July 11, 2019 12:01PM by , 103 views

Dispatch worker businesses, aka temp staff agencies, are seeing rapid growth in Japan. This growth in dispatch worker businesses results from: The gradual trend of Japanese workers becoming more flexible (and very gradually less obsessed with lifetime employment opportunities) and using temporary work to test new career opportunities, or while searching for the next long-term...

July 10, 2019 14:46PM by , 34 views

Enrolling Japanese company employees with Japan Pension Service (for health insurance, pension insurance, and long-term care insurance), with the Labour Standards Inspection Office (for workers’ accident compensation insurance, child benefits contribution, and Asbestos-related Health Damage Relief Fund contribution), and with the Public Employment Security Office aka “Hello Work” for unemployment insurance, is part of our...

June 26, 2019 23:22PM by , 114 views

Tokyo recruitment agencies charge 30% – 35% success fees (we only charge 17.5%) of each placed candidate’s full (including base salary, commissions, bonuses, and allowances) first-year salary; some Tokyo recruitment agencies even charge upfront or monthly retainers on top of such fees. It’s hardly surprising there are so many recruiters in Tokyo, many of them...

June 26, 2019 23:17PM by , 69 views

In December 1991, I made my first business trip to Japan and was staggered by the differences to my native UK, especially the language and the energy. In January 1993, I relocated to Tokyo and was staggered by the prices of everyday food in the supermarket close to my apartment (how many business travelers ever...