Tag: Japan

Is SoftBank laying off 30% of Vision Fund team?

The investment division of SoftBank, the Vision Fund, is reportedly being downsized. About 150 people from the 500-strong team may lose their jobs reported...

Job for babies in Japan; salary in the form of nappies,...

Kitakyushu nursing home in Japan has found a unique way to keep the spirits of its elderly residents high. It is hiring babies, less...

Over 3000 Japanese scientists may lose jobs

Many universities and institutes in Japan are readying to lay off thousands of researchers / scientists before they are able to seek permanent employment,...

Jugglers are much sought after by employers

Soham is celebrating his recent promotion. For the first time, he has been elevated to a managerial role. At first, he basks in the...

Japan’s economic policy recommends 4-day work week

The new economic policy of Japan, released recently, suggests that employers adopt a four-day work week so that employees find time to fulfil their...

Joblessness up in Japan, demand for jobless aid dips in US

Japan is facing a spike in unemployment rate with lesser jobs being available. From 2.6 per cent in March, the country’s jobless rate went...

Toyota to boost hiring of software engineers

Toyota Motor Corp. will be increasing its hiring of software engineers in the Company from next year, spring onwards, as the automobile firm is...

Japan to enhance skill, HRD, infrastructure in Assam

Japan, which is already lending its support to various connectivity projects in the North East of India, now has its eyes set on enhancing...

42 lakh jobs in 12 countries: Skill Ministry

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has identified 42 lakh jobs, both blue- and grey –collar — about three lakh opportunities in...

700 contract staff at Nissan’s Japan centres to become full-time

Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer, Nissan, has decided to promote all contract employees in its plants and R&D centres in Japan, to full-time roles w.e.f...

Pandemic forces OYO to slash headcount in Japan

With the pandemic forcing nations to seal borders and ground their airlines, the travel and hospitality sectors have experienced a drastic slump in business....

NEC Technologies India and Jaceex Ventures collaborate to improve employability of...

NEC Technologies India (NEC India) and Jaceex Ventures LLP— which operates the Japan Centre of Excellence (JACEEX) — have collaborated to launch a joint...

Former SoftBank employee accused of spying

Police in Japan have arrested a former employee of SoftBank for spying for Russia. The employee in question has been accused of stealing proprietary...

Japanese company offers incentive to non-smokers

A company in Tokyo has come up with an innovative way to discourage smoking. It provides six extra paid leaves to those employees who...

Shorter work week enhances productivity at Microsoft, Japan

In a bid to ensure that its employees enjoy better work-life balance, Microsoft had tried out a four-day work week in Japan. The staff...

Sanofi to lay off hundreds in Japan

It is not just the automobile industry that is facing a slump. The pharmaceutical sector is also facing pressure. Sanofi SA, the French multinational...

Skills Development Ministry to train youth and place them abroad

Indian youth will now be provided country-specific training programmes by the Skills Development Ministry to help them get jobs outside India. The initiative has...

Japan plans to hire skilled Pakistani workers

Apparently, Japan is facing a shortage of skilled manpower and by accepting human resources from Pakistan they will be able to bridge that gap. The...

Insight: How Japan is trying to change its ‘salaryman culture’

Companies have now become lenient and are asking employees to leave on time as the government is pushing for a healthy work culture. 

India and Japan sign MoC on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP)

India will now be able to send technical interns to Japan for on-the-job training for three to five years.

Long work hours don’t ensure high productivity

In Luxembourg, people work for only 29 hours per week, and the country has the highest productivity of £51.80 per person per hour. Find out about the most productive countries with minimum working hours.

‘Sumehara’ or sweat harassment is real, and Japan has found a...

‘Sumehara’ denotes the behaviour of office workers who annoy others with their noxious smell.

Employee productivity improves in India, Indonesia & Philippines; rest of Asia...

According to the Workforce Analytics Institute, rising wage pressure, lack of skills to leverage technology, ineffective leadership and low engagement levels are making it difficult for firms to deliver productivity gains in Asian countries.

Increase employee productivity: Japan’s KDDI introduces app to tell staff when...

The Japanese telecommunications organisation has developed a new app, which innovatively helps cut unnecessary queuing time at office toilets.

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

Meta to cut costs, freeze hiring, restructure groups

Is Meta experiencing a crisis? That is the question uppermost in the minds of most people as the parent company of Facebook has announced...

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Why Sennheiser encourages employees to specialise in their roles

One of the main reasons for attrition is the lack of professional development and growth. Stagnation is a situation that employees are in a...

Employees seek authentic managers: Report

Microsoft’s Work Trend Index Pulse Report says that 82 per cent employees are more inclined to attend one-on-ones at work if their managers are...

WHO/ILO roll out policy brief on workplace mental health

A policy brief has been jointly published by the World Health Organsiation (WHO) and the International Labour Organsiation (ILO) about the need to address...

Indefinite strike call by Puducherry electricity dept staff

Puducherry’s Department of Electricity is witnessing protests from its engineering staff and other employees. The workers have all gone on an indefinite strike to...

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“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...