Career Development and Work Life Balance
Career development for the growth of both employees and organization
We carry out HR measures to realize “the right person on the right job” so that each employee is able to perform at their full capacity.
We have created a system where the employees are able to notify their short-term and mid-term career plans to their managers and also promote their acquired skills and experiences to the managers of other department. These systems allow the employees to autonomously build their own careers.
Under the job opportunity system, employees are able to submit their career plans without approval from his/her superiors. Such a system helps to expedite the speedy deployment of the resources especially under the circumstances where there is a manpower requirement due to new business or project.
Additionally, we have a training program for select employees to help develop the skills and qualities needed to become future global leaders.
"Refresh & Challenge" Program to Support Employees Work-Life Balance
"Refresh & Challenge" Seminar at Yokogawa Electric
We provide a program to help the employees design their career and life when they reach a turning point in his or her career. This is an awareness program for managing health and for building future life plan.
As the program name "Refresh & Challenge" suggests, participants are given a fixed number of off days after the training for refreshing themselves physically and mentally. The program provides ideas to support the employees in setting new goals.
In particular, in the training provided for employees at the age of 45, participants are able to take 15 days of leave from work. They can utilize this leave freely. Some of the participants join the training course to obtain qualifications and others review their future plans on private life and career. These 15 days of leave help the employees to regain their motivation and energy.
Improving Employee Motivation by Promoting Work-Life Balance
We make an effort to provide a work environment where the employees are able to gain satisfaction while maintaining a good balance between their work and private life.
For instance, the employees are able to utilize work hours for child-care and nursing of elderly family members, in additions to the number hours specified under the statutory benefit. We have also introduced a system to provide financial support to our employees who are raising children. Employees under such conditions are able to receive 100,000 yen annually per children.
Many of our employees, both male and female, are making full use of other company supports such as flexible working hours or paid maternal leave. These systems are helping increase employees' motivation.
In September 2006, we opened a day care center near Yokogawa Headquarters.
The center is contributing to the local communities as it can be utilized by both the employees of Yokogawa and the people living in the vicinities.
In fiscal year 2007, Yokogawa was certified by the Chief of the Tokyo Labor Bureau as an Enterprise Supporting Balanced Work and Family life.