University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0910
Survey Title Personnel Departments of Japan: Personnel White Paper, 2014
Depositor "Nihon no Jinji-bu" editorial department, iQ Co.,ltd.
(Former Name:Nihon no Jinji-bu" editorial department, iQ Co.,ltd.")
Restriction of Use For detailed information, please refer to 'For Data Users' on the SSJDA website.

- Apply to SSJDA. Depositor's approval is required.
Educational Purpose Available for both research and instructional purposes.
Period of Data Use Permission One year
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SSJDA Data Analysis Not available
Summary This is a nationwide survey of around 60,000 corporate members of Personnel Departments of Japan (Nihon no Jinjibu). It addresses some topics that were singled out for attention as key challenges for personnel departments in “the fact-finding survey on personnel (jinji jittai chosa) conducted by Personnel Departments of Japan in 2013.

Since Parts I to IV are separate surveys, a single survey comprises four data sets.

The main theme of each survey is “Recruitment” (PART I), “Development” (PART II), “Legislative amendments relating to employment” (PART III),and “Workplace environment” (PART IV).
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Members of the Personnel Departments of Japan (executives and personnel of Human Resources, General Affairs, and Management Departments)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: 3,189 people in total (3,009 companies)
Among them, PART I: 1,140 people (1,081 companies)
PART II: 870 people (800 companies)
PART III: 586 people (567 companies)
PART IV: 593 people (561 companies)
Date of Collection 2014-03-24 ~ 2014-04-06
2014/03/24 – 04/06
Time Period 2014 ~ 2014
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection On the website
Investigator Personnel Departments of Japan (Nihon no Jinji-bu) editorial department, iQ Co.,ltd.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0910
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items [Part I Recruitment]
(1) Recruitment of new graduates
- Whether hiring new graduates in 2015, important factors in the selection
- Whether or not there are “target schools” for 2015, number selected
- Whether or not there are measures against “black companies” (exploitative companies), contents
- Pros and cons of pushing back the recruitment period of 2016, influence, etc.

(2) Mid-career recruitment
- Whether there was mid-career recruitment in 2013, personnel requirements, age group/number, etc.

[Part II Development]
(1) Cultivating new recruits, turnover rate/reasons for resignation
- Changes in new recruits compared to regular years, changes in attitude and abilities, etc.
- Focal points in staff development
- Trend in retention rate of young employees, reasons for resignation, effective strategies to prevent resignation, etc.

(2) Cultivating middle managers
- Age groups working actively as middle managers
- Roles expected of middle managers, their problems, current conditions, development programs, etc.

[PART III Legislative amendments relating to employment]
(1) Amended Labor Contract Act
- Record of hiring fixed term contract workers, purposes of hiring, average years of service, record of conversion to indefinite term worker status
- Use of fixed term contract workers after the legislative amendments
- Contractual status at point of conversion from fixed term to indefinite term contract, issues and factors to consider

(2) Amended Act on Stabilization of Employment of Elderly Persons
- Measures for securing employment for elderly persons after the legislative amendment
- Modes of employment and salary levels for continuing employees
- Programs for vitalization of staff aged 60 and over
- Impact on personnel system of alignment with legislative regime

(3) Amended Worker Dispatch Act
- Record of using dispatched workers and purpose thereof
- Agreement with removal of distinction between 28 regulated work types and deregulated work, and “3 years plus rule”
- Intention to use dispatched workers going forward

[PART IV Workplace environment]
(1) Women managers
- Proportion of managerial positions occupied by women, impediments to increasing the proportion, effective strategies for increasing the proportion, etc.

(2) Work-life balance
- Current status of work-life balance initiatives, goals, content, degree of recognition, results, obstacles

(3) Parental leave
- Existence of special leave system
- Awareness of and attitude to “3 years of parental leave”
- Number of years of parental leave available
- Use of parental leave by men, factors encouraging and impeding men from taking parental leave
- Systems to support balancing work and parenting beyond statutory requirements, etc.

(4) Long-term care leave
- Existence of care-related problems and how they are ascertained
- Programs to support balancing work and care duties, and programs beyond statutory requirements

(5) Mental health
- Mental health measures in place
- Continuing employment of people with mental health issues, go-to place for consultation, system to support returning to work

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.

Date of Release 2015/12/22
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
Version 1 : 2015-12-22
Notes for Users PARTⅣ “Work Environment” Question 13 and Question 14 are not publicly available.
Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.