Mazda uses the Tobiuo Human Resources System to provide the appropriate jobs and environments where each employee can demonstrate their best performance and to support their development and success.Specifically, a wide variety of human resource measures are actively deployed based on the system's three pillars of "Choice and Self-Accomplishment," "Promote Balance between Work and Life," and "Best Match of People, Work and Rewards."
Mazda provides various opportunities for employees to take the initiative in setting their own growth and performance goals and doing their best to achieve them, so that ultimately, such efforts will bring great results to the company.
At Mazda, opportunities for formal communication are provided for all employees through one-on-one career meetings between supervisors and their staff, held four times a year. The things which employees should do, the specific targets and broad goals expected by supervisors are combined with employees' personal goals as well as things they hope and can achieve, enabling supervisors and their staff to understand each other and proceed to set common targets. Based on the Mazda Way, they discuss their work accomplishments and personal initiatives and efforts in order to encourage personal development and successful performance.
Main Themes of Career Meetings
Confirm vision of future upon accomplishment of goals, determine abilities to refine through work and activities to undertake, monitor rate of improvement
Determine work-related targets, confirm progress toward meeting targets, share current and future issues
Mazda has introduced the OJT (on-the-job-training) coach system for all new employees in administrative and engineering positions since FY March 2012. Typically a senior employee who shares a workplace with the new hire is assigned as an OJT coach providing the job related advices to each new hire. The purposes of this system are to train new employees, foster the coach's growth, and energize the workplace.