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Should You Hire Staff Yourself?

or

Use a Placement Agency?

Which makes more sense for your teacher staffing needs?

Do you:

  • Worry about your staff quitting suddenly, and leaving you without a teacher?
  • Find the hiring process overly time consuming, distracting and difficult (filtering resumes, accents, background checks, interviewing)?
  • Have trouble hiring because your school is in a remote location?
  • Worry about making a bad hiring decision? Want to make sure the applicant is properly vetted?

We totally understand! Hiring good staff and keeping them on can be time consuming, expensive and a real headache, especially if you don’t have much experience hiring staff.

While JobsinJapan.com gets incredible success rates and many tools to help you get the exact hire you need, sometimes using a staffing agency (haken) can have advantages for some schools. If you’re new and not sure of your staffing needs long term, have a small team or just don’t want to deal with the hassle of doing the whole hiring process yourself, a staff agency like MyTomodachi can help you get teachers in your classrooms FAST.

Advantages of using the JobsinJapan.com board:

  • Cost – It is cheaper to do it yourself than with the help of an agency
  • Customize your job ad for the specific kind of hire you want to find. You will know that every applicant was interested in your position and school in particular
  • Reach a wide audience highly targeted to foreigners, most of whom are already living and working in Japan. You will have a wide variety of applicants to choose from; not just those introduced by an agency.
  • Low cost for posting an ad on JobsinJapan.com (Great cost per hire); no running cost or high placement fees.

Advantages of a Staff Agency like My Tomodachi Japan:

  • Faster guaranteed hire
  • My Tomodachi Japan will take care of everything including visa process and getting settled in Japan (Ex. Apartment, Bank Account, Relocation, etc.)
  • Save costs on advertising on job board which offer no guarantee – Your job ad might not find you a teacher but My Tomodachi Japan will
  • Save time on composing lengthy job ad and convince people to choose your school over others
  • Save time searching through resumes, emailing candidates, interviewing, training…

Using a staffing agency will lower the amount of work it takes to hire someone…

…and allow you to concentrate on running your school!

 

My Tomodachi Japan has:

High-quality teachers

  • Very low resignation rate
  • Experienced teachers available
  • On time and organized

Availability anywhere in Japan

  • Not just in big city centers
  • Adjust to your needs in high-volume or low-volume areas

A Great Selection Process

  • Only hire motivated teachers (properly vetted)
  • Excellent choice of qualified teachers

The difficulty with recruiting staff is…

Recruiters (Jinzai Shokai)

  • Placement fees – 300,000 yen and up per hire
  • Goals not aligned – Success-based recruitment means the agency gets their fee when they place a teacher, not when you get staff who stay for a longer term.
  • Time consuming – Need to take care of visa, bank account, housing as well as onboarding new recruits.
  • No part-time teachers – If you don’t know that you’ll need a full time staff member, a recruiter may push you to overcommit

Job Boards 

  • Cost – Placing ads on multiple job boards without a guarantee can be expensive if you aren’t in a popular area or can’t offer above market salary.
  • Time – Need to wait for job seekers to apply to you, deal with staff visas, housing, bank setup and onboarding them into the company.
  • Opportunity Costs – You could be making money and working on your business instead of searching
  • Risk – You could get a bad hire who might be hard to replace smoothly without damage to your company’s reputation.

MyTomodachi Japan solves these issues!

  • Available for full-time and part-time teachers
  • MTJ takes care of everything including visa processing, guarantor, setting up bank account, and other daily needs for the teachers
  • Takes the hiring off your plate so you can get back to running your business.

Costs – Most Reasonable Available in the Industry

  • Full time: 288,000 yen – 340,000 yen per month
  • Part time: 2,200 yen – 3,000 yen per hour (tax and transportation separate)
  • No other ongoing fees charged such as Health and Social insurance (normally would add over 15% to your HR payroll costs)

The Most Cost-Effective Solution for Your School

My Tomodachi specialises in eikaiwa and early childhood education

Why we recommend My Tomodachi Japan:

  • Great feedback from schools that have used their service
  • Teachers employed and dispatched by them are happy
  • The owner is a bilingual Japanese and worked as a school owner and hired teachers before so he knows how to hire and manage foreign teachers
  • This agency specializes in foreign teachers of English for Eikaiwa and Early Childhood education
  • The rates are reasonable both for full-time and part-time staff
  • Can take care of a lot of frustrating administration, like hiring from overseas, immigration procedures and living arrangements.

Who will benefit the most from this service:

  • New and growing schools: are you not sure of your ongoing employment needs? You can start with teachers working as little as two hours per week and scale up as you need.
  • Convenient: Hiring is hard, and newcomers to Japan need help with banking, housing, training, visas, accounting etc. It’s easier to outsource this to the professionals.
  • Schools with no back-up teachers: If a teacher suddenly quits, it takes weeks/months to get a decent replacement.
  • JobsinJapan.com discount – We understand that some circumstances where using an agency is advantageous over posting a job and doing the hiring yourself; therefore, we have negotiated special rates.

Special Deal for JobsinJapan.com Clients

If your school has ever used JobsinJapan.com, My Tomodachi Japan will waive the registration fee: 50,000 yen → 0 yen.

Request more information here.

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    C/O Global Village Media
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