Ogilvy Public Relations Singapore appoints new Talent Director
19 March, 2014
Reinforces the agency’s focus to recognize top talents
–– Ogilvy Public Relations has appointed Michelle Ang as the agency’s new Talent Director in Singapore. The role will see Michelle lead the firm’s talent initiatives to attract, engage, reward and retain the talent that will define the future of the public relations industry.
With more than 1,200 employees around the region, Ogilvy Public Relations is the largest and most awarded network in the Asia Pacific region and prides itself in hiring the brightest and best in the business.
As hiring is increasingly challenging across all sectors in Singapore, the agency is keen to address the talent crunch and employee disengagement issues facing the industry. Michelle’s appointment signals the intention of Managing Director, Chong Ee Rong, to put people at the heart of the agency’s focus for 2014.
Ee Rong said: “Ogilvy has a strong reputation in the industry for producing wonderful talent and we want to make sure that this heritage continues. When people walk through the big red Ogilvy doors, they have certain expectations of us, and us of them. They’re looking for the opportunity to be surrounded by the best in the business, work on world-class clients, and spearhead innovative and creative campaigns. They’re looking to grow personally and professionally, and we need to create this enviable environment. We want our people to give and get the very best out of Ogilvy.
“This appointment is testament that at Ogilvy PR, we put talent and the development of our people first. There is no one better I can think of than Michelle who has such passion and spirit, to spearhead this new initiative for the agency.”
Michelle added: “While recent surveys show that up to 76% of employees in Singapore are disengaged, talent development and employee engagement remain critical to the success of any business. Our intention is to focus on two core areas in the first phase. Firstly, creating a talent pool that can stay ahead of the game in this ever-changing landscape by engaging, grooming and growing our best. Secondly, finding the best of breed to bring into the Ogilvy family. This will be achieved through stronger collaboration and deeper engagement with our partners, within Ogilvy Group, the Ogilvy network and across the wider industry.
“I appreciate the confidence the management has shown by giving me this new and exciting role. There is nothing more important to Ogilvy than our people,” said Michelle. Michelle first joined Ogilvy in 2006 following a noteworthy career in journalism with Singapore Press Holdings and MediaCorp. She will also continue in her role as Director of the award-winning Ogilvy Impact, the agency’s practice specialising in employee engagement, leadership communication and change communication. Michelle takes up the post with immediate effect.
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