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JacksonGrant is a proud member of Cornerstone International Group. Cornerstone is one of the world’s largest networks of top-flight Executive Search and Human Resource firms. Cornerstone has a truly global reach with more than 60 offices in 40 countries.

Cornerstone is consistently ranked by Forbes as one of the world’s best Executive Search Firms around the world. By leveraging Cornerstone's extensive global network, we recruit elite executive candidates with world-class expertise.

Thailand is Southeast Asia's central hub for technical and engineering companies. If your organization is looking for top global talent to relocate, or searching for the most capable and experienced Thai executives, JacksonGrant can help.

JacksonGrant's consultants have an exceptional track record of recruiting elite executive leadership for companies operating in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia. With many decades of recruitment experience, our senior consultants have the gravitas, network, and industry expertise to attract top-tier executive talent. We are experts in Candidate Assessment; all of our Executive Search services are customized for each client's particular needs.

JacksonGrant knows how to find leadership candidates with the skills, character, and multicultural sensitivity required to help your business succeed. We have access to the most desirable passive candidates, the ones who cannot be found in recruitment agency databases, so you get great talent who are perfect for your roles.

If your organization requires new leadership in Bangkok, Thailand's Eastern Industrial Seaboard, or anywhere in Southeast Asia, JacksonGrant is the best choice. Contact us today to get started with your search for elite executive candidates.

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Stage 1

Our expert consultants align with you to define the profile of your ideal candidate, focusing on the job specification, key competencies and success criteria. Then we compare your requirements to the current market, putting together a list of potential candidates to target. By looking at the technical skill sets you need from your executives, the resilience, leadership and culture you're looking for we ensure we only present you with executive candidates that truly meet your needs.

Stage 2

After providing you with an update on our initial candidate dialogues we put together a shortlist of high-calibre candidates that meet your specifications using rigorous assessments and cutting-edge technology. The quality of our selection process and the detail of our screening ensures this is an efficient and thorough process for you. We also structure and oversee the interview and referencing process.

Stage 3

Finally, we provide detailed candidate reports based on an analysis of professionalism and personality that allow you to make your final candidate selection. We assist you in putting together an attractive remuneration package. Our assistance continues post-hire through comprehensive onboarding coaching so your new hire can acclimate to their new role and you see productivity from the get go.

Matching you with the perfect talent

As a leading technical recruitment agency in Thailand, we can match you with executive talent across the manufacturing, logistics, life sciences, infrastructure, and digital manufacturing industries. Discover top calibre executives with the skills and leadership abilities you need to succeed. Trust JacksonGrant to find your company's next generation of leaders.

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Rhenus Logistics Co., Ltd.

JacksonGrant understands the logistics business. The company’s excellent network and consultative approach has ensured it is a vital business partner for our growth in Thailand & SE Asia. JacksonGrant’s groundbreaking RaaS solution has revolutionised our talent acquisition strategy. Having ongoing access to the full range of the JacksonGrant team’s experience means we can always get the right solution.

East-West Seed International Limited

I have been working with JacksonGrant both as a candidate and a client.

JacksonGrant has a distinctive approach to executive search: they strive to understand both the client’s and candidates’ cultures, expectations and motivations by establishing a close personal relationship with all parties. JacksonGrant genuinely cares for a mutually beneficial outcome. Besides, I was personally always impressed by the follow up post placement. I warmly recommend JacksonGrant as a very reliable and professional partner in executive search.

Cushman & Wakefield Services (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Since becoming our approved recruitment partner, JacksonGrant has has consistently impressed me with their holistic approach to recruitment and HR support. The consultants are always quick to respond and their specialist understanding of our industry ensures we were able to quickly hire candidates with the right fit for our business. JacksonGrant ask the right questions and look to add value at every stage of the process.

It is my pleasure to recommend JacksonGrant to any company looking for professional recruitment support in Thailand.

Lumentum International (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

As our company grows in Asia and especially in Thailand, it has been a true customer experience to work with JacksonGrant whilst going through the process of searching, filtering and appointing a senior executive.

JacksonGrant was able to quickly understand our needs very precisely, mainly because of their experience and practical understanding of the roles. We have a very successful partnership with JacksonGrant on all our professional opportunities in line with our strategy of growth.

JacksonGrant is able to take a lot of the heavy lifting from our shoulders to allow us to focus on the needs of the business in order to get the right mix of talent either locally or from their worldwide network.

As we move forward in our growth model, JacksonGrant will be in step with us, advising and supporting our challenges in executive recruitment.

Stanley Black & Decker Inc

JacksonGrant has helped Stanley Black & Decker fill several key engineering positions in Thailand over the last few years. JacksonGrant’s attention to detail, their understanding of our business needs and their access to excellent candidates has made them a key partner to the development and growth of our business.

