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  • 25 Jun 2020 20:49 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Many Japanese companies have already shifted to online interviews and seminars for recruiting new employees due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some have gone a step further by testing artificial intelligence to efficiently hire talent.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 25 Jun 2020 20:46 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Some fund managers are increasingly basing investment decisions in part on how considerate companies are to their employees and clients during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 22 Jun 2020 20:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- A Cabinet Office survey on changes in the public's views and behavior due to the spread of the novel coronavirus has found 34.6% of respondents with jobs and 55.5% of workers in Tokyo's special wards have experienced teleworking. 

    Source: https://mainichi.jp/

  • 18 Jun 2020 19:59 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A majority of firms said they have taken steps — from layoffs to pay cuts — to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s third-largest economy, according to a monthly poll.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 18 Jun 2020 19:56 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- The Immigration Services Agency of Japan will launch a centralized hub to support foreign residents, companies that hire foreign residents, and local governments in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward on July 6, the agency announced June 12. 

    Source: https://mainichi.jp/

  • 17 Jun 2020 20:04 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party is drafting a proposal to attract high-skilled workers from abroad for Tokyo’s financial sector, the lawmaker heading the LDP’s committee on foreign labourers said on Wednesday.

    Source: https://www.reuters.com/

  • 12 Jun 2020 19:34 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The hiring rate for those who graduated from university this spring stood at 98 percent as of April 1, up 0.4 percentage point from a year earlier and matching the record high set two years ago, the labor and education ministries said Friday.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 09 Jun 2020 19:40 | JHRS (Administrator)

    An estimated 4,943 nonregular workers had been laid off or were expected to be laid off in Japan due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic as of last Friday, more than double the figure from a week earlier, data released by the labor ministry showed Tuesday.

    Source: https://english.kyodonews.net/

  • 05 Jun 2020 19:39 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Companies with many foreign workers are struggling with Japan’s strict entry restriction imposed on foreign nationals aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus, throwing cold water on its attempt to lure global talent, especially high-skilled professionals, amid a workforce shortage in the graying nation.

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  • 03 Jun 2020 15:23 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The coronavirus pandemic has opened people's eyes in Japan to the possibility of new working styles where working from home, staggered work hours, and even four-day workweeks could become the norm.

    Source: https://english.kyodonews.net/

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