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 the same job for 10 years or more. This helps explain the lack of candidates applying to all those jobs!!

You need a compelling story to attract candidates from this very limited supply. That story needs to be delivered by competent recruiters who can be trusted to deliver the message.

Murray Clarke

Murray has recruited exclusively for global technology companies building their businesses in Japan placing numerous Country Manager, startup teams and specialist resources since 2003.¬†His…

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