DB Schenker

I have worked with JacksonGrant for a number of years and during this time they have successfully identified several key people for our company from middle management to executive Country & Cluster leadership

As one of the leading global logistics providers, we require employees with a combination of multicultural skillsets, languages and attitudes. JacksonGrant’s network of local Thai and expatriate logistics professionals in SE Asia is exceptional and allows them to access candidates with specific technical skillsets when required. They are experts in their field and this market knowledge empowers their recruitment support.

JacksonGrant has a very personal and friendly approach to business and offer a supportive, motivating and highly professional service. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others looking for recruitment support.

Datapath Ltd

We have worked with JacksonGrant for recruiting senior sales roles to cover Southeast Asia, our engagements are always smoothly and successfully executed.

On each occasion, JacksonGrant impressed us with their responsiveness, professionalism, speed, pragmatism, transparency, and general ‘ease of working together’ throughout the process – from understanding our business and our target candidate profile, identifying and introducing appropriate candidates, arranging interviews and ‘backchannel’ liaising with candidates, and appropriately advising on expectations and next best steps. 

I would not hesitate to work with JacksonGrant for any future recruitment needs, and can confidently recommend JacksonGrant to anyone seeking recruitment services in the region.

KSB Pumps CO. Ltd.

I have worked with JacksonGrant for over eight years, whilst leading two different technology companies. Throughout this time, JacksonGrant has demonstrated experience and domain knowledge from support staff to front line technical and commercial leadership. We look forward to continuing a long-term partnership with JacksonGrant.

Diversey Holdings, Ltd.

When operating in the Thailand job market with 0.5% unemployment rates and millennials dominating the work space, having a reliable recruitment partner is paramount to the success of any business. That’s what we found in JacksonGrant. 

JacksonGrant spent time understanding the nuances of our business and the requirements for each job and they were able to provide us with good quality candidates, almost instantly. This is especially true for mid to senior level jobs. It’s a pleasure working with this team that blossoms everyday under Richard’s leadership.

DB Schenker
Rhenus Logistics
Schneider Electric

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Green Careers: Exploring Sustainability Job Opportunities in 2024
Green Careers: Exploring Sustainability Job Opportunities in 2024

