Contribution to Society
Recruit Group supports its employees' various volunteering activities.
Support for Volunteer Activities
Employees are engaged in volunteer activities through flexible working hours and paid-leave systems. Costs associated with these activities are partially covered to better support employees' continuous participation in volunteer activities.
Dispatching Volunteers to Disaster-Affected Regions (Group Companies in Japan)
We dispatch volunteers to assist with the reconstruction of disaster-affected regions. We not only remove debris and rubble but also hold talks with local administrations, businesses and reconstruction assistance NPOs for ongoing support and creating new businesses that lead to reconstruction. These activities have included the dispatch of volunteers for assisting with the reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake as well as the Kumamoto Earthquake.
Volunteering Activities by Group Companies
Indeed (Job seeker based initiatives)
Indeed partners with a number of organizations in the communities in which employees live and work to help bring Indeed's mission "We help people get jobs" to life. Through local service-oriented programs, Indeed employees interact directly with job seekers to provide them information on Indeed products to help improve their job search experience.
Recruit (Green Curtain)
Former Recruit Sumai Company has been conducting an initiative since 2011 to spread "green curtains", which are walls of green plants, to prevent rising temperatures. In 2017, along with the NPO Green Curtain, we installed green curtains at 270 temporary housing units in Mashiki Town, Kumamoto Prefecture, an area that had been damaged by earthquakes.
Recruit Management Solutions (Pro Bono Activities)
Recruit Management Solutions engages in pro bono activities undertaken by its employees in cooperation with the NPO "Service Grant". In fiscal year 2017, six volunteer employees worked to create sales materials for the NPO "Kids' Door." Through these activities, they help to strengthen the operating base for the target organization while raising our own awareness of social issues.
CSI Companies（CSI Gives Back）
CSI Companies conduct social contribution programs for the communities in which they have business operations. The various programs include event sponsorship, volunteer activities, and fundraising.
Staffmark Group (Community based activities)
As a way to give back to the communities the Company serves, Staffmark Group created a volunteer program where full-time employees are given paid time off to use in volunteering activities. Staffmark team members have worked at community food banks, helped with home builds, cleaned community gardens, helped rebuild schools, and much more.
Tokyo Art Galleries
To help revitalize local communities and support young artists, we operate two art galleries in Ginza, Tokyo.
*Creation Gallery G8 and Guardian Garden will close in August 2023. These two galleries are undergoing a renewal project and scheduled to reopen as an art center (Available in Japanese only) in September of the same year.
Creation Gallery G8
Creation Gallery G8 opened in 1985 in a building located at 7-chome, Ginza, which was known as G7 Gallery, as a measure to contribute to the Ginza area. In 1989, the gallery was relocated to the present building on the 1st floor at 8-chome, Ginza and renamed Creation Gallery G8 after our graphic design magazine "CREATION" edited by Yusaku Kamekura, a graphic designer, where exhibitions are held under the theme of "Design and Communication" focusing primarily on graphic design.
Guardian Garden opened in 1990, aiming at providing young artists with an "opportunity" and "place" to express their artistic vision. The main activity at Guardian Garden is the publicly-invited "1_WALL" exhibition, where artists compete for the right to hold solo exhibitions. Artworks are recruited twice a year in the two fields of graphics and photography. 6 finalists are chosen to take part in the "1_WALL" exhibition. During the exhibition, the final examination is held in public and the grand prize is determined. This event has become a forum for young people who will lead the next generation, giving them the opportunity to step up and begin their journey toward becoming professional artists.
Charity exhibitions to promote Japanese manufacturing culture and industry with the power of design
Charity exhibitions have been held each year at these two galleries since 1990. Creators having relationships with the two galleries offer their works with the theme of "familiar items". They are designed for the exhibition on a volunteer basis and the proceeds of their sale are used as a charity fund.
From 2011 to 2015, the fund was spent on contributions to support child victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, as well as for a monetary donation to the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016. This program has continued after 2017 as a project to promote Japanese manufacturing culture/industry with the power of design, the proceeds from which will be used for children, who are the nation's future.
Support for employees' social contribution activities
Matching gifts (Group companies in Japan)
Recruit has established a matching gift program in order to support social contribution activities carried out voluntarily by members of our Board of Directors and our employees. In this system, whenever an executive or employee makes a donation, Recruit Group donates the same amount to the recipient organization.
Providing career education opportunities for students
Most junior high school students in Japan take part in "work experience" activities as part of their career education. To provide support so these students can look forward to "work as something exciting" and obtain a deeper appreciation of what work actually involves, since 2007 we have conducted TOWNWORK TRY!WORK, our career education support program. We provide a free online program for teachers to use in their classes before and after their workplace experience activity, which is conducted as part of their general study course. Students use Recruit Jobs' job-posting media TOWNWORK as an educational resource to learn how to interview working people before their workplace experience and prepare reports focusing on their feelings toward work after their workplace experience. The summary of the interview is distributed as "Recruit's TOWNWORK magazine, Version Edited by Junior High School students" to their parents and the local community.