“Valuing human resources is a corporate basis,” we work on the improvement of worksite environment and the health management of our employees.
Basic Concept of Human Resource Development
Develop independent individuals as well as stand on
the foundation of fairness and trust to bring out the total power
Based on the concept of “developing independent individuals as well as standing on the foundation of fairness and trust to bring out the total power,” our human resource development allows each of our employees to grow with “free ideas,” “initiatively action,” and “responsibility for outcome.”
Our employees are provided with various training opportunities according to their position and role in order to deepen their understanding of “Musashi Philosophy” and to bring it to action.
Basic Structure of Human Resource Development
Target Setting and Measurement of Competence
To bring out the employees’ competence in their expertise and to boost up their growth, the Company has a clear definition of the required competence of each area. The employees set their target based on the definition and improve their competence in their work and learning. The annual measurement of their competence can show their current competence level to allow them to set a new target for continuous development.
The Company has a “2WAY” meeting every half year to strength the reliability between boss and subordinate, to promote the growth of subordinate, and to understand personnel assessment in a more satisfied and transparent way. Through 2WAY, boss conveys his/her expectations and advise for growth, subordinate conveys his/her carrier plan and request, and both set the work/competence target to achieve an interactive communication.
Training System (Overview)
Training by Position
To improve knowledge and capability required by position or title, training programs including orientation, promotion, and management are provided.
Cross-cultural communication and English learning programs are provided for global work as well as self-development.
Engineering / Skill Training
Focusing on engineering and skill training essential for a manufacturing company, we are training our employees to get certified.
Job Satisfaction in the Workplace
Support for Diverse Work Style
Promotion of Paid Holiday Acquisition
Labor and management are working together to ensure a high level of take-up of paid holiday entitlement. A special system for “paid holiday caring” has been set up. In the system, paid holidays which are not used are carried over each year and then could be used for either that individual’s own sickness benefit, or for caring of another family member.
Support of Both Work and Family
A “shorter working hour program for child care,” which can be used for any period under certain conditions, is provided for the employees raising school kids. Also a “nursing leave program” has been set up separately from annual paid holiday acquisition to allow the employees to acquire a holiday for nursing pre-school kids.
Like child care, “shorter working hour,” “holiday caring” and “caring leave” programs are provided for caring of another family member to manage both work and family support.
Re-employment after Retirement
The company sets the retirement age as 60; however, a “re-employment after retirement” system is in place to allow the employees with good health and mentality to work continuously. Both the number and the rate of re-employment are increasing.
Employees can work up to 65 years old in full-time base or some days a week. Their skills built in a long time can be utilized after their retirement.
Industrial Health/Safety Management
Basic Concept of Industrial Health/Safety
Based on “No safety, no production, “ the basic philosophy of industrial health and safety, we consider that corporate continuation starts from creating a safe and healthy workplace. To eliminate industrial accidents, we are promoting various safety training programs to reduce serious industrial disasters or accidents not only by sharing preventive action, but also by training internal prediction trainers to improve their awareness.
Prevention of Industrial Accidents and Safety/Health Activities
To prevent industrial accidents and to improve work environment, the Central Safety/Health Committee, consisting Production Officer as its Chair, is promoting company-wide safety and health activities for “safe work environment.” In addition to Safety/Health and Accident Prevention Committees set in each plant, the head office has sub-committees in manufacturing, engineering and administration areas to develop activities according to each level and area, to take countermeasures, and to share information. Union members attend all of the committees to reflect employees’ opinions.
Dialogue with Labor Representatives
The Company considers it essential to listen to its employees and exchange opinions for the sustainable development, thus dialogue with the labor union as labor representatives is a key. To accept employee needs and develop a better labor environment, the Company discusses honest opinions in monthly labor and management meetings and periodic committees to improve/apply labor conditions and various welfare systems. Employee survey is taken periodically to reflect its results in business plans of each division.