Creating an ideal workplace environment where employees can work comfortably
As an initiative to create an ideal workplace environment where employees can work healthily and comfortably, we are encouraging the use of annual paid leave. We also provide Group administration of influenza vaccinations and support employees aged 35 and over who wish to receive a comprehensive health check. To improve the workplace environment, we hold a monthly Safety and Health Committee meeting and assist one another to implement any necessary improvements. We also have a team of three selected corporate physicians, including one who provides mental healthcare as a designated mental healthcare physician. Furthermore, inside the Research Institute, we have created a space called “JCR Oasis” where employees can get a massage and refresh themselves during work.
Initiatives to foster a sense of belonging within the company
As a company that values people, we conduct a long-service award ceremony each year on our founding anniversary in September, and distribute baumkuchen cake to all employees as a commemorative gift. We also hold a founding anniversary golf tournament, in which many employees participate. In other initiatives, we observe Valentine’s Day by distributing cookies made by a local Hyogo Prefecture confectionery company to all employees. Each year from July to August, we hold around 10 internal briefings on our previous year’s financial results, mainly at the Head Office, the Research Institute, and our plants, to share information on the current status of JCR and its future direction.
Enhancing health and welfare
In preparation for its global development going forward, JCR conducts its annual Study Tour in Europe for employees who have been in JCR for more than three years. In 2018, 28 participants visited France and Luxembourg. JCR also strives to enhance employee benefits, signing contracts with several outsourcing companies that support leisure pursuits or efforts to gain qualifications, as well as providing services for employees and their families, such as child-raising support.
Enhanced training programs
JCR focuses its efforts on employee training, considering that improving employee skills leads to growth for the company. In their first month after joining JCR, new graduate recruits attend group training, which includes business etiquette, communication skills, presentations from each business division, practical training at plants and the Research Institute, and accompanying medical representatives in the field. We also conduct specific training for each employee rank regularly, as well as English language training.
Creating workplaces where women can participate actively
In October 2018, JCR was recognized in the Third Annual Hyogo Women’s Active Participation Awards for its efforts to expand career opportunities for women, raise the ratio of female employees in managerial positions (from 5.8% in FY2012 to 9.1% in FY2017), establish in-house daycare facilities, and encourage the participation of male employees in parenting activities. We also received Eruboshi certification (Grade 2) from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare as an outstanding company with regard to promoting active participation of women based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.