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FocusCore is a business services advisory company dedicated to help you stay focused on your core business. With offices in Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Yangon, we support international clients throughout Asia with recruiting, business-entry and business process outsourcing services. By entrusting these non-core functions to us, you can re-focus your resources on your strategically vital business tasks

With our roots in Asia, we have an intimate understanding of business practices in the region so we are able  to offer solutions tailored to local market conditions. We are always pro-active, flexible, always transparent and accountable – and we’re single-mindedly focused on results.

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Companies succeed when they stay focused on their core business. Yet it’s easy become sidetracked by non-essential tasks that divert energy from the basic corporate mission.

FocusCore is here to help.

We’re a business services advisory company with a very specific purpose. We provide business resources and advice that support an array of administrative and other non-core functions. By entrusting some of these functions to us, our clients are able to align resources – especially people – around their most strategically vital business tasks

JAPAN


MAO Building 5F
3-12-4 Kyobashi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031
 

Phone: 03-4550-6780


Contact email:Japan@FocusCoreGroup.com

  • FocusCore is without doubt a true leader in recruitment. Their expertise and professionalism in financial recruiting and consulting makes them a value-added resource. The more you interact with them, the more you discover areas where their knowledge and skill can help you professionally as well as personally. In addition, they know how to adapt their services to the customer’s needs.

    Jean-Luc Creppy, Senior Manager, PWC

    Successful Placement

  • I have been working with FocusCore for several years, both as a candidate and corporate client. The team at FocusCore truly raise the bar for the recruitment industry, consistently getting it right the first time by actively listening to my ever-changing business needs. I have not worked with another agency that can deliver such precision in terms of matching talent and roles, while providing valuable advice on organizational design. They are my exclusive talent agency, and an important business partner.

    Melissa Nguyen, Corporate CEO

    Successful Placement and Client

  • FocusCore is a rare breed in the recruiting business, with consultants who go above and beyond to deliver personable, superior service. Passionate, insightful and the consummate professional. The fact that they are so proactive in related activities (Seminars, Networking events, etc.) associated with his business goes to prove his dedication and skills to his work. Any person or organization would be satisfied working with FocusCore.

    Andrew Hankinson, Managing Director

    Successful Placement

  • FocusCore have extremely competent and professional recruiters. They properly understands the markets for which they recruit, taking time to understand the needs of his clients and to match them with potential candidates. Recruiters often claim that they filter candidates and provide a first stage interview process, but in reality end up just acting as a post box. FocusCore however, consistently deliver a high quality recuiting service by putting a lot of time and effort into finding and filtering the right candidates.

    Andrew Steel, Managing Director at Fitch

    Successful Client

  • Top Grade is a rare breed in the recruiting business, with consultants who go above and beyond to deliver personable, superior service. Passionate, insightful and the consummate professional. The fact that they are so proactive in related activities (Seminars, Networking events, etc.) associated with his business goes to prove his dedication and skills to his work. Any person or organization would be satisfied working with Top Grade.

    Andrew Hankinson, Managing Director, Esselte Japan

    Successful Accounting Manager Placement

  • Our company's experience with Top Grade was excellent. What particularly differentiated them from other recruitment companies was their ethical approach. The consultant that I worked with, Dr. David Sweet, and he was professional, proactive and showed a good understanding of our specialist skill requirements within the financial industry. His rapid grasp of our company's needs and his ability to deliver CVs accurately and on target was outstanding.

    Daniel Burgin, CEO, MetaBit Systems Co. Ltd

    Successful CFO Placement

  • Top Grade is without a true leader in recruitment. Their expertise and professionalism in financial recruiting and consulting makes them a value-added resource. The more you interact with them, the more you discover areas where their knowledge and skill can help you professionally as well as personally. In addition, they know how to adapt their services to the customer’s needs.

    Jean-Luc Creppy, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Successful Financial Manager Placement

  • "Working with Top Grade is too good to be true.
    Simple process, High quality candidates, on time solutions, full A to Z follow-up.
    I would recommend any company in the logistics and transport field to work with them."

    Francisco Betancourt

    Commercial Director CMA CGM Japan

  • "Top Grade is your best partner. Working with Top Grade be able to show you a new world. I would highly recommend companies the logistics and transport field to work with them."

    Placed candidate in logistics services company

  • Frankly, we wish we had known your company earlier. We are very grateful that you paid extra attention to meet our needs. Our new employee fits very well with our team.

