Asia Pacific-focused recruitment business Persol Holdings Limited has announced investments in an AI interview service and a job database to improve connections between job-seekers and recruiters / companies.

The financial terms of the two separate investments were not disclosed.

Persol Holdings invested in Tokyo-based Talent & Assessment Inc. that operates strategic hiring AI navigator (Shain). The interview service enables recruiters / companies to conduct interview anywhere in the world 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. It’s specialized in part-time jobs.

The second investment was in Sardine, which is a cloud jobs database. The platform currently lists more than 1,900 jobs from a wide range of industries. The capital alliance with Sardine’s operator Roxx will multiply the job-seekers database of Persol’s career-change site

Tokyo-based Persol Holdings maintains a rich portfolio of job-matching services. and are for part-timers. connects business partners. is for job-seekers with disabilities. is a job-matching site for c-suites. There is a bilingual job site at, and a job site dedicated to the fashion industry at The company also owns a sports job site at, job-hunting services for students at and, and an IT jobs site at TechPlay Career. Temporary jobs site for IT and manufacturing engineers is is a referral adoption service. There is a jobs referral site that connects retirees with employers at

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