PERSOL Group originated from "Tempstaff" (currently PERSOL TEMPSTAFF) was established in 1973 by founder Yoshiko Shinohara at Roppongi in Tokyo for women who lacked working opportunities despite having the ability and desire to work.
Since then, with a corporate philosophy of "Providing Opportunity, Individual Growth and Social Contribution", PERSOL Group has grown through M&A and business integrations. After many companies with the same minds joined the Group, the businesses have expanded from a temporary staffing business, its origin to the "doda" branded placement and job advertisement, designing/R&D and IT outsourcing businesses, etc.
*1 currently PERSOL TEMPSTAFF CO., LTD. *2 currently doda *3 currently PERSOL CAREER CO., LTD. *4 currently PERSOL HOLDINGS CO., LTD. *5 currently PERSOL CAREER CO., LTD., PERSOL PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., PERSOL PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY VIETNAM CO., LTD., PERSOL CHALLENGE CO., LTD. and PERSOL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING CO., LTD.
The PERSOL Group offers total solutions for labor/employment issues, such as HR services which connect job seekers to corporations.
Corporations have various personnel affairs to do, such as the hiring of new graduates, part-timers, casual workers, mid-career entrants and executives, employee development and evaluation, the designing of personnel systems, and the payment of remuneration.
There is a need to outsource all or part of these processes for the purpose of work efficiency enhancement.
In the meantime, people seeking jobs have various issues. They want to find jobs after graduation. They want to find new jobs. They want to find jobs near their homes as they have children or families who need care. They are not willing to work on a full-time basis, but want to work on flexible schedules, such as three hours a day or three days a week. They want to return to their hometowns and contribute to the local communities. They want to work overseas. "Work" in a stage of life comes with various issues, and these issues change within the context of each stage of life.
HR services play the role of intermediary and connector between these corporations and job seekers.
One of the strengths which the PERSOL Group has over other HR service companies is the broad lineup of services which can support each individual's "work" throughout their life. Individuals can use our service "Sharefull" to find casual work opportunities, use "doda" to find new jobs, or choose to register themselves with “PERSOL TEMPSTAFF” as temporary staffs.
As the PERSOL Research Institute operated by PERSOL Group estimates that there will be a labor shortfall in Japan of 6.44 million headcount by 2030, shortage of labor in Japan will be continued.
On the other hand, leveraging technological advances such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics will lead to make some jobs unnecessary in the future, and the employment landscape is constantly changing.
On the back of structural labor shortage in Japan, HR businesses are experiencing substantial demand. PERSOL Group has actively expanded its business.
PERSOL Group will offer much greater value and grow further amid various environmental changes to come in order to contribute to sustainable society. To achieve that, PERSOL Group has developed the value creation story (mid- and long-term business plan) for the period through 2030.
The Group Mid-term Management Plan 2023, which covers the first 3 years for the plan through 2030, defines the 3-year period as the term to establish the foundations for growth by sophisticating the business and improving the operation base, so that PERSOL Group can provide more value for society through the realization of “Work, and Smile” under the five general policies of “Increasing social value”, “Increasing economic value”, “Shifting to SBU structure”, “Identifying growth areas”, and “Strengthening business with technology”.
PERSOL Group has paid dividends reflecting business performance to shareholders stably and continually. PERSOL Group will further enhance corporate value and meet the expectations of all shareholders and investors through future business growth.
While working as a secretary in Australia, Ms. Shinohara was deeply impressed when she saw temporary staff (dispatch staff) working by utilizing specialist skills as part of a life-style choice. Shinohara then established Tempstaff in 1973 aiming to "create a woman-friendly working environment". Shinohara rented a 25m2 room in Roppongi, Tokyo that doubled as her office and apartment; starting with just a phone and a desk. Shinohara started by going around and about on cold-calls clasping home-made sales leaflets in one hand, while also trying to secure financing. One year after launch sales were JPY 30 million. And at the 1 year mark the company ended up in the black: but only just.