In the dynamic realm of talent acquisition, where the search for the perfect candidate is as crucial as ever, the evolution of recruitment companies is often marked by the transformative leadership that guides their journey. We are about to delve into the intriguing narrative of RM Group AG, a quarter century company, by capturing the perspectives of both its former and current owner.
Back in 1998, Roberto Grassi, holding a leadership position in a local Swiss company’s software team, embarked on founding RMIT Professional Resources. This recruitment company, specializing in IT roles, originated from his decision to follow a colleague. Notably, within the organization at that time, Roberto stood as the sole individual with an IT background. Moreover, the concept of recruitment, particularly for contractual positions, was entirely novel and unfamiliar in the Swiss business landscape.
The culture for working for decades in the same company was vastly spread along the country. The concepts of relocation, work permits, and employment regulations were unfamiliar to companies, even when they required a specialized professional from overseas. Roberto invested months of thorough exploration into these matters, delving deeply into the intricacies of Switzerland’s work regulations. And the business was really a niche.