Plustek will set up a branch office in JapanRespected as one of the world-class imaging and surveillance solutions providers, Plustek Inc. is dedicated to manufacturing high-quality, professional scanners as well as security devices for businesses, professionals and consumers from all around the world. Plustek was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Nangang Software Park. It has established overseas offices in Los Angeles, Hamburg and Beijin. Their production bases and R&D centers are located in Taipei, Shenzhen, Hsinchu and Kaohsiung.
In addition to the existing Asia Pacific locations, Plustek is also preparing to set up an overseas office in Japan and recruit Japanese employees. TAITRA therefore invited Plustek's representative to Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo to participate in local recruitment activities, which were jointly organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and TAITRA. Plustek’s delegate took advantage of the opportunity to inspect the local commercial market environment and office locations, and consult with TAITRA's directors of Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo office about the establishment of the office. Through these activities, Plustek also communicated with many well-known companies that have been developing in Japan for a long time and gained experience in local business development and recruitment.
Plustek's delegate said the results of this trip exceeded expectations and they benefited a lot. TAITRA's assistance contributed to their company's future establishment and recruitment in Japan. After participating in all activities in Japan, Plustek is interested in setting up a new branch office in Fukuoka. Subsequent feedback from Plustek's delegate informed that after the COVID-19 epidemic is eased, they will send its staff to Fukuoka to start the establishment of a branch office.
Through Contact Taiwan, Genmore has successfully hired Vietnamese talentGenmore Zipper Company Limited is a professional zipper manufacturer in Taiwan. Since 1988, it has integrated development, production, and sales, and now, after more than 30 years of unremitting efforts, it is considered one of the manufacturers with the most complete products in the trade. Its zippers are used in high-end clothing, suitcases, tents, and other supplies, and the company offers various zippers with waterproof, explosion-proof, and other useful functions.
Based on its advanced zipper knowledge and technology, Genmore manufactures innovative products and markets them worldwide, creating reliable brand positioning. With dozens of patents at home and abroad, Genmore has been authorized to produce high- and medium-end clothing brands in the United States, with its sales territory covering the whole world, including Europe, America, Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea, and mainland China.
In the past, Genmore has also successfully matched talents from Russia and Vietnam through Contact TAIWAN events. The group affirmed the specific effectiveness of the "One on One Employment Meeting" sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and showed that enterprises are more re-assured about participating in government activities. Such events also save time and energy for companies seeking talents, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises.
In 2019, Genmore participated in the “One on One Employment Meeting” in the Taipei session. Twelve talents were interviewed at the session, and Genmore was very satisfied with two of the resumes. After a follow-up interview by the company, Genmore ultimately hired a Vietnamese national graduate, Tran Thi Tuoi. Currently, Tran Thi Tuoi has been sent to work at the Vietnam branch, where she is responsible for the business marketing of the Vietnamese market.
Tran Thi Tuoi said that she believes that, in addition to the English language, Chinese is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, when she came to Taiwan to get her master’s degree in business, in addition to obtaining fluent language skills, she also participated in many community activities in order to expand her vision. Before graduating, she attended various talent recruitment events to look for work. For the first time, she involved herself in a one-to-one matchmaking employment session held by Contact TAIWAN and even used the Contact TAIWAN APP to apply for a job. Right after graduation, she found a job and was assigned to her post at home.
Tran Thi Tuoi said that the Contact TAIWAN APP interface is very user-friendly, and users can use mobile phone to register the company in which they are interested for interviews, check the job requirements released by the interview company, and see their interview time list. Checking in to matchmaking employment sessions is very convenient, as the user just needs to report to the spot and open the QR CODE of the mobile phone for entry into the site. Each year, Contact TAIWAN works with the graduation season of Taiwan to hold related matchmaking employment sessions, which is the best platform for overseas Chinese and foreign students to find jobs. She also suggested overseas Chinese and foreign students pay more attention to the event information of Contact TAIWAN, prepare for entry into the workplace, and find suitable jobs through Contact TAIWAN.
Avatack will set up a branch office in Osaka Avatack Co. Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of adhesive materials. With a strong commitment to innovation, Avatack positions itself as a global supplier of adhesive material, with cost-effectiveness and superior product quality. Avatack is located in the Asia-Pacific region, with 33 manufacturing, processing and representative offices in Taiwan, China, as well as East Asia, and markets its products to customers worldwide. With its core technology of polymerization and precision coating, Avatack provides a total solution for its customers. Their products have been widely used across industries including automobile, electronic, medical, food, construction, consumer industries, and more.
In addition to the existing Asia Pacific locations, Avatack is also preparing to open a Japanese branch and recruit Japanese employees. TAITRA therefore invited Avatack's representatives to Osaka and Tokyo to participate in local recruitment activities, which were jointly organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and TAITRA. Accompanied by TAITRA's specialists, Avatack's delegates inspected the local commercial market environment and office locations. Through these activities, Avatack also communicated with many well-known companies that have been developing in Japan for a long time and gained experience in local business development and recruitment.
Avatack's delegates said the results of this trip exceeded expectations and they benefited a lot. TAITRA's assistance contributed significantly to their company's future establishment and recruitment in Japan. After participating in activities in Osaka and Tokyo, Avatack is interested in setting up a new branch office in Osaka. Therefore, TAITRA specialists also arranged for Avatack's representatives to visit the Taiwan Trade Center in Osaka. Subsequent feedback from delegates informed that Avatack had decided to lease the Taiwan Trade Center office in Osaka as their first location in Japan.
