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Human Capital

Human Capital

Human Capital

Whyit matters

In order to engender innovation and create new value in a global and digital era, Hitachi is working on attracting, retaining, and developing diverse talent, and transforming its organization to drive sustainable business growth. With due attention paid to respecting the rights of employees, equality of opportunity, occupational health and safety, and employee well-being, we strive to build good relations between employees and the company, including promoting work environments that make employees feel proud and happy to work at Hitachi, and engage in active dialogue regarding employee treatment and career advancement.
In recognition of the “new normal” in light of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, not only are we promoting diverse working styles as a driver of telecommuting innovation, in order to improve productivity and allow employees to use their abilities to the utmost, we are also implementing job descriptions, performance management, and other systems to clarify the role of, expectations for, and output of each employee’s position, and accelerate the pivot to job-based human capital management.

Whatwe are doing

Global Human Capital Management

Core initiatives
  • Develop global human capital
  • Promote people analytics
  • Ensure fair evaluation and compensation
Goals and KPIs
  • Promoting global human capital management in order to hire, promote, and develop diverse human capital
Achievements in FY 2019
  • Accelerated the pivot to job-based human capital management in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Undertook initiatives to protect employees from transmission and support telecommuting
  • Trialed People Analytics in certain business divisions

Talent Development

Core initiatives
  • Develop management-level leadership
  • Globalize management training
  • Develop digital talent
Goals and KPIs
  • Management-level leadership development
  • Strengthening our digital talent (increasing the number of data scientists to 3,000 by fiscal 2021)
Achievements in FY 2019
  • Established a training system for digital transformation and a range of digital talent training programs targeting different positions
  • Strengthened recruitment at the Indian Institutes of Technology and other top-class universities around the world

Diversity and Inclusion

Core initiatives
  • Review our systems and operations in light of the Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Expand hiring of people with disabilities
Goals and KPIs
  • Achieving a 10% ratio of both female and non-Japanese executive and corporate officers by fiscal 2020
  • Increasing of the number of female managers in Japan to 800 by fiscal 2020 (twice the number at the end of fiscal 2012)
Achievements in FY 2019
  • Held the 6th Hitachi Group Women Leaders’ Meeting
  • Held the 4th Global Women’s Summit

Work-Life Management Work-Life Management

Core initiatives
  • Promote work-life reform
  • Enhance work-life management support systems
  • Develop support systems that meet diverse employee needs
Goals and KPIs
  • Promotion of work-life management
Achievements in FY 2019
  • Strengthened support for balancing work and nursing care with initiatives such as a seminar for all employees aged 40 and over on how to balance work and nursing care
  • Launched a child-care matching service in collaboration with company-led nurseries

Occupational Health and Safety Occupational Health and Safety

Core initiatives
  • Establish occupational health and safety management systems
  • Prevent work-related accidents
  • Provide support for staying mentally and physically healthy
Goals and KPIs
  • Achieving zero fatal accidents by the end of fiscal 2021; reducing lost-time accidents globally by 50% compared to the previous year
Achievements in FY 2019
  • Established the Safety Management Division
  • Established the Health and Productivity Management Promotion Office (in April 2020)

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

Core initiatives
  • Respect the rights of employees
  • Foster employee-management dialogue
Goals and KPIs
  • Deepening mutual understanding through dialogue between employees and management
Achievements in FY 2019
  • Engaged in continuous employee-management dialogue

Key SDGs

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