Human Resources Development

The JVCKENWOOD Group regards human resources development as a top priority to secure continued growth for the company, and one of our management policies is to develop human resources and strengthen organizational capabilities to realize innovation.

It is striving to foster and retain human resources that inspire innovation by establishing education/training systems that support the growth of individual employees and by developing/utilizing structures that allow employees to maintain long-standing careers even in the face of lifestyle changes.

JVCKENWOOD Group's Human Resources Strategy

JVCKENWOOD will strengthen its human capital strategy initiatives based on its New Medium-Term Management Plan “VISION 2025,” to enhance each employee's ability to create value and maximize corporate value. We aim to create a rewarding workplace and flexible work styles by strengthening strategic recruitment of new graduates and mid-career hires, planning and implementing skills development linked to management strategies, revitalizing rotations mainly for young employees, introducing a super-flex system as a diverse work style, and creating a hybrid work style centered on Value Creation Square (VCS), a new building to be established at the Yokohama Head Office area as a base for value creation.

Themes to address in Human Resources Management (HRM) Strategy

Telework and total annual hours worked

  FY 2021 FY2022
Ratio of employees who have done telework


Total actual hours worked per year  1,893 hours 1,890 hours

Initiatives to Support the Development of Skills & Careers

JVCKENWOOD has implemented systematic training for employees to develop and enhance the skills they need to perform their professional duties and demonstrate their full capabilities within their organizations. We also conduct a career development program that assists employees in making use of their experience to realize their personal visions for the future. Through these two efforts, we have put in place a training system that offers carefully tailored support for the growth of each employee.

As for overall management, the Human Resources Department plans employment plans and education and training systems under the leadership of the director in charge of corporate affairs and conducts human resource development that contributes to the development of global society through business operations. As a promotion system, the Human Capital Group, which is under the Human Resources Department, provides comprehensive care from recruitment to new employee training, and conducts training for each generation and promotion requirements training as appropriate. In addition, the Human Resources Group, which is also under the Human Resources Department, conducts training for senior age employees.

Employee training to develop/strengthen skills

JVCKENWOOD has established a training system to foster diverse human resources, including New Employee Training for new employees joining the company, Promotion Requirements Training for employees promoted to a higher level or position within the company, New Manager Training for employees promoted to a managerial position, and participation in outside seminars and business schools, all aimed at meeting employees’ ambitions for growth.

In addition, in order to develop expertise knowledge and practical knowledge required by the company as a whole for business strategies and business operations within the company, expertise knowledge and practical training are provided, which are voluntarily planned by individual divisions. The average annual training time per employee* is 11.3 hours.

* Calculations are based on the List of Training to Develop/Strengthen Skills (Table below).

Training category Content (eligible persons) Number of Participants in FY 2022
Managerial-class training Dispatch to outside training 3
Tier-specific training 1) New Employee Training: group training and e-learning 18 198
2) Promotion Requirements Training: Training for general employee of promotion candidates 139
3) New Manager Training: training for persons newly promoted to managerial positions 41
Career design training Please see Career Development Program below 492
Specialist knowledge training and practical seminars by individual organizations

Training on expertise knowledge and practical operations planned/administered by individual organizations
(Group training and e-learning)

<FY2022 Training Topics>
Diversity (including harassment), mental health, risk management, intellectual property, legal affairs, compliance, trade operations, IT security, quality control, environment, human rights, etc.


Career development program

The Career Development Program consists of the following three contents, each of which has respective target employees and subjects.

1. Career interview

Career interview, the most fundamental part of the Career Development Program, is an opportunity for employees to discuss with their superiors their own career vision and career development topics (matching with assigned organizations, individual skills possessed, etc.) to line up the individual’s desired direction with the company’s expectations. General employees take part in career interview, which are conducted once per year.

