About Permanent and Contract/Haken Employment

What is "Haken"? What kind of working style is it?

The employment contract is made between you and Skillhouse, although you work at our client company. Salary payment and social benefits for employees are provided by Skillhouse.

What is the difference between Haken and Placement? What kind of benefits are there for Haken?

For Haken staff, salary and benefits are provided by your Haken company (Skillhouse). If you have any problems at your place of work you can consult with and receive advice from the Skillhouse Personnel Department.

What is a "Shokai Yotei Haken" contract?

Before working as a permanent employee you will start working as a Haken staff. When you and the client company are agreed to continue employment, you will be converted to permanent employee status with the client. Advantages are to experience the work, required tasks and their company culture before you commit to direct employment. This will reduce experiencing any "gaps" before and after you commit to working for the company.

Is it possible to become a permanent employee of the client company if it is not Shokai Yotei Haken?

Even if it is not Shokai Yotei Haken there are many opportunities where you may be asked to become a permanent employee at the client site. This varies depending on the client's head count situation, but if it is an opportunity you as staff would like to accept we will be happy to support your decision.

About the Process

How can I register myself at Skillhouse?

For either staffing or placement services you need to register at Skillhouse after entering your information on our website. The entry process before registration can be done on the web, by phone or email. After that step, Skillhouse will contact you to invite you to a meeting at the Skillhouse office. At the Skillhouse office, your dedicated Candidate Coordinator will conduct a more thorough process of inquiring about your needs, expectations and work experiences. After we provide more detailed information about Skillhouse to you, your registration process is complete. We will introduce various positions based on your interests to see if you wish to apply. Your Candidate Coordinator will contact you regularly after registration to introduce you to more opportunities. If you agree to the terms and conditions of the company of interest, you sign the employment contract with Skillhouse and start working as our haken staff, or work at our client company as their employee.


How long does it take to register with Skillhouse?

Usually, the Skillhouse meeting will take one hour to one and a half hours. We aim to collect as much information as possible in order to find you the right opportunities. The duration of the registration/counseling meeting will vary depending on your background.

I am a student. Can I register?

Skillhouse mainly supports mid-career job seekers. Students without any working history will be difficult to support.

Applying for Positions and Our Support System

What kind of positions does Skillhouse introduce?

Skillhouse specializes mainly in IT and Business Administrative staffing.

How long does it take from registration to position introduction?

Usually, at the end of the registration and counseling process, we will introduce you to positions matched to your interests and expectations. This may vary depending on the candidates'skills etc. Skillhouse will introduce you to many different opportunities simultaneously when there are matches.

I would like to use English. How much English skill is required? / I am foreigner; how much Japanese do you require?

We have many positions where you can use your English or Japanese. We also provide language assessment at registration.

Who can I contact when I have a problem working for a company as a Skillhouse staff?

For any problems or concerns related to your work or career, a Personnel Coordinator will provide you with close support.

Social Benefits

What type of benefits does Skillhouse provide?

Skillhouse provides various benefits to staff including, but not limited to:
  • Skillhouse University: Skillhouse provides various training (IT, Language and Business).
  • Test Payback System: Skillhouse encourages career growth and provides support for acquiring career-related certifications.
  • PC Skill-Up: You can take certain IT school courses at a corporate discount rate.
  • Discount Membership Program: You will receive discounts on various packages such as sports club memberships, hotel accommodations, and travel packages, etc.

More details provided "Why Skillhouse" page


Are any fees involved with receiving services from Skillhouse?

There are no fees required during any process at Skillhouse.

Can you guarantee positions?

We cannot guarantee to match you to a position, but we always do our best to find you suitable positions.

How long will it take to get an offer?

It will depend on the client companies and their requirements for the process (in case of the placement). It tends to be a shorter process for haken contracts.

What do I need when I sign a Haken contract at Skillhouse?

Photo ID and Pension Book will be required; our Personnel Coordinator will explain and inform you of necessary procedures depending on your situation. Please feel free to ask at any stage.