Alissa Sargeant has been appointed as the new head of talent acquisition (APAC) at leading media monitoring and social analytics platforms Meltwater.
Sargeant is a highly experienced HR professional with two decades of experience in senior regional roles at technology firms across Asia Pacific and Japan. Before joining Meltwater, she was Talent Acquisition Leader and HR Business Partner for global IT firm NCR Corporation, where she brought a strong people focus to recruitment across all business divisions.
Sargeant said: “I’m delighted to be joining Meltwater at such an exciting time for the company and the wider media industry. Their investment in technology has created a need for highly skilled people at a time when the global talent market is increasingly competitive. I look forward to sourcing the very best candidates from Australia and throughout the region, and continuing to expand and grow Meltwater’s strong employer brand.”
David Hickey, executive director APAC at Meltwater, added: “Culture is critical at Meltwater, not only for recruiting the most talented people, but also to ensure that existing staff feel valued. Our commitment to our employees and customers is summed up by the acronym MER, which stands for ‘fun’, ‘number one’ and respect’in Norwegian. Alissa is a true specialist in talent acquisition who shares our philosophy and understands our DNA as a company.
“Alissa’s strong focus on people makes her ideal for a role which includes recruiting high potential candidates, as well as ensuring our hiring process stays updated with the best practices in the market. At a very dynamic time of growth for Meltwater, we look forward to her creative approach in sourcing talent for the many new roles we have opening up.”
In keeping with Meltwater’s focus on technology to drive decision making, Sargeant and her talent acquisition team will analyse key recruitment metrics to identify areas of improvement and provide data-driven recommendations to improve outcomes.
Meltwater recently unveiled its industry-first unified paid, earned andowned dashboard, following its acquisition of DeepReason.ai.
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