|Hays Quarterly Report: Job Market in Japan Active, but Competition Remains
Hays (JCN Newswire)
2012-07-23 Tokyo, July 23, 2012 - ( JCN Newswire ) - More people in Japan are embracing mid-career job change, backed by resilient demand for skilled professionals. However, even the top talent faces competition, and should prepare for a long recruitment process, says Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan KK ("Hays").
In its Quarterly Report for July to September, Hays points to an increasing number of people looking for a job change and notes that although there are opportunities out there, job seekers must move quickly.
"Demand for multilingual candidates is strong and resilient, in reflection of the increasingly global business environment. However, some roles are also highly sought after - particularly in banking and finance, where a large number of candidates vie for the same position," says Japan-based Hays Operations Director, Asia, Christine Wright.
"Candidates need to be prepared to apply as soon as a vacancy opens, and to expect a long process, involving several stages - it can take time for hiring managers to gain all the necessary approvals to start interviewing.
"In addition, there is often little salary change in moving from one permanent role to another, and candidates must consider all of the benefits and be realistic," Christine adds.
To read the full Hays Quarterly Report, including candidate and employer trends and potential future issues, please visit http://www.hays.co.jp/en/quarterly_report
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan KK ("Hays") is the largest foreign recruitment company in Japan and operates across the private sector, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. Hays has been in Japan for more than a decade, and boasts a track record of success and growth.
Hays is the only foreign recruitment company in Japan to operate specialist business units composed of professionals with experience and expertise in the sectors they cover. Hays Japan's thirteen specialisms span Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Finance Technology, Human Resources, Hays Resource Management, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Life Sciences, Office Professionals, Property, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain.
Hays is also the only foreign recruitment company in Japan to operate three local offices, serving the Kanto region from Akasaka and Shinjuku, and Kansai from central Osaka.
Hays Japan is the local representative office for Hays plc, which is a global company with more than 7,988 staff operating from 247 offices across 33 countries.
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