2. Career design training

Career design training is an opportunity for employees themselves to draw their own career vision and consider what actions are necessary to realize it. Beginning in FY2022, we revised the age eligibility and focusing on the 30- and 53-year-old milestones. For the younger age group (30 years old), the program is designed to promote personal growth and improve their ability to respond to organizational changes through self-directed career development. For the senior age group (53 years old), it is designed to provide early awareness of the importance of reskilling in a social environment that demands a lifelong work life, including re-employment and career change. This training also gives participants the chance to discuss their career visions with each other while comprehensively thinking about work-life balance in terms of self-development toward future goals and connections with family and the local community.

3. Career development support (support for taking individual career development courses)

Career development support, which was previously provided only to those who had taken age-specific career design training, has been revised to include all employees, with the age limit removed from FY2022. This enables all employees to participate in training once a year from a set menu in accordance with their individual career goals and supports self-realization and self-improvement by providing continuous learning opportunities.

CDP Structure

Development of management human resources

JVCKENWOOD is implementing a focused training program to develop candidates for the next executives. Specifically, training is provided in the categories of newly appointed executive positions, newly appointed managers, and selected executive training. Through these management training programs, we are building a system for fostering management personnel over the medium to long term.


JVCKENWOOD is committed to the recruitment, training, and performance of diverse human resources. Recruitment of new graduates and mid-career recruits is also an important initiative in our Medium-Term Management Plan VISION 2023, which aims to restructure our workforce by age group. As part of our recruitment activities for new graduates, we offer internships in cooperation with certain specified universities and open internships. Internships are very important in recruiting new graduates because they deepen their understanding of and interest in our company through work experience, and because the ratio of job offers is high, we will continue these activities in the future. 
We are also focusing on mid-career recruitment as well as new graduate recruitment. In order to maintain our company's competitiveness and productivity, we recruit mid-career our company recruits, regardless of gender or nationality, from a wide range of generations, including those in their late 20s and 30s, and utilize the expertise of individuals who have worked in different environments. In fiscal 2021, 24 mid-career employees joined the company.

Promotion of diverse work styles

Under the policies of "VISION 2025," JVCKENWOOD will establish Value Creation Square (VCS) as a new value creation base integrating the administrative divisions and the headquarters and technical divisions to strengthen technical development and promote further work style reforms with the aim of enhancing corporate value over the medium to long term.

JVCKENWOOD will develop a diverse and flexible work environment centered on VCS to realize hybrid work that allows employees to work from any location, including telecommuting, satellite offices, and business sites. JVCKENWOOD will improve employee performance by encouraging a change in corporate culture through the activation of open communication and will also increase satisfaction with work styles. The Company also seeks to create open innovation by providing a place to promote co-creation with outside companies.

Other Initiatives

Fostering female managers

Please see the page linked below to learn about stratified training provided to female staff to foster future women executive positions.

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Free agent (FA) program

We have introduced a free agent (FA) program to encourage self-fulfillment and self-transformation while fostering a culture of challenge. To be eligible, an employee must have worked for the company for a specified number of years and have gained commensurate work experience. Our goal is to encourage employees to willingly and independently take stock of their skills as well as experience while giving them the opportunity to reach their desired position through the rigorous selection process of the FA program. This is all in the hope that they will remain highly motivated, fully use their abilities, and make a significant contribution to our business.

Internal recruitment program

Similar to the FA program, the internal recruitment program allows an employee to transfer to another department within the organization based on their own will and motivation. It differs from the FA program in that, in addition to promoting organizational vitality through the continual rotation of human resources, it is also designed to quickly place people who can hit the ground running in departments that need them. This program, along with the FA program, enables employees to work independently to develop their skills while helping them achieve their individual career goals.

Initiatives to pass on technology and know-how

The JVCKENWOOD Group has a re-employment program for employees who contributed to the company until they reached retirement age. The program is designed to reduce the technological impact from experienced engineers leaving the job due to retirement and to ensure that the company’s collective technology and know-how are passed on. This program, in accordance with the Act on Stabilization of Employment of Elderly Persons, allows those who have reached the prescribed retirement age of 60 to extend their employment up to age 65 if they so desire. 

It benefits rehired employees in that it continues to provide them with a livelihood after they have reached retirement age while giving them sufficient time to pass on the technology and know-how they have developed over the years to the next generation.