To better nurture leaders who can play a leading role in promoting business that goes beyond national and regional borders and who can serve as loci for cooperation, Panasonic has established regulations for inter-regional personnel transfers and strives to place its employees wherever in the world they can best display their abilities. For example, Panasonic began full implementation of a program called “Working In Japan” in 2007, with the aim of accelerating the development of talent from overseas through the experience of working in Japan.
In each country and region, Panasonic conducts and is expanding training programs to increase mutual understanding among people from all nations around the globe. For example, in Europe, as part of the two-year “Talent for Tomorrow” (TFT) human resources development program, employees join separate project teams, and each team works to promote CSR-based projects. These projects take several months and receive support and praise from non-profit organizations. The participating employees work on social issues while making use of their work skills and then apply the knowledge and experience that they gain from these activities to product development and business creation.
In each region, Panasonic operates local elective management development training that is linked with the same training held in Japan. Additionally, as a part of its global policy, Panasonic conducts the Global Onboarding Program for mid-career hires and provides e-learning services, through which all global employees can learn the knowledge they need, regardless of time or place, based on the system of global core common knowledge.