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The Global Politics of Hiring Trends

The Global Politics of Hiring Trends

Jena McGregor / BusinessWeek

June 11, 2008

Global hiring means getting a handle on how different cultures view salaries, taxes, and benefits.

Use the navigation below to scroll through each country’s employment perks.







h4. Japan

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Cost-of-living rank (Tokyo): 4
Salary, head of sales & marketing: $148,899
Salary, data-entry operator: $30,933
Projected average pay increase for 2008: 2.5%
Days off: 35

Local perk: Japanese workers often receive “family allowances” (kazoku teiate) on top of their pay from employers, depending on the size of their family. Stemming from the country’s tradition of lifetime employment, the stipends are most prevalent among native companies and range from about $100 to $300 a month. Some employers have been recasting them as incentives for workers to have kids in order to combat Japan’s declining birthrate.



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