People Management

Major Initiatives

Deepening Engagement

We conduct regular employee surveys to measure "passion for work" and "attachment to the Company" as part of engagement with SEKISUI CHEMICAL and is the foundation for taking on challenges. In fiscal 2022, we conducted the engagement survey concurrently with the Employee Challenge Action Rate survey. Survey results are analyzed at SEKISUI CHEMICAL, Group companies, and each department, and then improvement measures are formulated and implemented.
As a cross-organizational initiative, the human resources departments of domestic Group companies have come together to conduct Engagement Drive Project activities. The project includes meetings to share advanced case studies of other companies and good practices internally, as well as seminars on organizational development methods.

Performance Data

Engagement scores are as follows. The Engagement Score is calculated as an index of the percentage of employees with an average score of 4.5 or higher for six engagement-related behavior questions (six-point scale) that measure passion for work and attachment to the Company with fiscal 2019 results set at 100.
Group-wide trends in fiscal 2022 show an increase in response rates against a decrease in scores. Taking into consideration the analysis to identify areas of effectiveness in improving the engagement score, results indicate that recruiting and utilizing human resources is an issue.

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Engagement score

  • Scores are calculated with fiscal 2019 as 100.
  • Survey scope: All employees (including full-time, non-full-time, and dispatch employees) of 160 of the 165 Group companies surveyed.
  • Coverage rate: Percentage of companies surveyed relative to the number of Group companies in Japan and overseas
  • Response rate: Percentage of employees who responded to the survey relative to the total number of employees of the companies where the survey was conducted.
  • Interim surveys were conducted by the organization of choice in fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2021 (reference data).

Employee Career Development

We began operating the new Career Interview System aimed at promoting autonomous career development and The Right Person in the Right Place for all employees at SEKISUI CHEMICAL. The goal is to use the system to centrally manage past experience, commitment and role fulfillment, and career and work orientation, and to utilize the information in an organized manner.
In addition, we provide training for supervisors and basic training on how to make career plans in order to conduct career interviews more effectively. We also conduct career training when changing roles by shifting career training from the conventional framework based on the axes of age and years of service to one based on the axes of role and occupation.
We continue to implement systems and training programs that support diverse career paths and work styles for employees, as well as an open recruitment system for the right person in the right place within the Group, and common training programs to improve Group-wide human resources capabilities.

Performance Data

Career Interview implementation rate (SEKISUI CHEMICAL)

Fiscal 2022 75.4%

  • Note:
    Number of career interview records entered into the system / number of employees covered (employees including managers, senior partners)

Career Training Results (SEKISUI CHEMICAL)

Training Program Name FY2021 FY2022
Career autonomy supervisor training (persons) 393 252
Career plan basic training (persons) 77
Career planning training for newly appointed managers (persons) 203
Career planning training for those being promoted to Advanced Level (non-managerial) (persons) 89
Career planning training for new employees (persons) 78

In addition, women‘s career seminars (see here) and career seminars for employees who have chosen to extend their retirement age (see here).

Career Path Support Results (SEKISUI CHEMICAL)

(Number of people)
  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
No. of employees who have changed career courses Men 9 10 14 2 6
Women 2 1 2 4 3
No. of employees who have converted to permanent, full time employment Men 3 2 1 4 3
Women 7 11 14 10 11

Results of Intra-Group Job Postings

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
Number of postings 44 45 31 55 56
Number of employees recruited 140 62 54 80 101
Number of applicants 115 135 155 236 159
Number of employees transferred 26 28 28 70 45

Results of Training for Major Intra-Group Job Postings

Name of Training Program FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
Innovation School (persons) 86 69 Not implemented 102 102

Training Results Common throughout the Group

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022
No. of New employees receiving induction training 251 243 101 150 152
No. of newly appointed managers receiving training 210 252 220 199 213
  • Since this training was urgently converted to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, trainees from Group companies are not included.