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Acting Representative of Japan Office Ryuichiro Sugimoto
Rapid increase in domestic users LiknedIn, a business-oriented SNS, changes recruitment methods
LinkedIn began offering its services in 2003 and is used by over 238 million people designed as an SNS for business. Since the release of its Japanese version in 2011, an increasing number of business persons in Japan have used its services.
Mr. Ryuichiro Sugimoto, Acting Representative of Japan office of LinkedIn Japan says, “We are currently focusing on increasing LinkedIn’s use by corporations and strengthening its support.“ For example, when a company starts a new project, if all its employees have their skills and business experience registered in LinkedIn, the most appropriate person can be selected based on the LinkedIn database. Using LinkedIn to recruit staff personnel also reduces the cost of recruitment and leads to significantly shorter lead time. Of the top 100 U.S. companies based on total revenue and listed in “Fortune 100,” 90 companies are said to have employed LinkedIn’s recruitment solutions.
After graduating from Sophia University, Mr. Sugimoto began working in the personnel department at Jupiter Telecom. After working for MTV Japan, he joined Rakuten in 2006. Mr. Sugimoto actively participated in the establishment of LinkedIn Japan from January 2012, and was in charge of general personnel affairs. He has been serving in this position since April 2013.
Business information from around the world is readily available on LinkedIn.
The more LinkedIn is used, the greater the amount of information that fits one’s business can be obtained.
And by overcoming the English language barrier, the amount of information increases ever more.
This content is the revised version of extract
from "MARUNOUCHI THE PRESS",
which is the appendix of "Nikkei Business Associe"
from November issue in 2013.
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