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840,000 join workforce as hiring climbs

840,000 join workforce as hiring climbs | Workplace Changes for Growth | Scoop.it
An estimated 840,000 new recruits nationwide began their first day of work Monday as fiscal 2013 began after a difficult job-hunting season hampered by the miserable economy.

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Japanese companies have taken annual routines of interviewing qualified candidates, selecting better candidates among applificants for a final list, and then proceeding to a short training program before officially joining workforce of those companies. 

 

Japan's economy used to be called the export driven economy. It means made-in-Japan products and services exported to foreign markets for sales revenues, earnings and finally reexpatraited back to Japan in terms of trade surplus and gains. The more Japanese companies export to foreign markets the higher profits those companies gain. It means they can hire more employees. In a worse case of low sales abroad, Japanese companies need to look for new opportunities at home and new markets to keep their production capability at a max mode. Hiring new employees is also a natural response to a fixed replacement of retiree population based on ages and specific market conditions. Japan has a current ageing population to transform most of business organziations' management structures and production strategies. Young consumers need different products and services than senior consumers. A frequency of shopping and visiting stores by young consumers is also different to senior consumers. Japanese companies understand their strategies of meeting both domestic and overseas market demands, including demographic and geographic characteristics. 

 

The good news of hiring new employees can reinforce Japanese consumers' confidence and optimistism toward the future of Japan's economy and intenrational trade. 

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Toshiba looks to add female execs

Toshiba looks to add female execs | Workplace Changes for Growth | Scoop.it
Toshiba Corp. plans to add about 100 more women to its managerial ranks by the end of fiscal 2015 to bolster its global competitiveness by tapping more talented females.

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If Great Britain, Australia, India, Germany, Philippine, South Korea and other countries have female leaders - Prime Minister or President, Japan will soon have a female Prime Minister and CEOs, and executives in big corporations. What is a different set of characteristics, mindsets, personalities and capability a female leader can handle better than a male counterpart? Japanese corporations may open an official door to welcome more women to hold top-management positions for years to come. 

 

Why do Japan Inc need to do so?

 

When female population earns high degrees - B.S., B.A., master and Ph.D from college and University, those competent and educated candidates have only worked until their marriage times or officially-becoming full-time housewife. It means their times of learning, academic background and experience are wasted at home. If female population is offered or granted to deserved career positions and social statuses, those female workforce will transform Japan's society for awesome performance, especially in management, finance, investment, policymaking and service segments. Only reality and the future can answer such hypothesy. But Female Prime Ministers, Presidents and executives in other countries can convince how serious and rational Japanese corporations need to offer high-management postiions to female candidates. 

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