INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
March 8th is International Women’s Day and at PHC Group we are proud to be celebrating this by sharing a photographic mosaic. We asked the employees of all our companies to strike the #EachforEqual pose, take a photo and join the mosaic as a commitment to gender equality in our businesses. By uniting across PHC Group to support gender equality we wanted to show how individual actions can have a larger, collective impact when we come together. PHC Group believes diversity in all forms is key to success as a global healthcare business. Thank you to the hundreds of people that took part, we look forward to helping to enable the world through gender equality, both individually and together across our group.
PHC Corporation is promoting women’s participation and advancement in the workplace from three points: reforming corporate culture, transforming managers’ mindsets, and enhancing female employee morale. We encourage employees to utilize teleworking and flexible working hours for coping with different lifestyles including parenting and nursing. A mentoring system for selected employees and round-table talks with the top management are held to support female employees’ longterm career development and increase their motivation. Training and seminars on diversity are also programmed for refreshing the managers’ ways of thinking.
TOPIC: “Eruboshi” Certification
PHC Corporation received 3-star certification, the highest rank of “Eruboshi certification” from Japan’s Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare on July 14, 2017. This award is based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. Awards are presented to companies certified as having significantly promoted women’s participation and advancement in the workplace. PHC Corporation had met all five certification criteria including “recruitment,” “continued employment,” “working hours,” “ratio in management positions” and “career diversity.”
Recruitment of Diverse Talents
Diversity is one of the important Values of PHC, and we are willing to hire employees with various ways of thinking, experience, and lifestyle. Even after joining the company, systems such as career interviews with managers are available to encourage each person’s performance and growth and bring out the best from the employees.
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Utilizing Global Human Resources
The PHC Group operates businesses around the world with wide-ranging origins for employees. We are promoting global management to become a global healthcare company based on our management philosophy of “creating new value propositions for all people who wish for better health.” We recognize that recruitment and development of human resources are key business challenge for coping with global business environment changes. Along with dispatching employees from Japan to overseas group companies, we are trying to have cross-border, people-to-people communication by having overseas group company employees work in Japan as well as recruiting human resources regardless of age, gender or nationality. We also provide internship to student interns from overseas universities. This raises our capacity for employee diversity and contributes to international exchanges and human resources development on a global level.
Employment of Persons with Disabilities
PHC Holdings Corporation established a special subsidiary company in 2015 to raise the employment rate of persons with disabilities. The parent company and the special subsidiary company work hand in hand to promote the employment of the disabled, and select works within the PHC Group that are suitable for persons with disabilities, aiming for a happy workplace for all Group employees.
TOPIC: Employing the Disabled
By establishing PHC Associates as a special subsidiary company, PHC Holdings Corporation improved the PHC Group’s employment rate of persons with disabilities which had dropped to 1%, to the employment quota of 2% after one year. PHC Associates provides various services including cleaning of the PHC Group premises, cleanroom garment laundering, carrying and separating recyclable wastes in offices/factories, PC setup for PHC Group employees, production process preparation, and distributing postal and internal mail. The range of services will be further expanded in the future, with additional new tasks. While other PHC Group employees concentrate on the core businesses, PHC Associates employees can work alongside together, and the relationship of mutual appreciation is being built. Going forward, we seek to achieve 3% employment rate for the disabled, and together with the parent company, aim to provide a workplace where local disabled people can work in comfort.