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Japan’s solution to Hay Fever; workforce gets tropical escapes

In Japan, where hay fever significantly impacts workforce productivity, innovative solutions are emerging to combat this seasonal challenge. Companies are now offering allergy-stricken employees...

Japan plans to revamp foreign workers programme

The Japanese government has decided to revamp its foreign-trainee programme, which has faced criticism for exploiting cheap labour. The country is now introducing a...

Japan’s unique way to relieve employees of stress

Never before has the corporate world heard of such a unique way of relieving workplace stress. Corporates in Japan are availing the services of...

Mercari expands in India; will double headcount

Mercari, Japan's C2C marketplace, has opened its new office for its Global Centre of Excellence (GCoE) in Vaishnavi Tech Park, Sarjapur, Bengaluru, India. The...

Govt workers in Japan will witness historic pay hike in 2023

On August 7, 2023, Japan's national personnel authority proposed the most significant increase in starting monthly salaries for central government workers in 33 years....

Nomura to hire private bankers, relationship managers in Asia, ME

Over the next two years, Nomura Holdings, the Japanese investment bank intends to hire over 40 private bankers in Asia and the Middle East....

Job fair to ensure overseas jobs for Meghalaya’s nurses

There is hope for the innumerable qualified but unemployed nurses in Meghalaya. The Government of Meghalaya and the Ministry of Labour are planning to...

Japan’s employers urged to sustain wage hikes

Employers across Japan are being urged to continue the positive trend of wage hikes following this year's 30-year-high average pay increase. Rengo, the largest...

Japanese company’s family-friendly policies boost fertility and profits

Itochu Corp., one of Japan's leading trading houses, has defied the country's declining birthrate trend by effectively implementing measures to promote work-life balance and...

Binance to lay off employees in US amid regularity challenges 

Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange globally, is going to cut jobs of its several employees in the United States, according to reports. The company...

Former CEO begins legal fight with Nissan for tarnishing his name

Carlos Ghosn, former CEO, Nissan, has decided to fight a legal case with the Japanese automaker, his former employer. He has reportedly told the...

Japan & South Africa consider changing foreign work visa programme

Japan and South Africa are considering changes to their respective foreign working visa programs. In Japan, the government is contemplating expanding the list of...

Too many smoke breaks cost a Japanese employee $11,000

That the Japanese were not tolerant of smoking is a known fact. However, when an employee was recently slapped with a huge fine for...

Japanese fintech firm makes ChatGPT compulsory for new recruits

As the debate over how artificial intelligence (AI) will impact the workforce continues, one Japanese fintech company is taking a bold step by making...

Amit Chincholikar joins Yokohama Off-Highway Tires as global CHRO

Chincholikar a Tata veteran, parted from his role as global CHRO at Tata Consumer Products (TCP) in January, who was succeeded by Tarun N...

Woman fighter pilot of IAF to represent India in aerial wargames

The year 2023 will see the Indian armed forces upholding their commitment to gender equality. As reported by ANI, Veer Guardian 2023, is the name...

Japanese employers to pay wages into digital-payment apps

In a bid to promote cashless payments, Japan is all set to allow organisations / employers to pay the wages / salaries of their...

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...

How this energy company is championing employee inclusivity & engagement

In today’s competitive business landscape, fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment is not just a feel-good initiative; it’s a strategic imperative. Jakson Green,...

Trident’s Asmita leaves blossom into inclusive workplaces

Forget the tired trope of corporate activism. In the heart of India's textile industry, Trident, a manufacturing company, is quietly weaving a revolution in...
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Engagement is outdated: The future of success lies in ‘employee involvement’

In the ever-evolving landscape of the contemporary workplace, a profound metamorphosis is underway, challenging the conventional emphasis on employee engagement. This paradigm shift posits...
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Tata Steel: Journey through excellence in talent acquisition 

Tata Steel, part of the Tata Group, is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is one of the world's leading steel...

Toshiba to let go 5000 in Japan

Toshiba is contemplating a significant downsizing of its workforce in Japan, eyeing a reduction of about 5,000 positions. The move is said to affect...

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Toshiba to let go 5000 in Japan

Toshiba is contemplating a significant downsizing of its workforce in Japan, eyeing a reduction of about 5,000 positions. The move is said to affect...

Uno Minda hires Rakesh Mehta for CHRO role

After serving as executive vice president and head-HR at JSW Energy, since 2018, Rakesh Mehta has joined Uno Minda as the chief human resource...

10% of Brevan Howard Asset Management to be laid off

Brevan Howard Asset Management is all set to reduce its workforce by a 100 people. This is part of a cost-cutting exercise at the...

Will Citi let go 22,000 roles by 2026?

In the process of doing away with five layers of management, Citi’s management layers have been reduced to eight, from the previous 13. The...

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