On Friday, June 12, 2015, the “4th HR Network Conference” was held at the IUJ campus. The event received 17 HR managers from 17 top-tier corporations as respected guests. This Conference aimed to promote the globalization of human resources, as well as to exchange views, ideas and concerns among company guests from different industries among the Global Partnership companies.
The Conference opened with welcoming remarks entitled“Present Situation of Higher Education in Japan and IUJ” from President Shinichi Kitaoka . He emphasized that IUJ has to keep accepting highly qualified students and offering high quality of education to establish a position in Asia not only for IUJ but other Japanese universities, too .
After his remarks, Mr. Matsui of Kao Corporation, and Mr. Sumida of Nomura Securities Co.,Ltd., made a presentation of their practice regarding“Recruitment of Non-Japanese and Retention”.
The participants were divided into groups of 5 or 6 people and had a group discussion based on their current situation of “Recruiting non-Japanese and retention” to learn their practice and to exchange ideas and thoughts among participants moderated by Prof. Shinichi Hirose, Graduate School of International Management.
A reception was held after the Conference. The participants had an interaction and friendly conversations with IUJ students over drinks and a buffet dinner. All of us at IUJ would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the guests who participated in the 4th “HR Network Conference.”