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26 Top International & Regional Recruiters In Belgium

December 11, 2015 business / expats / students

Top Recruitment Firms in Belgium

Job Hunting in Belgium? Here’s 26 Top Recruiters Operating in Belgium

People say finding a job is tough work, but finding the right expert to fit in at your company can be just as hard.

Both job candidate and corporate HR alike can be helped by headhunters. After all, recruiters have access to years of networking across industries (and continents) that make them the experts at finding the right person or position.ra

We’ve come up with 26 of these expert recruiting agencies that operate in Belgium. Some are native to Belgium, while others are international companies with local offices throughout the country, but like good matchmakers everywhere, all exist to find the perfect relationship.

Recruiters In Brussels

International Executive Recruiting

Led by its founder and CEO, Paul Pleus, IER recruits executives from around the world with a focus on Europe. The company is able to network across industries, departments and positions, and specialises in placing top managers.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Eurostaff

Focusing on recruiting professionals in technology and finance across Europe, Eurostaff is an award-winning company. Its most recent award was the top prize at the 2015 Recruiter Awards for Excellence for Best IT Recruitment Agency.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Spencer Stuart

This privately-owned executive search and recruitment company will celebrate its 60th birthday in 2016 across the 30 countries, including Belgium, where Spencer Stuart has a presence. Clients range from small startups to multinational corporations, across industries, who are seeking senior executives.

Quick contact: Twitter

Robert Half Technology

If your company needs a technology professional, RHT can help. Serving clients across the globe, the Brussels office can assist with local staffing needs whatever the size of firm or tech project.

Quick contact: Twitter

Hays

“Recruiting experts worldwide” is this international recruitment company’s tagline. In fact, Hays writes that last year it placed 63,000 people into permanent positions. There are nine offices in Belgium and, at the time of writing, 937 job vacancies.

Quick contact: Twitter

Hudson Global Recruitment

The recruiting strategy of this company has been continually refined since its 2003 founding, and now spans the globe, reaching some 20 countries. There are six offices in Belgium, including one each in Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp, so a local HR consultation is never very far away.

Quick contact: Twitter

Volt

Recruiting across practices, including IT, telecommunications, life sciences and engineering, Volt staffs professional sectors in companies all over the globe. The UK-based company makes its home in Belgium on Jules Bordetlaan in Brussels, halfway between the EU quarter and the airport.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Best recruitment firms in Belgium

Belgium Wide Recruitment Companies

Harvey Nash

For more than 25 years, Harvey Nash has been helping companies attract and recruit executives and skilled workers. Starting in IT and engineering, Harvey Nash now recruits across industries, including pharmaceutical and chemical. This international recruiting company has three offices in Belgium: in Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.

Quick contact: Twitter

AsecrIT

This young ICT sourcing and recruitment firm serves companies throughout Belgium, with more than 60 consultants headed by its founder, Nancy Steels. Since the company’s beginnings in 2010, AsecrIT has some 50 permanent employees nationwide.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Akros Solutions

Specialising in recruiting IT talent, Akros is a Belgian firm with offices in the Business Center of Brussels. The agency finds both permanent placements as well as consultancy services across industries, including government, finance, and oil and gas.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

iStorm Agency

Christoph Maassen was told he was mad to start a recruiting agency in the economic crisis of 2009. Nearly seven years later, the Belgian company is a going concern, and in 2014 it acquired DPSC, another recruiting firm specialising in the ICT industry. Located in Brussels, iStorm targets highly specialized candidates for their clients, which include the nation’s top companies.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Michael Bailey Associates

Professional resourcing is one of the services provided by this international consultancy firm, networking across sectors including IT, telecommunications, finance, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas. Founded in 1989, the company has nine European locations, including one in the center of Antwerp.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Gestionique

When it was founded in 1989, Gestionique provided management and accounting services. By 1993, the company was recruiting IT experts. While they still offer PC services, this small Brussels company prides itself on helping clients bring in permanent or freelance IT and engineering professionals to Belgium.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Kanoff Legal

This recruitment firm targets the legal market in Brussels, placing qualified lawyers with law firms that are doing business locally. Founded by lawyer Ronni Kanoff in 2008, Kanoff Legal recruits entry-level candidates through equity partners, either singly or in teams, for their clients.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Randstad Belgium

One of the world’s largest providers of human resource services, Randstad has had a presence in Belgium since 1965. Its division of Randstad Professionals recruits executives and specialists from finance to sales and marketing, across all industries, for client companies operating nationwide.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

USG Professionals

For consultancy, recruitment or temporary assistance in a number of fields, including engineering, ICT, finance and legal, clients turn to USG Professionals. With offices in seven European countries, USG networks across borders, bringing each company a recruiting solution that meets its unique needs.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

hiring comanies in Belgium

VMA Group

The experts at VMA Recruitment work for clients in the communications and investor relations sectors. These areas include PR and public affairs as well as internal communications. A global firm, its headquarters for Mainland Europe is located in Brussels.

Quick contact: Twitter

Start People Recruitment

Companies looking for staff and logistics personnel can turn to this 35-year old recruitment company. With a presence in several European countries, Start People confirms approximately 500 consultants in more than 100 offices throughout Belgium.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Mezquita & Associates

Specializing in the recruitment of middle and senior management professionals, the small team of 10 members who make up Mezquita & Associates are known for their niche sector focus. The Belgian partner of the international recruiting firm of Signium, Mezquita is a local player with global networking clout.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Generations Recruitment

Yoni Szpiro, who founded Generations in 2009, maintains that a generational HR strategy is critical to a company’s growth, with a smooth transition of knowledge and expertise necessary between retiring and onboarding employees. Coupled with strong recruitment practices, including a growing network of local candidates, Generations offers long-term solutions to client staffing issues.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Badenoch & Clark

An international recruitment firm with four offices in Belgium, Badenoch & Clark provides its corporate clients with qualified professionals, and connects senior-level executives with suitable prospects and opportunities. Global networking brings results to local recruitment needs and career goals.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

A&ES

When Advice & Executive Search (A&ES) was founded in 1990, its focus was recruiting computer experts in the Belgian market. Over time, the company was asked to recruit for executives in other fields, including banking, insurance and pharmaceuticals, and has been expanding its network of professional candidates ever since.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Arcadius Recruitment

Based in Brussels, this recruitment agency specializes in staffing client companies with multilingual office managers, as well as management and executive assistants. With its focus solely on management support since its beginnings in 1994, Arcadius has established a network of experts and specific market knowledge it offers both clients and candidates.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Batenborch International

A global sales and marketing recruitment agency with offices in Belgium, Batenborch prides itself on bringing executive-level applicants to its corporate clients, creating both long-term value and competitive advantages. Since it started in 1989, the recruiting company has placed more than 8,000 individuals with some 300 clients.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

Michael Page

While this professional services recruitment company spans six continents, Michael Page ensures that regional offices — like those in Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent — are integrated into the communities they serve. That way, employers and candidates have a local team that understands the market as well as the resources of an international network.

Quick contact: Twitter

Profile Group

The Profile Group has been sourcing top candidates for its Belgian clients nationwide since 1989, and in fact the group has recently expanded to the French market, as well. By measuring their strategies, with feedback from both corporate clients and individual candidates, The Profile Group continuously measures and improves its own performance as a supplier of recruitment services.

Quick contact: LinkedIn

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