Start of Year-Round Hiring for Engineers

January 15, 2015
by RNN

In January 2015, Rakuten ended its new-graduate recruitment system and introduced year-round hiring for engineers in order to attract outstanding talent from throughout the world. Previously, Rakuten had already increased the number of recruitment seasons to twice a year in April and October. Now, the proportion of newly graduated overseas engineers recruited in 2015 has climbed to 70%. Their nationalities also show great diversity.
This movie takes a look at what led to the introduction of year-round recruitment, and the views of the people who were recruited under the new system.

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