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Recruit Holdings Overview

Tokyo (Japan)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RCRUY)
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Recruit Group envisions a world where individuals and businesses can focus on what really matters. The more people are free to pursue their passions, the better our future becomes. Since our foundation in 1960, we have connected individuals and businesses offering both a ... Read more

Mission: Opportunities for Life. Faster, simpler and closer to you.

Since our foundation, we have connected individuals and businesses offering both a multitude of choices.
In this era of search, where information has become available anytime anywhere, we ... Read more

Recruit Holdings – Why Work With Us?

Recruit Group was launched in 1960 in a small prefabricated rooftop unit in Tokyo. The Group's first product was a job-hunting magazine for university students called "Invitations to Companies," and its goal was to create an open job market for new graduates by widely disclosing recruitment information. 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of Recruit Group's founding. In those 60 years, we've brought individuals and companies together through a variety of services and solutions that span across the world.

Recruit Group is known for reaching beyond the boundaries of our business and industry in search of ways to solve problems in the world through optimal matching. As society continues to change, Recruit Group's mission remains the same: to create "Opportunities for Life" by prioritizing social value, delivering information to those who need it with speed and convenience, and providing opportunities for everyone to discover the best choices for themselves. We strive to create value by nurturing the potential of each individual and betting on the will and passion of curious minds to correct disadvantages in the world.

Today, in the face of unprecedented change, our mission is more relevant than ever and our services and solutions are constantly evolving to become faster, simpler, and more accessible. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we have traced Recruit Group's history of value creation along three axes: business field expansion, digital transformation, and globalization.

Recruit Group believes that people are the primary source of value. We provide opportunities and workplace environments that help each employee to be motivated in their work. We are committed to realizing respect for all individuals, where we all embrace diversity in who we are and how we work.

Human resources development policy

Recruit Group believes that people are the source of value. We provide opportunities that help each employee to grow continuously with a spirit of entrepreneurship.

Creating innovation

To help promote innovation, we provide frameworks and systems that make the best use of the different ideas of individual employees.


Recruit Group promotes various diversity activities towards achieving "Respect for All Individuals."

Employment of people with disabilities

We create employment opportunities for individuals with various disabilities, offering them the chance to grow and to demonstrate their abilities, whatever their qualifications and skills.

Work style

At the Recruit Group, we are working on Employee Experience activities to cherish "BET ON PASSION."

Basic Principle

We are focused on creating new value for our society to contribute to a brighter world where all individuals can live life to the fullest.


Follow Your Heart

We envision a world where individuals and businesses can focus on what really matters. The more people are free to pursue their passions, the better our future becomes.



Opportunities for Life.
Faster, simpler and closer to you.




What we do isn't a job. We enjoy exploring what is possible for our future. We question the status quo, fail well and overcome with resilience. We are a force for change.


We are a team of people fueled by curiosity. We respect and capitalize on each other's differences. We know that one person's crazy idea, when backed by data & research, can become the best bet.


We, as global citizens, strive to contribute to a sustainable society through all of our corporate activities. Each one of us is committed to seeking out the needs of society and taking action for a better future.

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 of the Group companies.

HR Technology
Through its leading online job search platforms and recruiting solutions, HR Technology SBU focuses on improving the job search experience for job seekers, and recruiting and hiring activities for employers. This SBU includes the operations of Indeed in more than 60 countries and the operations of Glassdoor and has achieved the highest growth rate in all three SBUs of the Group in recent years.

Media & Solutions
The Media & Solutions SBU consists of Marketing Solutions and HR Solutions, and has achieved the top market share in revenue for many of the core businesses in Japan, while maintaining the ability to generate high EBITDA margin. Marketing Solutions offers online and print-based advertising and marketing media services mainly in Japan, in a multitude of businesses such as Housing and Real Estate, Bridal, Travel, Dining, and Beauty. It also provides SaaS solutions to support our SME clients’ efforts to improve their operational efficiency and managerial processes. HR Solutions supports individual users’ job search activities and enterprise clients’ recruiting activities through its job boards and placement services.

The Staffing SBU consists of Japan and Overseas operations including North America, Europe, and Australia, and primarily offers temporary staffing services for clerical, manufacturing, light industry, and various professional positions. This SBU provides diverse job opportunities and flexible ways of working, to match the various needs of job seekers and enterprise clients in an ever-changing global work environment. 

Recruit Holdings Reviews

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    I have been working at Recruit Holdings full-time (More than a year)


    good company vision and business with good benefits


    a large group with so many business lines and these companies are not closely working together

    Advice to Management

    Provide more interconnection opportunity between siblings companies

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Recruit Holdings Photos

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Recruit Holdings photo of: Sharing our mission at the kick off meeting
Recruit Holdings photo of: The Staffing SBU's Secretary Plus Belgium has has been ranked two years in a row in Europe’s Great Places to Work®
Recruit Holdings photo of: "The Gong" During training at Indeed, new engineers think up ideas to improve Indeed’s services. When a new code proposal passes the test and is implemented, a gong is sounded for good luck.
Recruit Holdings photo of: Recruit-CSIRT: Cybersecurity award winners
Recruit Holdings photo of: Employment support for those with disabilities at Start People France
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Recruit Holdings Interviews



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    Global Public Relations Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Recruit Holdings (Tokyo (Japan)) in October 2019.


    I applied for the position through "Career Web" which is an internal job application process of Recruit Group. The interview was held twice, with a group manager and an executive member, each for an hour. I would describe the interview as a matching process. We simply talked about my background skills and if those meet the requirements. The First 15min, the interviewer explained precisely what the post would be like, and if that was matching what I was looking for. Most parts were done in Japanese, some in English.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What have you accomplished in your present job?   1 Answer
    • Q: Why do you think you will fit in this position?   1 Answer
    • Q: What do you think is the most strength of the Recruit Group? *As I had been working for one of the group companies.   1 Answer
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