KUBOTA's basic policy on human resources: "Fairness & Transparency," "Challenge & Creativity"
"It is always people (employees) that are irreplaceable assets and that form the foundation of a corporate evolution which pursues sustainable economic and social development in line with the needs of the times." Based on this idea, KUBOTA has enacted and operates a fair and transparent personnel system, and then works to construct an energetic corporate climate that welcomes challenge and values creativity. Our Employee Code of Conduct also clearly prohibits discrimination on the basis of nationality, age, sex and other factors and human rights infringements in employee recruitment.
Establishing a personnel system centering on "merit-based performance evaluation"
KUBOTA's personnel system aims to put the right person in the right place by respecting the quality and ability of the individual and to reward the person justly based on the fair evaluation of his/her performance.
Reducing work hours (through the continued involvement of labor and management)
From the standpoint of a work-life balance in which employees can balance their work and home lives and have an overall fulfilling lifestyle and also of preventing health problems, KUBOTA has introduced flexible working systems, such as a discretionary working system. It is also promoting the establishment of healthcare leave and the use of paid annual leave, and has labor-management committees regularly checking on the status of those programs.
Enhancing the skills required for manufacturing
We are working upon enhancing the skills required for manufacturing quality products and also transferring such skills to our employees. Specifically, at KUBOTA, new employees hired as technical personnel participate in a training course for approximately one year to master basic manufacturing skills and the knowledge necessary for their work, while developing a well-rounded personality at the same time. In 2007 and 2008, new training centers.
were opened, enhancing our training capabilities.
Sakai Training Center
Employees at training
Hirakata Training Center