Japanese HR firm ventures into Blockchain based Recruitment

Japan's top HR firms - Persol Career and NEC venture into Blockchain based recruitment services. This is to fulfill the demand of IT human resources in Japan.

By · Aug 16, 2020 . 5min read

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Japan’s most significant human resource (HR) company Persol Career, announced its blockchain-based recruitment app service. It has partnered with Japan’s IT tech giant, NEC corporation. From the past couple of years, the shortage of IT human resources in Japan has become a serious issue. Moreover, it estimates that this shortfall could rise to 800,000 people by 2030 with Blockchain technology.

As per the recent press release, the Proof of Concept will target Indian IT engineers for Japanese companies. The recruitment involves for firms such as GMO Internet and Wired Beans. 

The main objective is to simplify the recruitment process for Japanese recruitment companies and ensure the adequacy of the programming skill check. This proof of concept will carry out with a smartphone application that leverages “All-or-Nothing Transformation” (AONT) technology. The latter is developed by NEC, in addition to blockchain technology.

Japan’s Recruitment Via Blockchain Technology 

Engineers who participate in the service need to take an IT skill test. The test will consider experience, skills, achievements, and resumes of the candidates. With this data, recruiters can expect to increase the success rate of their recruitment activities.

According to NEC, the service relies on the concept of self-sovereign identity. Moreover, where individual identity holders can “fully create and control their credentials, including how their personal data is shared and used”.

“Job seekers can securely and easily manage (add/edit/delete) their highly confidential information, such as personal data, set access control for data disclosure, prevent falsification of information, and ensure high authenticity,”

NEC said.

This skill check test results will be auto-linked to the smartphone application as “skill certificates”. Therefore,the permitted companies can thus view the certificates.

“This eliminates the need for taking a skill check test for each company and expands a candidate’s chances of getting shortlisted,” NEC said.

The Road Ahead

Overall, the proof of concept is said to run for three months and based on the results. NEC is hoping to launch it as a direct recruiting service. Moreover, depending on the initial stage results, the service may be extended to attract other overseas candidates.

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