To further assist with this plan, it has been announced that the CEO of the MRIWorldwide Network Ltd, Michael Jalbert, has been appointed President and CEO of Management Recruiters International Inc and will be succeeded by Steve Mills, currently the Chief Operating Officer.
Steve Mills said, 'The appointment of Michael is great for all MRINetwork franchise owners, both in the US and Internationally. It will allow us to further leverage the strength of the US business as we build and expand both our current business and emerging markets. I am proud to have been offered the position of CEO and look forward to building on the substantial investments we have made this year. I expect 2007 to be a record year for our Network.'
Having recently held Network Member Meetings for its franchisees in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Kuala Lumpur and Mexico City, MRINetwork Worldwide (MRINWW) will be focussing on encouraging new and existing members to open operations in new markets and vertical sectors.
In the UK, recent investments have doubled staff numbers, from 11 to 25, at their Windsor operations centre. These new employees have the ability to conduct business in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Hindi and Punjabi, reflecting MRI's global reach and capability.
The importance on continued growth has been aided by the recent launch of an In-House Recruiter Service headed-up by Clare Buxton. Clare has been tasked with helping franchisees grow their businesses by proactively searching for top talent throughout the UK, Europe and South America.
Steve Mills, went on to say 'We continue to capitalise on the booming international market in order to increase the quantity and quality of our staff which will be essential to achieving deeper penetration of these markets. We are confident that the strategy we have put in place, along with the help of our Network Members, will ensure we reach our goal of continuing to provide the highest quality, global service to our clients.'
He continued 'July 2006 saw the highest best network performance for the past 5 years, with a particularly strong performance from our Asian offices, in particular in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. In Europe, offices in Madrid, Ternat (Belgium), Reinanch (Switzerland) and Porsgrunn (Norway) all had excellent performances - reflecting the increasing globalisation our business.' This trend looks likely to continue with announcements expected in the coming weeks regarding expansion into India and Canada, with further growth and development planned for Mexico and Australia.
Mills will unveil MRINWW's strategy for 2007 at its annual conference for Network Members in Portugal this month. It will include the launch of Contract Recruitment and the introduction of Advertised Selection. External speakers at the Conference include Nancy Garrison Jenn, widely regarded as a leading global authority on Executive Search, and Charles Ruffello, simply know as Ruf- The Networking King!
About MRINetwork Worldwide:
MRINetwork is one of the world's largest search and recruitment organisations with over 1,000 offices in more than 35 countries. MRINetwork has been a leader and innovator in recruitment for more than 40 years and its proprietary Accelerated Recruitment™ approach is a customised combination of its streamlined methodology and the knowledge of its industry experts from all major business sectors, all over the world.
Published: 16 October 2006
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