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The Top 5 Recruitment Agencies in Singapore

The Top 11 Recruitment Agencies in Singapore

How We Picked

Services Offered

We considered the range of services offered by recruitment agencies in Singapore and picked those that offer a variety.

Specialisation

We also checked for the specialisations of the agencies and ensured that we have listed those focusing on the presently leading industries.

Locations

We included recruitment agencies with multiple branches worldwide so as to not limit job seekers to Singapore.

Client Satisfaction

Finally, we didn’t overlook clients’ feedback when we came up with this list.

1. JAC Recruitment

JAC Recruitment Homepage

Services:  Permanent and Temporary Job Solutions, Consultation Services for Job Seekers and Companies, Contracting and Payroll, Market Insights

Website: https://www.jac-recruitment.sg/

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #10-00 Tower 1, Singapore

Contact Information: +65 6224 6864 | Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Services Offered5/5
Specialisation5/5
Locations5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5

Pros

  • Personalised consulting services
  • Offers follow-up meetings
  • Quick response from recruiters

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

We respect organisations that have been around the block for a long period. And being founded in 1975, JAC Recruitment is the longest-running international recruitment agency in Singapore. 

We notice JAC Recruitment has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception. It now has reach in 11 countries and relationships with quite a number of firms. 

We find that its close relations with multiple firms is its leading advantage, actually. With this, professionals are effortlessly matched with the most suitable job opportunities.   

Given its worldwide ties, JAC Recruitment naturally specialises in a great number of industries. This is another advantage that we noted. 

Whatever industry your profession falls under, you are likely covered by this recruitment agency. Its specialisations include finance, IT, tourism and sales, to name a few. 

What we love about JAC Recruitment is that the people here do not simply match employees and employers. The recruiters go out of their way to assist job seekers and companies.

The job seekers and companies we surveyed shared nothing but praise. We observe two common themes: responsiveness and precision.

We like that recruiters are responsive and, more importantly, patient when communicating with job seekers. 

We also went through the whole process of finding a job, so we know firsthand how frustrating it can be. Having good support can mean a lot.

For companies, the recruiters’ attention to detail gives them the impression that they are indeed provided with highly skilled individuals who truly fit the job description. 

2. Randstad

Randstad Homepage

Services: Permanent and Temporary Job Opportunities, Executive Search, On-site Workforce Management, Programs for Managed Services, Payroll and Parkover Services, Outplacement

Website: https://www.randstad.com.sg/

Address: 50 Raffles Place, #17-02/05 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore

Contact Information: +65 6510 1350 | Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.6/5
Services Offered5/5
Specialisation5/5
Locations5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5

Pros

  • Award-winning recruitment agency
  • Leading IT recruiter
  • Personalised benchmarking report

Cons

  • Closed on weekends
  • Few vacancies abroad

We cannot argue that IT is the hottest industry of late. It’s part of the reason we included Randstad in our list – because it is reputed to be a leader when it comes to recruitment in this field. 

In fact, it is considered one of the best recruitment agencies not only in Singapore but also in the Asia and Pacific region.

To give you an idea of how well recognised the company is, it was selected as the ‘Agency Recruitment Leader of the Year’ in 2020 (APAC Insider’s Business Awards). It has received many other awards.

In 2022, Randstad was also awarded the title of the ‘Most Innovative HR Team’ (HRD Asia) and the ‘Most Human-Centric Career Development & Recruitment Agency’ in Singapore (APAC Insider). 

We are convinced that Randstad is a solid choice for companies and job seekers. The agency makes recruitment appear straightforward, not at all overwhelming.

When it comes to companies, we reached out to those that worked with Randstad for HR solutions. And they shared how thorough and proactive the Randstad team were. 

For job seekers, we think the most helpful feature of Randstad is their benchmarking report. What we love about this service is it’s free yet comprehensive.

But if you think Randstad is just for those who want to work in IT, you’re wrong. The agency also recruits for more than 10 sectors such as engineering and life sciences.  

What we find slightly disappointing is that vacancies for positions abroad are limited in the Singapore database. This is despite having branches in more than 30 countries.

3. Morgan McKinley

Morgan McKinley Homepage

Services: Permanent and Temporary Job Opportunities, Recruitment Consultancy, Contract Work, Outsourcing and Managed Services, Executive Search, Remote Delivery Service

Website: https://www.morganmckinley.com/sg

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #47-02 One Raffles Place Tower 1, Singapore 

Contact Information: +65 6610 4439 | Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Services Offered5/5
Specialisation5/5
Locations5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5

Pros

  • Extensive range of services
  • Flexible pricing model
  • Offers contract work
  • Provides practical tools for recruitment and job-seeking

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Most people have already heard of Morgan McKinley. It is an international brand after all. 

We think its international presence cannot be discredited. It means local job seekers as well as international ones can have numerous opportunities to match with major companies just about everywhere. 

