It is welfare that more than 1,700 employees of a company whose business performance has deteriorated have used the system to support "enrollment type secondment" to work at another company with insufficient manpower in about two months from the start of the system. I found it in the summary of the Ministry of Labor.

“Enrollment-type secondment” is a method in which a company with poor performance sends employees to another company with insufficient manpower while maintaining an employment contract, and it is spreading as an effort to protect employment.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare established an "Industrial Employment Stabilization Subsidy" in February to subsidize part of wages, etc. to both the seconded company and the accepted company, and to companies affected by the new coronavirus. We are calling for utilization.

According to the summary of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, it was found that 1761 people used the system from February 5th to 9th this month when the system started.

Of these, 1276, or 72.5%, are working in small and medium-sized enterprises.

Looking at the industries of the companies to which employees were seconded,

▽ "Transportation / Postal" was 685 (38.9%)

▽ "Manufacturing" was 494 (28.1%)

▽ "Accommodation, food service" was 194

Many industries,

such as people (11%), are

greatly affected by the spread of the new coronavirus infection, such as aviation and tourism.

On the other hand, the number of companies that accepted employees

was 586 in the "manufacturing industry"

and 270 in the "service industry", and

more than half of the companies accepted employees from different industries due to labor shortages. I am.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has secured about 58 billion yen, which is equivalent to the use of about 43,000 people, in the initial budget for this year, and wants to strengthen support for "enrollment type secondment".

In addition, we are requesting that all prefectures establish a council formed by the Labor Bureau and labor-management organizations that support "enrollment-type secondment" by the end of June.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare states that both companies and employees should discuss and decide the period of enrollment type secondment and wages.

On top of that, we require companies to obtain the consent of employees and to put in place work rules so that working conditions are not disadvantageous.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, "Actual work rather than long leave will prevent a decline in motivation to work and improve skills, so we expect that more companies will use the support system in the future. I would like to call on you not to be disadvantaged, such as obtaining consent or lowering wages. "

Challenges ...

The "Industrial Employment Stabilization Center", a foundation that provides support for secondment, has offices in 47 prefectures in addition to the headquarters in Tokyo, and about 500 consultants receive consultations from companies.

According to the center, the number of consultations and inquiries about "enrollment type secondment" increased due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, and the number of people who were established last year was 3061, an increase of 1821 from the previous year, nearly 2.5 times. ..

On the other hand, it is said that issues are emerging.

When seconded to a company in a different industry

▽ Insufficient understanding of the business content, difficulty in utilizing the know-how so far

▽ Differences in wage burden ratios and working styles, etc. Between both companies and employees It means that there are cases where the discussion does not go well.

In addition, if the period of secondment is short, the accepting company will say, "Employees will return to the original company even though they have become accustomed to the workplace and work."

For this reason, the Industrial Employment Security Center holds advance tours where employees can visit the companies they are seconded to and learn about the content of their work and the atmosphere of the workplace, and increases opportunities for discussions. ..

Hiroyuki Kaneda, General Manager of the Industrial Employment Security Center, said, "I feel that there is a difference between companies that are performing well due to the corona and those that have deteriorated, and the need for enrollment-type secondment is increasing. From the perspective of the staff, the current situation is that in different industries, there is a great deal of anxiety and careful adjustment is required, so it is not easy to proceed. "

Advance "enrollment type secondment" in the aviation industry

Headquartered in Izumisano, Osaka, "Swissport Japan" handles operations such as reception at check-in counters and loading of cargo at Kansai Airport.

Since around March last year, many of our employees have been closed due to the cancellation of most international passenger flights, and we continue to maintain employment by utilizing employment adjustment subsidies.

The reason is to retain experienced employees in case the new Corona converges and aviation demand recovers in the future.

Therefore, the company is using the enrollment type secondment.

Since December last year, about 300 people have been seconded to about 20 companies including manufacturers and logistics companies.

Satoshi Takechi, president of Swissport Japan, said, "I wonder if we can secure human resources as the company expects when aviation demand returns. It is important to protect the employment of experienced and skilled employees while the company's finances are in place." I'm talking.

Employees of Swissport Japan are seconded to the factory in Sakai City, Osaka, of the major machine maker Kubota.

Demand for small tractors for overseas markets was strong and labor shortages continued, and in February we accepted eight people from Swissport.

One of them, Mr. Kuniyoshi Yano (31), is seconded to the enrollment type for half a year.

Personnel costs are borne by both companies and salaries remain at previous levels.

Mr. Yano was in charge of check-in for international flights at the airport, but since March last year, he has only worked once or twice a month, even when there are many, and he has been waiting at home.

Currently, the factory is responsible for lifting and moving the completed engine for inspection, and although he was initially confused by the unfamiliar work, he is finally getting used to it.

Mr. Yano said, "I was worried that I hadn't had a job for the past year or so, but I thought it was important to resume work in a new job and have a job in my life."

On the other hand, Kubota on the receiving side has the advantage of being able to hire human resources with peace of mind compared to regular hiring, in addition to solving the labor shortage.

Mr. Katsura, General Manager of Labor Department of Kubota Sakai Factory, said, "I have enough experience of working at one company and can be entrusted with work with peace of mind. I want to go. "