the months and years ahead," he said.


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