Businesses are under pressure from both consumers and politicians to be more environmentally focused and sustainable. This shift is not just a trend; it's something we all need to do to take care of our planet. Industries like manufacturing, supply chain, and technical work are right in the middle of this change. They are developing innovative and creative ways to maintain the flow of goods and services we are used to in a globalised economy in a way that’s sustainable and better for the environment. Because of this there is demand for candidates with the skills and expertise within these sectors for sustainability job opportunities in Thailand in 2024. Promoting Sustainability in Thailand  Thailand’s government is increasingly committed to improving its environmental sustainability with ambitious targets for 50% of the country’s energy to be supplied by renewables by 2050. Stronger public commitment to sustainable practices is trickling through to industry and business development.   The Central Bank alongside the financial sector is developing policy designed to create a green financial ecosystem and increase the amount of investment, funding, and resources available for sustainable development across all industries, not just manufacturing, logistics and infrastructure.   What this means is that green job opportunities and sustainability careers are booming. This list will help you understand the types of sustainability job opportunities available.  The Role of Chief Sustainability Officer  With organisations increasingly focused on environmental issues and sustainability, it has become clear that for ESG strategies to work there needs to be clear leadership around these issues. Which is why the role of Chief Sustainability Officer is on the rise.   CSOs are now about more than just reducing risk and providing positive PR around sustainability. Instead, they take a key strategic role in defining company strategy, designing policy, and engaging with other senior leaders and stakeholders on this issue.   According to PwC, the number of CSOs tripled in 2021 and this trend shows no sign of slowing. For aspiring and experienced leaders looking for sustainability job opportunities that give them a seat at the boardroom table and the power to enact real change, Chief Sustainability Officer provides that chance.   Sustainable Manufacturing Jobs  Many sustainability job opportunities in manufacturing have been focused on Smart processes designed to reduce energy use while increasing efficiency; and exploring renewable energy sources that contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable production environment. There is also a drive to implement circular economy principles promoting the recycling and reusing of materials to reduce waste.   This transformation has opened new sustainable manufacturing jobs including in-demand roles such as:   Production Manager  Take charge of integrating sustainable practices into manufacturing processes by overseeing and implementing strategies like resource efficiency, waste reduction, and the adoption of green technologies.  Product Designer  Develop and craft products with a focus on environmental sustainability by incorporating eco-friendly materials, optimising energy efficiency, and designing products with a reduced environmental impact.  Renewable Energy Technician  Install, maintain, and repair renewable energy systems, such as solar panels or wind turbines to ensure their efficient operation and the generation of clean and sustainable energy.  Environmental Compliance Specialist  You will monitor operations, conduct audits, and develop strategies so that organisations are able to comply with environmental regulations and standards.  Sustainable Supply Chain Jobs  The average consumer company’s supply chain contributes to over 90% of its environmental impact. Advanced logistics technologies – such as route optimisation and real time tracking – alongside hybrid and electric vehicles can reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Sustainable sourcing, packaging and circular economy principles can also encourage a more eco-conscious industry as well as being cost-effective.  Specific sustainable supply chain jobs include:   Supply Chain Analyst  By analysing supply chain and logistics data you will identify areas for improvement and develop strategies to improve environmental and social impacts throughout the supply chain process.   Logistics Coordinator You will oversee the implementation of transportation methods, sustainable packaging solutions, and green initiatives to achieve efficient movement of goods with minimal ecological footprint.  Carbon Footprint Analyst  By assessing various aspects of operations, conducting emissions inventories, and implementing strategies to reduce carbon footprints, you’ll help companies reach their environmental sustainability goals   Sustainable Sourcing Specialist  By assessing suppliers, establishing criteria, and fostering responsible partnerships you will work to ensure that materials and products are procured from suppliers committed to sustainable and ethical standards.  Explore more of the skills you’ll need to excel in today’s supply chain and logistics industry.   Green Careers in Digital Manufacturing   Using cutting-edge digital technologies – like automation, additive manufacturing, and data analytics – can make for more efficient operations and minimising waste. Digital solutions also promote remote monitoring and control for more efficient resource consumption.  Specific green job opportunities in digital manufacturing include:   Digital Manufacturing Engineer This role involves optimising manufacturing processes for minimal environmental impact, developing and implementing strategies for energy- and resource-efficient production, and collaborating to integrate sustainability across wider digital manufacturing practices.  Data Analyst for Smart Manufacturing  You will build and predictive analytics to identify opportunities for resource optimisation and equipment maintenance and implement data-driven strategies to reduce waste, energy consumption, and carbon footprint.   Digital Supply Chain Sustainability Specialist  With a focus on integrating digital technologies in the supply chain for sustainability, you will explore and implement blockchain and IoT solutions designed to improve supply chain transparency and reduce environmental impact and collaborate with suppliers and logistics partners to do the same.   Resource Manager  By specialising in identifying and implementing resource-efficient practices in digital manufacturing, you’ll develop and oversee programs to reduce material waste and energy consumption and implement circular economy principles in both design and production.  Sustainable Careers in Life Sciences  Companies are increasingly focused on developing sustainable approaches to pharmaceutical and biotechnological processes and green chemistry principles are gaining prominence in drug development and manufacturing. Biotechnologists are exploring processes that reduce resource consumption and waste in lab settings, while researchers are investigating innovative, environmentally conscious drug delivery systems, sustainable sourcing of materials and ethical practices.  Specific green roles in life sciences and pharmaceuticals include:   Pharmaceutical Researcher  You will research and develop eco-friendly processes for pharmaceutical manufacturing and more sustainable drug delivery systems to reduce environmental impact in drug development.  Biotechnologist   By exploring bio-based alternatives for traditionally resource-intensive processes you will develop, implement, and optimise biotechnological processes and techniques with a focus on sustainability, reducing waste and energy consumption.  Environmental Health and Safety Specialist  You’ll ensure compliance with environmental regulations, develop, and oversee programs for waste reduction and proper disposal and conduct risk assessments to minimise the environmental impact of life sciences facilities.  Healthcare Planner and Administrator  Your focus will be on implementing sustainable practices in healthcare facilities and organisations and collaborating with suppliers to source eco-friendly medical products and equipment.  Sustainability in Infrastructure  The push to achieve progress with sustainability in the infrastructure industry begins with key sustainability job opportunities in the production of renewable energy and green energy sources. There has been a major shift from producers and OEM’s to be less reliant on traditional fossil fuels in favour of nuclear, natural gas and green hydrogen as alternatives. Governments and investors have supported this transition too, pushing commitments to solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and other fuel sources like waste to energy.  Specific sustainability roles in infrastructure include:  Sustainable Architect and Urban Planner  You will design buildings and urban spaces with a focus on energy efficiency using renewables and green building principles like sustainable materials and construction practices.  Geotechnical Engineer  Through soil and rock analysis, foundation design, and risk assessment you’ll assess the stability and properties of the Earth's subsurface for construction projects, ensuring environmentally sound construction, minimising resource depletion, and promoting long-term structural resilience.  Renewable Energy Project Manager  Leading projects focused on the development and implementation of renewable energy infrastructure, you’ll coordinate with stakeholders, oversee construction, and conduct maintenance to ensure successful integration of sustainable energy sources into infrastructure projects.  Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental (QSHE) Engineer  A QSHE Engineer develops and implements quality management systems, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations, and addresses environmental concerns by integrating sustainability practices for safer, healthier work environments that minimising environmental impact.  Are You Looking For a Sustainability Role in Thailand?  As Thailand's leading Industrial, Logistics and Supply Chain recruitment agency, we connect experienced, technically proficient, English-speaking candidates with sustainability job opportunities across Thailand and Southeast Asia.  Learn more about how JacksonGrant’s can help you find a new role, or get in touch with a consultant to discuss your needs. 

