International recruitment specialists, Listgrove Limited, argue that people are a company’s most important assets and the key to continued success, and attracting top talent is critical to staying ahead of the competition.
Asahi Kasei, a global Japanese corporate in the chemicals and materials science industries, acknowledges this important matter.
In fact, Karl-Heinz Deichelmann, General Manager Human Resources Europe of Asahi Kasei, states that “outstanding human resources are essential for us to achieve sustainable growth and thrive in world markets. When planning a strategy for growth, we also need to consider how to retain and nurture the people who will execute the business. We are, therefore placing greater emphasis on the linkage between business strategy and personnel strategy.”
When the recruitment of specialised skills within a niche market became challenging, Asahi Kasei turned to an industry specialist to identify the right candidates. Listgrove Limited, an International consultancy established in 1975, was their partner of choice and were assigned to support the recruitment of managerial, technical and engineering roles.
It was decided to use Listgrove’s retained service, which offers a comprehensive recruitment process, designed to identify candidates from multiple sources and, in turn, to conduct a thorough assessment in order to provide Asahi Kasei with a final shortlist. The assigned approach uses a strategic and focused searching methodology, ensuring access to the best talent. This is enhanced by an exceptional network of candidates and the ability to obtain referrals and market intelligence within the chemical industry.
Throughout many processes, Karl-Heinz Deichelmann, was impressed with Listgrove’s approach and commitment, in particular, the high calibre of selected candidates, thorough preparation before interviews and strategic negotiation during the offer stage. Listgrove matched some outstanding candidates to both the job specifications and culture fit required to add value to Asahi Kasei’s business.
Having joined the Asahi Kasei team, these employees can expect to be part of an expanding company that puts emphasis on maintaining an excellent working environment and team motivation. The company offers a pragmatic, positive and relaxed management mindset influenced by the Japanese culture, along with exciting career progression and the opportunity to develop intercultural know-how.
Listgrove provides HR and recruitment services to the packaging, polymer, chemical and recycling sectors. Their multilingual team are highly skilled at sourcing key strategic management, sales and technical appointments across all levels.
Should you be interested in meeting with the team at Asahi Kasei and Listgrove, please visit their stands at the K show in Düsseldorf.
Asahi Kasei – Hall 8a stand J15
Listgrove Recruitment – Hall 5 stand A34
For more information, please email Airelle.Charra@listgrove.com