Top 9 Reliable Recruitment Agencies In Singapore

Si Jie Lim

Si Jie Lim

Last updated 13 October, 2020

Thinking about a career switch or planning for a new job, but don’t know where to start? Take the help of a recruitment agency that increases the odds of landing your dream job.

What do recruitment agencies do?

Recruitment agencies help companies fill their open roles with qualified candidates and companies hire recruitment agencies to help them zero in on the most suitable candidates. It’s a win-win for both parties. Typically, all agencies screen — and sometimes headhunt — candidates that will best meet the needs of the employers. 

How much do recruitment agencies charge?

Like most businesses, recruitment agencies offer their service for a fee. This fee usually ranges between 15% to 30% of a (successful) jobseeker’s annual salary. Since companies hire agencies to recruit and headhunt, jobseekers don’t need to worry about the charges in order to land a job through an agency. 

Additionally, the recruitment agency will help you fight for a higher pay. This is because the agency normally gets paid a percentage of the jobseeker’s annual salary and, therefore, it is in the recruitment agency’s best interest to help you secure a higher pay. 

Top 9 reliable recruitment agencies in Singapore

Randstad50 Raffles Place, Singapore Land Tower, #17-02, Singapore: 0486236510 1350- Banking
- Accounting
- Life Science
- IT
- Legal
- Construction
- Real Estate
Sciente International Pte Ltd51 Changi Business Park Central 2, The Signature Building, Singapore 4860666635 3888- Financial Services
- IT
Garner International 100 Beach Road #21 – 04/05, Shaw Tower Singapore 1897026338 9119- PMET
- Senior positions
Manpower1 Wallich Street, #09-02 Guoco Tower, Singapore 0788816232 8811- Oil, gas and energy
- Real estate
- Manufacturing- Healthcare
- Banking
DP Search7500A Beach Rd, #11-323 The Plaza Singapore 1995916339 3935- Banking
- Finance
- IT
Frazer Jones30 Cecil St, #21-03/04 Prudential Tower, Singapore 0497126420 0515- HR
3C Synergy1 Neil Rd, Singapore 0888046225 5404- Construction
- Oil and Gas
- Energy
- Real Estate
Kelly Services8 Marina View, #11-01 Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 0189606709 3388- Banking
- Finance
- Engineering
- Events
- HR
- IT
- Part-time
Adecco1 Scotts Road, #18-08 Shaw Centre, Singapore 2282086835 3400- Banking
- Finance

1. Randstad

Source: Randstad

Services: Managed programs, payroll services
EA Licence No: 94C3609
Address: 50 Raffles Place, Singapore Land Tower, #17-02, Singapore 048623
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Randstad is one of the most prominent recruitment agencies around the world. Its Singapore branch has more than a decade of experience in helping start-ups, public and private sectors fill job openings with the right candidates. 

2. Sciente International

SourceL Sciente International

Services: Technology career transition, contingent and retained search, onboarding outsourcing, rapid team formation, IT recruitment process outsourcing
EA Licence No: 07C5639
Address: 51 Changi Business Park Central 2, The Signature Building, Singapore 486066
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6.30pm

Sciente International specialises in talent search and sourcing in the financial and IT services industry. The recruiters here are known to have a strong grasp of client needs and strive to connect employers with the right talent.

3. Garner International

Source: Garner International

Services: Career assessment and planning, online self-promotion and networking, combination of classic and modern talent search
EA Licence No: 90S4924
Address: 100 Beach Road #21-04/05, Shaw Tower Singapore 189702

Garner International has a team of specialists with management experience as well as strong business networks in their respective industries. As a recruitment agency, Garner International has a tendency to work with reputable multinational corporations (MNCs). For those looking to get your foot into MNCs, Garner International is an ideal good stepping stone.

4. Manpower

Source: Manpower

Services: Workforce solutions, HR assessments, skills training, talent resourcing
EA Licence No: 02C3423
Address: 1 Wallich Street, #09-02 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Manpower, part of the Manpower Group, is a world leading workforce expert with offices in 80 countries and more than 70 years of experience. Manpower has been providing staffing solutions to enhance business agility and competitiveness in Singapore for the past 25 years. Manpower has a proven track record over time to deliver the right recruitment solution to help match the right individual to the right job.

5. DP Search

Source: DP Search

Services: Recruitment process outsourcing, senior management recruiting, screening and referrals, executive search
Address: 7500A Beach Rd, #11-323 The Plaza, Singapore 199591

DP Search is considered one of the most pioneering recruitment agencies in Singapore. They have been providing professional recruitment services to companies in the IT sector for the last 30 years. They also specialise in hiring in the executive space by helping employers find preferred talents in the shortest time possible. If you have years of experience under your belt and think that it’s time to look for a senior position, DP Search is the recruitment agency to reach out to.

6. Frazer Jones

Source: Frazer Jones

Services: Recruitment and search, networking, payroll services, outplacement services, talent acquisition
EA Licence No: 17S8475
Address: 30 Cecil St, #21-03/04 Prudential Tower, Singapore 049712
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Frazer Jones is an independent HR search and recruitment specialist with presence internationally. It offers a full suite of HR services to meet the needs of businesses, regardless of size. From local small medium enterprises (SMEs) to Fortune 500 companies globally, Frazer Jones has helped to staff many companies around the world.

7. 3C Synergy

Source: 3C Synergy

Services: Construction recruitment, recruitment specialist, resume writing, accounting recruitment, consultative recruitment
EA Licence No: 08C3299
Address: 1 Neil Road, #02-04, Singapore 088804
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm

3C Synergy serves employers in the construction and real estate markets. With a presence in Asia since 2007, the agency has been helping many construction companies meet their staffing needs for construction jobs in Asia. It is also recognised as a Chartered Building Consultancy, which highlights its strength as a recruitment agency in the construction sector.

8. Kelly Services

Source: Kelly Services

Services: Contract recruitment, payroll services
EA Licence No: 01C4394
Address: 8 Marina View, #11-01 Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 018960
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Kelly Services is a familiar name among jobseekers, especially if you have ever searched for a part-time or contract role during your holidays. Besides providing temporary and contract work for thousands across Singapore, Kelly Services also helps specialised professionals gain full-time employment across multiple industries, from banking to IT sector.

9. Adecco

Source: Adecco

Services: HR solution, payroll services, talent acquisition, contract recruitment
EA Licence No: 91C2918
Address: 1 Scotts Road, #18-08 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

A leading HR solution provider with over 5,100 branches worldwide, Adecoo’s mission is to help employers hire great people and help jobseekers land suitable roles. In Singapore, Adecco claims to have helped more than 1,400 people find new employment each year by understanding jobseekers and matching them with what the market needs.

Finding a full-time job is the first step towards financial freedom. Besides having a stable income, you also need to cultivate your saving habits if you want to enjoy an early retirement.

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