In 2023, Suzhou Rogers Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. made a significant move by investing in a brand-new ceramic substrate factory within the industrial park. This exciting endeavor called for a diverse array of talent to ensure its success. Rogers was actively seeking a wide range of skills and expertise to support and elevate this ambitious project.
At the helm of this extraordinary quest was Reya RV, HR Manager, Asia Staffing at Rogers Technologies. Her partnership with Robert Walters marked the beginning of a transformative chapter in their recruitment story, offering a fresh perspective on talent acquisition and a strategic understanding of geographic expansion.
"We found ourselves at a pivotal phase when the team faced a crucial decision – the selection of the perfect location for their factory. The options were tantalising, with the bustling metropolis of Suzhou on one side and the less-charted waters of Shanghai on the other. The decision was complex, and it became evident that we needed more than just a recruitment agency; we required a partner with deep local insights to navigate this uncharted terrain."
Julia Zhu, Head of the Suzhou Office at Robert Walters, and Tina Wang, Senior Manager of Engineering and Operations, along with their team, played pivotal roles — extending far beyond the conventional boundaries of a recruitment agency. Undoubtedly, the talent data and research insights provided by the Robert Walters team offered valuable guidance for the site selection of the factory.
The next challenge came as the initial task for the new factory: recruiting multiple engineering and technical professionals. This wasn't just your typical staff hiring; these engineers needed not only industry-specific experience but also had to be swiftly sent to Germany for technical training. This added a sense of urgency to an already complex recruitment process.
Their approach transcended the mere presentation of candidate profiles. It delved deep into a profound understanding of the local talent market and the intricate dynamics of the industry in both Shanghai and Suzhou.
"Through professional talent mapping, Tina’s team unveiled valuable insights into the distribution of potential candidates and the competitive landscape for us. Equipped with this newfound knowledge, our team felt much more secure as we navigated the labyrinth of hiring decisions."
Tina's team also presented Reya with a fresh perspective — the possibility of suitable candidates not only within the upstream and downstream suppliers, but also in closely related industries.
"What truly set Robert Walters apart was their ability to go beyond traditional recruitment. They deeply understand both the company's needs and our current situations, creating strong connections between companies and candidates for precise matches.”
Reya couldn't help but be impressed by Tina and the team’s patience and her ability to grasp the unique project requirements swiftly.
"The collaboration between our company and Robert Walters goes beyond trust; it's an alliance that sparks innovation and paves the way for our long-term success. We look forward to further communication and collaboration in recruiting more positions in the future."
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