Takatsugu Suzuki,President Michikatsu Ochi,Chairman
In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, the recruiting market faced concerns that growing apprehension over the slowdown in the Japanese economy may affect recruiting needs of companies. However, the market continued to expand due largely to effects of the structural shortage of human resources.
Against this backdrop, we focused on increasing user convenience for en TENSHOKU, our main job information site, and other sites while strengthening promotional activities to increase our brand recognition. These efforts have resulted in increasing the effects of site applications, contributing to expanding the sales of client companies. As a result, the number of job postings on en TENSHOKU hit a record high, breaking the previous record by a wide margin.
In the area of recruiting services, we have focused on strengthening en AGENTS and en world Japan, an en-japan subsidiary. en AGENTS strengthened initiatives to improve productivity while en world Japan worked to expand sales to foreign companies in Japan and Japanese global companies. The sales of these two recruiting services combined have grown into one of the largest in Japan.
In addition, we have striven to expand the revenue base of our overseas subsidiaries for future growth by enhancing services for Japanese companies, our new business area, while improving the productivity of our existing services.
In order to achieve sustainable growth even amid a deteriorating economy in the future, we have facilitated the development of new businesses in recruiting and other areas.
As a result, we surpassed our goals for the first year of the medium-term management plan announced in May 2015. However, never resting on our laurels, we, at the en-Japan group, will exert all-out efforts to achieve goals for the final year of the medium-term management plan and meet shareholder expectations.
We would like to ask for your continued support in the future.
Michikatsu Ochi, Chairman
Takatsugu Suzuki, President