Tech-Driven Career Success: Using AI to Help You Find a Job
Tech-Driven Career Success: Using AI to Help You Find a Job

Technology is having big impacts on how we live, work, and learn. Artificial Intelligence in particular looks set to change much about the world of work from the skills employers are looking for to the kinds of jobs we do. In fact, a recent study by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Chulalongkorn Business School has found that demand for AI led roles will increase as much as 30% by 2027. But AI isn’t just changing what employers are looking for from job seekers, it's changing things for candidates too! There are multiple ways of using AI to find a job.   Don’t believe us? Let’s explore the benefits of AI for job seekers and look at some tools you can use to make your job search more successful. Why You Should Use AI to Apply For Jobs  AI can be a great too for helping you find jobs that match your expectations and career goals, as well as making your job search less stressful. When you use AI to apply for jobs you can:  Apply for a larger number of roles  With AI helping you find roles and fill out applications you can apply for more jobs than you would on your own, broadening your reach.  Fill out applications faster  Because AI automates repetitive tasks, like writing emails, filling out application forms and writing and editing your CV you can save valuable time that you can use for other tasks like interview prep and networking.   Find job listings that are tailored to your skills and aspirations  Using AI you can search job boards for roles that match your skills, experience, and career development goals.  Get your CV noticed by hiring managers   Then when you’ve found the roles you are looking for, you can use AI to include keywords from the job adverts in your application, making it more likely to catch an employer’s eye.  As with all new tools and tech, when you are using AI to find a job it’s important to be mindful of its limitations as well. It’s important not to over-rely on AI as it can make your applications sound impersonal, and it can limit the opportunities you encounter. AI should be used alongside other job search strategies for best results! JacksonGrant’s 5 Best AI Tools For Job Seekers  There are multiple ways AI tools can be used to help support your job search, helping you find roles that match your skills and experience faster and ensuring you are more successful at every stage of the hiring process. Here are our top tools for using AI to find a job:  Improve Your CV One of the most common pieces of job-hunting advice is to tailor your CV for every role, which can be time consuming especially if you are applying for lots of jobs. Luckily AI can do the hard work for you. Using generative AI tools you can analyse your CV, get suggestions for improvements, and even identify keywords and phrases relevant to your target job, improving the chances of getting through to an interview. JacksonGrant’s recommended CV analyser is Jobscan. Get Personalised Job Recommendations Save yourself some scrolling and use AI-driven job platforms that review hundreds of job postings and recommend those that match your skills, experience, and preferences. These platforms use machine learning algorithms to match your profile with relevant job opportunities. You can even filter by things like benefits, values, and cultural fit.  Prepare For Your Interview  Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience even if you are a confident speaker. AI interview preparation tools that simulate real interview scenarios can help you practice and have answers ready for those tough questions. They do this by looking at your responses, giving feedback, and valuable insights on your communication style and interview skills. JacksonGrant’s recommended AI interview preparation tool is Google Interview Warmup. Network More Effectively As well as using AI to find a job opening, you can also use AI tools to improve your networking, increasing the likelihood of being recommended for roles in the future. There are over 277 million LinkedIn users in the Asia-Pacific region alone. AI can suggest the profiles of people you should connect with based on your shared interests, industries, or career paths. They can even automate other aspects of networking like crafting connection requests, scheduling meetings or following up with contacts.JacksonGrant’s recommended AI networking tool is this GPT for Google Sheets add on that can create personalised outreach emails in bulk.   Improve Your Skills Want to know what areas you can work on to land your dream role? AI can be used to assess your current skill set and give advice on areas for improvement based on current market trends and job requirements. These tools may even suggest online courses, certifications, or training programs to help you stay competitive in your industry and target job market. JacksonGrant’s recommended AI skill builder is Practica.  Using AI to find a job can really make a difference. It helps speed up the application process, gives personalised job suggestions, and overall improves your job search. By staying informed and being careful, you can make the most out of AI tools for a smoother job search. Embracing technology in your job hunt is not just a trend but a smart way to navigate the changing job market. So, consider exploring AI tools to boost your chances of finding the right job effectively. Looking For a New Role in One of Thailand’s Technical Industries?  As Thailand's leading Industrial, Logistics and Supply Chain recruitment agency, we connect experienced, technically proficient, English-speaking candidates like you with their perfect roles across Thailand and Southeast Asia.  Learn more about how JacksonGrant’s can help you find a new role, or get in touch with a consultant to discuss your needs. 

