Emailvision, the international leader in software as a service (SaaS) for online relationship marketing, plans to increase its workforce by 200 people this year.

In 2012, it will create 200 positions globally across research and development, finance, HR, marketing, sales, services and customer support.

The company achieved record growth in 2011 driven by international expansion, product innovation and two strategic technology acquisitions. It received 4,000 applications and conducted 1,100 interviews, and 10% of the company’s successful new hires were made through social networks.

“Our expansion and recruitment plans offer a tremendous opportunity to join one of the fastest growing SaaS companies worldwide,” said Nick Heys, Founder and CEO of Emailvision. “In 2011, we added more than 800 companies to our client list. Organisations around the world are turning to Emailvision to help them tackle ‘Big Data’ in the marketing department so they can turn millions of client interactions into more successful marketing campaigns. In 2012, we want to hire more people who are passionate about online marketing, pioneering software and great customer service.”

With its headquarters in central London, Emailvision will be recruiting in London as well as in North America, Brazil, Europe and China. Emailvision employees are made up of more than 40 nationalities speaking over 50 different languages.

“In 19 countries around the world, we have the best talent on the ground to fully support our clients’ needs,” said Marc-Andre Rainon, Chief Human Resources Officer at Emailvision. “There is an opportunity for talented people to join Emailvision who want the best of both worlds; the entrepreneurial spirit that comes from a start-up, and the resources that come from a global market leader.”

Guy Porré, Chief Operating Officer of Emailvision remarked, “Last year we launched a five year internal initiative called ‘Emailvision Summits’ that will annually send a group of employees to climb one of the world’s highest mountains. Each climb will involve a new continent, a new mountain and a new group of trained employees. This corporate initiative inspires the entire Emailvision community to go beyond our limits which is essential for leadership in any field.” In 2011, fifteen Emailvision employees successfully reached the top of the Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak. In 2012, a new team will climb Kilimanjaro in Kenya.

Published on: 5:30PM on 1st March 2012