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.
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.