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.
Global Assignment Program
In order to become the Group in which diverse personnel (gender, nationality, previous careers, etc.) can demonstrate their strengths and contribute, we are conducting personnel exchanges in the Group called "Global Assignment Program" to provide opportunities for employees from overseas Group companies to work at various departments in Japan. We aim through this program to build relationships between the Group companies in overseas and Japan, to enhance English communication skills and cross-cultural competence among the receiving departments in addition to sharing skills and knowledge.
We started this program in fiscal 2014. So far, 58 employees from overseas Group companies have participated in this program.
Both short-term participant for one month to three months and long-term participant for 1 year are assigned to certain roles as a member of the host department and working with a sense of purpose and meaning. After returning to home country, they will utilize the knowledge and experience gained through the program to improve the quality and system in their companies. In addition, since the host departments use English as the official language, it also contributes to improvement of language skills and cross-cultural communication skills of Japanese employees. We will continue to lead the business on a global basis and to develop human resources with knowledge, experience and a broad perspective.
Participants of the Global Assignment Program
Sompo Global University
We established a corporate university named SOMPO Global University in October 2012,intending to develop people who can lead the future management of SOMPO Group on a global basis.
This program consists of two pillars: A. “Gaining management knowledge” at the world-class NUS Business School, and B. “9 months OJT in companies out of SOMPO Group” 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 162 participants from fourteen countries have participated in this program as of FY2019.
We have developed global employees, coming from many countries, with knowledge, experience and broad viewpoints. Through this program, we will continue to build a group of human resources who will play a leading role in the realization of "globally competitive SOMPO Group”.
Participants of 7th Global University