Build The Right Workforce In 2024 With These New Recruitment and Retention Strategies
Build The Right Workforce In 2024 With These New Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Is your current workforce able to meet and maintain the high standards of growth you set for your business? And can you source and attract the right candidates to overcome potential challenges and achieve new high in 2024?  Rapid advancements in technology, coupled with the changing demands of an uncertain have made hiring and talent retention in the technical, engineering and manufacturing sectors increasingly challenging. As the government continues to court international business investment to meet its target of growing the Thailand’s economy by 5% year on year, the need for candidates with specialised skills is higher than ever and retaining valuable expertise is crucial as businesses aim to stay competitive and innovative.  Only by regularly reviewing and adapting your recruitment and retention strategies can you keep with shifting demands and drive your company’s success forward. How Today’s Job Market Affects Workforce Planning Thailand is exceptionally well-placed to take advantage of global demand for new products and services. As a logistics hub it plays a central role in supply chains across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond and many big name electrical, automotive, and pharmaceutical manufacturers are investing heavily. But taking advantage of this new position is not without its challenges for both local and international businesses. The global supply chain and manufacturing industries are increasingly interconnected and market trends, economic ups-and-downs and political dynamics all have the potential to disrupt trade and production.  The adoption of new technologies, such as machine learning, additive manufacturing and sustainable fuels has increased the demand for specialised skills which local populations may be ill-equipped to meet. The manufacturing and logistics industries are already experiencing a significant digital skills gap. An influx of international businesses from the US, UK and Europe has meant English language skills are also desirable. Companies that fail to be proactive in their search for key skills can face a range of negative consequences such as poor growth, reputational damage, and increased recruitment costs. New Recruitment and Retention Strategies for 2024 Which is why it’s important for businesses to adapt to new trends in hiring and switch up their recruitment and retention strategies as we head into the new year. Who knows what 2024 will bring for your business. Whether you are actively hiring now, or not, these strategies will help you build your reputation as an employer or choice, so when the time comes you can reach the right candidates and keep them happy and engaged:  1. Develop New Talent Pools By diversifying your recruitment channels and building relationships with universities, schools, and professional institutions you can proactively develop talent pipelines that will make your hiring more efficient in the longer term. Establishing partnerships like this helps bridge the gap between you and skilled graduates and broaden your talent search. Organizing industry specific workshops, internships and seminars helps create a pool of candidates with valuable hands-on experience. Candidate’s will also begin to think of you as an employer of choice when it comes to making career moves.  2.    Build Your Employer Brand & Employee Value Proposition How candidates perceive you is an important factor in your recruitment and retention strategy. To begin building your employer brand you should start by creating an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) that speaks to the candidates you are trying to attract. Focus on what makes your company culture unique, what growth opportunities you offer and your commitment to innovation and employee well-being. To communicate your brand and EVP to candidates you can showcase them on your company website through engaging content such as employee testimonials, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and success stories. Actively participating in industry events, sponsoring educational programs and collaborating with the local communities also contribute to a positive employer brand. 3.    Implementing Employee Development and Training Programs To keep up with technological advancements, employees need to acquire new skills and adapt to evolving tools and methodologies. Employers can help this growth by providing effective training initiatives, such as workshops, online courses, and hands-on practical sessions tailored to industry needs. Investing in employee growth and knowledge enhancement not only keeps the workforce competent and prevents skills gaps but also makes talent attraction and retention easier. When employees see a commitment to their professional development, they are more likely to stay with the company, leading to improved retention rates. Moreover, a skilled and knowledgeable workforce attracts equally skilled talent, making your business more appealing to prospective employees. 4.    Benchmarking Your Compensation and Benefits Packages Revitalize your recruitment and retention strategy with salary benchmarking, a vital tool in today's competitive job market. When you understand industry standards and trends in compensation packages, you can align your offerings with market rates, ensuring they remain attractive to top talent. By benchmarking packages against wider compensation trends in the technical, engineering, and manufacturing sectors, as well as other businesses in Thailand you tailor attractive benefits that appeal to skilled professional and fosters loyalty amongst your current employees contributing significantly to your ability to attract, retain, and motivate a high-performing workforce. 5.    Using Workforce Analytics Advanced workforce analytics can identify patterns and trends within your hiring processes, gather intelligence and map the talent market helping you to make more informed decisions. By analysing factors such as employee turnover rates, performance metrics, and demographic data, you gain valuable insights into what drives employee satisfaction and retention. Analytics can also highlight successful hiring channels and predict candidate success based on historical data. This information can help you refine and adapt your recruitment processes, target suitable candidates effectively, and tailor retention initiatives for the best hiring outcomes.  All these strategies are part of JacksonGrant’s innovative Recruitment as a Service (RaaS) model that includes the best elements of Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Project Recruitment and Executive Search. JacksonGrant works with you as a long-term strategic partner to make your hiring more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable. Remember, we are as invested in the future of your business as you are and RaaS is designed to ensure you always have the skilled, motivated, and dedicated team you need to thrive in the years to come. As Thailand's leading Industrial, Logistic and Supply Chain recruitment agency, we can support your expansion into Thailand and Southeast Asia and help you hire experienced, technically proficient, English-speaking candidates. Learn more about JacksonGrant’s innovative service offering or get in touch to discuss your requirements

