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warnerbroMay. 11, 2013 - 02:58PM JST
This is an interesting article on what seems to be an innovative approach. New ideas frequently attract objections but firms should by all means be open to them where and when they might gain an advantage. This method deserves further attention.
"Because we have already asked all the high performers how they think, we already know what answer is a high performer’s answer. Applicants don’t."
My question would be with what criteria and by whom is "high performer" defined? Further, has this firm actually devised a means to ask "all of the high performers" how they think? Or might we assume it has instead gained data from a statistically significant sample of people defined by someone's criteria (or it's own) as high performers in certain fields of employment?
I would also advise "statsguy" that his argument might elicit greater support were he correctly to spell the name of his profession, statistician.
Posted in: Turning the hiring world upside down
warnerbroMay. 10, 2013 - 06:11PM JST
No. They did not find the cause of the problem, but they're sure it's safe. The nuclear power industry must now be in charge of ANA.
Posted in: ANA to resume Dreamliner service on June 1
warnerbroMay. 10, 2013 - 06:04PM JST
Remember that even university employees in Japan must submit a request to travel abroad that includes their destination, contact information, and departure and return schedule, even when traveling during school holidays on private business. It does make them look foolish to a public unschooled in parliamentary procedure. There is a fundamental problem at issue in that they at least wish for the LDP to follow existing parliamentary regulations, however. What chance will the opposition have to submit any voice in any matter before the Diet after the LDP defeats them in July, and changes the constitution to make the emperor the seat of national authority, and justifies anything else it wants on that basis, if the Diet has no rules at all?
Posted in: Kawaguchi censured in upper house for extending China trip
warnerbroMay. 10, 2013 - 05:41PM JST
Good show, mate. If they let him play for himself and not Japan, he can join the top ten.
Posted in: Reign in Spain
warnerbroApr. 08, 2013 - 11:53PM JST
They make Japanese patients come back time and again for a simple filling that could be done in 30 minutes in the UK.
Posted in: Professor says teaching and practice of dentistry in Japan needs radical reforms
warnerbroApr. 08, 2013 - 11:27PM JST
Yes, you do that, sports. But if you shoot, you had bl##dy well better not miss. And try not to sink any Japanese fishing boats while you're at it, eh? I hope the Atago is not being deployed in this case...
Posted in: SDF ordered to shoot down any N Korean missile nearing Japan
warnerbroApr. 04, 2013 - 02:16PM JST
Sorry to see him come so close but glad that the ball went right to him and wasn't misplayed by another bloke. I'd hate to see someone else blamed for costing him a perfect game. He'll have another chance, I'm sure.
Posted in: Darvish loses perfect game with 2 outs in 9th
warnerbroMar. 29, 2013 - 12:19PM JST
I would certainly prefer no rate hikes. But would they not assist the incumbent regime with its desperate and misguided attempts to increase inflation?
Posted in: Gov't presses 2 utilities to lower planned rate hikes
warnerbroMar. 19, 2013 - 08:37PM JST
Ask a group of about 50 Japanese university students how many want to see Japan have a stronger military. I did and about 35, about 3/4 raised their hands. Then ask them how many of them are willing to serve in the military themselves. I did and none raised their hands. Where was Mr. Abe when he attained adulthood? Where was his hawkishness then? He'd have had no chance of hearing a shot fired in anger and still he declined to serve. None of Abe's relatives, nor Ishihara's nor Ishiba's nor Maehara's, nor Hashimoto's will ever serve in the military no matter what the constitution says and no matter what kind of idiotic mess the inept government either starts or follows the Americans into.
Posted in: Abe vows to change constitution, reestablish 'proud Japan'
warnerbroMar. 16, 2013 - 10:58PM JST
Congratulations to Denis Ten. Coming from a nation not known as a traditional skating power, he performed very well.
Posted in: Chan hangs on to claim 3rd figure skating world title
warnerbroMar. 16, 2013 - 10:53PM JST
Might I ask how Japan, which arrests fewer than one in ten stalkers, voted in this regard?
