Promoting career formation that allows utilization of the distinctive characteristics of every individual
At Murata, we provide our employees with education and working opportunities that enable each individual to make the most of their strengths and distinctive characteristics, and maximize their innate talents and abilities. Based on our Policy for fostering Human Resources, we offer a variety of human resources development programs and support for career formation.
Policy for fostering Human Resources and human resources development programs
At Murata, we see the fostering of human resources as our most important management agenda, and we make efforts in this area on an ongoing basis. We have formulated a Policy for fostering Human Resources as a pillar of these efforts, and we are working to ensure that the policy becomes entrenched in the company.
Policy for fostering Human Resources
By heightening three abilities – the ability of the individual to be nurtured, the ability of superiors and the work environment to nurture, and the ability of the company to cultivate and develop – we will realize a corporate culture of mutual nurturing and development.
・The ability of the individual to be nurtured: The desire for independent growth in all of our employees
・The ability of superiors and the work environment to nurture: A nurturing mindset, management ability
・The ability of the company to cultivate and develop: Support to heighten the above two abilities (Presentation of forums and opportunities) *
*The “ability of the company to cultivate and develop” refers to the provision of support to heighten both the “ability of the individual to be nurtured” and the “ability of superiors and the work environment to nurture.”
For example, we are conducting initiatives including hierarchy-based training, optional training, selective training, occupational training, and personal development programs in order to support the “ability of the individual to be nurtured.”
In addition, in order to support the “ability of superiors and the work environment to nurture,” we are conducting initiatives including training to enhance management ability. By means of these initiatives, we are seeking to further cultivate a corporate culture in which every individual is able to utilize their strengths and distinctive characteristics, and maximize their innate talents and abilities.
Example of initiative conducted to heighten the “Ability of the individual to be nurtured”
Promotion of global talent management
Due to the expansion of production and mergers andacquisitions outside of Japan, the ratio of employee soutside of Japan has reached 60%. Accordingly, it has become our urgent mission to strengthen human resources development not only in Japan, but also globally. Consequently, we have held global human resources meetings since fiscal 2013 in order to discuss and execute various measures including promotion of talent management along with staff in charge of human resources at offices outside of Japan.
- Setting Global Leadership Competency (GLC)
Clarify required competencies for global leaders for murata.
- Establishing leader development programs for the next generation
Creating a structure in which matters regarding leader development is shared throughout the world with programs at the Head Office and each region
Participation by employees from all over the world in programs at the Head Office
- Introducing global unified evaluation system for managers.
Introducing a system that incorporates GLC in order to instill a culture that values human resource development
Going forward, we will continue to disseminate GLC as globally shared human resource requirements while applying it to global human resource development and allocation of the right people in the right positions.
Examples of initiatives conducted to heighten the “Ability of superiors and the work environment to nurture”
Initiatives to enhance management ability
Murata actively conducts initiatives aimed at enhancing the management ability of its managers. One of these is Murata Management Basic (MMB) training, a program spanning approximately eight months, which involves group training and repeated practice in the actual workplace. Members of our management team from across the entire range of job types and departments in the Murata Group participate. In addition to teaching participants the basics of management, the aim of the program is to strengthen mutual bonds between participants by encouraging them to discuss a variety of issues while practicing management. The program was initiated in 2008 and, as of the end of FY2018, had provided training to a total of 1,368 participants. We are also holding workshops at various locations in order to deepen understanding of the importance of developing a mindset that recognizes that the responsibility for fostering management candidates is their own, and of consciously providing subordinates with work and encouraging self-reflection and introspection.
In-house Training System for Development of Human Resources (PDF: 540KB)
Support for career formation that utilizes the individual’s distinctive characteristics
At Murata, we have established mechanisms enabling employees possessing a diverse range of value systems, experiences and abilities to think independently about their own careers
We offer young employees a “Career Formation Program.” We conduct career interviews, and provide opportunities for employees and the company to think together along the axes represented by the employee’s future job and individuality. Based on the results, we conduct job rotation, enabling the employees to expand their abilities by enlarging their perspectives and networks and gaining new experiences in a new workplace.
Furthermore, for mid-level employees, we have introduced a personnel management system by contribution course. In this system, each person’s expected contribution (management, specialist personnel, etc.) is made clear, and evaluations and development are realized in accordance with that contribution. For employees at the middle level or above, we will conduct annual career workshops to enable these employees to think independently about what work means to them and their ideal vision of themselves, and to take action to move towards those goals, and we will provide career interviews with company career counsellors to employees who so desire. By these means, we will encourage these employees to think for themselves about how they can utilize their own strengths and natural abilities to continue contributing to the Company’s performance, and it will help them to continue expanding and developing those strengths and natural abilities.
Results for career workshops for core employees
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※Results for Murata Manufacturing