RLC Recruitment is proud to introduce the newest member of our Management Team: Alexander Grant.
Alex was hired in January 2020 to lead the agency’s new Digital & IT Division.
“As the fourth industrial revolution disrupts the economic landscape, we saw the need to develop a dedicated Digital Division to serve the ever-changing HR needs of our clients,” says RLC GM and Co-Founder Richard Jackson. “RLC established itself as a leading agency in the manufacturing recruitment sector, precisely because innovation has always been at the centre of our business philosophy.”
RLC’s dedicated Digital & IT Division will meet the recruitment needs of the booming tech industry in Thailand. As well as being tasked with finding the strongest candidates possible to fill IT-related jobs in the Industrial, Engineering, Supply Chain, and Logistics sectors, the new division will be driving expansion into Tech-based & Digital businesses.
“It’s an exciting time to be involved with the IT industry,” Alex says. “You’ve got tech companies and startups popping up everywhere. And traditional industries, like manufacturing and logistics, are going through big digital transformations. They all need staff with advanced technical capabilities and knowledge: CTOs, CIOs, IT department heads, down to app developers, software engineers, and everything in-between.”
Prior to joining RLC, Alex managed executive recruitment at one of the biggest recruitment firms in Southeast Asia.
“Alex brings a keen understanding of government relations and business development to RLC’s Digital Division, benefitting clients with a uniquely well-informed perspective.” – Richard Jackson
“We are delighted that Alex has come on board to lead the Digital & IT Division,” Richard says. “He’s got an outstanding successful recruitment record in Thailand. Alex steadfastly adheres to industry-leading quality standards, and offers a genuinely consultative approach. This synergy with RLC’s entrepreneurial spirit has us excited about the potential for growth in this division.”
Alex says he is pleased to work for an agency that provides a more comprehensive and personalised service than larger firms can typically offer.
“RLC partners with clients to meet their human resources needs across the board. We offer a full spectrum of services,” Alex says. “We can help optimize administration processes, and we have the capacity to outsource HR operations for greater efficiency. RLC also provides interactive digital training programs. We can even put clients in touch with specialized labor law experts.”
Alex was born and raised in Liverpool; he worked for the British government as an investigator before relocating to Thailand in 2012.
“I like that recruiting is a ‘people business’,” he says. “I can sit down with a business leader, learn about their business, their future challenges. When I provide a solution, then they want to work with me again: that’s the reward I get, the satisfaction I feel from recruitment.”
Alex brings a keen understanding of government relations and business development to RLC’s Digital Division, benefitting clients with a uniquely well-informed perspective.
” Traditional industries, like manufacturing and logistics, are going through big digital transformations. They all need staff with advanced technical capabilities and knowledge.” – Alexander Grant
“I understand my clients’ businesses: what they need to achieve, and how to get there. Many companies come to recruiters with a wish-list of what they are looking for in Thailand, and it’s sometimes not entirely realistic,” he explains. “In digital, if you are good at what you do, you’re generally not looking for a job. Those who are actively filling out job applications may be adequate: but they’re not the best. I intend to bring more traditional high-quality aspects of executive search to a dynamic, fast-paced industry.”
Mid-level and junior roles can be filled relatively quickly, Alex adds. But for key senior positions, it’s a long-term relationship that will lead to landing your dream candidate. To achieve mutual, long-lasting success, Alex wants to cultivate partnerships with clients that go beyond recruitment.
“Startups often don’t understand what Thai work culture and office politics are like, or how difficult it is to find good staff. Partnering with RLC will get you better results in terms of staff retention and attracting the best talent in the country – instead of just attracting who you can.”
RLC Recruitment, Co. Ltd. Thailand – February 2020 / กุมภาพันธ์ 2563