Ad agency implements overtime ban & reforms HR policy after tragedy

Ad agency implements overtime ban & reforms HR policy after tragedy

The world’s fifth-largest advertising company by revenue and the biggest in Japan, Dentsu, has reformed its HR policy after an employee suicide.  

24-year-old Matsuri Takahashi, an entry-level employee who joined in April 2015, took her own life on Christmas Day 2015, following a big increase in her workload over the preceding two months – Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports.  

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