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Tuesday 27th July 2021 01:47 PM
Toyota Seeks To Hire Talent Through Employee Recommendations
NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. has implemented a new mid-career recruitment system based on employees' recommendations to attract people with diverse IT skills, as it strengthens development of vehicles equipped with self-driving and other advanced capabilities, a company source said Wednesday.
The strategy of such referral recruitment has been increasingly adopted among startups, including flea market app operator Mercari Inc. and messaging app provider Line Corp., but its introduction by the auto giant could further propel expansion to other firms also looking to secure high-level talent.
Under the system that started in June, a Toyota employee will use his or her peer network to prompt an acquaintance to apply for a job, while notifying the carmaker's human resources department about the job-seeker. The employee will not be paid any special bonus for introducing a job candidate.
The referred person is not guaranteed to be hired and will still be selected based on ability. The person will also not be given preferential treatment in the recruitment process, the source said.
As the race to acquire recruits with strengths in advanced technologies intensifies, Toyota's human resources department hopes to benefit from the system by gaining an idea of a candidate's ability beforehand from the employee's report.