Glory respects every employee as an individual and strives to create an enriching, pleasant working environment.
Glory has in place numerous initiatives for promoting a work-life balance. These initiatives enable employees to match their job and work schedule to their lifestyle while maximizing their abilities and career potential.
Glory has implemented teleworking while also introducing a work-at-home program for office workers and a program for mobile workers toward improving the flexibility of its working environment and preventing the confinement of employees to specific locations and timeframes. During the initial outbreak of COVID-19, we enforced working from home as a rule and allowed staggered commuting while also separating work areas for certain operations to prevent infection. We continuously promote a shift system with flexible working hours as well as the work-at-home program and, as an additional prevention measure, institute split shifts in some operations where necessary.
Employees can take advantage of systems that allow them to place equal importance on raising children and carrying out their jobs.
An in-house daycare center called "G Kids Home" is opened for children of full-time employees. The center caters for children aged from 57 days up to the age at which they enter elementary school. The company also has provided subsidies to hire childcare services for parents working full-time at Glory sites other than the head office and have children who are in the third grade of elementary school.
Moreover, the shortened working hours system has been enhanced to expanded in terms of eligibility so that working parents can take advantage of it until the end of child’s third grade in elementary school and use it for a short-term or re-apply. These measures allow employees to both develop their careers and raise children.
In fiscal 2013, Glory was recognized for promoting measures based on the Act on the Advancement of Measures for Supporting the Development of the Next Generation by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, and received the Kurumin Mark.
We set a new target from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026, and are consistently providing support for balancing work and parenthood.
1. Planning period
Five years from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026
2. Our challenges
The ratio of male employees taking childcare leave is low in comparison to female employees
3. Targets, initiatives, and timing of implementation
〈Target〉 Increase the ratio of males taking childcare leave to at least 30% by 2025
·Consider revising and implementing systems to make it easier for not only females, but also males to use the childcare leave system
·Implement educational activities in order to encourage usage of the childcare leave system
Glory has established a nursing care leave system whereby employees are entitled to up to 365 days of leave per family member and a shortened working hour system for nursing care of up to three years.
It also has a system that allows employees to accumulate unused annual paid leave that expires after two years of receiving it and use the leave for nursing care or personal sickness and injury. These revisions help balance time for work and that spent caring for sick or elderly family members.
Glory strives to modify work processes and schedules to prevent working long hours on a routine basis. This helps to bolster mental and physical well-being and maintain work motivation.
In an effort to impress upon employees the importance of working efficiently, Glory has instituted "no-overtime days" and "no-overtime weeks". To encourage employees to go home on time, the company has limited the number of overtime hours per day. Face-to-face consultations with the industrial physician are carried out for employees who routinely work long hours in order to prevent health problems.
Glory strives to conduct fair personnel evaluations based on employee capabilities and achievements and to establish sound labor-management relationships toward enriching the work environment.
To help both the company and its employees grow, and for clarifying the roles and responsibilities of each employee, Glory operates its "management by objective" system.
Under the system, employees meet with their supervisors semi-annually to evaluate progress against goals they defined at the beginning of each fiscal year and receive feedback.
Our Personnel System Guidebook concerning the Evaluation/Treatment/Remuneration System is made available to all employees, with the results of evaluations also disclosed to employees individually, thus increasing fairness, transparency, and credibility.
With the belief that maintaining a peaceful labor management relationship leads to healthy business development, Glory meets regularly with its labor union to discuss issues such as improved working conditions and management of working hours. Through open dialogue, it maintains and reinforces a healthy relationship between labor and management, encouraging both parties to grow together in harmony.
Glory conducts employee awareness surveys targeting executive officers, employees, and senior employees on topics such as employee engagement, the environments where employees’ abilities can best be utilized, awareness of harassment, and the penetration of CSR activities, aiming to create a pleasant working environment. In fiscal 2017, 2,859 responded, a response rate of 86%, while in fiscal 2019, 3,375 responded for a response rate of 96%.
Survey results are distributed to management in each department, and significant results are disclosed to line employees. The survey is also periodically conducted to monitor changes in employee satisfaction, identify emerging issues, and plan and develop countermeasures for improvement. The relative effectiveness of countermeasures is confirmed through subsequent surveys.
Glory encourages the creation of a safe, secure, and comfortable workplace environment to maintain and improve the mental and physical well-being of employees based on the Health and Safety First concept.
To maintain and reinforce the structure for managing health and safety, Glory established the Central Health and Safety Committee, to be responsible for creating annual and mid- to long-term company-level activity plans related to health and safety as well as Health and Safety Committees at each business site for creating their own respective activity plans.
Each committee meets monthly to discuss health promoting activities, occupational accidents, including root causes, and countermeasures. The committees also provide a forum for sharing information. Members include the safety operation manager, fire prevention manager, and other managers who deal with health and safety. As a result, the committees’ activities cover a wide range of topics.
Glory strives to prevent accidents during working hours and commuting with the objective of zero occurrence of both industrial and commuting accidents. Its Occupational Health and Safety System, based on OHSAS 18001, is in place at the head office and nearby factories. Under the system, safety efforts are based on health and safety management standards at the departmental level and focus on preventing occupational accidents through risk assessment.
Glory believes that maintaining employee well-being is a key management concern for corporate activities and therefore established the Health Management Declaration to promote initiatives for maintaining employees’ health.
We encourage every employee to be health-conscious and provide them with tools for preventing illnesses while supporting sound health. Collecting and visualizing their health condition also helps them to realize and analyze current problems and challenges and decide how to tackle them.
We offer employees in-house seminars and events promoting personal health habits, such as adequate exercise, ideal dietary practices, and a better work-life balance, to improve their mental and physical well-being.
We study motivations for existing "Presenteeism" to achieve a more comfortable workplace and lower the risk of mental and physical illness toward further boosting productivity.
In fiscal 2019, we conducted a health questionnaire targeting all employees to further promote health management. The following actions have been implemented to address the challenges that emerged for strengthening health maintenance starting in fiscal 2020.
Meanwhile, in March 2020, for the second consecutive year Glory was recognized as a Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization 2020 in the large enterprise category by the Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program operated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council).
Glory maintains and reinforces employee health by ensuring they receive standard medical checkups annually and, for those who are applicable, special semi-annual medical checkups. Industrial physicians and health nurses provide a follow-up based on the results of the checkups through, for example, face-to-face consultations.
As measures to help prevent mental health issues, the company established the internal Mental Health Counseling Center, which is staffed by three counsellors and conducts awareness-raising activities on mental health. The group also offers stress checks to all employees, with 81.1% taking them in fiscal 2019. The results are analyzed and necessary follow-up actions are taken which include offering face-to-face counseling with doctors and counsellors to employees identified as suffering from high stress while analyzing their organizational structure and proposing improvements to their working conditions.