The Journal The Authority on Global Business in Japan

RGF HR Agent Japan is the bilingual arm of the Recruit Group, Asia’s leading recruitment firm. Currently the fastest growing recruitment business in the Tokyo market, RGF is uniquely positioned to assist clients with all levels of hiring.

We asked RGF’s senior managers about the areas they cover and what they foresee happening this year in the job market. 

Matt Nicholls, managing director

The Recruit brand name allows us to attract the best bilingual Japanese candidates and forge long-lasting relationships with market-leading clients, and we take pride in being part of Japan‘s leading recruitment group.

Our challenge is to harness our incredible resources so clients feel a tangible difference in the quality of service.

For candidates, we want to offer the best advice and choice of career path. A large percentage of our successful placements come through referrals from existing candidates who have been happy to recommend a friend or colleague. We are committed to being the best in our field, and 2018 promises to be a great year as demand for bilingual talent continues to increase.

Alex Zoboli, director, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain

The RGF sales & marketing team is organized by job function and industry.

We have more than 40 consultants divided into seven specialized teams: fashion, consumer, IT, online and digital, life science, industrial, and supply chain.

This structure guarantees an in-depth understanding of each recruitment segment, which is necessary to engage and attract top talent in a candidate-short market such as Japan.

This is going to be an exciting year as each of our teams rapidly expands due to the excellent, results-driven service we deliver to our clients.

Hayato Shiba, director, Tech Division

The Tech Division at RGF covers all technical positions in manufacturing and engineering, healthcare, IT, and consulting, including specialist teams that focus on web and gaming companies.

The demand for technical candidates continues to increase in Japan, so much so that many clients are prepared to prioritize technical skills ahead of Japanese language ability. RGF has 47 offices in Asia, and this network allows us to source specialist candidates such as programmers and developers from across the region.

In 2018, we expect to see an increase in demand for “global talent” among our domestic clients as Japanese companies continue to internationalize.

Simon Elsom, director, Back Office and Financial Services Division

Our back office teams cover all key corporate and administrative functions, including human resources, finance and accounting, office management, and secretarial positions. Competition for top bilingual talent in all of these areas has been very strong over the past few years, and we expect this trend to continue.

Early 2017 saw the launch of our financial services and real estate practices. Our highly specialized team has extensive experience and understands the intricacies of positions throughout the buy and sell sides, as well as all aspects of real estate. We anticipate continued growth in key strategic sectors in 2018.

RGF is a complete recruitment solutions provider for global and local clients. With over 50 years of history and experience, and an extensive database of qualified candidates, RGF is your one-stop partner for unparalleled recruitment solutions.

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RGF is a complete recruitment solutions provider for global and local clients. With over 50 years of history and experience, and an extensive database of qualified candidates, RGF is your one-stop partner for unparalleled recruitment solutions.