TOKYO, January 22th, 2018 - Pasona Group Inc. will provide employment from Monday, April 1st to those over the mandatory retirement age with our “Elder SHAIN” system, or, in English, Elder Employee system, to hire elderly human resources who wish to challenge themselves in a new career change and aim to have a lifelong career. The recruitment for 80 such individuals will start as of January 23th.
Furthermore, we will hold a “Ceremony for Joining the Company at 65” for individuals joining Pasona Group as an “Elder SHAIN” at Pasona Group’s Job Hub Square building (Otemachi, Tokyo) in late March (subject to change).
According to the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research’s prediction, the population of 15 to 64 years old will fall below 60 million by 2040, which is about 17.5 million lower than in 2015. Therefore, on one hand, for Japanese society to sustain its continuous growth, it is necessary to employ elderly human resources. There is also an increase of around 60% of individuals who wish to work even after passing the mandatory age of 65 years old, according to a questionnaire conducted by Pasona Group. Therefore, on the other hand, there is a demand for a system that allows such individuals to work for a lifetime.
Consequently, for elderly individuals who are motivated to work, Pasona Group will be establishing the “Elder SHAIN” System, which will be provided according to the elders’ lifestyle, whether it be full-time or for few days a week.
The system’s name, “SHAIN”, which means employee in Japanese, was decided in order to reflect, of course, working as an employee, but also has another meaning. “SHAIN” has the same pronunciation as the English word “SHINE” and, therefore, it also reflects each and every elder shining brightly in their lifelong careers.
This system will be divided in three groups, the “Regional Revitalization Crew”, the “Expert Crew”, and the “Venture Crew” (subject to change). Elders will be assigned to a crew according to their desired field of work.
Furthermore, in order to help elders, withholding an abundance of experiences, who will be employed at Pasona Group feel at ease and have a reassuring new career start when joining the company, we will be providing various welfare benefits such as pre-entry trainings, “Healthcare Support” in other to stay active while remaining healthy, and more. In addition, we will prepare a “Senior Life Support Desk” to provide advice on money and lifestyle such as complex pension-related procedures, tax-related affairs (tax return, property inheritance), insurance subscription renewal, etc. Moreover, we will hold regular “Elder SHAIN Fellow Trainee Meet-Up” to promote the bond between the individuals who joined the company during the same period.
Through this system, Pasona Group will support elderly human resources aiming for a lifetime career to access their “second work life” by adapting to each of their lifestyles while continuing to aim for a society in which neither an individual’s age nor the legal retirement age would be a issue to continue to have an active professional life.
Overview: Pasona Group’s “Elder SHAIN/SHINE” System
|Monday April 1st, 2019
|Give prospect to individuals to retire from retirement, making use of their abundant work experience accumulated to date, and to challenge themselves with a new career.
Hired as a Pasona Group’s employee, divided in the three groups below (subject to change):
1.“Regional Revitalization Service Crew” / around 20 individuals
For those wishing to go back, or to go for the first time, to reginal areas, Pasona Group tackles reginal revitalization. Engage in event planning and facilities operations businesses as a regional consultant, service crew, and more in Awaji Island, Kyotango city, Tohoku area, Okayama prefecture, etc.
2.“Expert Crew” / around 50 individuals
For those who wish to engage in specialized fields which they have cultivated through previous careers such as sales, finances, HR, public relations, business planning, intellectual property related work, caregiving, childcare, overseas businesses, etc.
3.“Venture Crew” / around 10 individuals
For those who plan to establish themselves as independent entrepreneurs and, while aiming to do so by receiving support from specialists, utilized their previously attained skills to provide assistance as a consultant for business planning and budgeting.
Various start-up preparation period depending on different parts of Pasona Group.
・Flexible employment: Including full-time employment, short working hours, 1 to 4 days a week. We will provide a contract accordingly to each elder’s wishes and conditions.
・‟Pre-entry Training”: Three days training implemented with grooming and fashion courses, IT trend courses, and more in order to start work feeling reassured and secure.
・‟Senior Life Support Desk”: Special desk to provide advice on complex pension-related procedures, tax-related affairs (tax return, property inheritance), insurance subscription renewal, etc.
・‟Healthcare Support”: Medical consultation by corporate physicians, guidance for daily life issues, nutritionists, trainers, support from life care managers for work life and nursing care.
・‟Housing Support System”: Available when working in rural areas.
・‟Elder SHAIN Fellow Trainee Meet-Up”: Regular exchange sessions amongst the individuals who joined during the same period.
・‟Benefit Station”: Access to 1.4 million welfare services, such as accommodation facilities, restaurant, leisure facilities, nursing care, and more all at preferential prices.
|Contract employees in Pasona Group’s various subsidiaries (There is no time limitation as for the extension of the employment)
|Paid according to the content of the work, the working days and the hours.
|Number of Individuals:
|About 80 individuals per year
|Pasona Group Inc., Group Hiring Department
Upon being asked which age they wished to work, 33.6% answered 70 years old, 4.5% answered 75 years old, 18.5% answered that they want to work regardless of their age, and, therefore, nearly 60% answered that they would like to continue working even after exceeding the legal retirement age of 65 years old.
Upon being asked for what reason did they want to continue working after 65 years old, the top answer was “to earn an income”, at 45.3%. Meanwhile, other large portion of the responses included to “stay connected to the society”, at 23.3%, and “to stay healthy”, at 21.1%.
●Over 60% of Individuals Do not Care About the Type of Employment
Upon being asked what was type of employment they were hoping to have, an overwhelming majority of 64.4% said that they were “not concerned by the type of employment” Subsequently, 11% answered “part-time” and 8.9% answered “contract employee”. When individuals are employed in their desired job, they tend to not be too concerned about the type of employment.
● Around 70% Wish for an Annual Income of less than 3 Million Yen
Upon being asked how much annual income they expected when working after 65 years old, 14.7% answered 1.3 million yen, 56.2% answered 1.3 to 3 million yen, therefore 70% answered 3 million yen or less. As previously shown in the above question, there seems to be more to it than income, therefore there seems to be a necessity for adjustments in regard to, for example, pension benefits.