15 October 2014, MalaysiaHuman Resources, Asia’s most read and most respected source of HR news & intelligence, is pleased to announce leading recruitment organisation, Hays, as an official sponsor for the second annual Human Resources Excellence Awards in Malaysia.

As one of the world’s top recruitment companies, specialising across a wide spectrum of industries within both private and public sectors, Hays will be the official sponsor for the Excellence in Recruitment & Retention Strategy award category.

Given Malaysia’s shortage of high-level skills, attracting and securing the top talent is an ongoing challenge for all HR practitioners. According to Hays, based off its latest Hays Quarterly Report, the local recruitment market has been very active, as employers look for highly-skilled professionals and candidates search for their next career move.

"The Malaysian economy continues to grow strongly, and employers are recruiting," says Tom Osborne, Country Manager of Hays in Malaysia.

"As a result, highly-skilled professionals are needed and technical skills shortages have emerged. These are most notable in accountancy & finance, IT, HR, oil & gas and sales & marketing."

In accounting and financing, there is a demand for financial controllers and finance managers with international experience, while the banking sector seeks risk modelling and corporate finance expertise. Additionally, IT businesses are looking for project managers and business analysts with both technical skills and business acumen to translate business plans into technical requirements.

"Within HR we’re seeing strong demand for strategic HR business partners," Osborne added. "The role of a business partner is traditionally viewed as very operational but high demand exists for professionals with vision who can balance human resource programs with business priorities."

The Human Resources Excellence Awards is grand black tie annual event that awards organisations and HR professionals for the outstanding work they have done in their function.

With a judging panel solely comprising of HR leaders from major organisations, this unique methodology sets the Human Resources Excellence Awards apart from all other HR accolades.

The awards will be held on October 29th at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel in Malaysia.

Seating at the awards is limited to availability, so book your tables for you and your team today!

If you have any further enquiries, please contact Carlo Reston at +65 6423 0329 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Human Resources Excellence Awards 2014