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  • 13 Jun 2022 13:31 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Intense competition among Japanese companies trying to recruit new graduates has led some to engage in drastic and unprofessional tactics in a desperate attempt to lock in students who previously made informal commitments but have begun to waver.


  • 12 Jun 2022 13:34 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Japanese companies face a serious shortage of skilled tech professionals as rigid seniority systems prevent them offering the kind of pay and packages likely to lure younger IT engineers and other experts.


  • 01 Jun 2022 17:59 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Japanese government will help about one million workers develop skills and find new jobs as part of efforts to invest more in human resources, highlighted a draft plan.


  • 31 May 2022 17:57 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan will likely require companies to disclose the wage gap between male and female workers from this summer as part of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s New Capitalism plans. 


  • 30 May 2022 17:56 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The government is seeking to boost labor productivity and make workers more aware of opportunities in these developing industries, such as the digital industry, regardless of whether they currently work for companies in those sectors.


  • 28 May 2022 18:01 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- Women in their 30s in Japan continue to make progress in workforce participation, greatly flattening their once-pronounced M-shaped dip stemming from pressure to quit jobs and become stay-at-home mothers.


  • 20 May 2022 17:54 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The employment rate among people in Japan who graduated from universities in spring this year fell for the second straight year, as businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic reduced hiring, a government survey showed Friday.


  • 12 May 2022 20:11 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The survey of workers such as taxi drivers, hotel workers and restaurant staff, called "economy watchers" for their proximity to consumer and retail trends, showed their confidence about current economic conditions increased 2.6 points to 50.4.


  • 10 May 2022 20:15 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Businesses in Japan are now taking steps to accommodate a wide range of flexible working arrangements, and adopting measures like abolishing employee transfers in principle and allowing workers to live anywhere in the country in an effort to attract talent.


  • 10 May 2022 20:07 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Many firms had been reluctant to accept the wage-hike policy due to the financial burden involved. Related parties are paying close attention whether the trend for receptivity to minimum wage hikes will lead to an increase in wage levels across the board in Japan.


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