Talent Development

KIOXIA Group is working to encourage diverse employees to make use of their individual capabilities; we have accordingly established fair evaluation systems, seeking to develop and deploy our human resources to their fullest extent.

Policy on Fair Evaluation and Talent Development

For KIOXIA Group to thrive in the face of global competition, we need energetic, creative people. We will strengthen our training processes to develop talent so that each of our employees can exercise his or her abilities to the fullest.

Training System for Talent Development

Training Programs

KIOXIA Group has various training systems that help create a common ground of understanding among employees, and programs based on the requirements of each career level. Furthermore, we provide tools to support self-development, encouraging employees to voluntarily acquire fresh knowledge and skills.

Main Training Programs

Training Category Outline
Basic Training and Development* A program designed to familiarize employees with the KIOXIA Group Standards of Conduct and values that form a shared basis for all members of the KIOXIA Group, covering such areas as compliance and CSR education. The KIOXIA Group Standards of Conduct are available in Japanese, English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, and Korean.
Global Training and Development A program that seeks to develop globally minded people who can not only perform their jobs within the scope of their own countries or regions, but also at a global level, by accepting cross-cultural differences and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders.
Training and Development based on Levels of Responsibility A program that seeks to improve the basic knowledge, skills, and management capabilities required for employees assigned to new positions (leader, manager, etc.). This program also includes training aimed at continuously improving the leadership capabilities of managers, as well as education aimed at imparting at an early stage the knowledge and skills required to conduct global business.
Job-Specific Training and Development This program aims to equip employees with the knowledge and skills they require based on their job function and career status.
Managerial Training A program for the select group of individuals who are candidates for managerial or leadership positions.
Self-Development Support Offers about 130 e-learning courses to encourage employees’ voluntary acquisition of knowledge and skills; these include managerial skills (covering organizations, strategies and marketing, goal management and personnel evaluation, CSR and compliance, labor affairs, mental health, customer satisfaction and sales, careers, business skills and education), computer skills, and languages.

Common Training Courses (FY2020)

  Selective/Mandatory Self-Development
No. of programs 13 169
Total no. of attendees 98,649 846
Total attendance time (hours) 116,452 2,839

* Basic Training and Development: as one aspect of basic training and development at KIOXIA Group, compliance training covering the KIOXIA Group Standards of Conduct was given to Group employees in Japan throughout FY2020 with an attendance rate of 100%.

Company-wide Standardized Training

Company-wide Standardized Training
Company-wide Standardized Training
  • Includes self-development outside working hours, such as language study

Technical Training

To develop the next generation of talent to create the technological innovations, KIOXIA Group provides training to new employees who will be responsible for development. We provide basic training programs covering electrical engineering, electronics, and semiconductors, as well as manufacturing, statistics, AI, and machine learning, to enhance their technical background.

Moreover, on-the-job training and a variety of education programs within each division are provided under a mentor in each workplace, with detailed instructions provided to each individual in accordance with their career status. Furthermore, each workplace provides a variety of technical core training for engineers responsible for development, allowing them to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of cutting-edge technologies as they learn about their work.

 

Nurturing Technologies and Expertise

KIOXIA Group newly established the job title of “Fellow” in 2019 in order to nurture the company’s specialist knowledge and expertise in the field of advanced technologies. Currently, there are four fellows in KIOXIA Group active in a wide variety of fields: device process basic research, computer systems, simulations, and cutting-edge memory development. They are all committed to the development of semiconductor technologies and nurturing expertise to the next generation through activities at forums such as academic societies and industry groups.

Using Fully Fledged Career Development Systems

KIOXIA Group supports the career development of each employee in an effort to maximize their current and future job performance. The Career Design System, for example, provides each employee with an annual opportunity to discuss and share their views on their own long-term career development as well as on midterm skill acquisition goals, the improvement of these, and ways to showcase such skills with their superiors. The Performance Management System gives each employee a semi-annual opportunity to review and discuss with their superiors their job performance over the previous six months as well as their job objectives for the following six months.

Employee Engagement Survey

KIOXIA Group regularly conducts surveys aimed at soliciting the opinions of employees. Each department is given feedback on the results, which are also closely examined by Executive Officers, including the President and the head of every department, and are used as a basis for the discussion of measures to enhance engagement.

 

In FY2020, we conducted an anonymous survey targeting about 11,500 employees, and received responses from approximately 94% of them.

Employee engagement survey execution cycle (annual)

Employee engagement survey execution cycle (annual)
Employee engagement survey execution cycle (annual)