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  • Friday, 25 October 2019 6 00 pm
  • Friday, 25 October 2019 10 00 pm

RI Awards - Japan 2019


The world’s most sought after recruitment industry awards programme is back in Japan and is your opportunity to win one of the most coveted accolades in the sector.   The RI Awards recognize innovation and best practices in the Japanese recruitment industry and for 2019, RI is partnering with Custom Media to take the most exclusive, prestigious and sought after recruitment awards to a whole new level. The search is now on to find and crown the best recruitment and staffing companies in Japan.  Make certain you are in the Hotel Gajeon Garden for the gala black-tie Dinner on Friday 25th October 2019.


Make this the year to recognize and celebrate the hard work and commitment of your staff by submitting your entries. Just by entering the Awards you are demonstrating to your staff you value and appreciate their hard work and commitment and they will love to show off the unique winner’s trophy!

Our incredible range of judges will assess and reward only the best recruitment companies and their people in a true celebration of our industry. They are amongst the biggest entrepreneurs, business leaders and pioneers from our industry, both locally and through our global judges.  Outstanding recruiters who have established and built some of the biggest brands in recruitment, Randstad, Michael Page, Robert Walters, Harvey Nash, Empresaria and Morgan McKinley - they know the industry and that’s another reason why winning an award carries so much gravitas. The RI Awards are the biggest recognition for our sector so make certain you enter your business, an outstanding individual or preferably both!


Entries are open to all individual recruiters or recruitment companies and the process could not be easier.  The RI Awards are contested all over the world including the UK where almost 400 CEO’s and owners attend the event. In Shanghai over 500 contested the Awards and 400+ Australia recruiters battled it out in Sydney.  The Middle East had almost 150 recruiters at its inaugural gala dinner.


Once again, it’s now time for Japanese recruiters to shine.



The Timelines:


Awards officially open: Monday 3rd June 2019.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 27th September 2019.

Finalists and winner’s announced. Friday 25th October 2019.



  • Award Nomination & entry fee:
    ¥25,000 / entry + 8% tax
Dinner Attendance;
Tickets: ¥26,000 / person + 8% tax
Table of 10: ¥234,000 + 8% tax




  • The Banking & Finance Recruitment Company of the Year
  • The IT & Technology Recruitment Company of the Year
  • The Healthcare & Life Sciences Recruitment Company of the Year
  • The Technical & Industrial Recruitment Company of the Year
  • The Executive Search Company of the Year
  • The Best RPO Provider
  • The Best CSR Initiative
  • The Diversity & Inclusion Champion
  • The Best Back Office Team of the Year
  • The Growth Company of the Year
  • The Specialist Recruitment Company of the Year
  • The Recruitment Company To Work For Small (1-15 employees)
  • The Recruitment Company To Work For Medium  (16 - 75 employees)
  • The Recruitment Company To Work For Large  (76+ employees)
  • The Outstanding HR & Recruitment Professional of the Year
  • The Best Newcomer – Rising Star
  • The Business Leader of the Year
  • The Hall of Fame Award (RI & CM)





Japan: Jody Pang    Business Development Manager    Custom Media



UK: David  Head           Director        RI

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