- Q1. What is a Search and Recruitment Service?
Search and Recruitment is the process by which a search firm, which is licensed by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, introduces qualified individuals to companies that are searching to fill a position.
- Q2. What size companies are welcome to use this service?
We are happy to assist all companies of all sizes. We have extensive experience with placing candidates in large corporations, mid-sized companies and small businesses.
- Q3. What is the difference between a Search Firm and a Temporary Staffing Agent?
Temporary Staffing Agents offer the client company a temporary employee for a set period of time. Contracts are held between the client company and the Temporary Staffing Agent and between the Temporary Staffing Agent and the temporary employee. According to these contracts, the period, in which the employee will work, will vary in length.
In this situation, there is no employment contract between the client company and the temporary employee. We do not provide temporary staff service.
Our service and Search and Recruitment service, allows the client company to have a direct contract with the employee.
This employee will enter into a contract with the client company before commencing work at the client company.
Search and Recruitment services simply provide the introduction of a qualified candidate. We do not have any contract with the candidate.
- Q4. Is it required to hold a license to operate a Search and Recruitment firm in Japan?
Yes, it is. The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all Search and Recruitment Firms to possess a license before providing such a service.
- Q5. Does your company have this license?
Yes, we do. For your reference, our license number is: 13- YU- 010201.
- Q6. How long have you been operating in Japan? Does your company have other qualifications?
Oaks International was established in June of 1993. We have over 20 years of
experience and we are proud to say that we were one of the first 200 search
firms to operate in Japan; currently there are over 12,000. Our Chief
Consultant ranks within the top 1% of all consultants in Japan with over 750
candidates placed. He also possesses the highest level of recruitment
consultant qualification given by Japan Executive Search & Research
Association, of which only 34 individuals hold among 30,000 consultants in
Japan. If you would like to learn more about our history, please use the
- Q7. What is your fee structure?
Fundamentally, our service is on a contingent basis. In the case of contingent services, the client company is only charged when a candidate, that we have introduced, is successfully hired. The fee itself is equivalent to a certain predetermined percentage that is multiplied by the annual starting salary of the placed individual.
In the event you wish to receive a retainer-based service, allowing you to hire suitable personnel with a higher probability, we are also capable of fulfilling your request.
If you would like to learn more about the fee structure, please feel free to contact one of our consultants. We have English-speaking consultants available to take your call.
- Q8. What if the person we hire resigns shortly after they have joined our company?
In the event that the recruited individual leaves the company due to their own reasons, Oaks International will provide a refund to the client company, according to the contract. If you would like to learn more about the refund system, please feel free to contact one of our consultants.
- Q9. Why would we choose this service? Wouldn't other methods of advertising be cheaper?
Search and Recruitment service is far superior to advertising methods in several ways.
One example of why Search and Recruitment service is paramount is the fee structure. With regards to advertising, client companies will always have to pay a fee to the newspaper or internet site, regardless of whether or not a candidate is actually hired. On the other hand, using our search services on a contingent basis, the client company will only be charged when they have successfully hired a candidate.
Another example is that most executives do not look for opportunities in advertising. Some are too busy with their current position that they are unable to search for openings on the web or the newspaper. We are able to offer these previously unavailable candidates attractive openings at your companies. We utilize a variety of methods to contact these individuals and ensure that they are the best qualified. We assist them with all their needs and allow them to concentrate completely on their current position but also to look forward to their next opportunity at your company.
Additionally, we are able to guarantee that we will only introduce prescreened qualified candidates to your company.
Using other advertising methods will most likely lead to numerous unscreened applicants that do not possess the proper qualifications, inadvertently consuming valuable time that your company could utilize otherwise.
- Q10. Does your service also include headhunting?
Yes, it does. Our search method is extremely thorough and efficient. If you would like to learn more about the search method, please feel free to contact one of our consultants who would be more than happy to discuss it in complete detail.
- Q11. How does your company conduct a search?
Once we receive a search request, we will perform several tasks simultaneously to offer the best-qualified candidates to the client company. If you wish to learn more about the specific steps of our search process, please refer to our "Search Process" link.
- Q12. What is the expertise of your company?
Oaks International specializes in the Financial Services Industry. If you would like to view our specific areas of expertise, please visit our "Company Profile" page.
- Q13. How can we begin using your service and request a search?
From here, there are several ways that you can proceed.
*You can kindly fill out the search form on our website by clicking the "Inquiry Form" link.
*You may call us and speak to one of our consultants directly about your company's search needs.
*You may write us a short e-mail, using the "Contact" link in the top-right corner of this page.
*And we are always more than happy to set up a meeting to discuss everything in person.
Following this, we will designate a contact person, in both our firm and in your company, and advise you on the results of our own internal meeting, where we will discuss your company's searches in depth. Afterwards, we will arrange a meeting with your company to finalize a contract. At this point, we will be able to start contributing to the success of your business.
- Q14. Do you only search for Japanese companies?
Our list of clients includes both Japanese companies and foreign companies. In fact, around 80% of our client companies are with foreign capital.
- Q15. How would I go about changing the search requirements, altering the job description,
or canceling the request for the search?
Oaks International prides itself on continually offering support to our client companies. If you wish to alter the position in anyway, please speak with your contact person and notify them of any changes to the opening.