Being the link between businesses and the job seeker, People Search, a job placement company, recognizes the number one need of their clients: to be understood.
With a group of professional consultants from different industries like banking, engineering and healthcare, the needs and skills required by different companies are matched with job seekers who fit the requirements. Having many years of recruitment experience and expertise, the consultants understand the clients’ needs.
Seeing this need for jobs in the present economic crisis, People Search aimed to reach out to both business clients and job seekers during the SME Marketplace Fiesta held from 10 to 12 April 2009.
“We realised that the Marketplace Fiesta was an opportunity to reach out to clients looking for candidates, and we know that there are some out there who are looking for jobs. What we do is, depending on the kind of position, the consultants will match the candidates’ positions and skills to the jobs,” said Peggy Toh, a Human Resource Manager at People Search, which has been established since 2000.
To ensure that the job seekers are matched with a job that fulfills all their needs, a short questionnaire on their work preferences and skills had to be completed.
“Depending on the type of positions that you could be looking for, you could find a job in days or weeks. Sometimes, the company could just be looking for a contract staff, and if you do specify that you’re open to other job types, you could find a job easily,” explained Toh.
People Search goes beyond job placement services — talks and workshops are also regularly held to empower the public. For example, an upcoming leadership workshop will be held in May.
“During this time, there are also individuals who want to learn about leadership. It is also a chance for them to network and to share experiences with other people from other industries. They can get to see things in a different light,” said Toh.