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Contract Solution

Computer Futures offers contract solutions for:

  • Temp employment (Haken)
  • Temp to perm (Shokai yotei haken)
  • Outsourcing (Gyoumu itaku)

Computer Futures has built a strong basis on contract recruitment globally since its launch of the business. We place one candidate every 38 minutes.

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 both hiring companies and job-seekers as shown below:

For employers

  • Able to do spot hiring for ad hoc projects
  • Shorter time to hire
  • Cost-effective resources to acquire specific skill-sets needed
  • Leverage IT contractors’ experience and expertise across various industries
  • Acquire new skills and knowledge by learning from an expert
  • Permanent employees are able to focus on developing other necessary skills such as leadership or management
  • Option to try a contractor skill level when unsure of perm candidate suitability, with option to convert to perm later

For job-seekers

  • Certainty that they are able to utilise their IT skills
  • Salary per hour / project is usually much higher than permanent employment
  • More flexible way of working
  • Able to experience various industries and different types of projects
  • Faster turn-around time
  • Ability to work cutting edge projects an acquire new range of up-to-date skills relevant to today’s market


Sectors we cover for contract positions include:

  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Functional Consulting (ERP, CRM)
  • SME (Cyber Security, BI, RPA etc.)
  • Infrastructure Engineering (Server, Network, Data Centre & Cloud)
  • Software Development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Quality Assurance
  • IT Support
  • Help Desk


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What is Haken (Temporary worker or Temp)?

A Haken (Temporary worker or Temp) who is not employed directly by the company they are working for, but through an agency who sent them to the company is a form of “indirect employment”. 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, you 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.

What is Shokai Yotei Haken (Temp to perm)?

Shokai Yotei Haken (Temp to perm) is a temporary staffing system which is based on the premise of “switching from indirect employment to direct employment” which is progress from Haken as discussed above. The maximum period of employment for temporary workers is six months, during which the company you’re working for would decide if they wanted to employ you directly. This is similar to a long-term probation or internship.

The biggest advantage for both employers and employees is finding the right fit. There will be less of a mismatch for both parties. Employees get to see how the job actually works and how it fits with the company instead of basing the role on a job description.

What is Gyomu Itaku (Outsourcing)?

Gyomu Itaku (Outsourcing) is not employment but a partnership. You function like an agency and partner with the company. Many freelancers and sole traders work for companies on an outsourcing basis and receive remuneration for the work agreed.

There are two general types of outsourcing contracts namely “contract” which is an agreement where candidates are paid upon their deliverables and “Inin Keiyaku” which 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.

How can I register to Computer Futures?

You may choose to drop your CV through the Upload CV option on our website. Alternatively, you may apply for an opening on our job search page.

How can I see the latest contract jobs available?

Please visit our job search page to view the latest job opening. Especially for contract jobs, some openings are not there due to time constrain or confidentiality. If you have specific requirements, please contact us for the details.

What types of language skills will I be required?

Business level Japanese and English skills are desirable.

Is there a charge for using your services to find a job?

No, fees are paid by the Client. No fees of any type are paid by the candidate.