The NAGASE Group HR Development Policy and Approach

The NAGASE Group believes that human resource development strengthens the business foundations undergirding the Group’s growth. We hold Group-wide training by job title and sponsor ongoing training for local staff, engaging in global unified human resource development programs that bring the comprehensive functions of the NAGASE Group to bear.

HR development programs form the foundation of our corporate activities. These programs consist of an organized combination of on-the-job and off-the-job training. On-the-job training lets employees experience real-world work in a variety of roles to gain new knowledge and skills. Off-the-job training also involves training and gaining skills through both formal lectures and self-directed learning. The NAGASE Group promotes on-the-job training, while at the same time ensuring employees are able to learn knowledge and skills for their continued growth. These programs include rank-specific training for young staff, training for managers, and position-specific training to ensure employees have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their work. We have emphasized the following three points among our various development policies. We will continue to revise Group education and training programs according to changes in the external business environment and NAGASE Group strategy.

Strengthening Management Capabilities and Operating Skills and Fostering Globally Proficient Personnel

We have emphasized the following three points among our various development policies. We will continue to revise Group education and training programs according to changes in the external business environment and NAGASE Group strategy.

1 Promote globalization • Assign employees to overseas entities
• Send employees to overseas business school
• Provide cross-cultural training
• Offer English language training support
2 Train managers Improving awareness in competitive environment (send employees to business school or MBA basic training, etc
3 Instill shared values • Provide shared value workshops in rank-specific training
• Offer shared value workshops for managers
• Conduct surveys regarding shared value
• Revise programs as needed in line with changes in the external environment going forward

Staff Development Program

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Human Resource Development and Training System

System Overview
Overseas Training Training at overseas Group companies and other entities
Open Recruitment Internal recruitment for employees to move to open positions within their department
Free Agent (FA) Internal application system for employees to petition to transfer to their preferred department
Certification Bonus Provides bonus payment for acquisition of Company-recognized public certifications

Number of Participants in Main Training Programs

Training Program Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2018 Fiscal 2019
Rank-Specific Training 873 796 699 547 711
Overseas Training 17 19 11 15 14
Selective Training 21 8 20 7 6
Business Leadership
Program for Overseas
National Staff
39 37 36 33 29

Organization-Wide HR Development to Promote Group Function

We hold group joint training by job title and sponsor ongoing training for local staff, engaging in global unified human resource development programs that bring the comprehensive functions of the NAGASE Group to bear.

Using the NAGASE Global HR Development Center

We opened the NAGASE Global HR Development Center in May 2014 (Sendagaya, Tokyo). The Center serves as a base for various human resource training as well as various meetings.