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Chandler Macleod Group and Peoplebank Australia are joining forces. The combined entities will be known as the Chandler Macleod Group. Peoplebank continues to operate under its own name and with its IT/Digital specialization.

Together the two companies form the perfect platform for ongoing talent solutions leadership in every market and region the group operates in across the Asia Pacific.

Part of Recruit Global Staffing

Both Chandler Macleod, one of the region’s largest employers, and Peoplebank, the leading IT and digital specialist talent solutions provider, were acquired by Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd. four years ago. Until now Chandler Macleod and Peoplebank have operated and reported independently into this unit despite having similar operations and locations throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific.

One company ready for sustained future growth

Recruit Global Staffing is confident that the time is right to bring these two very good companies together, creating a truly great industry leader which is ready for sustained future growth. The best of both organisations will be combined, enabling enhanced service capability to customers across the Australian and Asia Pacific markets. Recruit Global Staffing’s CEO, Rob Zandbergen: “It will deliver advantages through both scale and process enhancement, allowing business units to focus on further delighting their customers. It’s an exciting time for everyone involved.”

‘A transnational opportunity’

Longstanding Peoplebank CEO Peter Acheson will lead Chandler Macleod Group as Chief Executive Officer. “This is a transformational opportunity to create a significant, market leading business. We can leverage the two companies’ best practices in service offering, people, brand, learning and development, IT systems and industry best processes”.

A shared mission

Together Chandler Macleod and Peoplebank will contribute to Recruit’s mission to make the world faster, simpler, closer, and helping people to aspire to their purpose in life. Staff, clients and candidates alike can look forward not only to a faster, simpler and closer customer experience, but also to benefiting from enhanced solutions, greater opportunity, more efficiency and more innovation.

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The Dutch HR service provider USG People is proud to announce the launch of its new website. On the new website, USG People puts the spotlight on people (‘It is people that matter'), both the employees of USG People as well as the temporary employees who work through the organisation.

100,000 people

Meaningful work and prospects for people and companies - that's what gives USG People satisfaction. As the new website points out: "Digitalisation and technological developments have an disruptive effect on work and jobs. That’s why it’s more important than ever to keep the labour market in good health. Our mission is crystal clear: each year we want to help 100,000 people find meaningful jobs, with 10,000 employers. That's why we focus entirely on our most valuable asset: people.”

 

About USG People

USG People Netherlands is a leading HR service provider in the Netherlands, incorporating brands such as Start People, Unique, USG Professionals and Secretary Plus. USG People Netherlands is part of Recruit Global Staffing, one of the world's largest HR service providers with activities in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. Every day more than 400,000 employees work via the Recruit Global Staffing network.

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An increasing number of foreign students in Japan take up temporary work at Japanese companies while in school, according to a recent study by Recruit Staffing. But after graduation, finding a job often proves difficult. ‘Japaning’ can help them.

Trend Forecast Presentation Session

Recruit Staffing presented the social trend during the annual Trend Forecast Presentation Session, an event that parent company Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. has been organising since 2010. At the event Recruit Holdings proposes solutions for the labour market and addresses social issues while interacting with clients and users.

15 percent more foreign students

Recruit Staffing found that the number of undergraduate and postgraduate foreign students in Japan has been increasing, and saw a significant increase of nearly 15 percent between 2015 and 2017. Many of these students develop and prepare themselves for a career after graduation by working at Japanese companies while still at university.

Finding a job after graduation is not easy

Such work experience is very valuable, since finding a suitable job in Japan after graduation is not easy. Although 85 percent of foreign students are willing to work in Japan after graduation, only 36 percent of them find a job. Some of the biggest challenges they face during their job hunt are communicating in Japanese, and understanding the Japanese corporate culture as well as complex business etiquettes.

By working for Japanese companies while still at school, students can increase their chances of success. However, the study showed that many students worry about whether they can balance working and studying and whether they can find a job which matches their skills and future career.

