How to find top talent
Finding Top Talent & New Hires In Unexpected Places
So maybe you’re considering opening a branch in Japan and you are not sure where to find your first employee on the ground…
Or maybe you are the TA or HR based in APAC trying to figure out why it is so difficult to hire in Japan…
Whatever your position is, we hope these tips will help you connect with and find the best people, as well as provide insight into how WE do.
Some of the key tools that recruiters rely on can be used by you as well.
Tools like: Industry events, job sights such as #LinkedIn, and referrals.
Referrals – ie. your own network & team’s connections, are an incredibly underused resource. As business owners or leaders of HR we sometimes assume that information is being disseminated throughout the company. However, in reality, sometimes it takes a much more direct approach of asking people “Hey we are looking for X role, but do you have any ideas?”
We also want to share 3 of other surprising places for finding great hires.
1. Online communities – if your in the market for software engineers for example, GitHub is a great place to find pros with examples of the work as well.
2. Online events – host your own, join others, or even come and join ours!
3. Your clients/customers – this is always a little sensitive and we don’t encourage poaching, but sometimes there are mutual beneficial talent changes that leave both companies in a deeper partnership AND fulfilling their talent needs/changes – we have even seen this successfully happen recently where both CEO’s came to an understanding and the candidate came out with a step up into an area they were more passionate about.
Now, just knowing where people are, doesn’t make it any easier to create a strong hiring brand, put together attractive job descriptions, or create a corporate story focused on specifically appealing to top talent.
There is a huge time investment and degree of trial an error when “dialing in” to the Japanese talent market.
That is where we come in.
Want to save, time, money, and headache?
Reach out to us and let’s have a talk.