When it comes to specialisation, it often has listings in several sectors. These include banking services, legal, sales and marketing, supply chain and procurement and technology. 

From what we’ve heard, almost every level of talent is welcomed by the agency. Executives and mid-level and entry-level employees are able to land a job with the aid of the recruiters. 

We find that the agency’s wide range in terms of location is also advantageous to job seekers and firms. Its 17 branches are in known financial centres around the globe.

In addition, we view the remote delivery service as valuable. Morgan McKinley can scout and place prospective employees in nearly every corner of the world. 

Moreover, we like that the agency provides companies with key insights into improving their hiring process. It has a resources hub that is a fountain of pertinent information. 

Tools like salary guide calculator and job description templates sure come in handy, too. We particularly love how user-friendly they are.

Furthermore, the agency’s pricing model is flexible. Employers can request a quote, and they are not required to pay any fees unless the agency finds the perfect candidate.

It’s no wonder Morgan McKinley is one of the go-to recruitment agencies in Singapore. We believe it’s because it goes beyond basic recruitment.

4. Manpower

Manpower Homepage

Services: Permanent Recruitment, Temporary and Contract Recruitment, Events Recruitment. Payroll Outsourcing, Outsourcing, HR Consultancy

Website: https://www.manpower.com.sg/

Address: 1 Wallich Street, #09-02, Guoco Tower, Singapore

Contact Information: +65 6232 8811 | Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Services Offered4/5
Specialisation5/5
Locations5/5
Client Satisfaction4/5

Pros

  • Covers various industries and job levels
  • Has offices worldwide
  • Consistently updates vacancies

Cons

  • Closed on weekends
  • Not suitable for freelancers
  • No vacancies abroad in Singapore database

When looking for a recruitment agency, you can’t go wrong with a Fortune 500 company. That’s why we make sure Manpower has a spot in this list.

In particular, if you are an IT professional, we highly suggest Manpower to elevate your career trajectory. This recruitment agency specialises in the IT sector.

But don’t be discouraged just yet if your expertise is not in the IT field. Manpower has listings in customer service, engineering and pharmaceutical companies, among others. 

It does not hurt to check their listings if you are seeking either permanent or contractual work. However, if you are a freelancer, we think you’re better off with another agency.

Manpower does not focus on temporary gigs that come with hourly rates. Nevertheless, we like that the agency assists job seekers in all levels, from executives to fresh grads.

It’s a pity that the database of Manpower Singapore doesn’t include job opportunities outside the country, though.

Still, Manpower is a multinational company. We cannot guarantee, but you can see if Manpower has a branch in your dream location.

Check the site of the country you desire to work at. Vacancies are updated consistently, so there may be hope for you. 

5. Robert Walters

Robert Walters Homepage

Services: Contract Hiring, Return Home Campaign, Executive Search, Advertising Solutions, Video Interviewing, Talent Mapping, New Office/Division Set-up

Website: https://www.robertwalters.com.sg/

Address: 6 Battery Rd, #09-01, Singapore 

Contact Information: +65 6228 0200 | Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.7/5
Services Offered5/5
Specialisation5/5
Locations5/5
Client Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Recognised worldwide
  • Offers expert insights
  • Industry specialists working as recruiters/consultants

Cons

  • Closed on weekends
  • No vacancies abroad in Singapore database

We think that Robert Walters, with more than 30 locations worldwide, is a powerhouse for a number of reasons. For one, it is internationally acclaimed. 

It has swept up many awards and has been named an industry leader in different countries. Of course, Robert Walters Singapore has its share of rave reviews from companies, too.   

The second reason is that the agency is on top of trends. It taps experts for insights to ensure that clients receive advice that greatly benefits them. 

What we love about this in particular is that although experts are consulted, periodic research is simultaneously conducted. Hence, the tools and information are data-driven and updated.

Our survey results reveal that job seekers and companies feel well-guided by the consultants in Robert Walters. Speaking of that, we think they are yet another reason the company is among the best in this field.

You see, consultants in Robert Walters are not solely HR specialists. They are actually experts in the industries they recruit for. 

This means that the industry networks and professional relationships of the recruiters aid them in creating the perfect match between applicants and organisations.

Some candidates we interviewed shared that the recruiters offered key information to help them land the job they were eyeing for. 

Other candidates were guided to jobs that turned out to be a better option than the ones they originally wanted. Companies expressed their satisfaction with the consultants as well.  

If you want to work outside Singapore though, you have to go to the site of the country of your choice to see the available jobs there. We honestly don’t think it’s a major drawback, but some people will find it a hassle. 

Still, the reason is that Robert Walters focuses on the industries a particular location is known for. We can’t blame it for playing to its strengths.

