PRESS RELEASE: One Company, One Vision

Wednesday August 17th, 2016 · by Murray Clarke

日本語版は下に続きます。 August 17, 2016 ManpowerGroup Strengthens Service Capabilities Through Business Integration of Executive Search Subsidiaries Integration of Executive Search Subsidiaries into Experis Executive Workforce solutions company ManpowerGroup Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Yokohama, Kanagawa; Director, Representative Executive Officer and President: Masahiro Ikeda), announces the business integration of its subsidiaries Experis Technology Futures, Co., Ltd. and Experis Professional…

Horses for Courses

Monday March 14th, 2016 · by Murray Clarke

The biggest complaint I hear from hiring managers is usually that agents are sending them loads of resumes that are off spec. It is wasting their time and patience. Or in fact, the opposite scenario where the clients is waits and waits for resumes from their agent and gradually loses patience – even though when they…

Finding Your “Best Fit” Partner

Saturday February 27th, 2016 · by Murray Clarke

So I have written a few posts lately about how difficult Japan is to recruit good talent and how that translates to pricing. Let`s explore how companies might gain more confidence when partnering here in Japan. I won`t go too far with the analogy but it is much like dating when looking for something serious rather than a fling.…

Talking Terms

Thursday February 25th, 2016 · by Murray Clarke

A common approach I see being taken by talent acquisition people new to international markets is to try to slam horrible blanket terms on the table. I want to take a look at that. It often starts with HR folks asking for a 100% refund over six months if things don`t work out with a candidate they…

Global Talent Shortage Survey, 2015

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 · by Murray Clarke

Japan is a tough market to hire in. Period. The image below says it all really. Japan ranks as the most “difficult” country for filling jobs with 83% of business managers citing challenges in Japan, compared to  the global average of 38%, as presented in the latest ManpowerGroup Global Talent Shortage survey. The solution to this…