This Editorial provides a special tribute to Japan and her people for their strength of character, discipline, and resilience in the face of adversity and disaster. It also chronicles the actions taken by JHRS to respond to the crisis and discusses the ways Japan HR professionals can do their share in Japan's national rebuilding.

Generational Diversity in the Japanese Workplace

The old and the young. Can they work together? Read this Editorial to understand the myths, facts, and opportunities in addressing the generation gap issue in Japan.

2010: A JHRS Review of the Year that Was

Learn what issues and challenges Japan-focused HR pros have dealt and managed for 2010 based from the monthly polls that the Japan HR Society (JHRS) conducted this year.

Mastering the Deadly Art of Change

Many businesses try to change...but few succeed.

At best, a few buzzwords and new reports become part of the company’s structure. At worst, programs crash and burn, and everyone becomes irreparably disillusioned with the revolving door of new-mission statements. According to David Shaner, a business consultant with a 100 percent success rate of change at companies including Duracell, Frito-Lay, Ryobi, and Gillette, the problem is that the implemented changes don’t address either individuals or the corporate culture. They’re only on the surface.

Due Diligence

"Trust but verify." In today's economy, this advice from the late US Pres. Ronald Reagan is no where more important than it is now...


Cultural Communications: The Key to Language Fluency

Communication is about more than just grammar and vocabulary. It’s about getting your message across. However, sometimes the message gets lost due to cultural differences. Learn how to overcome this pitfall.

How To Embrace Life's Only Constant

The Japan HR Society on "CHANGE"---what it is, its faces and stages, and some DOs and DON'Ts for HR professionals to keep in mind to help their respective organizations manage and lead change.

The WHAT, WHY, and HOW of HR Business Partnering in Japan

Find out what the fuss is about HR Business Partnering--why it matters and how you can become one.

Making sense of your employee R&R programs

When work isn't its own reward, how should employees' contributions be effectively recognized?

Should HR Get Out of the Hiring Business?

Should HR get out of the hiring business and give this strategic function back to business units and managers who design, build, manufacture, market and sell a company's products?


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