This is a story about an experienced recruiter, me, who decided to completely shift out of one industry and into another. And if you are thinking to do similarly, or even just thinking to enter the recruitment industry, maybe my experience can help.
In this post, Yan Sen Lu of Makana Partners summarizes what some research says the 2021 year might look like for recruitment in Japan. A global pandemic, social unrest, political and economic turbulence – many label 2020 as the ‘lost’ year. It was also a year no one saw coming. As we turn the page to 2021, the year of the mighty ox, we look into our crystal ball to try and get a better picture of what lies ahead.
What pushes agency recruiters to go in-house? In recent years, the In-House vs Agency recruitment topic has raised increasing attention among recruiters. In Japan, we are seeing a tremendous number of agency recruiters not just open to consider opportunities in the market, but ONLY open to consider an in-house (Talent Acquisition) role as a next career step.
A major challenge with managing a company (or a sales desk), especially a small company, is cashflow. A big part of cashflow management is getting paid on time. So what do you do when a client (big or small) hasn't paid you by the invoice due date? Here are some very simple, commonsense steps that need to be part of your approach.
We thought it would be fun (and informative) to talk to a bunch of people who`ve been around Japan`s recruitment block a few times to get their thoughts on what lies in store for the industry. These conversations focus on the challenges that have confronted Japan`s recruitment industry over the past 9-10 months or so and the many reasons this market will continue to be outstanding for recruitment professionals.
In Part 1 (Japan Recruitment Leaders Speak On Market Challenges) we focused on the additional challenges Japan recruitment faces heading into a winter season where Covid and the economy remain a worry for professionals and the businesses they work for. Here, we review some excellent reasons for optimism -- that this will continue to be the best damn recruitment market in the world.
In Parts 1 & 2 of this series of 3 articles, we talked to numerous industry leaders and veterans to get their views on recent recruitment market challenges and its potential for opportunity. In this final part we gather some of the more thought-provoking excerpts from our conversations and publish them in one place.
Recruiters, like most people, need something to complain about. We`re human and we want what we want and even when we get what we want, we quickly identify other stuff we didn’t know we wanted and complain about not having it. It`s a thing of nature. Like hating on your CRM.
We sensed you`ve been waiting for the definitive Japan Recruitment WFH survey so we worked a bit of overtime to put it together. Yes, we`re aware you`ve participated in and/or read about 100 of these WFH surveys already --- so what makes this one different? Well, mainly because it`s better. It`s kind of funny. And we put a lot of time into it! So read me. Please.
How is your new hire onboarding process working during the COVID crisis? I’ve recently been hosting some HR Roundtables and will continue to do more on a monthly basis. It’s a great opportunity to hear directly from other HR professionals...