Signium Japan

3-30 Kioichō
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 102-0094
Japan
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Phone: +81 (3) 3239 8005
Fax: +81 (3) 3239 8283

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Profile

As a business enterprise, recruiting can be likened to building a bridge between the client and potential candidates. In Japan, there is no real distinction between recruiting and “headhunting.” The two terms are basically synonymous. Japanese recruiting companies tend to largely offer contingency contracts when hiring is involved. Outside of Japan, however, headhunting companies are distinguished by dealing mainly with what is known as retainer contracts. Retainer contracts are commonly used in executive searches, and headhunters primarily represent the client in searching for appropriate candidates.

With a contingency contract, the recruiters are looking to place a person in a specific position, and they usually receive a hiring fee upon successful fulfillment of the contractual obligations. Conversely, with a retainer agreement, our company is approached by the client to help find a candidate for a specific role.

As an executive search consulting firm, the bulk of Signium’s executive searches involve retainer contracts. Thanks to our strong global network and large client base, we like to think of ourselves as among the world’s top headhunters.

Main Contacts:

Toru Fukui
President/Partner
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Team Members
  • Toru Fukui
    President/Partner
    Tokyo, Japan
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  • Region: Asia Pacific

    Practice Groups: Consumer, Life Sciences
  • Hiroaki Minami
    Consultant
    Tokyo, Japan
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  • Region: Asia Pacific

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  • Sumio Takiguchi
    Consultant
    Tokyo, Japan
    Telephone: +81 (3) 3239 8005
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  • Region: Asia Pacific

    Practice Groups: Industrial
  • Hideo Yoshikawa
    Consultant
    Tokyo, Japan
    Telephone: +81 (3) 3239 8005
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