Recruit Group implements a variety of employment support programs.
WORKFIT / Honki no Shushoku
We have engaged in implementing free employment support programs for young people utilizing our knowledge of the HR business since 2011. These include the "4-Day Group Work" focusing on practical skills for working in groups, the "1-Day Seminar", a 1-Day intensive course concentrating on self-promotion and interviewing skills,and the "Workshop" program to learn skills for job search in a short time.
Following the 2008 financial crisis, faced with the employment problem facing young people in Japan, this program was launched for young people, including university students, who had difficulty finding employment opportunities.
Since FY2016, the program has also been provided for students from Thailand, Vietnam and other Asian countries. In FY2017, the program has developed to include mothers who left work for childbirth and child rearing (WORKFIT for MOM) as well as young people from juvenile correctional facilities and high school graduates. The areas where the program is offered are Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong and India.
The common feature of these programs is that participants can "grasp their competitive abilities, boost their self-confidence and match themselves with human resource needs at companies." Around 23,000 people have participated in the programs since they started in 2011 (as of March 2017). We will continue to help young people find work by nurturing their self-confidence in their abilities around the region.
In addition, in order to help children living in orphanages to cultivate their perspective on work (WORKFIT for KIDS). Working with an NPO, employees visit the facilities to give on-site "career lessons" where children share the knowledge of many and diverse types of work available in society as well as sense of values.
WORKFIT program in Thailand "Recruit WORKFIT Program was held at RGF Thailand!"
We held the first WORKFIT program in Thailand in Oct. 2016.
WORKFIT program in Vietnam "Recruit WORKFIT Program was held in Vietnam!"
We held the first WORKFIT program in Vietnam in Oct. 2015.
Employment Support at the Group Companies
Our companies engaging in employment areas provide support for employment.
Recruit Career (Shushoku Shop)
Shushoku Shop is a job placement service that helps "young job seekers find job openings for full-time positions that do not require prior experience." The service 1) does not select based on resumes, 2) conducts interviews of all job seekers to ascertain their character, 3) gathers information on companies that believe in the potential of young people through direct interviews with each company and provides information and 4) supports job seekers' general job search activities through model interviews and so forth, while nurturing their readiness to work, thereby encouraging them to gain confidence and take the first step to discover their potential in society. Approximately 95,000 young people have used the service so far (as of March 2017).
Volunteer activities at shelters for homeless people in Chicago are conducted. Workshops have been held to help people write resumes, prepare for interviews, and search job sites. Such information is also provided on the websites.
Chandler Macleod supports women to return to the workforce by providing training to improve interview skills and resume-writing.