As a company that solves problems in local communities through its business, we are focused on developing human resources with specialized knowledge and skills. We recognize that the source of our ability to provide value to society lies in our human resources, and we will continue building a healthy workplace environment in which all of our employees can work with peace of mind.
Based on the concept that "employees choose and build their own careers by themselves", we have established an educational program to help individual employees clarify their own career paths through work, and have an education program in place to back this up.
To ensure that employees gain a wide range of knowledge and experience, we conduct regular personnel transfers with a view toward job rotation, especially for younger employees. We have also established an internal job posting and free agent system so that employees who meet certain conditions can apply to work in positions they desire. In addition, we offer specialist courses for employees who have diverse experiences and have established their preferences and aptitudes. In these ways, we support the development of careers that match each employee's abilities, aptitudes, and aspirations.
In addition to in-house training, we have a "cafeteria plan" that offers around 160 courses, including correspondence courses from external organizations, as well as e-learning courses and public seminars. The purpose of the plan is to encourage employees' voluntary career development efforts. Employees using the plan, which is positioned as a "system to support employees who work hard", can receive monetary assistance with subsidies up to 100,000 per person per year. In addition, we have a full range of programs to encourage For example, we provide rewards for those who have acquired official qualifications designated by the Company. For example, we provide rewards for those who have acquired official qualifications designated by the Company.
Since fiscal 2018, we have been conducting the Values Award to praise the behavioral reforms of our employees, with the aim of realizing 2050 Creating Our Future Together. There are seven categories, including mood makers, connectors, challengers, good listeners, unsung heroes, health promoters, and team awards.
As part of our efforts in line with the spread of telecommuting to promote work styles that are location independent, we have put a system in place in which employees can apply to adopt work styles that combine telecommuting from home, etc. and long-distance commuting to their assigned site, even if they are transferred or assigned to a job in an area that requires them to live away from home.
We work to curb long working hours and promote the use of annual paid leave so that employees can work energetically and maintain good physical and mental health. We have also introduced a system that can accommodate diverse work styles, such as flextime and telecommuting.
We have created Action Plans in accordance with the Law for Measures to Support the Development of the Next Generation.
Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value