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Dow Jones HR Specialist in Tokyo, Japan

Job Description:

Join a dynamic Human Resources team! Dow Jones, a leader in the global media industry, seeks a passionate HR Specialist to join our Asia-Pacific team based in Tokyo, Japan. This incumbent will play a key role in supporting and delivering employee life cycle experiences to enhance employee experiences in Japan.

You will own and support

  • Provide immediate support to employees and managers at the Tokyo office covering the employee life cycle. This includes advising employees on HR-related queries, updating relevant HR systems and partnering with internal departments when applicable.

  • Be the HR representative for the Japan office, maintaining knowledge of local HR policies, working rules, programs and laws and applying this knowledge to ensure policies are within Japanese regulations and consistent with the Dow Jones culture.

  • Partner with local leaders on organizational development and training programs applicable.

  • Manage onboarding and offboarding, relocation, engagement, performance management, employee relations, and work on multiple programs such as benefits and compensation policies.

  • Review and provide supporting documentation to Payroll team to process payroll and social insurances

  • Ensure high quality execution of transactional Workday/People Operations experiences for employees and managers and developing positive employee relations climate.

  • Work together with the HR teams outside of Japan, to provide local and regional coordination of daily HR support.

  • Participate in global projects as assigned by the manager from time to time.

About you

  • Degree holder with up to 3 years HR experience, or relevant field;

Experience with labor relations with knowledge in Japan Employment Regulation.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal in Japanese and English;

Comfortable working with HR systems including Workday and data collection and reporting requirements.

Enthusiastic and have a team player spirit

If you only meet some of the requirements for this role, it is fine. We work to bring the best people to co-create an inclusive workplace to support our success, and share our values of trust, impact, collaboration and excellence. From different fields, backgrounds and viewpoints, we invite you to join us.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Business Area: PEOPLE

Job Category: Human Resources Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 34881