Zensho Agency in 50 Fastest Growing Companies of the year 2021

Robin Doenicke, Founder and CEO of Zensho Agency, Speaks to The Silicon Review about building and supporting a community of recruiters who are truly free, highly rewarded, and genuinely happy, in a long form interview where he teases the idea of taking the Zensho brand philosophy global. Browse Article

APAC Entrepreneur – July 2020

Our Founder & CEO Robin Doenicke has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Japan in the July 2020 edition of APAC Entrepreneur Magazine. Browse Cover Story

Recruitment International Magazine – October 2018

We feel very honored to have been featured as the main cover story for Recruitment International Magazine’s October 2018 edition. RI Magazine enjoys tremendous recognition as the definitive guide to the global recruitment industry. Browse Cover Story

Porters Magazine Web

Chad Kreller, Partner, was interviewed and featured in the widely distributed Japanese HR magazine “Porters”. In the interview Chad discusses his career, philosophy and how The Agency is creating a new paradigm in the Japan recruitment space. Browse Article

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Values: A message to our awesome tribe

Years from now, you may not remember the particulars of deals you closed at Zensho (or what the returns were). You will remember your colleagues and how it felt to work with them. The imprint you left on the world.

We invited you to join our tribe because you impressed us as someone who shares values intrinsic to our culture. But just to ensure we’re totally on the same page, here they are, spelled out in black and white and trimmed in our corporate colors.

Freedom is Zensho’s central pillar. Beyond the mere state of being free, for us the word carries with it a sense of obligation: “Freedom to…” What follows should define you as a person. Of course, to provide your business community with amazing service, but also to engage and give back to the world. And that’s where Autonomy comes in. Unlike the general implications of self-rule, ours leads not to detachment but to a broad and radical sense of interconnectivity. One that enables each of us to commune with others in infinite ways. Together, these two values empower you like nothing else on earth, and they’re here waiting for you.

So, what do we ask in return?

Transparency means not only having open books, but being one yourself. No secrets or ulterior agendas. It is to share personal and industry information without seeking to leverage it for profit or motivate others in any way. Its cousin, Clarity, is about including precision and context in the communication process. At Zensho, we always try to anticipate the details a fellow partner might need and supply them up front.

Which leads us to…

Collaboration. That is, to cooperate meaningfully. Because only through recognizing individual strengths can we thrive as a whole. For us, collaboration requires presence as we listen and respond, evolving toward a collective goal represented by the name of our charity initiative: Ayni (reciprocity). This can’t exist without Collegiality. How we care for each other and the tribe as a whole, share both opportunity and responsibility with open hearts – that’s what empowers us to excel as a firm.

With these six in place, our seventh value happens all by itself.

Harmony. When your environment manifests balance between all people and things – even forces that oppose each other – life just flows. Living completely becomes a state of being. After all, that’s the very meaning of Zensho.