10 top recruitment agencies in KL, Malaysia
Following are 10 recruitment agencies in KL, which often become source of engagement for discerning job seekers, both from local or abroad.
1. Kelly Services
An American-origin company, Kelly Services provides temporary staffing, outsourcing, payroll, vendor-on-site and permanent (full time) placement services. Kelly operates in more than 30 countries worldwide, listed in NASDAQ, and became one of the earliest foreign recruiters to have entered Malaysia. The recruitment agency provides employment to more than 700,00 people worldwide annually.
Address: 17/02, 17th Floor, MCB Plaza, 6, Changkat Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +603 – 2072 1112.
2. Manpower Staffing Services
Manpower is currently one of the world’s biggest recruitment agencies and operates in more than 80 countries worldwide, with its Malaysia operation commenced in 1997. Also an American corporation, the company is listed in the New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE). Presently, Manpower provides recruitment service for skills ranging from production operators to top level executives, including CEOs and so on. Apart from KL, Manpower, together with a host of others in this list also have offices in Penang.
Address: Suite 20.01, Level 20, Centrepoint South, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +603 – 2087 0000.
Adecco was formed in 1996 following a merger between 2 prominent personnel services companies coming from 2 different countries – Adia from Switzerland and Ecco from France. Rapid expansion and development has allowed the resulting new company, Adecco to join the Fortune Global 500 list. The company has been operating in this country for the past 20 years, and offers temporary and contract staffing, permanent recruitment, outsourcing and executive search.
Address: Suite 16.01-16.03, Wisma MCA, 16th Floor, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +603 – 2162 5724
4. JobStreet SELECT
JobStreet SELECT is the recruitment division (Search and Selection) of JobStreet.com, Malaysia’s homegrown and largest online recruitment portal. The division is powered by a group of recruitment consultants assigned with specific fields, industries and specializations, and work to fill the client’s hiring needs. JobStreet SELECT offers permanent and contract recruitment services for diverse range of industries including telecommunication, Information Technology, manufacturing, services and so on.
Address: Wisma JobStreet.com, 27, Lorong Medan Tuanku 1 (Off Jalan Sultan Ismail), 50300 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +03 – 2176 0333.
5. GMP Recruitment
GMP or The Global Manpower Professionals, was founded in Singapore in 1991, and began as a recruiter offering placements for their manufacturing clients. The company has since progressed and grown into providing full-fledge recruitment services. The group is divided into 6 smaller units: Recruitment, International, Technologies, Outsourcing, Career Advisory and Executive Search. Additionally, GMP offers a unique way to expand its business, which is franchising opportunity for interested entrepreneurs.
Address: Suite 8.05, Level 8, Amoda Building, No. 22, Jalan Imbi 55100, Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +03 – 2148 2388.
6. JEN Executive Search (JEN International)
Remember JEN Executive Search, remember JenJobs.com, with JenJobs.com the brainchild of the company. If JobStreet SELECT was born after JobStreet.com, it was the other way round for JEN Executive Search, i.e. it started as a recruitment agency which later evolved to provide online recruitment portal. JEN Executive Search was established in 1991 and to date has won a number of respectable awards, including 3-time winner of Enterprise 50 Award.
Address: 807-808, Block B, Pusat Dagangan Phileo Damansara II, No. 15, Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Telephone: +03 – 7952 8500.
7. Select Appointments (Now Randstad)
Select Appointment was first incorporated in London, United Kingdom. Today, Select’s operation spans across 44 countries, having employed 15,000 employees across more than 2000 offices worldwide. The company is specialized in providing mid to high-end executive positions, as well as other complementary services including outplacement, HR outsourcing, payroll and training.
Address: Suite 1901, Central Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +03 – 2141 3166.
8. JAC Recruitment
Like Select, JAC is also from United Kingdom. It was established more than 30 years ago and has since expanded into Asia with offices in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China and here, Malaysia. The Malaysia operation started in 1994 as a recruiter which provided Japanese and Korean speaking executives and professionals, and today still remains as one of the few which provides Japanese speaking employee placement.
Address: Letter Box No. 15, 17F UBN Tower, 10 Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +03 – 2715 5525.
9. Aspac Executive Search
Aspac was founded in 1994, and today while most of its clients come from Malaysia, the company also has presence in the UK, China, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore and Middle East. Aspac is backed by consultants of various field expertise including banking, information technology, FMCG, property & construction, manufacturing and healthcare. Aspac belongs to The Conscientia Group International alliance.
Address: 4th Floor East Block, Wisma Selangor Dredging 142-B, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +03 – 2178 9000
10. MRI Network Malaysia
MRI Network is another well established and successful executive search company which mainly provides recruitment and headhunting services involving managerial and technical positions. MRI operates in major industries and sectors including manufacturing, technology, IT, health care, banking & finance, logistics, hospitality and so on. MRI Malaysia was started some 14 years ago by a former executive who has many years of experience working in multinational corporation. The guy, K.K Teh, continues to become the backbone of MRI’s Malaysia operation until today.
Address: 15-10, Level 15, Wisma UOA II, 21, Jalan Pinang, 50400 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +03 – 2166 1178.