Relationships with Employees

Customer satisfaction cannot be accomplished without employee satisfaction. The Kubota Group promotes the creation of comfortable and motivated workplaces where its employees can not only work safely and securely but also feel pride and joy in their work.

In accordance with the Kubota Group Charter for Action & Code of Conduct, which is our global standard for conduct, we carry out audits and interviews at overseas bases with a clear understanding of the circumstances of each country and region, in order to raise the level of employee-related policies across the entire group.

Personnel Policies and HR System (Kubota)

Basic personnel policies

Foster a corporate culture full of vigor with emphasis on taking on challenges and creativity

Find the right person for the right job based on their abilities and ambitions

Basic idea of personnel system operations

  1. Equal opportunity Each employee can strive to attain any role or position.
  2. Right person for the right job Aim to place the right person in the right job based on their abilities and ambitions

Overview of personnel training, performance-based promotion and compensation

There are three career paths comprising expert positions, staff positions and technical positions for different roles and responsibilities. The personnel system offers personnel training, and performance-based promotion and compensation for each of these career paths.

Employees can change career paths based on their abilities and ambitions.

Career Expert positions
(management class)
Staff positions
(administrative and general class)
Technical positions
(technical class)
Definition of personnel
(main roles)
People who drive the business, solve problems that arise in operations, and exhibit a high level of performance based on their willingness to take on challenges, advanced expertise, abundant knowledge, extensive experience and know-how People who contribute to the business, take on challenges for their own growth, and take on broad responsibilities, especially work that requires expertise, creativity and experience, while aiming to establish a field of expertise
  • People who are in charge of work responsibilities, supervise and nurture subordinates, and achieve work objectives
  • People who improve work processes based on advanced skills, knowledge and experience, and can perform complicated work
Training and education
  • Department and section head class: management training
  • Upcoming management assistants: selective training
Specialized training for specific objectives that employees can choose on their own from a curriculum of about 140 courses of varying difficulty and subject matter Rank-based training to improve technical skills and quickly foster supervisors with a particular focus on training in the "5-Gen" principles
Evaluations
  • Employees set targets with their bosses at the start of the year. Meetings are held during the year to evaluate progress toward these targets, followed by a self-evaluation and a review meeting on the achievement status at the end of the year.
  • Bosses evaluate their subordinates, including their performance of processes and work behavior.
Some evaluations also follow the framework on the left.
Rotation The work responsibilities of each employee are reviewed periodically, taking into consideration workplace needs and the employee's preferences, to avoid having employees perform the same work for long periods. -
Ranking (Basis upon which compensation is determined)
  • Five rankings
  • Moves up in the rankings based on contribution to performance
  • Seven rankings
  • Moves up in the rankings based on contribution to performance
    (Some require testing)
  • 11 rankings
  • Moves up in the rankings based on contribution to performance
    (Some require testing and technical qualifications)
Salaries Monthly salaries are reviewed every year until the age of 58 (56 for expert positions). Each ranking has upper and lower limits to its monthly salary.
Bonuses Bonuses are designed to reflect consolidated performance, affiliated business performance, and individual performance. Bonuses are designed to reflect individual performance and bonus amounts set as standards in annual labor-management negotiations.
Retirement benefits Retirement benefits are based on a point system that reflects rank, years of service, and evaluation.

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