CXR Chat with Gerry Crispin & Angie Verros: Lifetime Employment in Japan

Japanese MBA StudentsStill pulling together and processing great content from our recent trip to Japan as part of an educational HR delegation. We were happy to get Angie Verros and Gerry Crispin on the line to talk about one of the topics that kept coming up throughout our adventure: Lifetime Employment.

In this podcast, you'll hear Angie's impressions and Gerry's takeaways based on conversations with dozens of MBA students at Hitotsubashi University where these young people shared that it was perfectly acceptable (and even expected) for them to never be employed within the discipline of which they were studying.  Additionally, a "second career" seemed to be an undesirable achievement while in the United States it's not uncommon for professionals to change employers at least five times in their careers.

Don't miss these insights

  • Angie shares her surprise regarding a Japanese proverb we heard more than once: "A good husband is healthy and absent."
  • Gerry talks for a moment about the radical concept of voluntarily retiring early for the sake of injecting innovation into your industry.

[HR Delegation Update: Life In Japan | 日本の人生 (Nihon no jinsei)]

Watch for more CXR Chat podcasts related to our delegation trip and for updates where delegation members will share more about what they learned in an open-to-the-public webinar to be announced soon.

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Chris Hoyt
A 25 year veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as President and Partner at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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