Work/Life Balance

Work/Life Balance

In Japan, SII has established and been continually enhancing a variety of systems which support every employee in balancing their careers and family lives so that they can fully exercise their abilities.
Notably, our elderly nursing care leave system ensures employees to take 3 years leave for each family member.

In regard to our hourly leave system, from April 2017 we switched from the conventional two-hour unit to a one-hour unit, enabling greater flexibility. Furthermore, in May 2019 we implemented a time-shift system for work hours. Employees can apply to shift their scheduled work start and end times by up to two hours, regardless of the reason.
In FY 2019 we plan to hold discussions between labor and management with the intention of implementing a short-work-time regular employee system in October 2019.

Status of Utilization of the Systems (Japan)

System FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Childcare leave 25 26 33 22 18 21
Short-hours work for childcare 29 29 35 38 27 24
Elderly nursing care leave 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short-hours work for elderly nursing care 0 0 0 1 1 1

Case Study in FY 2016: Morioka Seiko Received Award of Excellence

In October 2016, Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. has received an award of excellence in the "Iwate Work Style Reform Award 2016" of "Iwate Work Style Reform Promotion Campaign" on which Iwate prefecture is working.

The aim of the "Iwate Work Style Reform Promotion Campaign", launched in June 2016, is to create comfortable and attractive companies and organizations through a review of work styles practiced within Iwate prefecture.
Together with this campaign, the "Iwate Work Style Reform Award 2016" has been established to grant awards to companies that have been taking significant actions in this area.

When participating in the campaign, Morioka Seiko answered a questionnaire that asked about activities that the company had already been carrying out. As a result, Morioka Seiko was evaluated as a comprehensively excellent company, and received an award of excellence, which is second only to the highest award. Eighty two companies applied for the campaign.
An award ceremony was held on October 14, 2016, and Morioka Seiko received a certificate from Mr. Chiba, the vice-governor of Iwate prefecture.

Morioka Seiko will continue to promote activities aiming for achieving pleasant and comfortable work environment.

Award Ceremony
Award Ceremony