Date: April 22, 2016
A global talent recruitment initiative organized by Taiwan External Trade
Development Council (TAITRA) is helping deepen the local talent pool and boosting the nation’s competitiveness.
Contact Taiwan, the portal service launched as HiRecruit in 2003, has assisted in 5,755 employer-employee matchmaking cases to date. Last year, 16 recruitment events at home and abroad attracted 167 enterprises and added 396 foreign high-end professionals to the workforce.
Local firms eyeing expansion in Southeast Asia are benefitting in particular from the service. A case in point is Central Taiwan’s Changhua County-headquartered Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., one of the world’s top 10 tire companies in terms of revenue.
Operating globally under the Maxxis brand, Cheng Shin has built an extensive presence in Association of Southeast Asian Nations economies like Thailand and Vietnam. The company views the program as invaluable in helping Taiwan enterprises tap such emerging markets.
“The hassle-free service put us in touch with a range of locally based personnel out of reach previously,” a Cheng Shin official said. “It has made a real contribution to the success of our operations in ASEAN markets, and we expect this partnership to further develop going forward.” [FULL STORY]