Aaron Ren — client services director, Shanghai, China
a work day with Aaron
As a client services director, based in Shanghai, China, I’m responsible for project start-up and team management, maintaining client business relationships, and setting the process according to the client. I have been working at Randstad Sourceright for 9 years, where I started as a senior recruiter.
At that time, Randstad China’s HR team shared a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) job opportunity with me, which seemed intriguing because RPO was just starting up in China with tremendous future possibilities. Since then, I have gained a lot of experience in business and comprehensive ability in the past few years — and we’re still growing both in China and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region!
A typical day for me includes client visits and team meetings to deal with recruitment needs and regular review meetings. We brainstorm almost every day, sharing some interesting updates and market trends — like competitor analysis. What I love most about my job is dealing with people, and listening to and getting new information or opportunities for my job.
Aaron’s recipe for balance
Outside of work, I love traveling and cooking. I have been to many countries, whether on vacation or business trips. I especially love Hong Kong, a city with both Chinese and foreign history. To balance the adventure of travel, cooking is a process-oriented task and trains me in the art of patience in a creative way by making new results through the integration of different foods.
What’s great about working at Randstad Sourceright is that the leadership and company culture encourage a well-rounded, healthy equilibrium between work and life among our employees. We have a phenomenal working environment. The work is fully equipped with the tools we need to get our job done, an excellent office in downtown Shanghai, efficient teamwork and really cool colleagues located all over the world!
Only a balanced life can provide you with enough energy to do what you want to do. I believe that if you can control your life well, then your work will be pleasant and fulfilling. Work is only a part of your life, which contributes to your greater sense of self. When you work in a company that trusts your work performance and recognizes not only your performance but also you as a unique individual, then you’ll know what it’s like to work at Randstad Sourceright.
Working here, you’ll have the support and motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle and, with a positive, can-do attitude, you’ll fit right in.