Hiring Uptick In Southeast Asia Leads Search Firms to Expand in the Region

October 5, 2015 – InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has said that the Piper Griffin offices in the Philippines and Indonesia have joined its worldwide network of alliance firms.

Operating as Piper Griffin in the Philippines and PT Piper Griffin Consulting in Indonesia, the firm provides clients with executive search, management consulting and board advisory services. Piper Griffin specializes in the consumer goods, telecommunications and financial services sectors. Both companies were founded just last year.

“Piper Griffin is pleased to join the InterSearch network,” said Piper Griffin managing director Matt Lodge. “Southeast Asia is considered a key engine in global economic growth with the fastest growing ‘consumer class’ in the world. As part of the InterSearch network we are ably prepared to serve multinational corporations currently operating or those seeking to establish operations in Southeast Asia’s hyper-growth consuming markets.”

The economy in the Philippines and Indonesia has been steadily strengthening. Sectors like finance & accounting, human resources, sales & marketing FMCG/retail/consumer, and supply chain & manufacturing have all been on the uptick since the start of 2014.

Cities across North Asia are also seeing tremendous employment growth across a wide range of industries. Chengdu and Tianjin are both grappling with increased staffing levels. In Shanghai, China’s financial hub and a global finance sector, employers expect to grow staffing levels in a number of industry sectors and in all nine regions, according to a recent Manpower employment index report. Tokyo employers are also reporting their strongest hiring in six years.

“Piper Griffin improves our ability to execute cross-border search work in Southeast Asia. We are happy to welcome their teams to the InterSearch family,” said InterSearch chairman Peter Waite. Established in 1989, InterSearch operates in over 45 countries from 90 offices.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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