Executive Search & Selection in Japan
BACKGROUND OF EXECUTIVE SEARCH & SELECTION (ESS) SERVICE IN JAPAN
In Japan, it is not common for firms to provide executive search and selection services. This is due to the Japanese corporate culture characterized by seniority and loyalty. However, many companies in Japan are now undergoing significant changes due to globalization and considering being more open to overseas corporate culture. Executive search and selection services are one of the most remarkable elements of this trend. Besides, for business, talents of the right fit are quintessential in driving corporate performance, meeting established business objectives as well as pushing the productivity of successful companies. With this situation in mind, executive search services in Japan is the most important talent strategy for the companies that play in the global market.
WHY EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND SELECTION IS AN IMPORTANT STRATEGY IN JAPAN?
Executive search and selection service is crucial in the competitive landscape of Japan. Japanese managerial people tend to work longer for their companies and they have extensive experience in working for not only one division but other divisions. They rise to the occasion and can flexibly respond to the various challenges. Hence many companies especially from USA or Canada crave them because those talents are always ready and capable of contributing to the companies within a short period. However, they cannot be recruited easily as they may not be actively looking for new opportunities because of their senior-level appointments. On the other hand, many of them are always open for new opportunities to make full use of their expertise. In this case, the company needs an executive search specialist in Japan to strategize, source, and search to ensure you get the best talents in the company. Having an executive search firm that has market insights can help expedite the executive search and placement process.
EXECUTIVE SEARCH & SELECTION BRING AN ADDED VALUE
- Access to passive candidates: executive search and selection recruiters have gained network and rapport with candidates from various industries. With a trusted relationship, executive search consultants can provide wide access to inaccessible top talents.
- Confidentiality: Executive search recruiters select candidates with an emphasis on confidentiality. These consultants understand that safeguarding the identities of all parties is crucial.
- Recruit Specialise talents: The hiring process can be time-consuming especially when sourcing for specialised talents with require technical skills. Engaging with executive search companies can provide the right candidates efficiently.
- Trusted Advisor: Executive search consultants are not only well-trained in sourcing for potential candidates, but they also have the knowledge of providing solutions for companies. Companies can rely on these trusted consultants for finding the right candidates.
BENEFITS OF EPS JAPAN' EXECUTIVE SEARCH & SELECTION SERVICE
Extensive Internal Candidates’ Database
With a database built over two & a half decades, we pride ourselves on being comprehensive, holistic and extensive. We constantly stay engaged with active and qualified candidates to update resumes into our internal database.
Powerful External Search Engines
We use market leading tools and applications which will allow us to expand our search for suitably qualified executives. Based on our client’s specified criteria, we are able to kick off our professional selection process where we get granted access to executive talents from specified regions and countries to match closely against the staffing requirements.
Professional Consultants and Referral Contacts
Over the years, our search consultants have built up their own professional and personal contacts in the specific industries which they specialize and operate in. They are able to harness their network of contacts to select or be introduced to suitable candidates.
Executive search model is where we cold-call targeted candidates to share new opportunities for consideration on possible employment with our client organizations. As these targeted candidates usually hold senior-level appointments, they may not be actively looking for a job; it is important that our search consultants can communicate in the most professional and discreet manner to protect their interest and that of our clients’ business interests.
Unique Search Consultants
In addition to having extensive industry knowledge, our search consultants are also well versed in different languages such as English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French and German. Our language proficiency allow us to build rapport with a wider candidates’ pool of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
EPS' Track Record
Over the years, EPS’ executive search and selection division has sourced, selected and placed many highly qualified candidates into our client organizations in Asia. Our long list of clients is a testimony of their confidence and trust in our ability to search for the best executive talents for them.
Process of Executive Search & Selection
Submission of Job Description
We take a look at details of hiring positions so that we can advise our clients of our capability for the requested position.
Understanding of the position details
Our executive search specialists will discuss with our clients to have deep understanding of the requested position.
We organize an internal team discussion for every member of sourcing team to fully understand your hiring needs and position details.
With our candidate sourcing techniques, we identify and profile suitable talents.
We assist in arranging your selection process, which includes online and/or face to face interviews and assessment test.
Arrangement for Employment
We assist in employment process to ensure the offered candidate get on board without any issues.