6. Trust Recruit

Services: Specializes in Permanent Placement in the Banking & Finance Industry

Website: https://www.trustrecruit.com.sg/

Address:20 Anson Road, #12-03 Twenty Anson, Singapore 079912

Contact Information:

  • Tel No. : (65) 6228 4228
  • Mobile No. : (65) 9451 3689

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.9/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5
Services Offered5/5
Specialisation5/5
Locations5/5
Client Satisfaction4/5

Pros

  • Accommodates a wide range of industry specializations
  • Versatile and approach services
  • Professional and reliable advice given

Cons

  • Services aren’t readily priced or packaged

Trust Recruit is a human resource and recruitment firm that helps both job seekers and employers find the most fitting personnel and company for their intended position. With over 20 years of consultation experience in the field, they have since then offered personalized and highly professional service and advice that made a difference in careers, organizations, and individuals.

We like that they are well-connected and have partnered up with various multinational companies from various industries to offer all individuals an excellent array of human resources perfect for each job and requirement.

Past clients have commended them for their professional and polite approach wherein they capitalize on open and transparent communications and responsive negotiations to help employers get the best personnel for their position.

Note though that their services aren’t readily rated so interested personnel may need to inquire with them further for this matter.

Nonetheless, with their versatile and flexible consulting and recruitment services, swift and responsive customer services, and professional client handling, we highly recommend them to clients looking for reliable and trustworthy recruitment services.

7. ZecruitX

Services: Maid Agency

Website: https://www.zecruitx.com/

Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, 01-K10 Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177

Contact Information:

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google Reviews Score3.8/5
Total Reviews3.5/5
Score Consistency3.5/5
Services Offered3/5
Specialisation5/5
Locations4/5
Client Satisfaction4/5

Pros

  • Since 2010
  • Cleaning and employment agency
  • Recruitment services in various sectors

Cons

  • Operating hours unavailable
  • Website can be improved

ZecruitX is a licensed cleaning and employment agency that’s Singapore-registered.

They’ve been catering to their clients staffing, domestic helper and cleaning needs since 2010, so they’ve been in the industry for some time now.

We like that they have a comprehensive license to handle all types of passes and applications for work.

They have well-trained and experience recruitment consultants. We like that each of their consultants understand the needs of their clients in different industry sectors.

The industries they cater to include manufacturing (printing, semicon, subcontracting, precision engineering), construction and renovation, services and hospitality, and processing to entertainers.

Most experiences with them are pleasant and their team is incredibly professional and are accommodating to their customer’s needs.

However, there are instances where customers have complained about their poor service delivery and response time.

We also think that their website can be improved to have better aesthetic and smoother navigation.

Services: https://sallingsearch.com/en/services/

Website: https://sallingsearch.com/en/

Address: 48B Club St, Singapore 069425

Contact Information: +65 6717 0220

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.9/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
Services Offered5/5
Specialisation5/5
Locations5/5
Client Satisfaction4/5

Pros

  • Global Talent Sourcing
  • Client-Centered Approach Employed
  • Thorough Recruitment Process

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Salling Search, incorporated in 2015, is a boutique search and recruitment consultancy based in Singapore, focusing on the Shipping, Maritime, and Logistics Industries. The company positions itself as a provider of bespoke recruitment solutions, offering services such as Executive and Retained Search, Permanent, Contract and Interim Recruitment, Talent Mapping, Salary Benchmarking, and Outplacement.

We like that the company places a strong emphasis on values such as Professionalism, Discretion, Honesty, and Transparency. These values are foundational in building partnerships with clients and candidates, fostering trust and integrity throughout the recruitment process.

Their recruitment process outlined by Salling Search includes a systematic and thorough analysis of positions and organizations, marketing of positions on relevant media, identification of candidates through research, direct and discrete contact to candidates, screening and selection, and presentation to clients. This comprehensive approach is designed to ensure a high-quality recruitment process.

While the company’s specialization in Shipping, Maritime, and Logistics is a strength, it could be a limitation for clients in other industries seeking a recruitment agency with broader expertise. A lack of diversification may narrow the range of clients that find Salling Search suitable for their needs.

Overall, Salling Search emerges as a reputable recruitment agency with a specialized focus on the Shipping, Maritime, and Logistics industries. The company’s commitment to ethical standards, a client-centric approach, and a comprehensive recruitment process are commendable. 

9. Ace Recruiters

Services:

Website: https://www.acerecruiters.com/

Address: 35 Selegie Rd, Parklane Shopping Mall, #03-16, Singapore 188307

Contact Information: (65) 63399787

Operating Hours: Weekdays: 8:30 am–6 pm

Google Reviews Score5/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5
Services Offered4.5/5
Specialisation4.5/5
Locations4/5
Client Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Extensive Industry Experience
  • Comprehensive Services
  • Flexible Options
  • Quality Assurance

Cons

  • Limited Specialization

Ace Recruiters, a renowned name in Singapore’s recruitment landscape, has been shaping the workforce since its establishment in February 1995. Co-founded by Ms. Jacqueline Leow and the late Mr. Ng Yam Kiang, this agency embodies insightful, dedicated, and ethical practices in delivering top talent and effective staffing solutions to their esteemed client companies.