Posted in: U.N. adopts plan to combat violence against women
warnerbroMar. 16, 2013 - 10:50PM JST
"19,920 stalking cases were reported nationwide in 2012...arrests were made in 1,504 cases"
So a stalker's chance of being arrested is less than one in ten. The other 90% of stalkers are still at large.
Posted in: 19,920 stalking cases reported in 2011, NPA says
warnerbroMar. 16, 2013 - 10:46PM JST
"to staff a cabinet charged with overhauling a slowing economy and pursuing a higher global profile for the country without triggering opposition."
"completes a once-a-decade transfer of power"
Both of these statements remind one of Japanese politics, except that China experiences a transfer of power once a decade, unlike Japan which experienced brief transfers of power twice since 1955.
Posted in: China installs cabinet of party vets, technocrats
warnerbroMar. 16, 2013 - 10:39PM JST
I genuinely hope this does come to pass and becomes an effective way to prevent kidnapping. But I fear it will have as many loopholes as the TPP negotiations.
Posted in: Cabinet approves child abduction treaty
warnerbroMar. 16, 2013 - 10:35PM JST
"worlds leading experts on Nuclear science and radiation poisinong, Dr Graham Allison"
I'm not sure what this means, but perhaps the gist of it is that the owners of nuclear power plants call this person one of the "world's leading experts on radiation poisoning..." He is no more objective about the situation than these American sailors. I doubt that their current problems are caused by exposure from Fukushima but future problems may well be. It is clear that they got a higher dose than the American government expected or intended. Anything that keeps the pressure on Japan's government is welcome.
Posted in: 126 U.S. military members to sue TEPCO
warnerbroMar. 16, 2013 - 12:11AM JST
The primary threat they face is that the yakuza are in charge of personnel recruitment for Japan's nuclear industry. They could easily extort money for not causing any accidents, if they are not doing so already.
Posted in: Abe says nuclear plants need tighter anti-terrorism measures
warnerbroMar. 14, 2013 - 09:14PM JST
“We don’t have anything to hide,” Now this is a new one to go along with "I love you" and "The check's in the mail." If it's true, it means they've already destroyed the evidence.
Posted in: Panel says there was no cover-up at Fukushima nuclear plant
warnerbroMar. 10, 2013 - 06:27PM JST
He's going to sign a "pact", is he? And in the event of a terrorist situation that pact will insure Japan oil?
Posted in: Abe to visit Saudi Arabia to secure stable oil supply
warnerbroMar. 10, 2013 - 06:24PM JST
"How dumb could Japanese and Chinese military officers possibly be?"
Dumb enough, believe me.
Posted in: China's navy seeks to 'wear out' Japanese ships in disputed waters
warnerbroMar. 09, 2013 - 01:52PM JST
I think they'll recover a larger fraction of their investment if they give it all to me and I promise to purchase their product from time to time. In fact, I promise to buy a cup everyday. Japan has Starbucks, Doutor, Tully's, Cafe de Crie and many others. Even McDonalds is trying to sell coffee. With the population ageing so rapidly, I don't think retail coffee is a growth niche.
Posted in: Nestle to open cafes in 250 retail outlets
May. 26, 2013 - 12:05AM JST
The top government spokesman said. “Our country is the only atom-bombed nation. We will never forgive…
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
May. 26, 2013 - 12:03AM JST
Disputing this in a legal sense...if you break the law which was established to prevent cyclists…
Posted in: Truck driver arrested after hitting and killing girl at intersection
May. 26, 2013 - 12:02AM JST
No. Your analogy is ridiculous. This truck driver did not "decide" to hit the cyclist.…
May. 26, 2013 - 12:00AM JST
USNinJapan - wrong. All traffic has to yield for pedestrians, cyclists etc. Thats the rules of…
May. 25, 2013 - 11:58PM JST
As far as extremist ideologies are concerned. They come in various shapes and colors. Japan has…
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British soldier butchered near London barracks