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S. Korean Companies Make Nostalgic Pivot to Their Roots

S. Korean Companies Make Nostalgic Pivot to Their Roots

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Local companies are touching upon consumer sentiment by revisiting past hits that helped propel them to greatness. BEANPOLE, a contemporary fashion brand that was launched in 1989 by Samsung C&T Corp., a construction and fashion unit of Samsung Group, drew attention in July for a promotion that invited customers [...]

6 in 10 Employees Refuse to Participate in Company Get-togethers

6 in 10 Employees Refuse to Participate in Company Get-togethers

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A 52-hour workweek and anti-harassment laws are impacting the get-together practices called ‘hoesik’ prevalent in South Korean companies. Saramin, a South Korean job search portal, conducted a survey of 1,824 people, 64.5 percent of whom said that they have the right not to participate in company get-togethers without having [...]

More than Half of Companies Evaluate Job Candidates Based on Appearance

More than Half of Companies Evaluate Job Candidates Based on Appearance

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Personal appearance still matters at a majority of companies when it comes to evaluating job candidates. According to a survey of 926 companies conducted by online job portal Saramin, 58.4 percent of the companies reflected applicants’ appearance in their evaluation. When analyzing which industry was most affected by appearance, [...]

Most S. Korean College Students Want to Work at Samsung Electronics

Most S. Korean College Students Want to Work at Samsung Electronics

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — College students in South Korea have picked Samsung Electronics Co. as their preferred company to work for. According to Jobkorea, a South Korean job search portal, 14.1 percent of 1,190 university students said they wanted to work for the company. Samsung was followed by the Korea Electric Power Corp. [...]