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About us

Quality service above all else

At Spotted Staffing, we are dedicated to finding the best people for IT and back-office roles, filling positions that are difficult to fill, and doing it fast. Our experienced, bilingual consultants believe close relationships and careful research are what lead to results.

For employers

Trust is everything

Large, established companies in Japan — many of them from the technology sector — trust Spotted Staffing to find skilled IT engineers, project managers, and back office staff on a contract basis. We offer a range of staffing solutions to help companies meet their hiring requirements.

For jobseekers

Always on the lookout

Candidates with a background in technology or experience in back-office roles — who are looking for work or for a new challenge — are always welcome to contact us at Spotted Staffing. We aim to align each jobseeker’s aspirations with the most suitable position for them.


Our main KPI is client satisfaction

It has been always a pleasure to work with Spotted and its team. We have been able to achieve tremendous results in Japan as a result of this partnership.
Felipe Rubim Vice President ANZ & Asia, CI&T Japan
When I was unsure whether or not I should hire more staff members for our IT team, I consulted with Spotted Staffing. Instead of telling us to simply increase the number of people, they gave us detailed suggestions about the personnel we would need and the skills they would require for what we wanted to do at that stage in our company’s development. Thanks to Spotted, I met some excellent IT professionals able to do great system development work for us. Thank you very much.
Seigo Miyaji President & CEO, Casa Inc.
Typical recruiters only ask you to prepare a job description, and they don’t bother to get close and try to understand where you are now, where you want to be, and who you need to get there. However, that’s actually what most of us need, since we’re often not specialists in organization design and hiring strategy. In many cases, we don’t know exactly who we need. Spotted Staffing came in to get a clear understanding of our goals and priorities, and they helped us to define the skills we need to achieve our goals. They asked us some critical questions that helped us navigate the hiring journey. I’m confident that their flexible service can guide and benefit many others as well.
Kyotani Kazuki Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Team Lead at SMFL

We have answers

What is haken employment?

It is the Japanese word for temporary employment, where a staffing agency, such as Spotted Staffing, dispatches employees to client companies on a contract basis. While haken staff report to their supervisor at the company, they have an employment contract with the staffing agency.

The staffing agency pays the employee’s salary and provides social benefits.

What are some of the benefits Spotted Staffing provides for haken employees?

We provide a variety of benefits, including:

• social and health insurance coverage
• travel expenses
• visa application sponsorships
• Japanese or English translation/interpretation support
• training in a variety of areas, such as IT, software, and language
• support for obtaining certain certifications relating to career advancement

What is a temp-to-perm contract?

It is a type of contract that starts out as haken and potentially leads to a permanent position in six months or less. It gives candidates the opportunity to experience work at a company and get a strong sense of its culture before possibly being offered a full-time role at the company.

How do I register with Spotted Staffing?

After you give us some basic information about yourself — through our Contact page, by e-mail, or over the phone — a Spotted Staffing consultant will set up a meeting with you to find out, in detail, about your work experience, your goals, and your expectations. We will also use the meeting to assess some of your skills. Registration is complete at the end of this meeting. We will then inform you about different positions, based on your interest and skill levels, as they become available.

If you choose to apply for a position with a client company and are given an offer following an interview, you will then sign an employment contract with Spotted Staffing and start working as a haken employee at the client company.

What types of positions does Spotted Staffing specialize in filling?

At Spotted Staffing, our focus is on skilled workers in the IT field — such as IT engineers, IT architects, program managers, product managers, and project managers — as well as back office staff.

We work with both Japanese and non-Japanese client firms, so you may have a chance to use your English or Japanese language skills at the company where you are placed.

Work for us

Love helping people succeed?

If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and previous experience in haken recruitment or B2B sales, we invite you to apply for a position on the Spotted Staffing team.