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Recruiting expert Hays Opens Office in Guangzhou

The leading global recruiting experts Hays has opened an office in Guangzhou in response to demand for qualified, professional and skilled people. The new office in Guangzhou will be managed by Kitty Lu and will have an initial team of seven recruiting experts.

Updated: 20 Jan 2016

Hays will recruit experts for the accountancy & finance, banking, human resources, manufacturing & operations, sales & marketing and education markets. This is in line with the Pearl River Delta’s reform and development plan, which is to promote the combination of information and industrialization, prioritize the development of a modern service industry, and accelerate the development of the manufacturing and high-technology industry.

Simon Lance, Regional Director of Hays in China and Hong Kong, said an increase in local staffing requirements is the result of positive economic growth in South China:

“Employers in the local region are recruiting, the economy is growing, infrastructure projects are moving ahead and government support is available for key industries. This is fuelling a rising local employment market for skilled professionals, particularly candidates with strong management & communication skills, and English fluency.

“Sourcing this expertise for local employers will be a key feature of our service. We have been established in China for over four years and our business continues to grow. This expansion furthers our reach across the Chinese market and is in line with our support of China’s efforts to develop a vibrant, transparent and flexible labour market. ” said Simon.

Hays is already considered a leader across a range of industries and professions in China. Hays operates from 255 offices in 31 countries worldwide. Such a global footprint allows Hays to attract and bring top international talent to Guangzhou.

“For job seekers, our new office in Guangzhou will allow us to meet with local candidates to share information about job opportunities, as well as impart useful advice and market knowledge to clients,” says Simon. “Our expert consultants will be available to support and manage job searches, give objective advice on how to achieve career aspirations in the short, medium and long term, and provide invaluable CV and interview tips.

“Guangzhou is a growing market with great growth opportunities. By opening in Guangzhou, we’re demonstrating a commitment to the local market and a belief in its ongoing strength,” said Simon.

Simon also commented on the South China recruiting market: “We see a very promising market in South China. The operating costs in tier-one cities are running very high and second tier cities present plenty of opportunities for both local and international business. We have a lot of clients who come to us who need insight into the market and help to scale up their operations in large cities.”

Upon taking up the new role, Guangzhou senior manager Kitty Lu said, “I am very excited about joining Hays, which brings such a strong global track record and recruiting perspectives to China. I very much look forward to working with my new colleagues and clients to support the healthy development of talent market in south of China.”

Hays in Guangzhou will be located in the downtown centre of the Tian He District, 45 minutes by car from Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport and within walking distance of the train station and city metro station.

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