Focus area on human resources management Amid its e¬fforts to accelerate globalization and revise its business model, MHI recognizes that diversity in human resources is core to its business activities. Accordingly, we are reinforcing diversity management, centering on enhancing readiness for global business, and promoting the active participation of women.

Human resources development programs

Program (1) Education to strengthen global responsiveness
To further strengthen global responsiveness, in fiscal 2011 MHI established a system for dispatching young employees overseas (MGT: MHI Global Training).
Benefits The program develops an early awareness of global human resources and enhances global response capabilities throughout the organization.
Attendance 4 employees (FY2017)
Program (2) Development of MHI Group employees at overseas Group companies
To accelerate globalization and diversity, it is essential to augment the capabilities and skills of a variety of employees, including those located at Group companies overseas. In order to cultivate human resources supporting Group companies and reinforce regional management of MHI Group, we are enhancing training for future regional and local candidates. In fiscal 2017, we completely revamped our training program contents and target groups. As part of our new selection process, we gather exceptional human resources who are recommended by Group companies in Bangalore, India and mix them with nominators from Japan. In addition to training contents linked to one of India's top business schools, these prospects participate in fieldwork in Bangalore, a city leader in both the market and among ICT start-ups. This combination makes for a diverse and exciting program. Furthermore, we are building and upgrading the contents of an e-learning platform that can be used by overseas Group companies as well as working to create an environment that facilitates the provision of necessary training accessible at any location when required.
Benefits To support the management of Group companies overseas, the program aims to provide the knowledge that management personnel require, and cultivate leadership and membership of MHI Group awareness.
Attendance 20 employees (FY2018)
Program (3) Development of junior technicians on the forefront of manufacturing
MHI has prepared textbooks that are standardized for the entire company to ensure the commonality and uniformity of education. We have also made DVDs to create digital versions of Skills of the Master manuals developed by veteran technicians. These and other efforts seek to ensure the steady succession of techniques and the rapid training of junior technicians. In addition, with the aim of improving the level of expertise and energizing our junior technicians, we hold company-wide skills contests in machine assembly, lathing, welding, and other fields. MHI is also working to improve the leadership skills of employees who serve as instructors.
Benefits At MHI Group, the number of junior technicians is increasing as more senior technicians retire. For that reason, there is an urgent need to train technicians who can maintain the front line of manufacturing. This organizational education program aims to ensure that the techniques of the senior technicians are passed on to the junior technicians.
Program (4) Training activities for Group company employees
To promote human resource development that is unified throughout MHI Group, we conduct rank-based management training and business skills training as consistent programs across the Group. In fiscal 2017, we began conducting this training for the entire MHI Group and increasing educational opportunities throughout Group. At the same time, we are promoting interaction among participants that goes beyond companies and divisions, as we work to foster a sense of unity throughout the Group.
Benefits This program aims to strengthen the management and business quality of the entire MHI Group.