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DKSH Switzerland wins "Best Recruiter 2016/17" in the wholesale/distribution category

Corinne Abt, Director, People & Organization, Europe & Americas, DKSH, and Joel Wyss, Assistant Manager, People & Organization, DKSH

DKSH has come first in the wholesale/distribution category in Switzerland in this year's BEST RECRUITERS study, thereby demonstrating that the company's high level of service also applies to potential candidates.

Zurich, Switzerland, May 18, 2017 – DKSH (SIX: DKSH), the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, has been awarded with "Best Recruiter 2016/17" in the wholesale/distribution category in the latest BEST RECRUITERS study. There were 19 employers in this category in Switzerland.

The BEST RECRUITERS study assesses the efficiency of applicant communications on the company website, the level of information in online job advertisements, the employer’s response time and the overall handling of applicants. The fact that DKSH was able to score highly in all these categories highlights that its high level of service also applies to potential candidates.

The annual BEST-RECRUITERS study examines the quality of the recruitment process in 1,500 employers in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Austria based on over 100 scientific criteria. The 350 top-performing companies and 200 companies with the most employees in Switzerland form the basis for the Swiss study, with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) as the scientific advisory board.

Corinne Abt, Director, People & Organization, Europe & Americas, DKSH, commented: “What distinguishes a best recruiter? A high level of service, coupled with speed, reliability and a pinch of curiosity. All these values have characterized DKSH as a bridge builder between Europe and Asia for more than 150 years. We are pleased to have been recognized as the best recruiter in our industry. For us, it is both a motivation and an ambition to maintain our best-in-class recruitment status into the future.”

Martina Ludescher, Chief Commercial Officer, DKSH, added: “Since 2011, we have fundamentally reorganized how we work with our people, as well as optimized and standardized our processes. Recruiting is a central element in this effort – it is the first impression that counts after all! The fact that DKSH receives this award in Switzerland – the country of our company headquarters – makes us proud.”

About DKSH Group
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. As the term "Market Expansion Services" suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 780 business locations in 36 countries – 750 of them in Asia – and 30,320 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 10.5 billion in 2016.

The company offers a tailor-made, integrated portfolio of sourcing, marketing, sales, distribution and after-sales services. It provides business partners with expertise as well as on-the-ground logistics based on a comprehensive network of unique size and depth. Business activities are organized into four specialized Business Units that mirror DKSH fields of expertise: Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Performance Materials and Technology.

DKSH was founded in 1865. With strong Swiss heritage, the company has a long tradition of doing business in and with Asia and is deeply rooted in communities and businesses across Asia Pacific.