Getting It Right: Next Generation RPO Solutions

Monday March 4th, 2019 · by Murray Clarke

Let’s take a look at where the Japan RPO market is headed. As outlined in my previous post there are some major maturity problems in the Japan recruitment market. There are not enough quality recruiters in-house, in agency or in RPO. Meanwhile, RPO providers tend to provide a weak solution that places the success or…

The Japan “Solution” & The Status Quo RPO

Tuesday February 12th, 2019 · by Murray Clarke

The typical RPO in Japan struggles to deliver on expectation and we look at some of the factors behind this. I previously outlined the common problems behind the high cost of recruitment in Japan and argued that the chief problem is really a macro one related to the maturity (actually immaturity) of the Japan talent…

The Japan Talent Pain Point: $$$$$

Monday January 14th, 2019 · by Murray Clarke

Not only does the market have fewer applicants than other markets, but there are fewer high quality recruiters when compared to more mature talent acquisition markets. Japan is the world’s most difficult market to recruit talent in. Everyone should know this by now and the knowledge makes it easy to justify the exceptionally high costs…

ManpowerGroup’s Annual Global Talent Survey (Tokyo Seminar)

Thursday September 7th, 2017 · by Murray Clarke

Last night we held our first seminar to discuss factors behind Japan’s #1 ranking as the world’s most difficult market to recruit in. Given the bilingual audience we presented in English and the content was well received. Most attendee’s in fact were seeking exactly the kind of data points we shared in order to explain…

Where are all the applicants?

Monday July 3rd, 2017 · by Murray Clarke

I was reading some Japan Institute of Labour surveys (again) and created a graph to help illustrate the challenge of finding candidates in Japan. Every recruiter knows this struggle. Less than 8% of employees in Japan came into their job within the past year (survey from 2015) and over 45% of employees have been in…