mPloy announces appointment of new Co-CEOs
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
By The Suit
mPloy announced today that Queenie Lai and Johnny Haggart have been appointed new Co-CEOs of the company.
Director Andrew Petrie said “We are thrilled to have appointed Queenie and Johnny as Co-CEOs. Their vast experience in business operations along with their skills in sales and marketing will help drive mPloy to the masses, help revolutionize the recruitment industry and create a frictionless way to hire and be hired”.
Queenie Lai graduated from University of Otago and Schulich School of Business with her MBA and proceeded to work for Westpac as a Business Manager. Prior to this, Queenie has spent time working for HSBC and Standard Chartered in Hong Kong, as well as gaining Operational experience in the Hospitality Sector, and Sales and Marketing experience in the Textiles Industry.
Johnny Haggart graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Bachelor of Mathematics, and has a background in Financial Analysis with IBM, Hospitality Management at J.D. Wetherspoon PLC, and most recently held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for Air Napier, a regional airline based in Hawke’s Bay.
Johnny Haggart says “Our vision is for mPloy to become the new way of hiring. It’s a platform truly built for the digital age, a modernized way for employers and jobseekers to connect. The current job marketplaces on offer are tired, outdated and overpriced. It’s time for a change. We’re passionate about solving the pain-points for both employers and jobseekers, and we are excited to shake things up in the recruitment industry. Our aim is for mPloy to become the primary destination for employers to connect with jobseekers in New Zealand.”
Queenie Lai added “It’s a challenging time for employers to find staff in the wake of the pandemic. We believe mPloy can help make the hiring process much more efficient during this time of need, saving valuable time for employers and offering much greater transparency for jobseekers. Gone are the days where an employee would spend the majority of their working life with one company. Staff turnover is high across the board, and hiring is a constant challenge for companies of all sizes across a range of industries. We believe mPloy will significantly reduce the amount of time required for employers to find, shortlist and contact potential employees. For jobseekers, it removes the frustrations around lack of communication from potential employers. mPloy has in-built notifications which update jobseekers at every step of the hiring process, advising them when they’ve been shortlisted, if they’ve been rejected, or if they’re still in the running for the job. As a platform it’s designed to offer benefits to both employers and jobseekers, and to remove the frustrations from both sides. mPloy allows people to get into jobs quicker, which in turn allows businesses to increase productivity.”