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, as one of only three female board members in Recruit’s history. Nagashima was appointed president and representative director of Recruit Staffing in 2008, promoted to president in 2013. Nagashima is chairman of the board of directors of the Japan Staffing Services Association and president and also representative director of Asia Pacific for the International Confederation of Private Employment Services (Ciett).