Jobs December 2009 / January 2010

2010 HR Trends

Employment figures — a key indicator of economic activity — are revealing welcome trends for early 2010, as firms begin to position themselves to exploit opportunities in the economic upturn.

Data from the Statistics Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications suggest hiring activity will start to pick up momentum at the start of 2010, with marketing and sales-based positions leading the way.

A leading operator in the field of online recruitment is the Ecentral jobsite, created and operated by GPlusMedia KK. Ecentral’s efficient online platform is now powering the job section of BCCJ’s website.

With many having cut back their HR budgets, or wishing to find specialist talent, firms are considering smart, integrated services that offer an easy-to-use solution they can control with minimal fuss.

As part of their corporate membership, BCCJ member firms can now cast their nets even further by simultaneously advertising jobs on the BCCJ’s site and on Ecentral. This enables employers not only to reach the whole BCCJ community, but also to maximize their visibility among the thousands of Ecentral users.

Ecentral focuses on professionals in Japan who have an international perspective,  while providing companies with a solution to their individual hiring needs.