Effectively appointing and deploying employees
Casio works to maintain a healthy corporate culture where fairness and impartiality are valued in all promotion decisions. The company uses a merit-driven system combined with a performance-based approach to evaluate employees and determine compensation.
Policy for fair evaluation and compensation
Based firmly on a foundation of fairness, Casio aims to continuously improve its human resource system in light of changes in the social environment. Within that system, the present basic human resources policy combines a role-based system that grades individual employees based on the extent of their roles with a performance-based approach to evaluation and compensation based mainly on outcomes of job performance within their roles.
Additionally, the company puts a premium on the following points of view:
▪ Respect of will: Grant significance to the individual's will and intentions
▪ Human resources development: Create opportunities for the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed in work
▪ Significance of abilities: Grant significance to abilities demonstrated through work
▪ Right person for the right job: Reflect individual wishes in job requests
▪ Priority distribution: Distribute limited management resources as efficiently as possible
▪ Stable employment: Strive to create workplaces where employees can work according to their abilities
In addition to the above policy, Casio will place a premium on these points of view as it pushes ahead with innovative personnel measures. By taking this approach, Casio aims to strike the optimal balance between the growth and revitalization of society and the expansion and growth of the company. Casio’s fair personnel system ensures that there are no differentials between male and female employees in areas such as salary, evaluations and conditions. The company evaluates each employee at an interview twice a year. Casio uses evaluation sheets to notify employees about the results of evaluations, a mechanism designed to improve transparency and ensure that evaluation of employees is highly credible.
Education for fair evaluation and compensation
Casio provides newly appointed managers with evaluator training in an effort to improve their evaluation, leadership, and interviewing skills. Additionally, all managers are evaluated by their colleagues and subordinates about once every three years. The results are fed back to managers during training sessions to encourage continual improvement. An overview of the evaluation and compensation system is posted on the company intranet to keep all employees thoroughly informed about this system.
Overview of human resource development
Casio has various human resource development programs designed to develop creative employees who are eager to take on challenges and to train professionals with early tracking into specialized fields.
Casio aims to develop professionals in the form of strategic generalists who pass on the company's corporate culture, and technical specialists who pass on the company's unique technology and know-how. For this purpose, based on the convictions that people grow through their work and that the source of growth is personal motivation, Casio helps employees improve their skills by providing environments that enable them to overcome challenges through personal determination and effort.
Accordingly, the company emphasizes on-the-job (OJT) training to improve practical skills, complemented by off-the-job (off-JT) training to provide theoretical knowledge. In recent years, the training system has been improved to ensure even more effective, efficient skill development via a broader choice of training courses.
Casio conducts the necessary training for all the job grades in its in-house ranking system, and the company is working constantly to upgrade and enhance its human resource development system. As part of this system, Casio offers measures to train existing workers to make them professionals and training for specific job grades to all eligible employees. The human resource training page on the company’s intranet explains each system of training as well as showing comments from employees who have used the system. Casio endeavors to encourage utilization of the system and support employee education by presenting success stories and good news.
Annual average number of hours of training
Surveys and verification relating to utilization and development of human resources
In off-the-job training, questionnaires are given to employees every time they attend a training session, and their requests and opinions are used to help make improvements in the following fiscal year and beyond. In on-the-job training, when employees register for the Career Challenge System (described below), they can register their opinions about the system itself. Furthermore, when the company establishes new systems, it verifies the system through prior interviews and trial runs with the aim of achieving more effective operation.
Main human resource development programs
Career Challenge System
This system lets employees periodically register their careers, skills, and personal challenges with the company, and serves as an important reference for assisting managers to determine policies on developing their subordinates and future placement planning.
Career Challenge: Advanced
This program preferentially places employees who have been in their current career position for a rather long time and hope to challenge themselves to pursue work environments and careers that require new skills, for the objective of self-improvement and making further contributions to the company, in their desired divisions, if their desires meet the needs of the new department.
Job Posting System
This system seeks to satisfy both the company's business needs and employees' career paths, and is a program for priority placement of suitable people, based on selection of candidates for jobs which the company offers. It is operated jointly with other Casio group companies.
New Employee Training, Follow-up Training, Career Development Training
Training for young employees becomes a place for learning the basics of being a Casio employee, and offers opportunities for employees to consider their own career paths, with training for new entrants as well as one-year and three-year employees.
In-house specialist seminars
Casio holds in-house specialist seminars for young employees in engineering and marketing-related positions. At the seminars, departmental managers pass on expertise and the aspirations of the company directly by introducing case studies from Casio itself. This raises the levels of specialist skills in the respective areas of engineering or marketing while passing on Casio’s company culture.
Skill Selective Training
The training targets all regular employees, for the objective of effectively and efficiently acquiring diverse skills required for work operations, in a training program that allows employees to select from a large variety of training courses. It also functions as an opportunity for network building within the company, as employees from different occupational categories attend the same training.
This is a technology exhibition held annually for the objective of stimulating engineers, and of sharing and accumulating technology, serving as a place for recognizing technology superiority, patentability, completeness, and other in-house advanced technology.
Advanced Technology Seminars
These are in-house seminars mainly targeting engineers, using case studies of innovators at other companies who were able to develop revolutionary new manufacturing methods and create new businesses, for the objective of understanding advanced technology trends and of fostering a development mindset and the will to take on challenges.
Casio established its Intrapreneurship Program to foster the desire to take on challenges and expand opportunities for new business development. The program allows individual employees to make their own business proposals to top management. Those employees who proposals are approved as promising themes become the project leaders, and then work to realize the goals they proposed.
Right person for the right job
The Career Challenge System, Career Challenge: Advanced System, and Job Posting System are offered every year, and the company strives to place the right people in the right jobs by valuing employees' intentions. Additionally, career interviews are conducted with those who desire one and support provided as appropriate when employees consider their career direction. Casio also makes its intranet and database available to the managers of each department to allow them to conduct comprehensive assessment of the human resource development information on their subordinates, which they then utilize for training within the department.