These are some of the findings from The Inside Story of Japan, a monthly regional recruitment analysis undertaken by global recruitment expert Hays. Focusing on the IT contracting sector, the analysis found that owing to the current market, IT contracting talent focused on infrastructure-related functions like servers, networks and service desks are currently most in demand, alongside project managers and IT consultants.
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While many organisations in Japan have returned to work, the sustained need and demand for remote working options amidst the ongoing pandemic has led to the emergence of hybrid working models – where workforces are split between those in the office and those working remotely. This will present various challenges for HR departments, says recruiting experts Hays.
The ongoing remote working revolution is not only changing the way organisations function, but also the way they hire. Many organisations in Japan are now interviewing remotely, which has led to faster and more efficient hiring processes. However, with remote working likely to become a permanent fixture in the new world of work, businesses are increasingly facing the challenge of communicating their employer brand to potential employees they are interviewing through virtual means.
The COVID-19 crisis has ushered in a new era in the world of work that is impacting both jobseekers and hiring organisations. Speaking on behalf of Hays consultants who are on the ground interacting with businesses and candidates every day, Richard Eardley, Managing Director of Hays in Japan shares 8 trends that are currently impacting recruitment in Japan.
As Japan continues to gradually resume activity in the wake of COVID-19, many businesses are still working towards regaining normalcy. According to Luca Pozzi, General Manager of global manufacturing firm Manuli Hydraulics in China and Southeast Asia, strategic staff management plays a critical role in how quickly businesses can return to pre-crisis levels of productivity.