Human Resources in Japan

Human Resources

Salaries in Japan

In War of Talent, Japan’s Companies Poised to Ramp up Salaries: Hays Survey

Salaries in Japan lag behind those in Asia and the country is losing in the global race for talent, said Marc Burrage, managing director for Japan of international recruitment firm Hays at the presentation of the company’s 2017 Asia Salary Guide. And on first sight, the situation appears dire: The World Economic Forum finds Japan falling from sixth to eighth […]

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Jobs in Japan 2017

Top 5 Jobs in Japan 2017

If you are looking to start a career or change jobs in Japan, you might well keep an eye on its manufacturing industries. Besides being home to many globally leading players, they also account for four of the Top 5 jobs in Japan that recruiting firm Hays expects to be in growing demand in the country’s job market in 2017. As technologies advance, some sectors have […]

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Work-Life Balance in Japan

When candidates tell you that they do not want to work overtime, or do not intend to commute to the working place for more than 40 minutes on one way, then one shall assume that the “work-life balance discussion” has also reached Japan. The general understanding is that the term means to find a suitable balance between a person’s professional […]

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Diversity in Japan - Sasaki

Female Role Models Create Successful Women in Japan, Survey Says

Successful women serving as female role models are the most effective way to create a more diverse workplace in Japan, said Marc Burrage, managing director of Hays Japan, at the specialist recruitment firm’s recent presentation of its latest Gender Diversity Report in Tokyo. This marks a crucial difference to global trends that strongly focus on flexible working practices. Japanese organizations […]

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The Japanese Candidate

“We have difficulties in finding the right people,” or “there are not enough suitable candidates available in Japan” are only two sentences I am hearing too often. Domestic hiring is without a doubt a question of supply and demand, and method. But there are other factors, too. Before tackling the topic, let me throw in some general information and statistics. […]

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What Shadow Hierarchies Mean for Foreign Companies and Expatriates in Japan

This phenomenon exists not only since 2011, when many foreign expatriates in Japan have left the country all of sudden because of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Yes, the event caused a leadership vacuum in some organizations many did not recover from until today. But its origins nevertheless are older and also truly local due to the group-oriented socialization of […]

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