Walking through the doors of recruitment firm Spencer Ogden's Singapore office, the space at first glance looks more like a games room than a place for work.
An AstroTurf carpet blankets the floor, dining booths line one side of the office and various forms of entertainment – including a ping pong table, foosball table, bicycle and scooter – are sighted around the premises.
It may seem counterintuitive, but these activities are aimed at keeping employees engaged and productive in the demanding industry. Most days are spent making back-to-back phone calls pitching to clients and trying to getting potential candidates on board.
Tom Reid, Singapore country manager at Spencer Ogden says while the activities can be a distraction, they are positive.
"Recruitment is a tough job but in this sort of environment, you don't get bored and clock watch. You work, and when you need a break, you can get one really easily without leaving the office," Reid told CNBC.