Taishin BankFounded on February 18, 2002, the vision of Taishin Bank has been to gain the identification and recognition of customers. Taishin covers such subsidiaries as banks, securities, assets management, and capital ventures. It has four overseas branches and two offices.
According to the assistant manager of the Recruitment Section of the Human Resources Division, Taishin Bank has actively engaged in such domestic and overseas talent recruiting activities as campus career seminars, one-on-one employment meetings, and overseas talent recruiting seminars together with Contact Taiwan. We have networked with many remarkable overseas Chinese students, which is very helpful for Taishin’s overseas talent recruitment. Contact Taiwan is an important channel for Taishin to contact outstanding overseas talents.
Taishin Bank participated in Taichung’s one-on-one employment meeting in 2017. We interviewed many talents and, after screening, successfully recruited the overseas Chinese student Tseng, Chao-Jung from Malaysia, who had just graduated from the Department of Finance, Tunghai University. Tseng was looking for a financial, textile, or shoe industry with an open position to work overseas. Through the arrangement of Taiwan’s External Trade Development Council and an online interview with Taishin Bank, he finally joined Taishin Bank.
Tseng, Chao-Jung said that Taishin provides him short-term employee training at Hong Kong branch, as well as that he may have the chance to be assigned to a Singapore branch in the future. Currently, his job is to perform financial and industrial analysis and provide such reports as references for customers. His product sales and customer communication were not great in the beginning, but they got better thanks to the direction and patience of his superiors. Later on, he had the opportunity to attend the New Zealand Conference and meet and exchange with colleagues at the Indonesia branch regarding the trade negotiation issue. When working with officers or staff in Singapore, he found a cultural connection and highly friendly communication because he spoke Singlish. This was an important consideration for Assistant Manager Huang, Yu-Hern to hire employee Tseng.
As Taishin Bank seeks overseas Chinese students and talents, strategic planning is adopted. The Company expects to employ talents who are helpful with market exploration or establishing offices. For example, employee Tseng is advantageous for southern bound market exploration, cultural identification, and affection. Taishin Bank will establish consecutive branches in Vietnam in 2019. In the future, Taishin will recruit international talents according to the overall market orientation by participating in Contact Taiwan activities. Tseng, Chao-Jung became familiar with the Contact Taiwan platform when he attended the Asian Financial Cup organized by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC). FSC encourages financial holding companies to compete in the Asian Cup in cooperation with the then-new southern bound policy. All major banks manage overseas Chinese talent cultivation conferences aimed at overseas Chinese students, and employee Tseng registered as a talent member. Thanks to his wonderful experience, he suggests that overseas talents should frequently use the Contact Taiwan platform because while other talent matchmaking platforms are aimed mainly at Taiwanese candidates, Contact Taiwan focuses on the recruitment of all overseas talents (including foreign students and overseas Chinese students). All Taiwanese enterprises that seek talents through this platform will assist with the work permit application, which is an important bonus.
Lion Travel Service Co., Ltd. The Immigration Business Department of Lion Travel is mainly responsible for providing services for foreigners coming to Taiwan for travel, including sightseeing tours for short stays and related experience activities. In the past, the department would basically hire Taiwanese, but it has been recruiting foreign talents since 2018 as a measure that works in conjunction with the new southbound policy of the government and plans to gradually open up the Southeast Asia national market for travel to Taiwan. Due to the particularity of languages of Southeast Asian countries, such as Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai, etc., as well as the fact that the penetration rate of English is not as prevalent as that of Europe and the United States, Lion Travel needs talents that are closer and more familiar with these foreign markets in order to open up these southbound markets with great potential. Therefore, hiring foreign talents proficient in local languages has become an emerging demand. At present, Lion Travel is pursuing talents of foreign nationals from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, India, and other countries.
Indonesian overseas Chinese Yeh, who joined Lion Group earlier this year, said that she was previously enrolled for schooling at the Department of International Trade of Ming Chuan University, which is why she would like to increase her Chinese language ability and accumulate work experience in Taiwan. As such, she took the initiative to sign up for one-on-one employment-match meeting held by Contact Taiwan in Taipei. At the meeting, employee Yeh talked to many different companies on the same day and actually did not expect to devote herself to the tourism industry. On the day of the interview, supervisors of Lion Travel were very friendly and detailed about the company, so that employee Yeh felt that tourism was a very interesting business. Furthermore, the scale of Lion Travel is enormous, with its market share leading others in the trade, which piqued her interest in joining Lion Travel and giving it a try. Later, employee Yeh was lucky enough to receive the opportunity for a second interview, and she strongly felt that the task of tourism was not simple. From business solicitation, planning, and grouping to follow-up customer relationship maintenance, all of the tasks would require a lot of learning, and although it is hard work, it is also very rewarding. Employee Yeh noted that although her Chinese ability requires much sharpening, she can feel the support of her supervisors and colleagues, who help to guide her to learn about professional skills, such as replying to customers, arranging travel routes, and establishing follow-up skills for customer retention. Time and again, employee Yeh expressed her gratitude to the company for providing an opportunity to continuously learn, grow, and improve. In addition to the one-on-one matchmaking meeting, employee Yeh also participated in the overseas Chinese and foreign student campus seminars held by Contact TAIWAN at Jihe Campus of Ming Chuan University. Overall, she has a positive impression of the lectures as being most helpful to career development. Therefore, she has always given much attention to related talent recruitment events held by Contact Taiwan and also recommended it to her foreign friends.