ESG may be on the agenda of almost every organisation in Asia but how many companies truly understand it and most importantly, how many truly care? We have reached a point in society when the term ‘lip service’ is almost as commonplace as diversity within business and an ingrained mistrust in organisations is having a detrimental effect on their future talent pools with professionals questioning the legitimacy of public promises of gender, racial and intergenerational diversity. I’m beginning to see the same pattern appear within the ESG marketplace too as organisations promise to care about building a sustainable and ethical organisation with a low carbon footprint but fail to deliver on any evidence and unsurprisingly, it’s leaving the top tier of ESG talent within the Asset Management space questioning their choices. In the same way as we see organisations publicly championing gender diversity and publishing gender pay reports to match, organisations across the APAC region need to start proving they aren’t just talking about environmental change. They need to show the world that they are tirelessly trying to make ethical investments, avoid unconscious bias and make the move to sustainability. Coca-Cola is a great example of an organisation pledging a focus on ESG to redeem their brand. With Ocean hoovers and promises to collect more bottles than they distribute, the FTSE 50 organisation are going above and beyond to show their customer and employee demographic that they have no room for lip service where ESG is concerned and it’s about time other companies follow suit. We are producing a white paper focused on the importance of ESG within Asset Management, more specifically, tailored to the exceptional professionals looking for a role that really matters and the organisations trying to home them. I would love to hear your views on the ESG marketplace in Asia – do you think it’s time for a change?
28 Oct 2019
I am delighted to announce that Stanton House is expanding its international offering with the launch of an office in Chicago next month, precisely nine years on from our launch in October 2010. Our initial team of four experienced Stanton House colleagues will be delivering Cyber Security recruitment solutions into the US market. Cyber Security is one of our fastest growing specialisms and our customer research tells us that Cyber talent is one of the most in-demand skill-sets across the US. We believe our practice can add significant value to our US customers and we are excited to get going. The new offering will build on our current offering of Professional Services and Technology Recruitment Solutions that we deliver from our four UK offices, Hong Kong and Singapore. We selected Chicago as our starting point for expansion into the US because the Mid-West way of doing business suits our customer-focused way of working beautifully. Many of our largest Global Clients are Headquartered in Chicago and it is quite simply a brilliant City to live and work. The Vice-President of our US business, Henry Yeomans, says; “I joined Stanton House six years ago and have had the pleasure of building two significant teams focused on the UK market. I am excited to be relocating my life to Chicago and leading an exceptional team of people to build our Cyber Security Practice. I have no doubt that our focus on building long-term relationships with customers, through sharing our deep expertise in Cyber Security, and operating with the highest ethical standards will take us on an exciting growth journey.” These are truly exciting times and we look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of our new Chicago offering.
19 Sep 2019
Emily Beebe, Chloe England and Fergus Hardy have today been promoted to Executive Consultant. The three former Principals have been with Stanton House since 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively and have all been shining examples of career progression within the company. Emily joined Stanton House as a Candidate Relationship Consultant in 2014 and started climbing the ranks early on becoming Consultant in 2015 followed by Principal in 2017 and as of today, Executive. Similarly, Chloe joined us as Consultant having recently graduated from Durham University. She became Principal Consultant last year and today joins Emily as one of three Executives in the company. Fergus has also taken an extraordinary career journey with Stanton House since joining in 2016. Not only is he our third Executive Consultant in the company but also leads our Asset Management offering in Hong Kong. Neil Wilson, CEO and co-founder of Stanton House said: "We are extremely proud that 3 of our people, who all joined Stanton House with little or no recruitment experience, have achieved the prestigious position of Executive Consultant. "Chloe, Emily and Fergus have all produced amazing results and, importantly, have done so while remaining true to the Vision and Values of Stanton House. As well as having the necessary talent to be top performers they also demonstrate an exceptional level of focus and the determination to do a great job. "They are inspirational role models. We look forward to the next phase of their development." To congratulate Emily, Chloe and Fergus, connect with them on LinkedIn.
28 Jan 2019