Human Resources Development

We at Nissha believe that our employees are our most important management resources. We are aiming to achieve growth for both the company and our employees by actively supporting the growth of each individual employee and developing human resources who are equipped with the skills and experience required to work at Nissha.

Human Resources Development Policy

We implement a planned development of human resources needed for the company to grow and actively support our employees in the voluntary development of their skills with the aim of achieving growth for both the company and our employees.

Approach to Human Resources Development

We at Nissha approach human resources development from the three areas of planned human resource development, skill development, and career development. For each area, we aim to promote comprehensive education incorporating the perspectives of training system, on-the-job training (OJT), medium- to long-term career path development, and human resource systems to support these programs.

Human Resources Development Model

Planned human resource development
Implement planned development to foster and secure the human resources needed to achieve the management vision. (e.g., growth strategy, business continuity, creation of corporate culture)

Skill development
Individual employees voluntarily develop their skills and increase their market value.
→The company supports this and thereby enhances the quality of its human resources.

Career development
Support medium- to long-term career development and promote growth toward employees’ ideals. (Provide opportunities to recognize the importance of and pursue career development.)

Training System Model

Training System Model

Education Programs

Area Training
Planned human resource development Nissha Academy (selective training for next-generation management candidates), rank-specific training, manager training, overseas appointee training, etc.
Skill development Theme-specific training (leadership, problem-solving skills), foreign language training, accounting education, in-house TOEIC testing, correspondence course, etc.
Career development Education for young employees (first, second, and third years of joining Nissha), career development training, etc.

Enhancement of Selective Human Resource Development

In fiscal year 2014, we established Nissha Academy, an in-house institute for fortifying advanced, specialized development of human resources. While we continue to expand on our rank-specific, theme-specific, and career design training programs, Nissha Academy employs a selective system to provide advanced, specialized education.

Nissha Academy comprises a Business School, which provides knowledge and skills in the proposal and execution of management strategies including accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources; a Management of Technology (MOT) School, which fosters leaders capable of linking technology with management to create new business; and a new Monozukuri School, established in fiscal year 2016, which aims to develop leaders capable of taking a strategic, scientific approach to “monozukuri,” or manufacturing. Graduates of each school are given opportunities to practice what they have learned through involvement in projects and the drafting of medium-term business plans, for a consistent human resources development program that integrates all three areas of planned human resource development, skill development, and career development.

As a gateway to Nissha Academy, in fiscal year 2016, we launched business literacy training, a short-term intensive selective program covering the basics of themes such as management, accounting, and marketing. This program also goes beyond inputting knowledge to featuring practical contents, where participants apply what they have learned to analyze the current situation of their company and discuss its challenges through group work and the creation of individual reports.

Programs to Support Employees’ Will to Learn and Grow

In addition to compulsory rank-specific education programs for general employees to managerial staff, we have introduced a voluntary “challenge program” for employees aiming for promotion to the highest ranks of the general employment level. Developed in line with our personnel system’s objective of enabling employees to select their own career path, the program provides opportunities to learn about leadership for employees with the will to step up in their career.

We support employees with the will to learn through other development programs as well. For example, we offer many open-call training courses, where employees may sign up for in line with their choice of personal development theme, designed to foster all-purpose business skills such as logical thinking and presentation, and develop linguistic skills required of employees of a global company. Our correspondence courses and self-learning programs via Skype encourage voluntary learning by covering half the price of subsequent courses for graduates.

Training Programs in Fiscal Year 2016

The total number of hours dedicated to major training programs in the Nissha Group in Japan and training hours per employee (by gender) in fiscal year 2016 are given in the table below.

  Male Female Total
Annual training hours 23,106 7,375 30,481
Training hours per employee* 11.9 17.3 12.9

*Hours are calculated based on the number of full-time employees of the Nissha Group in Japan.

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