Hydrogen's Global Mobility Story Continues in Hong Kong

By Hydrogen Group, PRNE
Monday, April 25, 2011

With 82% of professionals relocating to work in Hong Kong saying they would consider seeking permanent residency - according to Hydrogen Group's 'Global Professionals on the Move Report 2011' - the global search specialist have now moved into their own Hong Kong residence

LONDON, April 26, 2011 - After successfully operating out of two offices in the Asia Pac market
for over four years, Hydrogen Group have now opened the doors of their third
office, to support candidates and clients on the ground in Hong Kong.

With recent research confirming high satisfaction levels among relocating
specialist professionals moving to Asia, in particular Hong Kong, and an
increase in client and candidate demand from their existing Singapore office
within the region - Hydrogen have further committed to strategically expand
their Asia Pac business by placing themselves in the city's commercial

Abigail Waudby, Hydrogen's Hong Kong Director, said, "After experiencing
an unprecedented 400% growth in Singapore, we are starting the next chapter
in our Asia story to extend our reach and provide the best possible service
for local and global professionals and employers in the areas of Business
Transformation, Technology Transformation, Legal, and Energy.

"This is a key region for us and a fantastic opportunity to partner with
companies operating in one of the world's fastest growing and most attractive

Reflecting due diligence and steadily building contacts from Singapore
before making the move, Hydrogen differentiate themselves by investing in
long term relationships and listening to feedback from clients and candidates
to deliver a customised service for their individual requirements.

Knowing these local and international candidates allows Hydrogen to
provide the best talent for their clients. With Asia being a rapidly
developing trading environment, Hydrogen are set to help fill the skill gaps
currently appearing at the more experienced end of the market, where there
may be a lack of home grown experience to fill all available positions.

CEO Tim Smeaton commented on their annual candidate survey, "Thanks to
our 'Global Professionals on the Move Report 2011' (
www.hydrogengroup.com/media/) Hydrogen understands the motivations of
specialist professionals regarding working overseas and the impact the
increase in 'global mobility' has had on the growing Asia Pac market. A
staggering 100% of professionals we surveyed that were already working in
Hong Kong confirmed it to be a positive experience, with a further 82% saying
they would consider seeking permanent residency.

"The flourishing Asia Pac economies are ideally suited to high calibre
candidates wanting to fast-track their career and/or gain international
experience. Our understanding of this means we are ideally placed to assist
candidates looking to relocate or return to Asia from abroad, as well as
local professionals.

"Our continued success in this hugely exciting region has resulted in
unprecedented growth for our Asia business in just over a year, where we are
now recognised as global mobility industry experts."

Talking about the new Hong Kong office, Simon Walker, Asia Regional
Managing Director pledged strong commitment to the region, saying "We see the
Asia Pac region as part of our long term strategic growth plan. Our teams of
experts based in both Singapore and Hong Kong will take a joined up approach
to work with the other global offices in EMEA and Australia, offering a
balance of local and global specialist knowledge and recruitment advice."

Hydrogen Group plc is listed on AIM on the London Stock Exchange and
employs in excess of 300 employees worldwide.

About Hydrogen

Hydrogen Group is a global specialist recruitment group which focuses on
finding and building relationships with high-quality specialist candidates
that our clients have difficulty sourcing themselves. Hydrogen recruits
across a number of global practice areas including technology, legal, HR,
pharmaceutical, finance, trading & advisory, and energy.


Media Contacts

Abigail Waudby - Hong Kong Country Director +852-3975-2772

Sam Proctor - Hydrogen Group Communications +44-207-090-7711


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