A business is only as strong as its people. The task of hiring, however, can be daunting.
With over 50 years of experience in the recruitment industry and a workforce of around 12,000 people across 33 markets, Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan K.K. knows the ins and outs of connecting the right people with the right organizations.
As a global firm and one of the largest foreign recruitment firms in Japan, Hays leverages its industry expertise, with a client-centric perspective that puts customers’ needs at the heart of everything it does.
“The Japan market is a complex one; it’s a big economy, the third largest in the world. The workforce is massive, which presents massive opportunities—but it’s not without its challenges. For instance, the hiring processes and regulations in Japan are longer, more complex than most. There are cultural differences; ideals regarding job tenure and brand name. Many Japanese traditionally believe in holding one job for life and in working for big brands over startups. But those perspectives are now shifting. There are also obstacles to achieving diversity in the workforce,” Grant Torrens, Managing Director of Hays Japan, notes.
As a specialist recruitment business, armed with up-to-date knowledge, deep industry understanding, and the ability to provide meaningful innovations for its customers, Hays effectively works through these complexities.
Moreover, the company has been the Official sponsor and Recruitment Partner of the Manchester City football club, bolstering its strength in the industry.
For the advantages it offers, Hays is the ideal partner not only for the hiring needs of foreign firms in Japan, but also for Japanese firms looking to diversify their team. It is also the go-to for ASEAN-based companies aiming to invest and set up branches in Japan. “The crux of our business success is making sure that we hire, develop, and train talented consultants to put the best people into the best opportunities. It’s the quality service we give our clients, as well as our global reach. It’s retaining the best talent in the market, and making sure that we’ve got a solid brand. All of that keeps us ahead in the game.”