Placement Consultants in Japan
Placement or recruitment in Japan until very recently had been a government monopoly. However, the government employment services have been unable to meet demands for highly skilled/technical experts sought by private firms. At present there are around 800 recruiting firms in Japan and a major portion of them are placement agencies or consultants.
The placement consultants in Japan do not however search for prospective candidates themselves. Their main role is to launch or introduce a specific candidate to the employers. In order to be hired by the top companies, one has to register with the placement consultancies, or respond to an occasional advertisement put up by the agency.
There is another type of placement agencies operational in Japan. These agencies are called Outplacement Agencies. Their function is to re-recruit employees who could no longer be maintained by a company. They train, assist and then find an alternative job for the particular employee.
The rest of the bunch mainly includes offices of global recruitment agencies based in US, UK or in other countries of Asia. Along with placement services the agencies help in various other ways including market research, training, consulting etc. Also, these agencies provide basic training in Japanese language to foreign nationals.
There are a number of placement agencies in Japan. Given below is a list of some of the top placement agencies in Japan along with contact details:
1. Name: A-TEN Associates
Address: The Tokyo Minato-Ku
Sengoku Mountain annex 105
Phone no: (03) 5425-7788
Fax: (03) 5425-7792
Address: Toho Building, 6TH Floor
2-5-1 Akasaka Minato-Ku
Phone No.: +81 3 3588 8835
Fax: +81 3 3588 0899
3. Name: JDV International Inc.
Address: Tokyo Sankei Building, Level 27
Phone no.: +81 3 3242 6298
Fax: +81 3 3242 6299
Specialization: IT and Technical
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