Hiring in the New Year? Here are 5 ways to improve candidate experience when recruiting
Hiring in the New Year? Here are 5 ways to improve candidate experience when recruiting

Think back on your past experiences of job hunting. You most likely had some negative experiences as well as some positive ones. Even many years later a bad experience with a company might colour how you think about them as a business, and whether you’d consider applying to a role with them again now! A great candidate experience involves creating a journey that is smooth, efficient, and engaging, leaving candidates with a favourable impression of the company regardless of the final hiring decision. What Is Candidate Experience? Put simply, candidate experience is how a candidate perceives your business during and after the application process. Every single interaction an applicant has, from how they find your job description to how you communicate your final hiring decision, can influence a candidate’s overall experience with you. Every stage of the recruitment process is important, and you should carefully consider how each step could impact candidate experience. You should be aiming for positive, transparent, and respectful interactions throughout the entire recruitment process. Importance of Candidate Experience Candidate experience should be an important part of your employer brand and your wider recruitment strategy. A positive candidate experience can help improve your ability to attract and retain highly qualified candidates. Candidates are more likely to accept offers from employers who provide positive experiences. This can be key if you are competing for highly skilled candidates who may receive multiple offers. Candidates share their experiences with their networks. Good or bad. Positive experiences will encourage others to apply to you, making it easier for you to fill future roles. Even if candidates are successful, those with bad recruitment experiences are less likely to stay in their roles. Meaning extra time and resources spent on finding replacements.  5 Ways to Improve Candidate Experience Before you start to make improvements to your recruitment processes make sure you understand exactly what candidates experience right now. You can do this by mapping the candidate journey, step by step, from the moment they arrive at your job description to the point they receive an offer. Ask yourself how easy it was to apply? Did you encounter any challenges or frustrations? Are candidates kept informed throughout the process? Would you recommend your company to others based on your experience? Once you have the answers to these questions you can begin to: Simplify the Application ProcessSending in an application is the first contact most candidates will have with your company. Which means the process needs to be simple, quick, and user-friendly. Recent studies have found that up to 92% of online applications are never completed. Make sure your application portal or website is mobile friendly and ask for essential information only by removing any unnecessary fields. You might also consider adding a progress bar or tracker to help guide people through the process. The aim is to eliminate any frustration or confusion. By doing this you increase the number of completed applications and show that you respect candidates time and effort. Communicate Effectively Throughout Timely updates and clear information help applicants manage expectations, reduce anxiety, and feel respected, regardless of the outcome. You can achieve this by establishing clear communication channels and setting realistic timelines for each stage of the hiring process. Automated responses acknowledging receipt of applications and providing expected timelines for follow-ups create transparency and maintain engagement. You can manage this through email or through your ATS system. Finally giving constructive feedback, even in cases of rejection, helps candidates understand the decision-making process and maintain a positive relationship. Show Off Company Culture and ValuesProviding insights into your workplace culture gives candidates a sense of who you are and helps them determine if they’ll be a good fit. You can demonstrate your culture and values through your job descriptions, and on your company websites. But they should also be built into your communications and processes. You can get creative too. Use your job site and social media to host video office tours, interviews with current employees and showcase any learning and development programs you offer. Improve OnboardingThe final stage in a candidate’s journey should start from the moment a candidate accepts your offer. This means doing more than simply setting up payroll and directing them to the office.  A well-executed onboarding process helps success candidates transition into their new role, become productive members of your team and help them feel as though they belong. A positive introduction significantly impacts job satisfaction, retention rates, and overall employee performance. You can create a successful onboarding program that gives in-depth insights into company values and expectations by offering clear guidance on organisational processes, tools, and resources, creating clear timelines and goals, and assigning mentors or implementing buddy systems helps new hires integrate into the team. Gather and Implement FeedbackBy actively seeking input from candidates, you’ll gain valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of your hiring procedures and how candidates experience them. Asking for feedback once again shows you’re committed to transparency and accountability, and it gives you the opportunity to refine your hiring process for even better outcomes. Make sure that you take the time to review the feedback you gather and implement any suggestions or changes that come out of it. By putting candidates at the centre of your recruitment processes you’ll not only be able to attract top talent but also develop engaged, happy new hires who’ll want to commit to your organisation long term. As Thailand's leading Industrial, Logistic and Supply Chain recruitment agency, we can support your expansion into Thailand and Southeast Asia and help you hire experienced, technically proficient, English-speaking candidates. Learn more about JacksonGrant’s innovative service offering or get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Skills You Need to Thrive in Today's Market
Supply Chain Innovation: The Skills You Need to Thrive in Today's Market

