TA.Direct News, Careers & Hiring Solutions for Japan`s Recruitment Industry TA.Direct News, Careers & Hiring Solutions for Japan`s Recruitment Industry

TA Direct Japan Community

Welcome to TA.Direct– this site is for anyone wanting to learn more about — and interact with — Japan`s recruitment industry.

  • Recruitment Agency Leadership, Management, and Professionals (including non-recruiters)
  • Enterprise HR / TA Leadership & TA Professionals
  • Enterprises servicing the above groups
  • High potential business professionals who might consider a move into recruitment
  • High potential new grads who might consider recruitment as a career

Japan has a unique recruitment industry that we`d like to promote by bringing its members, and those who wish to join its ranks, closer together. Our aim is to recognize the best of the industry`s member companies and professionals, provide you with more information about what is going on across the market, and empower each of you to promote yourselves and/or your companies by contributing your thoughts and ideas regarding industry-related issues and trends.

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Excellent managers need love and recognition too, so we try to give it to them here. Learn who`s got a handle on the very difficult task of managing well in the recruitment industry.

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Read about what senior leaders in the market have to say about the current state of the market, how they got where they are, what they do in their off-time, pet peeves, and more.

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Ever wonder what the culture is like working in-house or at some of the other agencies you hear about? Here we try to highlight some of the unique attributes of various companies in the market.

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Starting Over or Just Starting Out: Aligning Recruitment & Life

April 8th, 2021|

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.

What’s in store for Japan’s Recruitment & TA Market in 2021

April 6th, 2021|

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.

The Decision: In-House v Agency Recruitment

April 1st, 2021|

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.

They Won`t Pay the Invoice! (But This Can Help)

March 31st, 2021|

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.

Japan Recruiter Survey: What You`re Not Loving About Your CRM

March 28th, 2021|

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.

Successfully Onboard Your Talent – Crisis Or No Crisis (Part 2)

February 16th, 2021|

So what are some of the things we can do to improve the long-term success of our new hires as well as their overall experience during the process? At my company, Domo Japan, we actually begin the onboarding before the onboarding actually happens.

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