The firm plans to have over 250 employees in Asia by 2023.
In May, recruitment agency Phaidon International's Hong Kong branch moved to a 3,600-square feet office at H Code in Central, aiming to support its future growth in the Asia Pacific region. The firm plans to have over 250 employees in Asia by 2023.
Jamie Thorpe, Head of Phaidon International in Hong Kong, said that the new Hong Kong office will enable the agency to better support its clients in the North Asia region.
Aligning with the company culture — "young, energetic, and vibrant", the key design concepts of the workspace are modern, clean and spacious.
"We wanted our office to reflect this culture, so we focused on having large open spaces where everyone can see each other and interact at all points of the day. We also understand that as a high-performance business, our consultants work extremely hard day in day out, so it was important that our new office had social areas for unwinding so we built a large pantry with a pool table, table tennis table and lots of room for everyone to relax in," a spokesperson explained to Human Resources Online.
One interesting feature we noticed is that the workstations directly face the lifts, and the spokesperson explained that this is a symbolic act of connecting its employees to the outside world.
"We’ve tried to ensure that everyone in the office has as much natural light as possible as we believe it creates a better work environment for our consultants. Most offices in Hong Kong have small spaces with very little or no view of the outside world, which in our opinion does not drive productivity. We work in an industry focused on connecting people – so we want our consultants to feel connected to the outside world. This is the reason why our workstations direct face the lift (outside world)," he said.
The agency's Singapore office also expanded at the beginning of the year.
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