The Ribbon Model
Ever since our foundation, Recruit Group has sought to act as a meeting place that brings together individual users and enterprise clients, with a focus on services in the field of life-events and lifestyle, ranging from education to employment, and beauty to dining out. By providing a common platform through which users can find the service that best meets their needs, and business owners can connect with their ideal customers, we can facilitate the best possible matches for the mutual benefit of both parties. We refer to this two-sided marketplace business model as the 'ribbon model,' with the two sides connected with the tying of a ribbon. By addressing the imbalance between the volume of information provided by enterprises and the limited ability of users to find what they are looking for, we seek to provide increased opportunities for everyone, and through this help reduce inequality. This is why SDG Goal 10: Reduced inequalities is at the center of the SDGs Domino Effect.
Thanks to the Internet and the mass adoption of smartphones, we now have a wealth of information at our fingertips. This also brings with it the need for increasingly sophisticated solutions to facilitate the best matches. At Recruit Group, we are actively integrating new technologies to ensure that the Ribbon Model continues to meet the needs of a rapidly changing society through the creation of opportunities that enable every individual to shine.
Our Group Structure
Our Group operates the business through three Strategic Business Units (SBUs). This structure supports business expansion on an individual SBU basis, allowing each SBU to operate businesses in a self-sustaining manner while also allowing Recruit Holdings to focus on its holding company functions, including further enhancement of its corporate governance and monitoring of the Group companies.