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「WCF-Mates!」Vol.7 Kazushige (EN)

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

WCF-Mates! is a segment where we feature and showcase the lives of those who have collaborated with WOMENCANFLY.CO. (Commonly used by Australians, ‘mate’ refers to a friend or someone you are close to.)

In Vol.7, we meet Kazushige Shiba, a human resources (HR) manager at a medical and welfare venture company that has been attracting attention from the media for its successful use of social media for recruitment.

On top of working in HR and public relations, he is building a parallel career as a mentor helping students find jobs.

Kazushige is at the forefront of the recruitment industry and knows a thing or two about the latest recruitment trends including why ‘self-branding’ is now an important asset.

Who is Kazushige?

At a social venture company with about 160 employees, Kazushige is in charge of everything from HR to public relations, including new graduate recruitment, mid-career hiring, internal training, and education. Outside of the company, he works as a mentor for students, helping them with job hunting and career counselling.

Kazushige is an active HR specialist but surprisingly, he didn’t start out in the same industry. After graduating, he was a salesperson at a Japanese beauty manufacturer. After changing jobs twice, he shifted the focus of his career from sales to HR.

Kazushige's specialises in social media marketing. His case study on successful recruitment using Twitter which is still rare in Japan has been attracting a lot of attention by the media.