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Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development

Basic Approach

The Hitachi High Tech Group regards people themselves as one of the assets of a company and we believe that improving the value of each and every individual as a human resource leads directly to sustainable value creation throughout the Group. Based on this view, we have adopted the development of personnel with a global outlook as the main policy in our human resource development initiatives, and we strive to foster a corporate culture where all employees are demonstrate their abilities and creativity to the greatest degree possible.


Management Education Committee

We endeavor to ensure ongoing verification and improvement of our human resource development initiatives via the Management Education Committee, which meets twice a year. Based on the cultivation of personnel who are capable of acting independently in a global context, our educational programs are organized into categories and systematically implemented.

Hitachi High-Tech implemented a total of 204,671 hours in training during FY2022, and the average time each employee spent in training was 38.8 hours.

Education System (FY2023)

image: Diagram ofEducation System (FY2023)1
image: Diagram of Education System (FY2023) 2


Cultivating Personnel with a Global Outlook

We actively post young employees overseas with a view to cultivating personnel capable of doing business with a global perspective. Young employees are trained overseas via a one-year overseas training program or a foreign study program paid for by the company and other such programs. We are also taking steps to further improve our development of global human resources, for instance by establishing a common worldwide program of fundamental education for the national staff members who are active at each of our overseas sites.

Cultivating Skilled Manufacturing Personnel

Our ability to manufacture high-tech products such as semiconductor testers and analyzers is underpinned by our ceaseless development of cutting-edge technology and the highest-possible level of skill in translating this technology into products. For many years, as part of our proactive endeavors to cultivate technicians, we have taken on the challenge of entering the annual National Skills Competition and National Abilympics, and have produced many medalists, both at the national and the international level.

image:Winners at the National Skills Competition
Winners at the National Skills Competition
image:Lathe category (silver medal), Team member Tazawa
Lathe category (silver medal), Team member Tazawa
image:Lathe category (silver medal), Team member Tani
Lathe category (silver medal), Team member Tani

At the 60th National Skills Competition and the 42st National Abilympics, held in November 2022 in Chiba Prefecture , a total of 11 company employees competed in seven skill categories, winning silver medals in the lathe category and Fighting Spirit Prizes in the milling and mechatronics categories at the National Skills Competition. Team member Tazawa, who won a silver medal in the lathe category, is working to enhance his skills even further so that he can compete in the CNC lathe category screening event (to be held in October 2023) for selection of the Japanese delegate who will compete in the international competition. In 2023, the National Skills Competition will be held in Aichi Prefecture in November, and we will continue our efforts to develop human resources who are able to display the highest levels of technical skills in a broad range of fields.

Supporting Career Development

The Group implements policies to support career development that emphasize the meaningfulness of work to individual employees as well as its purposes and values for them. We conduct age-specific career development training, counseling by career counselors, and individual career counseling at the in-house Career Counseling Office. We also introduced a reduced working hours program for career development approved by the Company and a sabbatical program for foreign study, personal development, and volunteer activities.

In FY2021, we started conducting one-on-one meetings where managers can gain a shared awareness of subordinates’ career goals and support their growth, and since FY2022, we have been conducting online training courses that enable employees to acquire the latest knowledge and skills.

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