While striving to raise employee awareness of the importance of professional development, the SOMPO HOLDINGS puts a great deal of effort into developing personnel who are both willing to contribute to society and capable of addressing diverse customer needs. We do this by offering fresh perspectives and providing well-thought-out training programs.
We have been conducting “Exchange Program”, in which the headquarters provide opportunities for employees of overseas group companies to work at the headquarters in Japan. The purpose of this program is to form groups where talented and diverse employees (in terms of gender, nationality, previous careers, or other characteristics) can maximize their abilities and play active roles. The goal of this program is to build relationships between Japanese and overseas group companies as well as sharing knowledge and skills. In addition to that, we aim to enhance communication skills in English and deepen cross cultural understanding. In FY2015, 17 departments of domestic group companies have hosted 21 non-Japanese employees from 9 countries around the world for between three weeks and three months. In FY2016, we have extended the period of the program to one year and 5 non-Japanese employees from 4 countries are now participating. They are assigned tasks as members of the host department and perform fulfilling work. After the program is completed, they maximize the knowledge and experience obtained through this program to enhance their own company systems. This program also contributes to the enhancement of both English and cross cultural communication skills of Japanese employees. English is used as a common language in the host departments. We will strive to develop Human Recourses with knowledge, experience and wider viewpoints who can lead the businesses across the group.
Participants of the Exchange Program in FY2016
SHIS (Sompo Holdings Insurance Seminar)
SHIS, is a one-week training seminar for local staff from countries outside Japan. The seminar was attended by individuals representing our Group companies overseas.
At the seminar, relevant departments give lectures and the participants make presentations. The goals are to share the Group Management Philosophy and the Group’s strategies, nurture management-level staff at overseas bases, and foster a greater sense of belonging within the Group.
Through visits to places such as Group companies and other sites in Japan, the participants gain a deeper understanding of the Group’s initiatives to become the best customer service provider both at home and abroad. The seminar offers a meaningful opportunity to learn more about the Group’s services and businesses in Japan.
Sompo Global University
We established a corporate university named SOMPO Global University in October 2012 with the aim of developing people who can lead the future management of SOMPO Holdings on a global basis.
This program consists of two pillars: A. “Gaining management knowledge” at the world-class NUS Business School, and B. “Overseas OJT Training” for putting into practice what he or she learned at NUS.
The program has three main features: (1) participants are selected from not only Japan but all over the world; (2) the program combines learning as well as practice; (3) OJT at global companies other than companies in our group. A total of 97 participants from fourteen countries have participated in this program as of FY2016.
We have developed global employees, coming from many countries, with knowledge, experience and broad viewpoints. Going forward, we will form a globally competitive personnel organization through this program.
Participants of 4th Global University