*This interview was published in 2022

Professional Background

I’ve over 15years of recruitment experience in Japan, specializing in Infrastructure hires for Investment Banking.  Led SHAHANI’s successful expansion into Asset Management in 2020. In 2022, I have been appointed Chief Recruitment Officer (CRO) at Shahani.

In my new role I am responsible for all work flow process optimization and full revenue attainment responsibility for all permanent recruitment related businesses.

As the CRO, please tell us what makes SHAHANI’s recruitment process unique and why it is effective?

We focus on qualifying data and connecting it to demand for such Data. We focus on accuracy and speed of data provision that allows us to delight our clients and win mandates repeatedly.

We have developed propriety work flow processes like Mapping, 3DX and CTM (sorry for the jargon but our people know exactly what they mean) that make our job simpler to focus more time on the client and the candidate.

Out of the 5 values, which resonates with you most and why?

Integrity. Being honest and trustworthy are the keys to longevity in our field. I’d rather lose a deal and gain the trust of my candidate/client than making a quick dollar. 

Please share with us 3 key qualities you believe that makes a good recruiter.

Being Organized

Being analytical to Influential

Focusing on the process not the result

What advice would you give young recruiters that are struggling to successfully make placements?

Follow the right process! Don’t look for a shortcut or skip any steps. Make sure to maintain the highest level of quality regardless of who you are speaking to whether that is internal or external clients. If you put in the time, effort and follow the process you will see success.

Unfortunately most recruitment firms don’t have a process and are looking for talent in online databases and social media sights thereby adding to the red ocean.

What do you enjoy outside of work?

Travel, camping, beach, onsen, snowboarding and spending time with my friends, family and daughter. 
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