Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development System

SII is striving for the development of creative and professional human resources. Our Human Resource Division aids human resource development by offering training for each level, professional education by job category in areas such as quality assurance, environmental administration, and intellectual property, and OJT at the respective workplaces.

The "mentor system" is also provided to new employees. This system appoints a senior employee as a mentor and a counselor who is able to be consulted with to each new employee in order to provide continued mentorship and support.

Human Resource Development System outside Japan

In addition, basic and important training programs are carried out outside Japan in the same manner as in Japan.

Our human resource employees at each site outside Japan participated in the meeting and human resource development training held in Japan four times a year. After the meeting and training, they plan human resource development policies, human resource development systems, and training plans for their own sites. Following that, they learn relevant skills to promote and implement the plans.

As in Japan, we will continue to promote a focus on human resource development at each site outside Japan.

Support for Career Development

SII is focusing on developing independent and self-responsible human resources who can establish their own careers and missions.
An "in-house recruitment system," a "free-agency system," and an "open study abroad system" have been launched to respect each employee's goals and to support expansion of the range of career choices available to them.

Professional Resources Management System

SII has introduced the “Professional Resources Management System” to pass down skills and techniques, and also to train junior employees. With this system, we certify professional employees who possess advanced expertise. The system includes Specialists, who are experts in fields like R&D, engineering and production engineering; and Meisters, who specialize in manufacturing operations such as processing and assembly. There are three levels respectively.

As of March 2019, SII has certified 14 Specialists and 3 Meisters, and they are playing active roles in their fields and also focusing on training their successors; proprietary technologies and skills are properly passed on to the next generation.

In FY 2018 we implemented the Meister System for employees who possess core skills, including our manufacturing sites outside Japan*. Inspections are carried out through on-site visits by the Production Engineering Department of the head office. Candidates selected in March 2019 will be certified as Meisters before the end of FY 2019.

* Target sites: Manufacturing sites in Dalian, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Singapore, and Thailand. We will carry out these certifications starting at our manufacturing site in Dalian.