Sola.com Co., Ltd.
Sola.com Co., Ltd.
Working Together with Talented and Active Personnel
Sola.com is a company that focuses on the development of websites, software, and other systems, as well as on cyber security, also known as “white hat hacking.” In particular, with regard to the cyber security business, the company conducts security surveys, monitoring, and operations for customers in Japan. The company has an office in the center of Sendai City and has 36 employees (as of July 2020). The company accepts 5-10 employees every year, and actively recruits students who have acquired specialized knowledge at Tohoku University and other universities.
Looking to the World
It is possible to say that Japan is behind the world competitors in the field of IT. Thus, Sola.com aims to actively work on its cybersecurity businesses with talented international human resources and to acquire global competitiveness in IT. They consider developing human resources to be part of their business. In future years, they are looking to establish schools for developing human resources for IT in cooperation with the government. Furthermore, they are looking ahead to pave a pathway to the future of IT in Japan and the world.
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Employees who Enjoy Taking on Challenges
Sola.com is looking for employees, both Japanese and international, who can find enjoyment in their work and who have the mindset to take on any challenges that come their way. They are also looking for people who can find a way to communicate with others, regardless of language barriers. In this company, many different languages are spoken, so being able to keep up is essential. Taking the initiative to teach their own language to other employees is a plus.
Find the Fun in your Work!
Mr. Takahashi, the CEO of Sola.com, and Mr. Chin, an employee, both said that they want potential employees to find a place in Japan where they can enjoy their work. “Enjoying their work” does not mean just having fun doing assigned work, but rather taking the initiative to solve problems by working on projects that they are personally interested in. Sola.com has a working environment where international students can really utilize their own strengths in IT and programming, as well as other areas such as management. He said that this is one way to think about a job based on your major and what you want to do.
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Advantages of Hiring International Employees
According to the CEO, Mr. Takahashi, there is a big advantage to hiring international staff because by having diverse backgrounds, they can share various opinions and explain different points of view. Collaborating using diverse ideas can help the company grow and expand its business. Mr. Takahashi hopes that, by incorporating the unique insights of international employees, Japan can improve its continued slow economic growth.
COVID-19 has impacted Sola.com’s recruitment of international employees. Two workers from abroad, who had been offered jobs at Sola.com, were finally able to come to Japan this fall after the state of emergency had ended. However, they had to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering Japan. Currently, COVID-19 is still spreading worldwide, so Mr. Takahashi fears that under such circumstances, it will be difficult to recruit international employees.