Best 10 Employment Agencies in Singapore

Singapore is an international business hub, a land of opportunities for locals and foreigners alike.

Its world-class education churns out new graduate talent year on year.

Post-pandemic border opening has enhanced the employment market by attracting global talent to work in Singapore.

Understandably, all these have increased the woes of both – job seekers and employers.

Getting that appropriate break in your career is vital to achieving your dream career and lifestyle! Thankfully, there are many employment and recruitment agencies.

Now, the confusion is, which one to choose? Which will provide the best services at reasonable rates? All of them claim to be awesome!

This article rates the top 10 employment agencies in Singapore for you. It will resolve your dilemma and save you precious time.

1. Randstad Singapore
Specialist in: Finance, Banking, Construction and Property, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Supply chain, Life Sciences, Corporate and Secretarial support, Human Resources, etc. jobs
Phone: +65 6510 1350
Location: 50 Raffles Pl, #17-02/05 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623
Website: randstad.com.sg
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Randstad is a leading recruitment agency globally, with 20+ years in the Singapore job market. It has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, SAR, Australia, New Zealand, India, Malaysia, and China.

Their “Human Forward” approach goes beyond CVs to make a real connection.

Their solutions include the following to provide local solutions:

  • Recruitment (permanent, contract, executive search, outplacement, etc.) for local/overseas workers
  • Employer Brand Research
  • HR Consulting
  • Park over/Payroll
  • Outsourcing – “Recruitment Process Outsourcing” and “Managed Services Programs”

Reviews:

“I was a little nervous about attending interviews, although I had all the necessary skills. However, Randstad HR prepared me for the interviews. The interviews they lined up were in-line with my expectations. I am happily employed now. Thank you, Randstad!.”

Ang Peng Siong

“Randstad helped me get my dream job. HR is very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. I recommend Randstad to everyone.”

Jeanette Aw
2. Michael Page Singapore
Specialist in: Jobs in 16 functional areas (like Banking and Financial Services, Digital, Engineering and Manufacturing, Executive Search, Finance and Accounting, Healthcare, Human Resources, IT, etc.)
Phone: +65 6533 2777
Location: One Raffles Place Tower 2, #09-61, 048616
Website: michaelpage.com.sg
Email: enquiries@michaelpage.com.sg
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Michael Page is a leading employment agency with 140 offices in 36 countries.

They belong to the “Page Group”, and operate from the same address as the “Page Personnel, Singapore.”

Global resources and local expertise set them apart.

Accreditation from ISO/IEC 27001 and the UKAS management system guarantees top-notch services.

The Page Group brands include:

  • Michael Page – Industry specialists n 25 disciplines
  • Page Executive – Jobs (permanent, contract, temporary jobs, and executive search) for local/overseas employees
  • Page Professional – Providing clerical and support level jobs
  • Page Outsourcing – Business Projects, Recruitment Processes, and Services (Talent Management)
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Reviews:

“We hired excellent talent through Michael Page at different levels. The Page team is thoroughly professional, prompt, and par excellence.”

Baey Yam Keng

“I secured a job in Singapore through Michael Page. The team was very supportive and communicative all through. They even gave expert guidance and tips before the interview. Highly recommended.”

Taufik Batisah
3. BGC Group Pte Ltd.
Specialist in: Core areas like IT, Human Resources, Back-Office, Health Care, Corporate Business Functions, etc.
Phone: +65 6535 9696
Location: 298 TiongBahru Road, #12-03 Central Plaza, Singapore 168730
Website: www.bgc-group.com
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

BGC Group is a leading recruitment firm providing employment solutions globally. They provide end-to-end HR solutions across Asia, through offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong.

Rated among the top three employment agencies in TiongBahru, they offer the following services across key functional areas in most industries:

  • Payroll and HR Outsourcing
  • Specialized and General Recruitment (permanent, temporary, contract)
  • Executive search
  • Manpower Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Service Ops Projects
  • Professional Employer Organization (PEO)

Reviews:

“I got a new job just one week after uploading my CV! The team is extremely efficient, helpful, and friendly. Keep up the good work!”

Agu Casmir

“I got the quickest response from the BGC team, even though I was a fresh graduate. They understood my needs and suggested several jobs. Job interviews were preceded by bang-on tips from them to crack interviews. Getting my first job was a cakewalk! I recommend BGC.”

Kit Chan
4. JAC Recruitment Singapore
Specialist in: Jobs in all major functional areas across 35 Industries
Phone: +65 6224 6864
WhatsApp: +65 6323 4779
Location: 1 Raffles Pl, #42-01 One Raffles Place Tower 1, Singapore 048616
Website: https://www.jac-recruitment.sg/
Email: singapore@jac-recruitment.sg
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Belonging to the JAC Global Network, JAC Recruitment has offices in 11 countries across Europe and Asia.

