The slow safety and security problem

Companies are failing to produce the skilled workers needed to ensure standards are met in areas like safety at a time when scrutiny is intensifying around the world and lapses are met with greater criticism, said Parissa Haghirian, professor of Japanese management at Sophia University in Tokyo.

“There is a real human resource problem,” she said, with the traditional model of hiring workers straight out of school or university, teaching them on the job and rotating them between departments no longer functioning well.

“I predict high performers will leave more quickly… leaving companies in trouble because these people traditionally would stay and drag everyone else along,”

Source: Japan Inc.’s safety failures point to deeper malaise

This applies to much more than just the auto industry, but many don’t talk about it

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