Meltwater hires new regional Talent Acquisition Head to further growth

Alissa Sargeant, Head of Talent Acquisition (APAC), Meltwater

Alissa Sargeant has been appointed as the new Head of Talent Acquisition for the Asia Pacific region (APAC) at a media monitoring and social analytics platforms Meltwater.

Sargeant is a highly experienced Human Resources professional with two decades of experience in senior regional roles at technology firms across Asia Pacific and Japan.

Alissa brings industry experience to Meltwater

She was Talent Acquisition Leader and HR Business Partner for global IT firm NCR Corporation, where she brought a strong people focus to recruitment across all business divisions.

“I’m delighted to be joining Meltwater at such an exciting time for the company and the wider media industry,” says Alissa Sargeant, Head of Talent Acquisition (APAC), Meltwater.

“Their technology has created a need for highly skilled people at a time when the global talent market is competitive. I look forward to sourcing the very best candidates from Australia and throughout the region, and continuing to grow Meltwater’s strong employer brand.”

“Culture is critical at Meltwater, not only for recruiting the most talented people, but to ensure that existing staff feel valued,” says David Hickey, Executive Director APAC at Meltwater.

“Our commitment to our employees and customers is summed up by the acronym MER, which stands for “fun”, “number one” and respect” in Norwegian. Alissa is a true specialist in talent acquisition who shares our philosophy and understands our DNA as a company.”

“Alissa’s strong focus on people makes her ideal for a role which includes recruiting high potential candidates and ensuring our hiring process stays updated with the best practices.”

“At a very dynamic time of growth for Meltwater, we look forward to her creative approach in sourcing the very best talent for the many new roles we have opening up.”

Alissa to offer insight on recruitment metrics at Meltwater

In keeping with Meltwater’s focus on technology to drive decision making, Sargeant and her Talent Acquisition team will analyse and improve key recruitment metrics to identify areas of improvement and provide data-driven recommendations to improve outcomes.

Meltwater recently unveiled its industry-pioneering all-in-one (unified) Paid, Earned & Owned dashboard to ease navigation, following its acquisition of

Meltwater’s technology captures content from more than 270,000 global sources, social media platforms, forums, blogs, print publications, broadcasts, and podcasts. Over 800 million pieces of content are processed daily, with more news sources continually added.