September 29, 2016 – Executive search firm Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has named Michelle Jackson as head of HR recruitment for North Asia. Based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, she will be focused on building the Frazer Jones brand throughout the region. Ms. Jackson has strong experience placing senior HR executives – typically up through Asia Pacific head level across all sectors and a myriad of disciplines.
Many cities in North Asia are anticipating tremendous employment growth across a wide range of industries, according to data compiled by Hunt Scanlon Media.
A Look Around the Region
The Hong Kong market has again held on to its ranking as the most economically free market in the world, according to the Fraser Institute, while a study by the Milken Institute found that the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu has the best economy of any city in mainland China; Shanghai and Tianjin came second and third. In Shanghai, China’s financial hub and a global finance center, employers expect to grow staffing levels in a number of industry sectors and all nine regions, according to a recent Manpower employment index report. In Japan, Tokyo employers report the region’s most optimistic hiring plans and expect the strongest hiring in more than six years.
As head of the HR recruiting practice for the North Asia region at Frazer Jones, Ms. Jackson leads a team of human resource leadership professionals who work with clients to support their needs across all levels and functional specializations. She works with clients across sectors and organizational type, be they Asian conglomerates, global multinationals, private equity companies, start-ups or SMEs.
Ms. Jackson started her HR career nearly 20 years ago and has undertaken generalist, business partner as well as recruitment and HR projects roles within the legal as well as banking / technology sectors in both London and Hong Kong. Ms. Jackson has been based in Hong Kong for nine years and prior to joining Frazer Jones led the HR practice for a regional multidisciplinary recruitment firm. Prior to joining Frazer Jones she was human resources practice head at ALS International.
“I am excited to welcome Michelle to Frazer Jones,” said Hayden Gordine, a partner at The SR Group. “She has a proven track record of senior management recruits and has an excellent reputation among clients and candidates. Her local expertise, paired with an international mindset, is a perfect combination to represent and grow Frazer Jones’ presence in Asia.”
New U.S. Platform
With offices in the U.S., London, Düsseldorf, Munich, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne, Frazer Jones specializes in HR and human capital consulting, and executive recruitment. Its clients range from international financial institutions, professional services organizations and blue-chip multi-national companies to government and not-for-profit organizations.
Just recently, its parent company, The SR Group, acquired Maximum Management Corporation (MMC), a boutique HR recruitment firm based in New York. The acquisition gives SR Group its first office in the U.S. and complements global offices in the U.K., Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
As well as expanding the reach of Frazer Jones, the acquisition of Maximum Management provides a framework to launch its legal and compliance recruitment brand, Taylor Root, into the U.S. market. The firm also plans to push its specialist brands in the U.S., including Brewer Morris (tax & treasury), Carter Murray (marketing & sales) and SR Search (legal partner search).
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media