|By ACN Newswire||
|September 17, 2013 02:02 AM EDT||
The recruiter surveyed over 200 employers. Of those employers who plan to expand their headcount, 68 per cent will recruit additional permanent staff, 19 per cent will recruit contract staff, 8 per cent will recruit temporary staff and 5 per cent will recruit for seasonal/one-off project needs.
"While it is still early days, employers do expect to see an increase in overall hiring activity as a result of Abenomics," says Jonathan Sampson, Regional Director of Hays in Japan. "There is a feeling in the market that there is definite potential for an economic revival.
"This seems to support the announcement from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare late last month that employment in Japan hit a record in July. With most hiring managers and HR directors willing to hire permanent staff, we expect to see a gradual increase in hiring activity.
"We are already seeing demand for certain skilled professionals as hiring managers make selective staff investments and replace departing staff," he said.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies also involve reforms to bring more women into the workforce. According to Hays' survey of employers, 34 per cent plan to hire more female workers.
"Our survey results validate what we are seeing on the ground, where more hiring managers are open to diversity, in part, as a result of Abe promoting females in the workforce," said Jonathan.
"This acceptance of diversity extends to foreign workers. Of the employers surveyed, 37 per cent plan to hire more foreign workers. But 39 per cent said there are still issues preventing them from increasing the number of foreign workers hired."
Hays, the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people.
Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide.
Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan KK ("Hays") is the largest foreign recruitment company in Japan and operates across the private sector, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. Hays has been in Japan for more than a decade, and boasts a track record of success and growth.
Hays is the only foreign recruitment company in Japan to operate specialist business units composed of professionals with experience and expertise in the sectors they cover. Hays Japan's thirteen specialisms span Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Finance Technology, Human Resources, Hays Talent Solutions, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Life Sciences, Office Professionals, Property, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain.
Hays is also the only foreign recruitment company in Japan to operate three local offices, serving the Kanto region from Akasaka and Shinjuku, and Kansai from central Osaka.
Hays Japan is the local representative office for Hays plc, which is a global company with more than 7,840 staff operating from 239 offices in 33 countries across 20 specialisms.
Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA.
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