The Yamaha Group seeks to support the growth of employees and ensure the evaluations of their successes reflect their ambition and expertise.
Once a year, employees meet with their supervisors to confirm their aptitude toward their current position, skills, and career goals. In fiscal 2022, these activities included providing support materials detailing how to carry out meetings as well as information for sparking career development motivation to both employees and their supervisors to facilitate more fruitful meetings. The range of training options offered by the Group was expanded in fiscal 2023 through the implementation of autonomous career development workshops and career development support training. These programs are designed to help foster individuals who are ambitious about autonomous career development and capable of exercising autonomy in making self-driven contributions to their organizations. Plans for launching career counselor training programs for line managers in fiscal 2024 are being formulated with the goal of providing more effective career counseling.
At Yamaha Corporation, training programs for junior employees include meetings with human resources representatives held during employees’ second, fourth, and sixth years for the purpose of confirming their degree of growth in comparison with targets and their career plans and sharing opinions. The Yamaha Group provides comprehensive support to all employees to cultivate their fundamental business skills, to heighten motivation, and to alleviate work-related concerns.
Furthermore, in order to ensure that these meetings are conducive to fair evaluations and effective support for employee growth, the Yamaha Group carries out evaluator training for the managers who conduct meetings as well as mentor training for the employees who will be responsible for providing on-the-job training.
We have also developed frameworks for facilitating communication between the Company and people taking childcare leave, which has the potential to upset one’s career plans. In addition, training is held for both leave takers and their supervisors to offer such individuals support in relation to both awareness and skills and to thereby aid them in achieving a smooth return to work.