With the rapid acceleration of mobile internet usage and an understanding of how people look for jobs, Ashley Steinhausen created Dazhi. Dazhi is a mobile recruiting platform for the mainland China and Hong Kong markets. I interviewed Ashley to find out how the recruiting industry is intersecting with the rise of mobile.

One of the founders of Zhaopin.com

Ashley started out his career in the recruitment industry in the UK and moved to Hong Kong in 1994. In 1995, he moved to Shanghai to run operations for Alliance Executive Search, a head hunting firm with Mark Baldwin and Robert Zhang. After a while, their multi-national clients wanted them to help recruit lower level positions. Mark then conceptualized and started Zhaopin.com with a few partners. Ashley left Zhaopin in 2001 to join a job board in Japan before returning to Shanghai where he worked on a wide variety of projects, before creating Dazhi in 2009.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.