Monday, 20 April 2009

Taking costs out of your business: quickly

Date: Friday, 24th April 2009 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Venue: Towers Perrin, 71 High Holborn, London, WC1 6TP
Fee: Free for members (booking required)

The Japan Society supports this lunchtime seminar with Towers Perrin. The current economic turmoil has hit harder and is biting deeper than any downturn in recent memory. This means it is imperative for companies to respond quickly and efficiently to reduce costs. This could not be truer for Japanese companies where some of the key industries on which Japan has built its global reputation have been hit the hardest. The challenges faced are significant, with companies needing to remain focused on the market now, position themselves for the upswing when it comes, as well as continuing to address traditional challenges associated with differing management and communication styles, decision making and cultural differences.
To help Japanese companies with operations and European regional headquarters in the UK, Towers Perrin is inviting Japan Society members to a special lunchtime briefing which will provide guidance on how to effectively and quickly take costs out of their businesses. Towers Perrin is a leading member of the society, and a global management consultancy specialising in human capital and risk issues. This briefing will be invaluable to assist management of Japanese companies take actions hopefully avoiding unnecessary layoffs whilst positioning them for growth when the economy ultimately recovers.

The lunch seminar will cover:
*How to identify and prioritise cost reduction opportunities across the full spectrum of reward programmes (including pay, pensions and benefits) covering both the financing and the actual cost of these programmes
*How to identify and prioritise opportunities to reduce the cost of the HR function itself *Achieving greater performance differentiation so that the financial resources available to fund pay and benefits are used effectively
*How to realise these cost reductions quickly

To reserve your place, please contact Caroline Perkins at:, giving your name, company name and email address.

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