Thailand has a vibrant and innovative supply chain and logistics sector that, thanks to foreign and government investment, has quickly adapted to changing market conditions. Exciting infrastructure and technology projects like TMX Global’s metaverse and the Laem Chabang port development upgrade mean that the region continues to be an attractive one for supply chain and logistics businesses and professionals alike. But, if this growth is to continue, companies will need to attract and retain candidates with the logistics and supply chain management skills capable of taking them into the future.  Logistics & Supply Chain Management Skills for 2024 With that in mind, let’s explore the most impactful logistics and supply chain management skills companies will be looking for to succeed in the year ahead: •    Data and Analytics As data becomes more embedded into everyday business practices, companies will be hoping to use the information they can gather to increase supply chain resilience and drive other innovations like sustainability, responsible sourcing, traceability, and real-time tracking. For this reason, it is increasingly important that data is clean and well governed. Companies should be looking for candidates with exceptional data management skills across the board as well as predictive analytics experts with an in-depth knowledge of regulations and data compliance issues.   •    Artificial Intelligence Digitalisation in shipping and supply chain continues with AI and automation set to improve real-time tracking and visibility. While larger shipping and logistics companies went digital faster, this year we’ll see this become a reality for smaller boutique companies. To do so they’ll need employees with well-rounded digital skillsets that include automation, AI, machine learning and robotics.  •    ERG and Sustainability Following COP26 there is increasing pressure on international supply chain, logistics and shipping industries to achieve net-zero by 2050. If the sector is to achieve that goal and meet ambitious emissions targets set by the Thai government then businesses will have to adopt greener business practices such as paperless shipping, circular supply chains and green fuels. Also, warehouse facilities will need to be run more sustainably, reducing energy usage and with more focus on renewable energy sources. As a result, leading employers will be looking for candidates with skills in electrical engineering, supply chain management and experience with electric vehicles and alternative fuels. So far, we’ve looked at the technical skills needed for logistics and supply chain management. But soft skills will be valuable going forward as well. Skills like: •    Collaboration Changes to supply chains, a need for real-time tracking and visibility and more consumer demand for faster shipping and delivery requires greater collaboration with suppliers, co-manufacturers, customers, carriers, and distributors. Professionals will need excellent time-management and team working skills to develop collaborative workflows and unify processes and systems to reduce errors and inefficiencies, lower costs and eliminate information time lags.  •    Problem-solvingAn ability to troubleshoot and find innovative solutions is invaluable in optimizing supply chain processes and maintaining seamless logistics operations. Complex challenges and unexpected issues such as delivery delays or inventory discrepancies are inevitable. Individuals’ who are adept at problem-solving can identify issues, discover the root causes, and implement effective solutions, ensuring streamlined operations and customer satisfaction. •    AdaptabilityAs we all know the global supply chain can be affected by everything from economic fluctuations, political events and even the weather. Adaptable individuals can swiftly adjust to new tools, methodologies, and market trends and thrive in dynamic environments. Their flexibility means they can embrace change, adjusting strategies promptly and ensuring that supply chain operations remain agile and responsive to evolving customer demands and industry trends, fostering resilience and long-term success. How To Develop These Skills & Improve Your CV For supply chain and logistics professionals who want to keep their skills and expertise up to date here are four key pieces of advice for how to develop new skills and improve your CV: Go through your current CV and look for any gaps or differences between your skillset and the new skills employers are looking for. Research potential learning opportunities like courses, online tutorials, podcasts, forums, or professional associations and sign up! Talk to your current line manager and ask for opportunities to develop key soft skills or take on more responsibility in your current role. You might put yourself forward for a project, offer to onboard a new colleague or even shadow a different department. Seek out a mentor in your field of interest who can share their experiences, provide guidance and support, and help you navigate your personal development. How To Spot Candidates With The Right Skills Identifying candidates with the right skills is essential for any employer. When reviewing CVs and conducting interviews, consider the following strategies to spot candidates with the right skills: Use relevant keywords in your job description Rather than just listing the responsibilities of a role, use relevant keywords in your job descriptions. This will help the right candidates find the role and you can screen their CVs for matching keywords. Consider skills-based hiring methodsSkills-based hiring techniques involve using structured interview questions to determine whether candidates are able to apply their knowledge to real-world or industry specific situations.  Target specific talent pools and passive candidatesIf you are struggling to attract candidates with the skills that match your needs you might consider expanding your search into new or overlooked talent pools, or using new sourcing methods such as targeting candidates who are not actively job hunting or asking your current workforce for referrals.  Look for candidates who are proactive about professional developmentEven if a candidate does not have all the skills you are looking for, those who have shown a proactive approach to their own professional development are more likely to learn new skills and adapt to changing technologies and ways of working. Hiring Or Applying for Supply Chain and Logistics Roles? As Thailand's leading Industrial, Logistic and Supply Chain recruitment agency, we connect business with experienced, technically proficient, English-speaking candidates across Thailand and Southeast Asia. Whether you’re a supply chain employer or a candidate, we can help you take advantage of the current market, grow your business, or progress your career.  Learn more about JacksonGrant’s innovative service offering, find a new role, or get in touch with a consultant to discuss your needs.

