Computer Futures Japan offers contract solutions in three different models. Click below to see more details about each contract model.
A Haken (dispatched worker) model is where contractors are not employed directly by the company they are working for, but through an agency who sent them. Their salary is based on hourly rates and transport costs are often included in the hourly rate. Because of the nature and scope of the work, contractors will be able to specialise in a particular remit and will not have unrelated scope of work that are often associated with permanent employment.
If you end up working for the same company for more than three years, you will need to enter into a direct employment contract ie. You will become an employee of the company you’re working for (either permanent or contractual) rather than a temporary worker through an agency.
Gyomu Itaku (Outsourcing) is not employment but a partnership. You function like an agency and partner with the company.
To work in an Independent Contractor Model, candidates are required to have an independent business or to have been registered as a sole trader (kojin jigyonushi).
There are generally two different types of Independent Contractor Models whether you’re an independent business or a sole trader. Kojin jigyonushi refers to the outsourcing of contracts which is an agreement where candidates are paid upon their deliverables whilst Inin Keiyaku is a mandate contract for legal issues and candidates are paid simply for the service they provide where no deliverables are required.
At Computer Futures, we mainly support “Jyun Inin Keiyaku” which is a quasi-mandate contract. This is a mandate contract for non-legal issues where you are paid for the work or service itself, as opposed to a contract where you are paid for the deliverables. In other words, you are contracted and paid to manage an internal system, provide IT helpdesk services or manage a project for a specific period of time.
This model is a hybrid of Haken and Gyomu Itaku (Independent Contractor Model). With this model, like a Haken employee, a candidate will be an employee of SThree (Computer Futures is part of larger SThree group), and work for our client company, while we, Computer Futures, manage the contractors.
Benefits for employers include:
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In the Japanese labour market where the legacy of life-time employment remains strong, permanent employment has always been the primary choice for both employers and employees.
However, in a rapidly changing IT industry, what is required to develop innovative businesses are very specific, and sometimes require leading-edge skill-sets rather than a life-time commitment of an employee. While people begin to appreciate more flexible ways of working, contract recruitment solutions can benefit hiring companies greatly with these benefits;
This client relied on an external consulting firm to run their critical projects including the front-end development of their application to better suit the Japanese market. However, since the projects were initiated remotely, it took some time to communicate with their external consulting partner, and the speed that the business is advancing at was not what they aimed for.
Computer Futures was able to source for two very qualified IT specialists who can fill their Senior Developer and Helpdesk Support Manager roles. The contractors came in with the experience and skills needed and were able to hit the ground running from day 1. With them physically onsite and the experience they have to take on the responsibility as a key stakeholder of the project added great value to the company which helped to save both time and resources.
Our contracts factsheet
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