Asean Integration brought several International Foreign Banks to the Philippines and we were selected to assist a large Japanese Bank to fill up various key positions that will help them start up their first big branch here in the Philippines. We were working directly with the Financial Controller and two other Japanese expats. Our first assignment was to fulfill the Head of Human Resource position. We were able to identify three key profiles and after two months in the process, our client identified one who was very fitting for the role. The candidate has a strong background in organizational development, talent development, talent management, performance management, succession planning, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, payroll and benefits administration, job evaluation, organizational design, manpower planning, coaching, recruitment, HR risk management, labor and employee relations, employee communications from a local and foreign bank.

Our client was very happy in the turnaround time of delivering the right candidate and from then on we were successful in placing other positions in HR, Relationship Management for Corporate Banking, Compliance, Credit Risk and other positions for Operations. We continue to serve them and help complete their hiring requirements.

One of the biggest Japanese banks that entered in the Philippines was expanding and looking for Relationship Managers who will service the needs of their Japanese clients here in the country. This search is not an easy one since they are looking for Relationship Managers that have experience in Corporate Banking and the candidate needs to speak and understand Nihonggo. Not a lot of banks in Manila have a Japan desk and the pool of experienced bankers with the right language skills is so minute. But due to hard work, perseverance and diligence, we were able to create a short list where the client was able to hire their Relationship Manager.