Hays is set to double the size of its Sunway office to further service the demands of Malaysia’s local recruitment market. The move will significantly increase the presence and capacity of the business in the region, further cementing it as the largest and most geographically established recruitment firm of its kind in Malaysia.
Having first established its presence in Malaysia in 2012 with the KLCC office, the global recruitment firm is the only one to have set up two offices in Greater Klang Valley, located in both Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Hays Sunway first opened its doors in 2015 which proved to be a strategic move that established Hays as a preferred recruitment specialist, with particular attention to manufacturing, life science, FMCG, and shared service sectors for both MNCs and SMEs in the area.
Located at The Pinnacle, the new Hays Sunway office will accommodate the expansion of its workforce by 50 per cent and will cntinue to be home to a growing team of specialist recruitment consultants in the Accountancy & Finance, HR, Sales, IT, Marketing & Digital, Life Science, Manufacturing & Operations, and Procurement & Supply Chain (P&SC) sectors. The teams are further specialised in the varying functions, industries, locations and seniority levels within these sectors. The office also houses teams from Hays Talent Solutions, the firm’s recruitment process outsourcing arm.
The expansion falls in line with the global recruitment firm’s steady growth over the last three years across all strategic business units (SBUs), with the greatest surge in demand derived from the IT, Sales, A&F and P&SC specialisms across industries, on top of its newly launched Life Sciences SBU.
“The expansion is spurred by our dominance in the country’s recruitment space and persistence in retaining the lion’s share of the local market since the inception of our local offices in 2012,” said Tom Osborne, managing director. “Our clients are responding well to the specialist nature of our expertise, and our exponential growth is a testament to the dedication of all our consultants.
“As the only specialist recruitment agency with two offices in Klang Valley, we are confident of both our depth and reach, thanks to our number of specialist consultants who all have their own network of quality clients and candidates,” he added.
Sarah Tanoue, business director at Hays Sunway comments, “Moving into an office with double the capacity of our last will allow Hays Sunway to significantly increase our headcount and better service our growing number of clients in Selangor and the surrounding regions. Our goal is to continue leveraging our strong network of adept talent across the various industries in Malaysia.
“The expansion will enable us to scale our business and further assist Malaysia overcome its ongoing skill and talent shortage by deepening our expertise in the world of work.”