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Differences Between Haken, Shokai Yotei Haken, and Keiyaku Contract

by Advisory Group

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There are many contract options for temporary staffing. Here is a brief introduction to help you understand the main differences and decide which contract is best for you.

Temporary Contract - Haken

A temporary haken contract is a role where you start as a temporary employee for a certain time period, and depending on your performance, and the company situation, they may extend or end the contract after the agreed duration. Many companies have found increasingly beneficial to have temporary qualified professional help with their daily tasks, or certain special projects for a certain period of time. Usually, it is between 1 month to 12 months of rolling contracts. 

Temporary Haken positions allow you to:

  • Find a new job immediately
  • Keep your skills up-to-date
  • Expand your work experience
  • Expand your network within different industries
  • Have work-life balance

Temporary-to-Permanent Contract -  Shokai Yotei Haken

A temp-to-perm position is a role where you start as a temporary employee and depending on your performance, culture fit after 3 months or 6 months, you and the company have to decide whether or not to convert to a permanent position or end the contract. 

Why consider this type of employment? Temporary-to-permanent contract allows you and the company to decide whether or not you are a good fit for each other after a fixed period of time. This is an opportunity for you to “try out” the company, and make sure that you haven’t made the wrong decision.

  • Have you ever worked for a company on a permanent role and realize after only a few weeks that this is not what you were promised or expected? 
  • Have you worked for companies where the work environment or culture was totally different from your expectation? How do you prevent that from happening again? 

By opting for a temporary-to-permanent contract, it will reassure you that you made the right decision after the working at the company for a few months. If you decide that the company was not the right fit for you, you can simply terminate after the fixed period. 

Direct Contract - Keiyaku

A direct contract is a role where you are being employed by the client directly for a fixed-term period. Typically, it varies from 3 to 12-month rolling contracts. Some companies prefer to hire employees under direct contract for situation such as maternity leave, one time projects.

Are you ready to explore other opportunities? For more information on haken or temporary-to-permanent positions, contact us today at 03-4550-6777.