    CEO of Logistics leader (Japan and Singapore)

  • Charlie is a business partner of mine, he is well connected in Singapore and Aisa and is a great partner for people and organizational development. I can highly recommend him for any hiring needs.

    Thomas Bauer

    Senior Director at Microsoft

  • Charlie is an extremely competant and professional recruiter. He properly understands the markets for which he recruits, taking time to understand the needs of his clients and to match them with potential candidates. Recruiters often claim that they filter candidates and provide a first stage interview process, but in reality end up just acting as a post box. Charlie however, consistently delivers a high quality recuiting service by putting a lot of time and effort into finding and filtering the right candidates. From my dealings with Charlie I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone wanting a quality, bespoke, recuiting service.less

    Andrew Steel

    Regional Managing Director at Fitch Ratings

  • Charlie is one of the most impressive Recruiters I have had the pleasure to work with throughout my career. He approaches his role with a high level of integrity, and is very much committed to quality over quantity. Charlie strives to make matches rather than pure placements. His concerted effort to understand the nuanced requirements of each search as well as the true strengths and weaknesses of each candidate, means that neither party wastes time on situations that may seem a good fit on paper but a poor match otherwise. Charlie is an astute listener and provides trustworthy feedback and counsel. I used his services as a candidate, but would readily endorse him to employers as well.

    Melissa Nguyen

    Sales Excellence Director at Microsoft

  • Charlie is a dedicated business professional. He has a strong understanding of clients needs, and always do his outmost to satisfy their requirements. Charlie is a interesting and fun guy to work with, and I have no problems recommending him for current and future potential clients.

    Lars Baustad

    Marinexplore Inc.

  • Charlie is an extremely resourceful search professional who is full of ideas and always on the ball. He is pleasant to deal with and knows the market well.

    Ricardo Cheung

    Experienced Pan Asian Financial Officer

  • I have known Charlie as a corporate recruiter and as a personal adviser for several years and have nothing but praise for his integrity, effort and work ethos. Charlie is highly personable, knowledgeable and innovative in keeping his search and selection services at the cutting edge of the market. Charlie maintains an excellent talent database and is driven in delivering first rate results; in short he is a great recruiter

    Niall Greenwood

    CEO at The New Black

  • Having worked with Charlie on several searches I’ve found him to be proactive, open and honest. This approach and his ability to gauge the right technical and personality fit for my team has meant he’s delivered with a 100% success rate. He clearly has a very strong work ethic and has always provided me with realistic time frames allowing me to plan ahead. I feel confident recommending Charlie to any perspective client as a recruiter who has the utmost integrity and someone who will deliver time and again.

    Matthew T. Foley

    Managing Director

  • I have worked with Charlie over the years and found him to be a top quality recruiter. His high level of positive energy helps him connect very well with people at all level of the hiring spectrum providing him with a very strong network. Apart from being very approachable, he shows a very high level of customer engagement, regularly following up with a very opened and honest mindset.

    Alexandre Collin

    Senior Finance Business Partner - Retail & Private Banking, Asia Pacific at ANZ

  • I have found Charlie excellent to deal with over the years - he has an honest approach and has a great network as a result - I do not hesitate to recommend Charlie.

    Keith Muller

    Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary at Health Solutions (WA) Pty Ltd

  • Charlie has exceptional people skills. He not only manages to fully relate and embrace the expectations of clients but also seeks to empathise fully with potential candidates - all in a manner in which he displays a dedicated professionalism as well and a high degree of integrity. He seeks to ensure a complete win/win outcome. In doing so he delivers a level of service which is trustworthy, timley, relevant and effective. It was a pleasure working with him.

    Ian Christie

    Finance and Commercial Executive

  • This was my first "hire" that was sourced by Charlie. This was not an easy position to fill as it required very technical knowledge that is not that common in the Singapore marketplace. Charlie used network to source several good candidates however he continued to search as I interviewed and sent through a CV right at the tail end of the process that he was very high on. On paper, it was the best CV I had seen and in the end it was the right candidate for the role. I truly appreciate the effort and focus that Charlie continued to give this search until we had agreed on the right candidate.

    Ross Thompson

    Global Controller at Apttus

  • Charlie is very professional and approachable. He understood very quickly my requirements and matched me up for a role with a company where I fit in well. At all stages of the process he kept me regularly updated and his in depth knowledge of the company was of great assistance in getting me thorough several rounds of interviews.

    Simon Lee

    Regional Finance Director, South & South East Asia at Wunderman