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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Successfully Onboard Your Talent – Crisis Or No Crisis (Part 1)

February 15th, 2021|

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...

What You Miss/ed (and Didn`t) About Working From the Office 

January 15th, 2021|

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. 

Japan Recruitment Leaders Unfiltered (Part 3)

December 20th, 2020|

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.

Japan Recruitment Leaders Voice Market Optimism (Part 2)

December 16th, 2020|

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.

Japan Recruitment Leaders Speak on Market Challenges (Part 1)

December 10th, 2020|

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.

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