New Business Platform for the Sports Industry, HALF TIME, has been Released
Integrating media and recruiting services, the new platform innovates the growing Japanese sports industry
Tokyo, July 9, 2019 – Beyond Global Recruitment has started the full service provision of HALF TIME, a dedicated new business platform for the sports industry, from July 9, 2019.
HALF TIME – The Sports Business Platform: https://halftime-media.com
Primarily for the Japanese sports industry, HALF TIME provides a web magazine, job information and recruitment services simultaneously on the web platform for individuals and corporate users.
HALF TIME has released the beta version in May 2019 and the website has been renewed for greater usability. The platform will provide interviews with key industry leaders, guest columns from thought-leaders, the latest news from Japan and abroad, and recruitment services such as job postings.
Combined with the company’s recruitment and executive search services, HALF TIME will fulfill the recruiting needs in the industry. Individuals can access the latest news and insight as well as job opportunities on the platform. At the same time, users can contact consultants to discuss career development and future opportunities. Corporate users can post the latest job openings and find the best talent using the website. Corporate users can also work with consultants for executive search.
Yusuke Isoda, CEO of Beyond Global Recruitment said: “Growing Japanese sports industry demands further human resources. There is more opportunity than ever to get involved in the industry with more diversified role coming up, such as not only as a full-time, but also parallel work, outsource and advisory. We help match the sports organizations with suitable business professionals.”
Yasuhide Okabe, Head of Asia Pacific Sales at TEAM Marketing, the exclusive marketing agency of UEFA for its club football competitions, and advisor of HALF TIME commented: “One of challenges for the Japanese sports industry is generating bigger revenue. To cope with this, it is necessary to establish a virtuous circle where more talented individuals can get involved in the industry and generate revenue. Then profit will be invested into their business and talents to generate more revenue.”
“Today, the industry requires talents to come not just from the sports industry but also from other ones and to cross over and provide innovation by going beyond the borders. In this regard, it is HALF TIME’s role to help those talents become connected and create new value for further growth. HALF TIME could potentially be a platform where such value creation in the Japanese sports industry is facilitated”, he adds.
The Japanese government named this era that the sports industry becomes profitable, as stated in the Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016. It is estimated by the government that the domestic sports market will grow to 15.2 trillion yen in 2025, almost tripling in 13 years.
HALF TIME will thrive by providing further services to the sports business industry in the future in order to realize our vision – Empowering Society Through Sports.
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About Beyond Global Recruitment
Beyond Global Recruitment is a recruitment start-up established in August 2017 that provides recruitment. Beyond Global Recruitment operates the dedicated sports business platform HALF TIME, and specialized recruitment service HALF TIME Agent for the sports industry
Company: Beyond Global Recruitment, Co., Ltd.
Establishment: August 21, 2017
Representative: Yusuke Isoda, CEO
Number of Employees: 32 (including interns and outsourced employees)
Office Address: Spline Tokyu Aoyama building 6F, 3-1-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan 107-0062