It is a specialized recruitment agency in Singapore committed to individual, social and economic growth by connecting the best talent with the best organizations globally.

Compliance with the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (TGFEP) assures fairness in services to candidates and employers.

They donate the cost of planting one seedling in the rainforest for every successful placement!

They offer the following across Asia and Europe:

  • Contingency, Permanent and Contract placements across most functional areas
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Customized HR solutions

Reviews:

“I strongly recommend JAC recruitment to everyone. I bagged a better job effortlessly. Extremely efficient and professional team. They follow up post-placement too.”

Cheang Hong Lim

“Team JAC helped me find a new job promptly. Their patience, expertise, and dedication were evident all through. I highly recommend them to every job-seeker.”

Tanya Chua
5. Manpower Singapore
Specialist in: IT, Engineering, Sales and Marketing, Customer Services, Banking and Finance, Audit and Accounting, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, etc. jobs
Phone: +65 6232 8811
Location: 1 Wallich St, #09-02 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881
Website: https://www.manpower.com.sg/
Email: marketing@manpowergroup.com.sg
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Manpower Singapore belongs to Manpower Group – a leading global human resource expert, with offices in 80 countries.

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A global talent pool and expert insights about the job market in Singapore set them apart.

Awards bagged by them over years in the HR category speak for them.

Their services include:

  • Permanent, Temporary, Contract, and Event placements
  • Outsourcing – Payroll, Receptionist, Mail Room, Managed Sales, HR/Admin Support, etc.

Their free e-courses (Power YOU) are a great way to be future-ready while enriching your current profile.

Try their “Learnability” and “Digi quotient” tests online to rate your current skills.

Reviews:

“I got a rewarding new job through Manpower Singapore. The entire process was well-handled. Their team is efficient, knowledgeable, proactive, and friendly. I recommend them.”

Keith Goh

“I changed my career recently. The Manpower team provided good opportunities and valuable guidance. They even followed up after I was employed. Anyone seeking a job must approach them.”

Geh Min
6. Kerry Consulting Pte Ltd
Specialist in: Finance and Accounting, Compliance, Engineering Front Office, Human Resources, IT, Supply Chain, Marketing, Operations, Risk, Sales, Legal, Procurement, etc.
Phone: +65 6333 8530
Location: 6 Temasek Boulevard Suntec Tower 4 #31-05, Singapore 038986
Website: https://www.kerryconsulting.com/
Email: general@kerryconsulting.com
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Kerry Consulting is a leading executive search consultancy in Singapore, focusing on “Returning the Human to Resourcing.”

It is one of the largest consulting firms in the ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) region, with many awards and media mentions to its credit.

Its clientele includes leading global companies and financial institutions from south-east Asia and Greater China.

They provide the following services across most industries:

  • Executive Search
  • Selection
  • Market Mapping
  • Interim Solutions – Temporary and Contract jobs across management levels

Reviews:

“Kerry Consultancy gets a 10/10! I found my new job through them quickly. They were extremely interested, professional, and responsive. Anyone looking for a better job must try their services.”

Gerard Ee

“I had an awesome experience finding my new job through Kerry Consultancy. The team was very understanding, sensitive, and helpful. I received regular updates and advice. Highly recommend them.” 

Joanna Dong
7. RecruitFirst Singapore
Specialist in: Complete Human Resources Solutions across most industries in all functional areas
Phone: +65 6 222 6388
WhatsApp: +65 9088 6655
Location: 391A Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City Tower A, #23-06, Singapore 238873
Website: https://www.recruitfirst.co/
Email: hello.sg@recruitfirst.co
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Sat – 8:30 am to 12:00 noon

Recruit First belongs to HR net Group Ltd. They are a leading recruitment company in Singapore, with offices in 13 Asian cities.

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Recruit First has offices in 6 Asian cities. They provide jobs across 23 industries in all functional areas. They offer complete HR solutions listed below:

  • Talent Acquisition – permanent, temporary, contract, flexible staffing, and out placements
  • Talent Management – Payroll, HR Consulting, Internal/external Audit Support, Training, etc.
  • Talent Advisory – Remuneration, Leadership Development, Change Management, Employee Engagement, etc.

Reviews:

“I got my recent job through Recruit India. Their team is very prompt and proactive. They guided me all through. The online contract made it easier to join the new job. Thank you.”

Ivan Heng

“I bagged a rewarding job through Recruit India. Their team is friendly and professional. I received regular updates and expert advice before interviews. The online contract made it faster to join. I recommend them.”

