Tom Kiley Vice-President & Director – Commerce Group Boyd & Moore Executive Search | Your last meal on earth, what would it be?
An Italian slow food long lunch of fresh mozzarella salads, stuffed aubergines, homemade pastas, grilled seafood, BBQed game meats, fine wine etc. on the Amalfi coast into the sunset surrounded by my closest friends and family.
Industrial, Healthcare, Consumer, SCM, HR, Finance, Legal
Years Recruiting Years Managing Specialties / Skills
Developing consultants, developing managers, developing business, having fun at work!
Career Path to Recruitment
Door to door sales of educational products and bicycle rickshaw driver in central London
What You Enjoy Most About Recruiting
Getting paid to make people happy.
What You Enjoy Most About People Management
Developing someone from zero to hero. Creating a productive and fun team environment.
Most important attribute you typically look for in a candidate when hiring for your team/company Tell Us a Recruitment or Management Pet Peeve
Hiring freezes at late stage of interview/offer process.
Most Notable Achievements
Was global top biller at Robert Walters coming out of Lehman shock, came 3rd in the Fit for Charity 5km race, was county pole-vault champion at high-school.
Most Memorable Placement
Introduced a candidate for a 20 million JPY role and they increased the budget by 14 million JPY to successfully hire him.
If you hadn`t gone into recruitment what would you have been?
A professional footballer😉
Tell us one change you would be very happy to see happen related to recruitment in Japan
More seasoned recruiters from tough markets around the world e.g. U.S., U.K., Australia etc. moving to Japan.
Any random thoughts you`d like to share about the Japan TA/Recruitment market?
Japan is the most lucrative recruitment market in the world so don’t overlook opportunities.
Hobbies: How do you unwind outside of the job?
Football, squash, snowboarding, good food and wine.
Tell us an unusual fact about yourself that your friends might not already know.
Have written and directed amateur comedy theatre.