19 February 2024

PERSOLKELLY Australia Expands Reach with Launch of Japanese Desk

In a strategic move to strengthen our foothold in the Asia-Pacific region, PERSOLKELLY Australia has officially unveiled our latest venture – the Japanese Desk. This marks a significant addition to the 11 other PERSOL Group Japanese Desk businesses currently operating across Asia-Pacific.

Yuki Willms, a seasoned Managing Consultant with nearly a decade of recruitment experience, has been appointed to spearhead the Australian arm of the newly established Japan Desk.

Willms kickstarted her recruitment career in Japan nearly ten years ago, winning multiple awards as a rookie through to senior positions, before joining PERSOL in 2017, leading a branch in Osaka. Willms continued to excel in her career, delivering top-tier talent to globally renowned employers. Since her relocation to Australia, she has been part of the Permanent Recruitment Team, simultaneously cultivating opportunities with Japanese customers nationwide.

In this new role, Willms will officially head the newly established ‘Japan Desk’ segment. This move signifies another step forward for PERSOLKELLY Australia, aligning itself with other successful Japan-focused recruitment businesses under the PERSOL Group brand operating throughout the APAC region.

With a rich history in providing market-leading HR Solutions through various PERSOL businesses in Japan, PERSOL Holdings, through it’s founder Shinohara Yoshiko, has long been acknowledged as a trailblazer, leveraging its profound understanding of the Japanese market to connect organizations with top-tier talent, to create career opportunities.

Kurt Gillam, Executive General Manager for PERSOLKELLY Australia, expressed confidence in the venture, stating, “Through our expansive network, industry insights, and a customer-centric approach, we are committed to delivering on our promise to be the preferred partner for Japanese companies across Australia.”

Supporting Yuki Willms in this new business initiative are Yoko Imada, a Recruitment Consultant, and Mitsuru Katada, a Business Development Manager.

The launch of the Japanese Desk reinforces PERSOLKELLY Australia’s commitment to providing market-leading HR Solutions and solidifies its position as a key player in connecting Japanese companies with the top talent they seek in the Australian market.

If you would like more information on how we can assist in finding talent, please contact our team.