Japan Scalers : Scaling Cornerstone Recruitment in Japan with Alex Zoboli

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This is a very special episode of the Scaling Japan Podcast. It will be our first of many episodes on Japan Scalers. In this series, we will only interview guests who have surpassed 100 million yen in revenue annually. We have many interesting guests lined up for the upcoming episode, so make sure to follow us on social media and stay up to date with the podcast. In this eighth episode, we are joined by Alex Zoboli, the Co-Founder and Managing Director at Cornerstone Recruitment Japan K.K, which is a Tokyo based recruitment firm focused on placing bilingual professionals in a wide range of market leading companies. He has successfully scaled the renowned recruitment agency RGF in Japan and has since launched his own firm. Join us as Alex shares his insights on recruitment, effective leadership, and the importance of being actively involved in the recruitment process.

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Show Notes

00:00: Introduction
5:17 Having Your Own Business
10:22 What Does a Recruitment Agency Do?
11:33 Twelve Industries in the Agency
14:21 Scaling the Company During Stage 1
20:10 Ideal People to Work With and Maintaining Them
27:15 Three Elements in Recruitment
29:20 Adapting Through the Stages
32:35 How Did You Adapt Your Personality and Business Style?
37:52 The Company’s Advantage and Competitive Edge
42:35 Have You Had Employees Come Back?
43:19 Transitioning Style and Personality
46:44 Unique Strength for Japan
49:47 The Founder Doing the Interview/Recruitment
53:13 Bringing in Key People
55:31 Effective Qualities of a Leader
58:28 Challenges
1:00:41 About the Guest

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