‘Japaning’

Recruitment companies in Japan have addressed this trend by developing services to support both foreign students as well as Japanese companies who are looking for work-ready people, regardless of their nationality. This service, called Japaning, provides foreign students with wider opportunities. For example, in addition to sales and customer service roles, they may also be able to take up administrative positions. In total 500 foreign students at around 120 companies are employed through Japaning, since it was launched in 2015.

[Photo by Naassom Azevedo on Unsplash]

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Peoplebank has started on a journey to become Asia Pacific’s leading talent solutions provider. Peoplebank wants to have reached this goal by 2021.

‘Close to the summit’

Peoplebank’s CEO Peter Acheson calls this mission ‘a journey to a distant summit’. “We have the opportunity to transition from a very good company to a great company.” In an inspiring video Acheson asks the employees of Peoplebank and subsidiary company Porterallen ‘what they would do if they were close to scaling their summit’.

The lighthouse brand

By 2021 Peoplebank wants to be the lighthouse brand in Asia Pacific’s staffing industry. The company aims to be the chosen thought leader in talent solutions, an established provider in SOW and MSP/RPO, with a reputation for having the most dedicated, knowledgeable and professional employees in the market.

‘Open and enthusiastic’

In a world reshaped by technology Peoplebank seeks to further increase its interactions with its brand and to distribute more talent solutions content across digital marketing channels. Acheson: “We see a potential in Peoplebank and in our employees. We can reach our summit if all of us stand up with open and enthusiastic hearts and take the necessary steps to reach your own extraordinary potentials.”

Peoplebank’s 3 year plan to become Asia Pacific’s leading talent solutions provider inspired Acheson in directing a motivating video for the company.

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Advantage Resourcing Group, Inc and Staffmark announced that its CFO, Jennifer Prospero, has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) “Global Power 150 Women in Staffing” list.

Years of experience

Prospero has 14 years of staffing industry experience and 23 years of finance and accounting experience. Since joining Staffmark in 2004, she has earned roles of increasing responsibility while simplifying processes, systems, and reporting. She recently played an integral role in the integration of two national staffing companies with multiple brands. Through this challenge, she has led the company to solid financial performance and growth.

Prospero credits her success to her team and believes in the power of employee engagement: “When we take care of our people, the results follow.”

'A testament to all that she has done'

“Our organization is committed to diversity and inclusion. Everyone – all genders, ages, religions, identities, and experiences – is welcome and appreciated for who they are and what they do,” said Geno Cutolo, CEO of Advantage Resourcing and Staffmark. “And Jennifer Prospero is certainly appreciated for her contributions and accomplishments. This award is a testament to all that she has done to elevate the staffing industry, integrate our companies, and support our financial growth.”

About the Global Power 150 Women in Staffing list

The Global Power 150 Women in Staffing list first launched in 2015.  SIA created the list to honor women who are making a difference: “Women account for 58 percent of the American workforce, according to the US Department of Labor, but they are significantly outnumbered when it comes to leadership positions at top companies. Our industry is not that different."

About Advantage Resourcing Group and Staffmark

Advantage Resourcing Group and its affiliated sister company Staffmark are proud members of Recruit Global Staffing. The Advantage Resourcing Group provides services that include contingent staffing, direct/permanent hire, on-site staffing management services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Master Service Provider (MSP) in the U.S. and UK.

Staffmark is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States and has been providing outstanding service for over 40 years. The company operates over 280 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines.

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Recruit Global Staffing’s ceo Rob Zandbergen is included in the Management Scope's Top 100 of supervisory directors in the Netherlands. He enters this year’s list at number 95. Rob is a member of the supervisory boards of energy company Eneco and the Dutch Flower Group.

Various positions

Rob: "I’ve always held advisory and supervisory positions. In the past, I was a member of the supervisory boards of Kliq (employment agency), EMIS (market research agency) and SNT (call centre company). I want to do something in return for society and other companies, which is why I also hold various advisory and management positions at Tilburg University, Defence and the foundation ‘Future of Technology’.”

Main focus is Recruit Global Staffing

About his debut in the top 100 Rob says: "It’s always nice to be on lists, but my main focus is on Recruit Global Staffing. I think my role as supervisory director also helps Recruit Global Staffing, because it increases my network.”

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