Though still in its infancy, China’s recruitment sector continues to grow steadily, as does its need for consultants. Michael Page International, one of the early multinational entrants into the market, is a clear example of that growth. By the end of this year, it will have doubled to six the number of its offices on the mainland – two of them in Shanghai alone – with the company eyeing outposts in Chengdu and Tianjin. Dan Chavasse, the firm’s managing director for North Asia, chats with Rick Gangwani.
Where are you focusing your expansion efforts?
We've doubled our spaces in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. We opened a Guangzhou office in the first quarter, a second Shanghai office in July, and we are due to unveil our Suzhou branch later this year. We're also exploring Chengdu and Tianjin.
What are the implications of these new offices vis-a-