Providing communication opportunities between top executives and employees
Dialogue with Employees
To achieve sustainable business growth, all employees must fully understand and agree with the direction OMRON is heading toward. It is also important to create a workplace environment that motivates them to achieve the company’s goals and empower them to do their best. As such, OMRON group launched the VOICE (VG OMRON Interactive Communication with Employees) global employee survey initiative in fiscal 2016, in order to assess the current level of employee engagement.
Based on survey results from the prior year, we explored a number of different work styles (teleworking, etc.) and self-development programs in Japan during fiscal 2017. Overseas, we stepped up our talent search and human resources training. We discussed our fiscal 2017 results in the Executive Council, identifying five important issues and launching specific programs in response. These issues include decision-making speed and encouraging our younger employees to be more proactive. As an example, we are moving and evaluating human resources development functions traditionally performed in Japan overseas to increase the speed of decision-making at our operations around the world. Our head office in Europe is taking the lead in standardizing processes overseas, aimed at the future global integration of accounting and finance operations.
|Survey Targets||All 24,000 global employees (excluding manufacturing operators)|
|Response Rate||85% (20,000 responses)|
|No. of Questions||76 Questions/15 Categories|
|Languages||Survey published in 26 languages|
|Additional Comments||7,600 (optional feedback from employees to management)|
|Engagement Score*||71 points (+11 points vs. prior year)|
|Group-Wide Management Issues||10 issues identified (five deemed high priority)|
Fiscal 2017 survey result found that many employees were proud of OMRON, enjoying their work, and feeling accomplishment at work. On the other hand, the result showed that many were hoping for the sense of their growth through work and productivity improvement in their tasks.
The OMRON Group considers it is management's responsibility to strengthen the cycle in which employees and companies can grow together. The Group will keep working on initiatives to this end, making the most of the results of VOICE.