How it all began…
In 1976 two men, Michael Page and Bill McGregor, set up a small office above a humble London launderette. Together they created the original PageGroup brand, Michael Page, with the ambitious dream of placing qualified accountants into permanent roles in the Capital.
After four years of hard work and long nights they were employing over 50 consultants and generated a profit of over 3 million pounds in 5 offices across the country.
Their focus was to help clients build a successful taskforce based on high quality talent; for candidates, the goal was to create a career and be a trusted recruitment partner throughout their professional journey.
This success would continue and it wouldn’t be long before the brand went international with offices in France, the Netherlands and Australia. By 1988 Michael Page was listed on the London Stock Exchange followed by further international expansion in the 1990s.
Today, PageGroup comprises three brands: Michael Page, Page Personnel and Page Executive which collectively cover temporary and permanent positions from support and specialist roles, through to management and executive level.
One common theme across all brands is our core values of making a difference, valuing determination, being passionate, working as a team and enjoying what we do. They are as evident now as they’ve ever been. PageGroup now employs over 7,000 people in 36 different countries, covering APAC, North America, LATAM, UK, Middle East and Continental Europe, with specialised teams working across diverse industries.
In 2017, LinkedIn praised us as Most Socially Engaged Recruitment Company worldwide and this year we were received the Top Employer Europe award.
Things have changed a great deal over 40 years. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is our commitment to the professional success of our clients, candidates and employees.
The Michael Page Switzerland team looks forward to building an exciting future with you as we continue to drive our business forward in the Swiss recruitment market.