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The Japan HR Society | 日本HRソサエティ

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What is JHRS?

     JHRS stands for The Japan HR Society which was formerly known as The Japan HR Link Network (JHRL). It aims to become an exponent of growth and progress for advancing the HR management practices in Japan.To learn more about JHRS’ history, mission and vision, visit http://www.jhrs.org/ about.

Who runs JHRS?

     Operationally, JHRS is run by its Community Officers (http://www.jhrs.org/about/officers) and supported by its Secretariat, HR Central K.K. (http://www.hrcentral.co.jp). In addition, JHRS actively seeks advice and counsel from its Board of Advisers (http://www.jhrs.org/about/advisers) for strategic concerns.

Has JHRS been registered as an organization and if so, how can members see the registration documents?

     For now, JHRS remains a “community” of Japan-focused HR professionals worldwide and corporate leaders doing business in Japan rather than an NPO (Non-Profit Organization) or corporation. It therefore does not have independent registration or financial records. JHRS is not a public foundation or a legal entity as there are many regulatory requirements to become an NPO in Japan. One of these requirements is that at least ¥10m in funds must be on deposit. Unfortunately, JHRS, as a relatively young society, does not have that level of funds. Currently JHRS is legally represented by its secretariat, HR Central K.K., which is a Japanese corporation. In the future, when JHRS has the funds, or if anyone (individuals or corporations) is willing to donate funds to meet the minimum capital requirement, we can consider registering as an NPO or alternatively as an independent legal entity. For now, JHRS remains a “community” of Japan-focused HR professionals worldwide and corporate leaders doing business in Japan.

Is JHRS a part/branch/partner of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)?

     JHRS is an independent professional HR organization. That said, we are currently in discussions with SHRM, and actively approaching other HR organizations to form alliances, in order to help us achieve our mission of advancing the HR agenda in Japan through partnerships, learning best practices, knowledge sharing, etc. JHRS has been invited to and has participated in international HR conferences such as SSON’s HR Shared Services & Outsourcing (2010) in Singapore and SHRM 2011 Annual Conference in Las Vegas. If you know of an HR organization you would like us to approach who may be interested in forming an alliance with JHRS, please let us know at admin@jhrs.org.

Does JHRS receive government financial support?

     JHRS is completely independent of any governmental/political influence and receives no financial support or benefits of any kind.

Does JHRS have volunteer and paid staff?

     Technically, since JHRS is neither a company nor an NPO, it runs on the voluntary efforts of its officers and members, providing their services and time pro bono in aid of the society’s mission. JHRS admin staff (e.g. web master, researchers, etc.) and some editorial/production staff of The HR Agenda magazine, who do receive compensation, are paid for by the JHRS Secretariat, HR Central K.K.

Is The HR Agenda a corporate magazine?

     The HR Agenda is a magazine of and in support of the mission of the JHRS to help raise the bar of HR practice in Japan and to create a knowledge-bridge between alternative HR practices. It is produced by the HR Learning and Publishing Division of HR Central K.K. (The JHRS Secretariat).

What is the relationship between JHRS and its sponsors?

     JHRS has various sponsors. The first, and in principle the most important, is its membership, especially those members who give of their time and expertise freely to aid the mission of the society. Advertisers help support the publication of our media outlets, particularly The HR Agenda, without which these endeavors would not be possible. Finally, event sponsors, through their generous contributions, allow us to hold inperson meetings for the transfer of knowledge and exchange of ideas. We sincerely thank all those concerned in the cause of the JHRS mission for their continuing support.

Who can join JHRS?

     JHRS primarily accepts memberships from Japan-focused HR professionals worldwide. We also consider business leaders (C-suite level and senior manager level) doing business in Japan. External third party recruiting professionals are also welcome but subject to more stringent qualification criteria. To learn more about qualification requirements or to join JHRS, visit http://www.jhrs.org/about/join.



     「JHRS」は「日本HRソサエティー」(Japan HR Society)の略で、日本におけるHRという専門性の発展と向上の旗振り役となるべく発足しました。以前は「日本HRリンク・ネットワーク(JHRL)」という名称でしたが、組織を拡大する過程で現在の名称に変更しました。その経緯や活動の詳細をウェブサイトで紹介していますので、http://www.jhrs.org/aboutをご覧ください。


     JHRSはコミュニティ役員会(http://www.jhrs. org/about/officers)が主体となって運営しており、エイチアールセントラル株式会社(http://www.hrcentral.co.jp)が事務局として役員会をサポートしています。コミュニティの外にもアドバイザー委員会(http://www.jhrs.org/about/advisers)を設け、高度専門的なアドバイスを取り入れています。



JHRSは国際組織のSHRM(Society for Human Resource Management)の関連団体ですか?

     JHRSSHRMと直接の関連団体ではありませんが、意見交換など交流があります。他のHR関連団体とも積極的に提携関係を提案するなどして、日本におけるHRの専門性を拡大させるというミッションを達成しようとしています。これまで、2010年にはシンガポールで開催されたShared Services & Outsourcing Network HRミーティング、2011年にはラスベガスで開催されたSHRM2011という国際会議に招待されるなど、他の団体との連携が進みつつあります。他団体とのコラボレーションについて提案がありましたらadmin@jhrs.orgにご連絡ください。



JHRSはボランティアによって運営されているのですか、それともプロパーのスタッフがいるのでし ょうか?

     JHRSは法人組織ではありませんので、幹部や会員の無料奉仕で運営されています。JHRSの事務と雑誌The HR Agendaの編集や制作など実務は、JHRS事務局またはエイチアールセントラル㈱から外注しています。

The HR Agendaは企業誌ですか?

     The HR Agendaはエイチアールセントラル㈱(JHRS事務局)のHR学習出版課が制作するものではありますが、同社の企業誌としてではなく、日本のHRの水準を高め新しいアプローチを学ぶ橋渡しをするというJHRSのミッションを支援するために作られた雑誌です。


     JHRSのスポンサーの種類にはいくつかあります。最も重要なのはJHRSの会員であり、特にJHRSの活動のために無償で時間や経験を提供してくれる貴重な存在です。広告主の存在があってはじめてThe HR Agendaが実現できましたし、イベント・スポンサーの支援によって意見交換や学びの場を提供することができています。JHRSの活動に支援を続けて下さる方々には心から感謝しています。


     JHRSは「日本」に関わりのある「HR」のプロフェ ッショナルであればどの国からでも会員として受け入れています。直接HRの仕事をしている人だけにとどまらず、日本でビジネスを展開するエグゼクティブの参加も促しているほか、一定の基準(http://www.jhrs.org/about/join)を満たせばHRプロフェッショナルの採用に携わる機関の方々も歓迎しています。



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