Known for its catchy commercials,「Indeed」the world's No.1 search engine for job seekers is also.
The Japanese subsidiary has grown rapidly over the past five years, bringing new businesses to the Japan market. We asked two people from the talent acquisition team about the hiring situation for pioneer companies.
What effect does it have on mass media and recruitment?
Yokokawa: "Indeed is rolling out media on TV to the point there is no day where I don't see your CMs. What effects does it have for recruitment activities?" Tsuchiguchi: "As an ice breaker, it makes it easier to explain the company to candidates. While the company's name value has increased, I feel that the details of our services are still not yet known.
SHAWK Japan has been using Daijob AGENT since 2014.
They are responsible for the branding of well-known large corporations.The number of brands, including parent company SGK Group (headquartered in Illinois, U.S.), is more than 500 worldwide.
We talked about a wide range of topics, ranging from global branding methods to new internal evaluation methods.
Reiko Nakamura, who interviewed with us, was also a speaker at TEDx with the theme 「Seek Leadership!」.
What is the difference from other agents?
Yokokawa: "We are supporting recruitment in Daijob AGENT for about four years. What are the reasons for choosing us?"
I wanted to find a sales representative, so I consulted about recruitment. It is currently a struggle in the industry to recruit sales talent, and I have made requests to other agents, but it was difficult to turn up talent. To further expand the business in the future, as I looked for talent with the key phrases of "sales ability" + "English ability" as mandatory, it was an extreme struggle.
However, I made a request to Daijob AGENT, and several candidates were introduced all with language skills. Among these, there was even a person with sales experience of consumer electronics mass retailers, who we successfully recruited. By securing good talent, momentum was built up which strengthened sales, and this was a great help.
Currently, we are hiring to increase headcount as the results of the Japan branch are good. In addition, with the average age of employees becoming high, we are progressing with recruitment as we want to rejuvenate the company, so we are also carrying out potential recruitment.
We requested posting of an advertising sales position with a level of language ability sufficient to achieve cooperation with the overseas HQ as an extremely important factor, and we were introduced to candidates in their 20s who combined advertising sales experience with language ability. We were able to progress to hiring extremely smoothly, and despite it being potential recruitment, were introduced to people with experience in advertising sales, so we are extremely grateful.
We wanted to recruit a bilingual web development engineer who could handle dealings with overseas branches, so we consulted with Daijob AGENT. Our company provides web analysis tools, but the Daijob AGENT staff who supported us had a fairly deep understanding of the industry and job types, carried out a detailed hearing about and understood the contents, strengths and differentiation of the products we develop. Also, we recruited for a wide variety of job types, but they dealt with any positions including sales, engineering, customer support and back office, and recommended many candidates with a sense of urgency, so even now it has been a tremendous help.
We develop an app for learning English and needed to hire foreign talent in planning and translation of learning contents, etc., so we got in touch with Daijob AGENT which is strong on bilingual talent. We are still a start-up company with around 10 staff, and we cannot yet afford to educate inexperienced staff, so we are looking for introductions to talent who can have an immediate impact. These are quite stiff conditions, so to be honest on our side we thought it would be difficult to recruit immediately, but their introduction of far more talent than we expected surprised us. Also, we are still an unknown company, but each of the candidates was of high quality, and we were impressed by many of the candidates coming to interview with a solid understanding of the details of our business. We would like to benefit from Daijob AGENT's capabilities for a variety of positions in the future, not just for foreign nationals.