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Hays Launches Insurance Specialisation in Japan

June 24, 2011 - Tokyo

Recruiting expert Hays today announces the official launch of its insurance specialisation in Japan, responding to rising local demand for insurance professionals.

Hays Insurance recruits across general, commercial, life and workers compensation, and operates in the sales, actuarial, technical, compliance and administration fields.

According to Hays Insurance experts in Japan, job vacancies are now available for claims professionals, underwriters, insurance brokers/account managers, loss adjusters and assessors, business development managers, technical administrators and compliance professionals.

Christine Wright, Managing Director of Hays in Japan, says: "Tokyo's insurance sector has experienced strong jobs numbers from the start of the year. And the earthquake and its aftermath have caused a sharp increase in the need for skills to assess and process claims. We've particularly seen demand rise for Adjusters to assess claims, while telephone operators are needed to take calls from policy holders.

"Given the extent of the tragedy, awareness of the importance and value of insurance is expected to increase. In fact, the General Insurance Association of Japan says that before the Hanshin earthquake of 1995, only 9% of households had earthquake coverage in that region. Following that disaster, the figure as of today has grown to 23%. If this trend is repeated now, it will significantly impact the demand for skilled insurance professionals."

Hays Insurance is Hays' thirteenth specialisation in Japan. Globally, Hays Insurance operates from 30 countries, including Japan. It was first launched in the UK, where today it deals with the majority of the top 50 UK domiciled insurance companies. Also, in Australia, Hays Insurance has gone from strength to strength over the past ten years and now boasts relationships with most of the major insurance companies and brokers in that country.

Christine says: "For job seekers, our expert consultants are available to support and manage job searches, give objective advice on how to achieve career aspirations in the short, medium and long term, and provide invaluable access to the top employment opportunities."

Hays, the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people.

About Hays

Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan KK ("Hays Japan") operates across the private sector, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. Hays Japan this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, and is the only foreign recruitment company in Japan to operate specialist business units composed of professionals with experience and expertise in the sectors they cover. Hays Japan's thirteen specialisms span Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Finance Technology, Human Resources, Hays Resource Management, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Office Professionals, Pharma, Property, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain.

Hays Japan is also the only foreign recruitment company in Japan to operate three local offices, serving the Kanto region from Akasaka and Shinjuku, and Kansai from central Osaka.

Hays Japan is the local representative office for Hays plc, which is a global company with more than 7,000 staff operating from 257 offices across 30 countries.

Source: Hays

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