With 29 years of staffing diverse industries, Ace Recruiters brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the recruitment landscape in Singapore. Their seasoned team understands the demands of the current marketplace, ensuring efficient placements at all career levels and specialized disciplines.

From temporary and contract staff placements to temp-to-perm and permanent staff placements, Ace Recruiters offers a comprehensive suite of staffing solutions tailored to meet the dynamic needs of businesses across varied industries.

It provides flexible staffing options, allowing clients to access suitable candidates quickly, whether it’s for short-term assignments, mass staffing for events, or immediate staffing needs. Its commitment to flexibility ensures businesses can adapt to changing workforce demands effectively.

Ace Recruiters prioritizes quality and integrity in every placement. They pre-filter candidates, assess their suitability based on job requirements, and offer a one to three-month guarantee period for permanent placements, ensuring client satisfaction and peace of mind.

While Ace Recruiters excels in providing staffing solutions across various industries, its specialization may not be as focused as niche recruitment agencies. Clients seeking highly specialized talent may find its services more generalized

10. The Supreme HR

Services: Recruitment services and more

Website: https://www.thesupremehr.com/

Address: 3 Shenton Way, #09-09/09A, Singapore 068805

Contact Information:

Tel: +65 6385 8850
Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews ScoreN/A
Total ReviewsN/A
Score ConsistencyN/A
Services Offered4.5/5
Specialisation4.5/5
Locations4/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5

Pros

  • Simplified Filtering Process
  • Swift Results
  • One-Stop Solutions

Cons

The Supreme HR is a leading recruitment firm in Singapore, providing end-to-end executive recruitment services across various industries.

The Supreme HR’s consultants are trained to simplify the methods of filtering quality candidates based on clients’ requirements and criteria.

By streamlining the candidate selection process, they help clients identify ideal candidates more efficiently. We like this about their process.

With a focus on speed, we like that The Supreme HR delivers swift results by identifying and simplifying vital information from candidate profiles. This enables clients to quickly identify suitable candidates, saving time and resources in the recruitment process.

The Supreme HR offers one-stop solutions for all manpower issues faced by clients, particularly due to tightening foreign quotas.

Their comprehensive recruitment services cover various aspects of talent acquisition, providing clients with holistic solutions to their recruitment needs.

We appreciate the professionalism and commitment demonstrated by The Supreme HR’s consultants. We’re impressed with their responsiveness, sincerity, and support throughout the recruitment process, ensuring a positive experience for both clients and candidates.

11. Phoenix Recruitment

Services:  Recruitment Services for Civil Engineering, Building, Architecture & Interior Design sectors

Website: https://phoenix-recruit.com

Address: 10 Anson Road, #10-11 International Plaza, 079903 Singapore

Contact Information: +65 64634941

[email protected] (For all Civil Infrastructure & Building projects)

[email protected] (For all Architecture & Interior Design projects)

[email protected] (For all other queries)

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Google Reviews ScoreN/A
Total ReviewsN/A
Score ConsistencyN/A
Services Offered5/5
Specialisation5/5
Locations5/5
Client Satisfaction4/5

Pros

  • Extensive Industry Experience
  • Win/Win Approach
  • Diverse Clientele

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Phoenix Recruitment, a stalwart in the recruitment landscape, emerges as a dedicated specialist in the Built Environment sector, with a focus on Civil Engineering, Building, Architecture, and Interior Design. With over 35 years of experience, the agency has left an indelible mark in Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK, and the wider APAC region, showcasing profound expertise in catering to a diverse range of clients and candidates.

Their approach is characterized by professionalism, consultation, and a results-driven mindset. Striving for a win/win scenario for clients, candidates, and consultants sets the agency apart. This commitment to mutual success fosters lasting relationships and reinforces the agency’s dedication to delivering exceptional service.

Furthermore, the agency’s broad clientele spans Main Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Engineering Consultants, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Facilities Management Consultants, Developers, Architects, Interior Designers, and Fit-Out Contractors. This diversity underscores Phoenix Recruitment’s ability to address the multifaceted needs of the Built Environment sector.

While Phoenix Recruitment’s specialization in the Built Environment is undoubtedly a strength, it may limit its reach to clients and candidates outside this niche. A more diversified portfolio or an expansion into related sectors could enhance the agency’s overall market presence.

Overall, Phoenix Recruitment stands as a distinguished player in the realm of Built Environment recruitment, fortified by decades of industry-specific experience. The agency’s recognition in industry rankings and commitment to a win/win approach signal a dedication to excellence. 

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