Shakira Pathmarajah

She is managing recruitment for GrowthOps in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, as well as remote hiring in India.

Marketing solutions agency GrowthOps Asia has welcomed Shakira Pathmarajah (pictured above) as its new Talent Acquisition Head, tasked with managing recruitment for GrowthOps in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, as well as remote hiring in India.

Shakira is based in Selangor, Malaysia, and most recently was leading recruitment processes for Maxis. She started her career at Deloitte where she managed end-to-end recruitment, after which she tenured at Asian Football Confederation, SapuraKencana Petroleum, and Webe Digital.

On her new role, she commented: "I look forward to driving our talent acquisition strategies, building on what is already a great candidate experience here.

"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." 

Shakira has more than a decade of experience in technology recruitment, and has backed best practices such as standardised 'hiring etiquette' for managers to use during and post interviews, proper collaboration throughout the recruitment process between the business and HR departments, and more.

She has brings broad experience in digitised recruitment systems, such as SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, Hirevue, and Taleo. 

Chee Hung Goon, GrowthOps Asia CEO, stated: "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."

In the past 12 months, GrowthOps has launched several talent initiatives, such as investments in technology and marketing training, access to wellness and leadership programmes through Intellect and IECL, as well as its flexible work policy, 'GOFlex'.

Such initiatives have improved the company's scores on Glassdoor, in each market by 0.2 points. In Malaysia, the company’s regional hub, scores moved from 3.8 to 4.1, and 99% of reviewers (employees) said they would recommend GrowthOps to a friend.

The company has also improved gender balance, moving the percentage of women in the workforce from 40% to 42%, as well as five women leaders were recently shortlisted for the WIICTA Women in ICT Awards. 

GrowthOps Asia is a subsidiary of GrowthOps Group, a group of six companies with over 400 consultants, creatives and coaches in 10 locations, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates.

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