Wantedly gains early success in Singapore

10 Mar 2018

In Japan, social recruiting site Wantedly has signed more than 1,000 employers in Singapore since the launch of its simple notification service (SNS) in March last year. Now it’s eyeing further expansion in overseas markets.

In a news release, Wantedly compared Singapore with Japan when it comes to talent acquisition. “In Singapore, like Japan, startup companies that are not yet well-known have challenges in securing talent,” it said. The company believes that by promoting businesses as preferable employers will help attract job-seekers who aren’t necessarily actively looking.

Wantedly launched in Japan in 2012 and recently started an SNS service in Hong Kong and Germany where the platform wants to improve its client and user base. “We will establish a position as a recruitment information tool that can match companies and employees with empathy, to promote overseas development,” Wantedly added.

Wantedly is Japan’s largest career networking platform with around four million monthly users and 25,000 registered companies. While there are several jobs sites in Japan, the major players are RikunabiNextBaitoruNext, and Mid-tenshoku.com.


Tariq Ahmed Saeedi

Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He joined the AIM Group in January 2016. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global marketplace industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.