Human resources mission
Promoting human resource strategies to simultaneously realize the growth of our employees and our business
Growth for human resources is a key theme that is also linked to the SDGs and to our own material issues in terms of “Creating new business through open innovation” and “Developing a resilient management foundation.” We believe that driving the ongoing development of society will help raise our corporate value.
The need to utilize diverse human resources is all the more urgent as we accelerate our Beyond Carrier strategy to advance our business along multiple paths, necessitating changes to our human resources initiatives for each business. In addition, environments that allow people to use their talents to the full are absolutely essential to making the best use of human resources for business growth.
We will continue to promote human resources strategies utilizing advanced technologies consciously coordinated with the growth of our employees and our business strategies.
To sustain the growth and success of our businesses and be an organization with positive, highly motivated employees, SoftBank has set policies that as a company we must value and promotes various HR initiatives.
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Encourage active roles for diverse human resources
Up until now we have promoted initiatives on diversity. Going forward we will require an even better work environment and breeding ground for our diverse workforce to thrive as we go about creating new businesses.
Greater promotion of
To promote women's empowerment, we have set a target to increase the ratio of female managers to 20% by the fiscal year ending March 2036, approximately three times the percentage for the fiscal year ending March 2022. We set up a Women's Empowerment Committee consisting of outside advisors with the CEO as its chair to ensure this goal is met. We are redoubling our efforts to empower women employees so that we can ensure workplaces where diversely talented human resources can equally build experience and grow.
Recruitment of people with
disabilities and LGBTQ initiatives
Our Diversity Week serves to encourage understanding toward LGBTQ (members of sexual minorities), people with disabilities, and toward multiple cultures. We seek to build an organization where diverse human resources can achieve innovation by utilizing their mutual strengths and freely sharing their opinions, regardless of their gender, age, nationality, or disability status.
Promotion of the active participation
of senior employees
We support the active participation of all employees who are capable and motivated, regardless of their age. Although the SoftBank's mandatory retirement age is 60, we strive to be an organization in which it is easy to work, and in which employees over 60 can achieve career goals while utilizing their experience. We do this through measures such as a continuing employment system under which employees can work until age 65, non-fulltime work, side jobs, etc.
Create an environment
where all employees
can work with aspiration
We promote the optimal work-life balance through the adoption of the SoftBank work style, and position the maintenance and improvement of the health of our employees as a key management issue, as the driving force to achieve the dreams and aspirations of the company and of individuals.
Under our in-house slogan of “Smart and Fun!” we make smart use of IT to ensure that work is enjoyable, promoting work style reform so that we can focus on more creative and innovative matters. We have also adopted new work styles to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as telework and the use of satellite offices, keeping the number of people attending workplaces each day at under 50%.
Helping employees to maintain and improve their health
Because we aim to be a highly active organization where our employees work in good mental and physical health, we have taken steps to monitor, maintain, and improve health. To provide safe and secure workplaces under the spread of COVID-19, we have instituted antibody tests and saliva-based PCR tests for all employees, and implemented workplace vaccinations, striving to limit the spread of infections.
Business strategy and opportunities for employees' personal growth
Providing employees with
the opportunity to start new
To realize an environment where employees have opportunities for self-development and realization, allowing anyone to take on a challenge, SoftBank has adopted a job posting program where members can apply to start a new business or company. We will promote this program so that personnel can shift to new and growth businesses and to provide chances for diverse human resources to be active.
Support for new business creation
We encourage proactive proposals for new businesses by employees under SoftBank InnoVenture, an in-house entrepreneurship program. An employee can suggest their own idea for commercialization and, if it is greenlighted, can participate themselves in turning it into a business.
Supporting autonomous career
development by employees
The SoftBank University, a training institution for human resources to contribute to fulfilling our management philosophy, aims to develop fully realized individuals through the three core pillars of the Business Program, Technology Program, and Seniority-based Program.
Also, since June 2009 we introduced the Internally Certified Instructor (ICI) system to leverage the know-how of employees for effective human resources development, providing opportunities for other employees to gain higher skills through training harnessing experience.