Jun Kabigting

Jun Kabigting

Organizational Behavior and HRM
MBA, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Jun is a business-academic with more than 25 years of solid experience across the entire HR value chain of recruit, retain and development, most of them Japan-focused. He passionately believes in advancing the HR profession through continuing HR education, knowledge sharing, and use of HR best practices.

Jun holds an MBA, Major in International HR Management, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS). He also holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering, major in Production and Operations Research, from the University of the Philippines and received his Certificate in HR Studies from Cornell University’s School of Industrial Labor and Relations and most recently, a Certificate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Temple University Japan (TUJ). He is currently pursuing his MA (en passant to PhD) in Positive Organizational Psychology at the prestigious Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in California, USA.

Jun is the Founding Chief Community Officer Emeritus of The Japan HR Society (JHRS)-a community of Japan-focused HR professionals worldwide and corporate leaders doing business in Japan and also served as the first Managing Editor of The HR Agenda - Japan's first and only bilingual HR magazine.

He is an accredited consultant of Harrison Assessments International-a leading provider of tools to assist in the selection, recruitment, and development of employees. Jun also teaches HR-related courses TUJ and has been a frequent speaker/resource person in various domestic and international HR conferences in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and USA.

Faculty Message:

First of all, I commend you for taking my class on Human Resources Management (HRM) as part of your MBA studies here at GLOBIS. I hope that I will be able to share with you my knowledge, experience, and passion about HR and why I believe it is truly any organization's most important asset. If you want to learn how to produce business results through people, you are at the right course.

In this course, you will learn how to solve the people puzzle by understanding and appreciating the many interlocking components that comprise the HR value chain (recruit, retain, and release).

To maximize your learning and succeed in this course, get ready to be engaged in lively discussions, promptly submit class assignments and course works, and help create a learning environment that respects academic freedom and encourages original thinking and ideas.

I am truly honored to be part of your learning journey at GLOBIS. I hope that you will come out from this course a better HR or business professional who is able to help advance your own career/profession, contribute to your organization's success and to the society as a whole.

Looking forward to learning and growing with you together.


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