History

Since our founding in Japan, we’ve expanded our presence and experience across Asia. See how we’ve grown and trust in our ability to provide successful recruitment solutions.

Recruit Group has expanded its presence in Asia since 2001. Our goal is to provide a onestop recruitment solution to support all levels of hiring needs.

1960 Recruit founded in Japan. Launched new graduate job information service
1977 Recruit launched recruitment service in Japan
1998 CDS founded in Tokyo providing executive search services for global companies (became Recruit Group company in 2008)
2006 Recruit invested in 51job, the No.1 jobsite in China; launched recruitment service for Japanese multinational companies in China
2009 Recruit chose RGF as a global brand; Recruit expanded recruitment service across China as RGF
2010 RGF partnered with Bó Lè Associates, the No.1 executive search company in China; RGF expanded its executive search business to Southeast Asia
2010 Recruit launched "WORK IN JAPAN" service, focusing on top-tier university graduates from China to work in Japanese companies' headquarters
2010 RGF opened Hong Kong and Singapore offices
2010 Recruit acquired The CSI Companies, Inc., a staffing company in the USA
2011 RGF opened Vietnam, India, and Japan offices; RGF coverage spread throughout Asia and all job functions.
2011 "WORK IN JAPAN" expanded its service to top-tier university students across Asia
2011 Recruit acquired Staffmark Holdings Inc. in the USA and Advantage Resourcing in the USA and Europe
2011 Recruit acquired Indeed Inc., the largest job search engine, covering 50 countries and handling 26 languages
2013 Recruit group acquired Bó Lè Associates, a leading executive search firm in China and Southeast Asian countries.
2013 Recruit group acquired NuGrid Consultng Private Limited (rebranded to RGF Executive Search India and RGF Management Search India) and expanded the operations in India to seven cities.
2013 RGF opened Bangkok office
2014 RGF opened Hanoi office
2015 Recruit acquired Peoplebank, an IT focused staffing company in Australia
2015 Recruit acquired Chandler Macleod, a leading staffing company in Australia
2015 Recruit acquired Atterro, a staffing company in the USA