APAC Singapore Business Awards 2018

24 APAC / 2018 Singapore Business Awards , Drawing on its parent company’s vast expertise in the recruitment space, today RGF is one of the most dynamic and trail blazing Recruitment and Executive Search businesses in APACJ. Currently, the firm boasts more than 46 offices in 26 cities across Asia. Its award-winning network of more than 800 specialist consultants (excluding those based in Japan) provides comprehensive executive search, senior to staff-level specialist and contract recruitment and payroll services. ASB18020 Best HR & Recruitment Company RGF is the global brand of Recruit Holdings Ltd., Japan’s largest recruitment and information services company and the 4th largest worldwide with annual net sales of USD16 billion. We caught up with James Miles to learnmore. James highlights how the firm has grown since inception to become the successful team it is today thanks to its supportive internal culture and commitment to supporting its valued team, as well as its clients. “Over the past four years RGF in Singapore has grown organically from three employees to just slightly below 100. This phenomenal growth is partly due to RGF’s culture, as well as our respect for corporate values and willingness to invest in and engage employees. Where possible, RGF encourages global transfers and home-grown talent, hiring for potential development rather than just experience. We have had colleagues from other RGF offices moving across to offices around the region. “At mid-tier level, we nurture and develop talent through a unique training and mentorship plan. Senior Consultants are given opportunities to be Managing Consultants with reporting lines and direct team P&L responsibilities. Commitment to employee investment is globally recognised at RGF. Our in-house SEA Search and Leadership Academies develop potential leaders around Asia. Nominated colleagues gather to share case studies, experiences, role play, brainstorm and hear from esteemed thought leaders.” The past two years have been particularly exciting for the firm, which has seen exceptional growth and success, as James explores. “Recently, we have had a spate of exceptional growth, and 2016 in particular was a transformative year for RGF. Embracing our value of Kaizen, we continuously improve our systems, processes, internal training and client service. As a result, we have successfully transformed the way we operate our business and have seen record performances across the business from both a revenue and profitability perspective. “Additionally, RGF enhanced our service offering to add value for clients and become a true one- stop solution. We established ourselves as leading specialists across a diverse range of verticals: accounting and finance; banking, finance and insurance; consumer; digital; healthcare and life sciences; human resources; industrial; education, IT and telecommunications; oil and gas; supply chain; as well as legal and compliance. We are now uniquely positioned to offer clients one point of contact for almost any specialization required. “In 2017, we upgraded our in-house system with cutting- edge sourcing, matching and mobile technology. By riding the forefront of innovation, we have cut down our manual processes, boosted productivity and enabled more precise ROI tracking. This helps us to source for active and passive candidates with greater accuracy and speed.” Ultimately, the rapid shift towards localization at global companies and globalization among local companies in Asia has fuelled substantial growth in the permanent recruiting and executive search market. Demand for employment from talent who wish to acquire global experience, regardless of job function and tenure in the workplace, is also on the rise, and this trend is expected to accelerate. Through its range of permanent recruiting and executive search services, RGF aims to deliver optimal, cross- border recruitment solutions and career advancement