Words To Live By: “Do More With Less” Efficiency is the hallmark of a good recruiter
Words To Live By: “Do More With Less” Efficiency is the hallmark of a good recruiter

By Sureeporn ‘Pui’ Thumvachiraporn, JacksonGrant Director of Customer Success We’ve painted motivational quotes on the walls of our office at JacksonGrant. The slogan "Do More with Less" appeals to me the most. In today's fast-paced world, effective time management is a crucial skill. It is especially relevant to recruiting. Use Your Time Wisely Speed is important: recruiting is race, and the most efficient recruiter will win. Recruiters are in constant competition with other agencies to find the best short-list candidates. Richard Jackson, our managing director, wants us all to work more efficiently so that we spend less time searching for candidates, and more time closing placements. If a recruiter knows exactly what kind of candidate we need to find, and if the job description is precisely written, it will save time sorting through candidate resumès. If we narrow down the pool of target resumes, we may short-list fewer candidates than the competition. But if we are confident that we have three or four really strong candidates who are qualified for the position and a good fit for the client, that’s enough. By narrowing the field, we save time on every job search. That is time saved for the recruiter, for our company, and the client. By working more efficiently in this way, we’ll have more time to search for other positions, and by year’s end we will place more candidates. Efficient work habits have a cumulative effect, and ultimately lead to greater success. How to Work More Efficiently The “Do More With Less” philosophy encourages us to find ways to increase productivity without burning ourselves out. Here are a four practical techniques to help you become more efficient and organised. Make a To-Do List: One of the most fundamental techniques for efficient time management is composing a to-do list. Write down the tasks you need to accomplish each day and allocate specific time slots for each task. This simple practice helps prioritise the most urgent tasks, and identify the jobs that need immediate attention. For tasks that require a significant amount of time, consider breaking them down into smaller, more manageable segments.  Focus on Your Strengths: Begin your day by tackling tasks that align with your strengths and interests. You will complete these tasks more quickly, and it will build momentum with a feeling of satisfaction. Once you've successfully completed the items that fall within your comfort zone, you'll find that you have more time and mental energy to tackle more challenging endeavours. This step-by-step approach keeps you motivated and boosts overall productivity. Prioritise Important Tasks: The most urgent and important tasks must be prioritised above all others. Dedicate your full attention, energy, and time to the most critical aspects of your job. Focusing our efforts can lead to significant achievements and positive changes in your work habits. Start your day by tackling high-priority matters and leaving less crucial items for later. This way, we ensure that we handle our most important responsibilities when we are fresh and most focused.  Utilise Technology for Greater Efficiency: Embrace technology! It’s a valuable tool to organise and manage our workload. Calendars, task management apps, and other digital tools can significantly streamline your workflow. Set reminders and use automated features to make sure nothing is overlooked. This tech-savvy approach helps you stay on top of your responsibilities and allocates your time effectively. Work Smarter Productivity isn't solely about working harder, it's about working smarter. If you work smarter, you can still have time for yourself, and achieve a healthier work-life balance. The "Do More with Less" approach helps us set priorities: leverage your strengths, tackle important tasks first, and utilise technology to increase efficiency. By incorporating these straightforward techniques into your routine, you can strike a balance between professional success and a fulfilling personal life. True success lies in effective work, not just hard work. Prioritise wisely, and you will see a significant boost in your productivity levels. Do you need help filling an important role with your company? We can help with all your recruitment needs. Please reach out to me sureeporn@jacksongrant.io