Maia Lee
8. Search Personnel Pte Ltd
Specialist in: Human Resources& Admin, Accounting and Finance, Engineering, IT, Hotel and Restaurant, Services, Sales and Marketing, Property and Construction, and Trading and Distribution
Phone: +65 6398 5688
Location: 1 Tampines Central 5, #06-01, Singapore 529508
Website: https://www.searchpersonnel.com.sg/
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Search Personnel is a reputed recruitment agency in Singapore. It believes in delivering quality recruitment services promptly.

They have proved their mettle by winning six coveted awards (in various HR categories) in Singapore and Malaysia since 2015.

They offer:

  • Talent Management Solutions – like Employee Onboarding, Training, Retention, Performance Management, Payroll Processing, etc.
  • Placements – Permanent, Temporary, Contract, and
  • Executive Search

Reviews:

“We have sourced our employee needs through Search Personnel for the past two years. They have never let us down. They provided quality candidates promptly. Highly professional and helpful team. We will continue using their services in the future too.”

Russell Lee

“I found my new job faster than expected, through Search Personnel. Their team was very efficient, proactive, and clearly understood my profile. I received regular updates. They guided me throughout the process with their expert insights and tips. I recommend them to everyone.”

Ken Lim
9. Trust Recruit Singapore
Specialist in: Manufacturing, Construction and Engineering, Marine, Oil, and Gas, IT and Telecommunications, Logistics, Trading, Banking and Finance, and Services
Phone: +65 6317 8728
Location: 12 Marina View #23-01 Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Website: https://www.trustrecruit.com.sg/
Email: info@trustrecruit.com.sg
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Trust Recruit is a leading recruitment firm in Singapore with 20+ years of experience. Their clientele includes all types of businesses, including the public sector.

They believe in creating fulfilling relationships by connecting the best talents with ever-dynamic client requirements.

They offer end-to-end Human Resource solutions across a range of industries.

Services include:

  • Permanent/Contract Placements,
  • Payroll Services (including Work Pass applications), and
  • Consultation Services

Reviews:

“True to its name, Trust Recruit is indeed trustworthy. We hired good talent on board through them, within our budget. The team clearly understood our requirements in detail and was prompt, communicative, and extremely professional to deal with.”

JJ Lin

“The Trust team understood my current profile and changed requirements very well. They gave me good opportunities. The team was proactive, responsive, and helpful. Their guidance helped me clear my interview rounds. I recommend them to all.”

Olivia Lum
10. Adecco Personnel Pte Ltd
Specialist in: Banking, Finance and Accounting, Call Center and Customer Service, Sales and Marketing, Administration, Supply Chain and Logistics, IT, Engineering, and Human Resources
Phone: +65 9170 2415
Location: 1 Scotts Rd, #18-08 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Website: https://www.adecco.com.sg/
Working Days/ Hours: Weekdays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Adecco is a leading HR Solutions provider with over 5100 offices in 60 countries across the globe.

Their motto is to ensure that the future works for everyone by connecting jobs with people.

Their services and programs include:

  • Program for Internship Opportunities
  • Program for Exposure to Working World
  • Candidate International Mobility Program
  • Permanent, Temporary, and Contract jobs
  • Outsourcing Solutions
  • HR Consulting

Their two-year fast-track Management Trainee Programme might interest you if you want to unleash your leadership skills and boost your career with them.

Reviews:

“I was a fresh graduate during the pandemic. The Adecco team got me my first job against all odds. Thanks to their valuable support and guidance, I am on a rewarding career path.”

Remy Ong

“Team Adecco was helpful, knowledgeable, and communicated with me regularly until I got my new job. They helped me decide between two job offers when I was confused. I will always recommend Adecco.”

Rui En

Conclusion

Employment agencies in Singapore do not charge any fees to the candidates unless they take extra services (like getting a valid work pass, etc.). Always apply through reliable agencies specializing in your field.

They charge the employers:

  • A “Contingency fee” (between 15-25 percent of 1 year CTC of the selected candidate), or
  • A “Retainer fee.” Payable in three instalments, the first installment is payable upon agreeing to use their service. Other instalments are payable at agreed stages. Part of the Retainer fee is non-refundable, irrespective of the outcome.

Before selecting an employment agency

  • List agencies that specialize in your industry
  • Check their credibility, track record, and screening processes (online/interview them offline)
  • Make a detailed list of your job requirements
  • Appoint an agency that is flexible with rates, terms, and prompt in service
  • Use the services of a one-stop agency that can handle all types of jobs (permanent, contractual, etc.).