- About Us
It took a chance meeting of friends at London’s Guildhall University to plant the seed for what is now the leading recruitment & HR specialists in the MENA region. This cross of paths during those early University years solidified a friendship and business relationship that has spanned almost 20 years.
While the partners cut their teeth in various recruitment roles after graduation, there was always the urge to join together, to pave the way for an organization that delivered high quality service and consultancy to the recruitment market.
Fast-forward a few years, and the partnership was formed, with two of the friends setting up their London-based HR and recruitment consultancy with ambitions for growth and expansion. After consulting and recruiting for clients in the Middle East, the partners saw the opportunity to create a specialist recruitment company in the UAE, and in 2010, alongside their London agency, HRsource was born.
With all three partners now driving the business forward in the region, their specialisms are key to their multi-dimensional approach to the business of human resources.
New website launch
New video diary series launched – the first in the region – providing an insight into the working lives of our clients and candidates.
Hit 200,000 LinkedIn followers, the largest in the region and in the top 1% globally.
Over 150,000 LinkedIn followers the largest in the region.
Invited by LinkedIn to talk at their Social Recruit Conference and discuss our success strategy.
Grew the office to 20 people with the ability to communicate in no less than 20 different languages.
Featured in the Communicate Magazine providing insights into market salaries
Became the regions first recruitment company to have 100,000 LinkedIn followers and in the top 1% followed companies globally for our industry.
Grew the office to 15+ people and had a record breaking year for the company.
Featured in Arabian Computer News providing insights in to market salaries.
Joined by Co-Founder Sunny Randhawa from the UK business we sold – who set up a Luxury and FMCG Division – the regions first fully dedicated and leading Luxury recruitment specialist.
Launched a HR Source cartoon video on YouTube – the region first recruitment to launch such video content. Click here to see the video
Started an Emiratization arm where we assisted leading semi-government and government run organisations
Office move – having outgrown our offices, required new hi-tech offices to support our expansion plans.
Continued our growth throughout both sectors, now serving clients client throughout the entire GCC.
The office grew to 10 people and could speak more than 12 different languages.
HRsource founded by Gary Kitanoski and Umran Mehmood – to provide IT & Telecoms talent to the MENA region.
In the midst of a regional downturn and global financial crisis we were able to be preferred supplier to a range of global IT & Telecoms companies
Successfully became one key suppliers to one of the world’s largest web portals and on the back of numerous successful placements were approached by other market leading companies in Digital Marketing, Media & Tech
We then opened a Digital Marketing, Media & Tech division become the regions first truly dedicated digital recruitment company.
Grew the office from 2 to 6 people in year one.
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