Yukiko Nagashima joined Recruit Holdings in 1985. After gaining experience in the recruitment advertising business, she moved to the HR department in 1995, where she was the head of hiring and training. In 2006, she was promoted to corporate executive officer, becoming the third female board member in Recruit’s history. Nagashima was appointed president and representative director of Recruit Staffing in 2008, and promoted to president in 2013. Nagashima is chairman of the Japan Staffing Services Association and president and a representative director of Asia Pacific for the World Employment Confederation.