Diversity & Inclusion
D&I initiatives overseas
Promoting and celebrating gender diversity
To promote gender diversity, our employees organize events such as lunch meetings, panel discussions, and seminars. At "Women at Indeed" and "Women in Glassdoor" many male employees also participate, and together have created a lively and stimulating work environment where there is mutual respect for diversity.
An event celebrating diversity in the workplace
Employment support for those with disabilities
At Start People France, over 1,100 people with disabilities were hired as agency staff in 2018. To promote employment of people with disabilities, they have implemented hiring campaigns for their clients along with offering training sessions, suggesting office layout improvements, and creating activities to encourage positive changes in worker mentality.
Promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities
D&I initiatives in Japan
Female employee awareness - Career Cafe 28
Career Cafe 28 provides training for female employees in their late twenties who may be worrying about their future work-life balance. It teaches them how to plan their careers so that they may find success regardless of what life events come their way. Over 700 employees have participated since it began in 2012, and it has helped them continue to develop professionally and advance their careers.
Career Cafe 28
Training for managerial positions - D&I VR training
We have been conducting experience-based training using Virtual Reality (VR) to train those in managerial positions to better support employees who are experiencing issues balancing work-life responsibilities. After receiving many requests, we have begun to offer the training externally. Furthermore, we also have diversity training for managerial positions, focusing on topics such as supporting LGBTQ employees, amongst others, through a range of e-learning programs.
D&I VR training
Work style/work-life balance support
1 Nursery school concierge
Given the difficulties employees face when looking for nursery schools in Japan, since 2018 we have been partnering with child care businesses that own nursery schools around the country, in addition to providing an on-site daycare center. Nursery School Concierge is a service that offers specialist advice from knowledgeable staff regarding the nursery schools in their local area, and is one of our many efforts to create a supportive environment where our female employees can return to work after having a child.
On-site daycare center "And's"
2 Paternity leave
We increased the limit for paid paternity leave from 2 days to 20 days to better support male employees so they can be more active in childcare, while offering remote working. Additionally, we host over 50 events per year where employees involved in childcare and nursing can meet and learn about maintaining a positive work-life balance. We have had great success with this program, with over 1,300 employees participating each year.
Childcare seminars for male employees
3 Remote work for employees with disabilities
At Recruit Office Support, a special subsidiary of Recruit Group, approximately 70 employees work from home across the country. They work closely with the rest of our employees through conversations and online meetings, primarily proofreading the language used in our recruitment ads. This form of flexible working enables employees who have both the will and ability to work to realize their potential, offering them an alternative to overcome any difficulties they may experience coming to the office due to a disability.
Working from home