Recruit Career, a subsidiary of Japan’s Recruit Holdings, signed an agreement with Microsoft to use new technologies which will bring changes to the job application experience of job seekers.

Recruit Career operates job sites Rikunabi, Rikunabi NEXT and Recruit Agent in Japan. According to the company, the partnership with Microsoft will eventually strengthen Recruit Career’s relationship with employers.

More specifically, Microsoft’s Azure Cortana Intelligence Suite, which is a “cognitive service harnessing machine learning”, will enable the job sites to recognise images, sounds and the spoken word.

This will, in turn, enable Recruit Career to design and construct new ways to apply for jobs. It’ll do it with the help of Office 365 and Delve Analytics, which collect and analyse large volumes of data and focus on improving productivity.

Recruit Career runs Job.rikunabi.com for soon-to-be graduates. The site hosts job listings of more than 10,000 companies, making it one of the largest recruitment sites in Japan. Next.rikunabi.com is tracked by individuals who want to change jobs, while Recruit Agent (R-agent.com) is for mid-career job seekers.

Recruit Career has more than 3,000 employees on its payroll.

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