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Human Resources

Human Resources Development

Human Resources Development

The Benesse Group places a premium on training its human resources to achieve both business and personal growth in order to help solve the challenges faced by society and customers and continue to create fresh corporate value in accordance with the Benesse vision.

Employee training

To ensure the development of expertise suited to the group's various business segments, such as education and care services, training arrangements are tailored to the needs of each company and support is provided to help employees to develop their abilities.

Training of Benesse Corporation employees

FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
¥139 million ¥160 million ¥127 million
Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Holdings, Inc. Sustainability Promotion, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Administrative Division, Benesse Corporation, Benesse Foundation for Children, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, Berlitz Corporation, SIMUL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC.,, Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd., UP Inc., Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., Benesse Business-mate, Inc., Benesse Socius, Inc., Fukutake Foundation, FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

Program to Raise Leaders for the Next Generation

On transitioning to a holding company structure in fiscal 2009, the Benesse Group launched a program to raise leaders for the next generation as part of its emphasis on the development of middle management, who are vital to the Group's sustained growth.

Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Holdings, Inc. Sustainability Promotion, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Administrative Division, Benesse Corporation, Benesse Foundation for Children, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, Berlitz Corporation, SIMUL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC.,, Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd., UP Inc., Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., Benesse Business-mate, Inc., Benesse Socius, Inc., Fukutake Foundation, FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

Globalizing Human Resources

The Benesse Group is recruiting and developing human resources who are capable of performing globally. Berlitz Corporation emphasizes development through practice, such as "in-house job posting system." Taking a medium-to longterm perspective, Benesse Corporation sends younger employees on overseas assignments to gain international business experience, in addition to assigning the personnel needed to expand business. Personnel for such assignments are selected through an open recruitment system and dispatched to Indonesia, Taipei, and JICA programs from fiscal 2014.

Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Holdings, Inc. Sustainability Promotion, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Administrative Division, Benesse Corporation, Benesse Foundation for Children, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, Berlitz Corporation, SIMUL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC.,, Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd., UP Inc., Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., Benesse Business-mate, Inc., Benesse Socius, Inc., Fukutake Foundation, FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

Initiatives to strengthen organizational capacity to sustain business growth

Employee training

To ensure the development of expertise suited to the group's various business segments, such as education and care services, training arrangements are tailored to the needs of each company and support is provided to help employees to develop their abilities.

Open internal hiring in the Benesse Group

The group has an open internal hiring scheme to give employees the opportunity to work elsewhere within the group (up to one transfer between companies per year is allowed). The career experience gained by taking on the challenge of working at other companies is seen as contributing to personal growth. Successful applicants are determined through screening and interviews.
In FY2017, applications were sought for key and newly launched positions under medium-term plans.

Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Holdings, Inc. Sustainability Promotion, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department, Benesse Holdings, Inc. Administrative Division, Benesse Corporation, Benesse Foundation for Children, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, Berlitz Corporation, SIMUL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Tokyo Individualized Educational Institute, INC.,, Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd., UP Inc., Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., Benesse Business-mate, Inc., Benesse Socius, Inc., Fukutake Foundation, FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION