Amidst the ongoing pandemic, new recruitment firm DMCG Global has announced details of their increased hiring activity across a number of their office locations including Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Having launched their global recruitment agency only this year, DMCG Global say they decided to push forward with a positive attitude, also launching their recruitment website for the creative, marketing, communications and technology industries.
The DMCG team said: ‘Our MENA and APAC clients have proven to be quite resilient throughout the crisis, with the Middle East and Asian markets opening up as the number of coronavirus cases remains relatively low.’
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Key findings from DMCG Global show that between March until October 2020, their Dubai office received an overall 24% increase in job orders, with an increased demand for Corporate & Government Communications roles, as well as Digital Design and Customer Experience roles.
Reviewing their Dubai data among their specialised sectors, DMCG Global highlighted positive hiring activity among:
- Communications, receiving a consistent 5% increase in orders in Corporate and Public Affairs
- Digital, social, performance and UX/UI creative receiving 10% growth
Although this is some much-needed good news for the new recruitment firm, DMCG Global did notice a significant 30% decrease in advertising media and creative roles but noted they received a 30% increase in work located within Abu Dhabi.
Justin McGuire, DMCG Global Co-Founder & CEO for APAC & MENA said: ‘Our new recruitment business and global team has shown great resilience in a tough year. We’ve adapted, hiring via video, working from home when needed, with team dedication across the network. Our APAC & MENA offices started strong in Q1, experienced a blip in Q2 but have rebounded well in Q3 across all regions. We predict Q4 will make up for lost time and end this year on a good note – ready for 2021.’
DMCG Global provides a global recruitment network of over 30 recruitment consultants, 120,000 candidates, with a universal reach stretching across 10 offices including London, Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore.
The founders of DMCG are:
Dan Matthews, the Founder of recruitment firm Daniel Marks, holds 18 years’ experience working within marketing, advertising, creative and digital recruitment. He has helped to deliver solutions to a broad array of leading blue-chip brands, consultancies and creative agencies throughout the UK, USA and globally. His firm has also been praised for a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives including the Big Bang Creatives Internship Scheme and The Planning Academy.
Justin McGuire, the Co-Founder and CEO of recruitment firm MCG&Co also has over a decade worth of recruitment experience under his belt. For almost a decade beforehand, he experienced working client-side for a communications agency, working with some of the world’s most celebrated brands. It was in this role, he transitioned into founding and growing his recruitment agency across the Middle East and Asia with his business partner Adam Michael Toctan. Since then, he has cemented a reputation as a leading recruitment partner within the marketing, communications and digital space.
Adam Michael Toctan, Partner at MCG&Co helped launch the recruitment firm into APAC back in 2016. Adam has in excess of 14 years of recruitment experience across Europe, the Middle East and APAC. The vast majority of this is within the creative, communications and digital space – placing mid-senior level talent throughout Hong Kong, China, Singapore and SEA. Adam has won ‘Recruitment Consultant of the Year’ 2 years running and steered MCG&Co to ‘Best New Recruitment Agency’ in the coveted Asia Recruitment Awards. Adam is highly regarded amongst his peers as being one of the finest strategic advisors to partner clients and candidates alike.
Allen Smith, the Founder and CEO of SEVENTWENTY has enjoyed over a decade working in recruitment, transforming leading organisations across Australia by recruiting the very best talent in marketing, advertising, digital and creative for them. He is known by his team, candidates and clients as a passionate recruiter, one that holds very clear values in the industry – that is to provide a service that has a real impact on people’s lives as well as businesses. His reputation precedes him, as his recruitment firm thrives solely on word of mouth, and as such, he continues to be many brands first choice for sourcing talent.