HR-ON-THE-GO: Japan HR News Roundup

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  • 28 Jun 2022 17:03 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s health ministry presented a draft plan on Monday to recommend companies to disclose their policies on whether they allow employees to have side jobs and the conditions for giving them permission.


  • 28 Jun 2022 17:00 | JHRS (Administrator)
    Outspoken entrepreneur Elon Musk sparked controversy earlier this month when he told Tesla employees they needed to come to the office for at least 40 hours per week or would be expected to leave the company.


  • 28 Jun 2022 16:58 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s government called for Tokyo residents to continue conserving electricity by switching off the lights as forecasts for further scorching heat threaten to put more pressure on the grid.


  • 18 Jun 2022 17:06 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. will in July begin remote work as its new norm for around 30,000 of its domestic employees, treating attendance as a business trip and allowing for work and commute from anywhere in Japan, even by air, a source familiar with the matter said Saturday.


  • 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.


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