University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0546
Survey Title Survey on the Ideal State of Recruitment by Companies, 2006
Depositor Director General for Economic, Fiscal and Social Structure, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
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Summary The purpose is to understand current status of and thoughts regarding corporate hiring practices.

Survey items are as follows: (1) hiring policies for regular employees, (2) diversification in employment status of regular employees, (3) promotion of elderly employment, (4) employee skills development.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Companies with 30 or more employees registered in Teikoku Databank, Inc.
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size Sample size: 3,000 companies, valid responses: 963 companies (valid response rate: 32.1%)
Date of Collection 2006/02/01
Time Period
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure Random sampling by company size/industry
Mode of Data Collection Mail survey
Investigator Quality-of-Life Policy Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, survey carried out by Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
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Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
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Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Hiring policies for regular employees
Number of regular employees hired in the past year, breakdown of number of regular employees hired in the past year (new graduates/past graduates without regular job experience/recent graduates (within up to three years since graduating) seeking regular employment/mid-career workers), hiring policies for future regular employees, merits of uniform employment system for new graduates, evaluation of past graduates, reasons for negative evaluation of years passed since graduation, evaluation of years passed since graduation, evaluation of an employment gap for mid-career hires, reasons for negative evaluation of employment gaps, important skills sought when hiring past graduates/recent graduates/mid-career workers

(2) Diversification in employment status of regular employees
Introducing short-time working system,effects of introducing short-time working system for regular employees,reasons for not introducing short-time working system for regular employees

(3) Promotion of elderly employment
Effects of the implementation of revised Law Concerning Stabilization of Employment of Older Persons, employment opportunities for the elderly (fields of employment opportunity/occupations presenting employment opportunities,employment status,remuneration for employed elderly people (annual income))

(4) Employee skill development
Training period for new-graduate employees, desired number of years for new-graduate employees to continue working

(5) Company overview
Headquarter office location, industry, number of employees, number of non-regular employees, number of dispatched workers (haken shain)
Date of Release
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Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
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