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1├ 2018 Introducing Our New Employees
2├ Important part of ISOWA from President Isowa’s Blog, ISOWA DIARY
Hello everyone, how are you?
This is Shingo Saegusa of the Export Department.
I have been assigned to the Export Department since April.
I worked in the Domestic Sales Department at ISOWA for 10 years.
It’s nice to meet you!
As you know, Japan is a country which there are many earthquakes
throughout the year. In recent years, the earthquakes where the
damage was enormous were the Tohoku earthquake of March 11, 2011,
and the Kumamoto earthquake of April 14, 2016. And just the other day,
there was a big earthquake with magnitude 6.1 and intensity of six (6)
in Osaka on 23rd June, 2018. Our customers in Osaka were also
affected by the earthquake. Our service staff instantly visited and
helped in restoring customer’s machine. We received a word of
gratitude from our customers for our prompt response.
Although the Japanese are accustomed to experiencing earthquakes,
I’ve heard that people who came to Japan from abroad are very
surprised by the earthquake. Have you ever experienced
a strong earthquake?
There are many natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons
and heavy rain in JAPAN. I think this is JAPAN. Don’t be surprised at
disasters when you come to JAPAN.
And now, let’s turn to Vol. 112 of the ISOWA NEWS LETTER.
We hope you like this edition.
2018 Introducing Our New Employees
Three months have passed already since the new fiscal year started.
As we see fresh green summer leaves, we see fresh smiling faces
of our new employees who joined ISOWA this year in various departments.
When facing the ISOWA people who newly joined our company,
I feel like shaping up and determining to make the best possible
new year. I think I am not only person who feels that way.
In this issue of the ISOWA NEWS LETTER, through interviews,
out of the graduates who joined ISOWA in 2018, I would like to
introduce a total of ten new ISOWA people.
There are many companies offering employment opportunities.
Could you tell us why you decided to join ISOWA?
• The first time I heard about ISOWA was when, at a company
information session on campus, I was recruited by an employee
of ISOWA and listened to story by Hideyuki-san (*). During my
job-hunting activities, I placed importance on the key factors
of the employees who are working there and the corporate
culture. ISOWA exactly fits in those key factors. (M.K.)
• In the summer holidays when I was in the second year of high school,
I worked at ISOWA through the “High School Craftsman Internship
Program” and at that time I thought I wanted to join this company.
• The primary reason is that “it is possible for even females who
major in liberal arts to work at a place close to manufacturing.”
Since I was a child, I have enjoyed making things and I thought
it would be nice if I could engage in manufacturing-related work.
In an ISOWA company information session, I heard the story of
female employees who actually work on site. I realized that there
are jobs for females, who can be active in the factory, and I was
impressed by employees who can passionately talk about their
job details this much so I decided to join ISOWA. (S.TK.)
• I was fascinated by ISOWA’s machines. When I saw corrugators
at ISOWA’s plant, I felt the strong yearning to work with a machine
of such an enormous size! During my job-hunting activities, that feeling
never disappeared so I chose ISOWA. (H.MZ.)
• I decided to join ISOWA because of the personality of ISOWA
people. Even now, I can never forget the kind and polite responses
I got during a plant tour. Unlike other companies, they were
considerate in explaining ISOWA to individual persons and were
attentive as to how they can help individual persons understand
correctly, and I thought that was wonderful. (S.T)
• In my job-hunting activities, I was looking for a company which
is related to packaging, professes that they take care of employees
as a corporate philosophy, and is interested in my stance, which is that
“I can go anywhere in Japan and abroad!” Through company information
session and interviews, I felt a good atmosphere and close relationship
between employees. I thought that this was what I was looking for and
decided to join the company. (A.T.)
(*) In order to create a company with a better corporate culture,
from this fiscal year, we have abolished referring employees
using their managerial positions.
“Hideyuki-san” refers to Mr. Hideyuki Isowa, the president of the company.
For details, please refer to the April 6 article on the ISOWA blog:
(In Japanese only)
Looking back at the period from joining ISOWA in April until today,
how do you feel about ISOWA?
Is there any difference before and after joining the company?
• While I went through many job interviews, I had opportunities
to talk to ISOWA employees, and my impression is mostly that
there is no gap from what I felt at that time. If the company image
before and after joining company are significantly different, employees
may quit. There is no difference in ISOWA’s image and in that regard,
I think ISOWA is great. (K.I.)
• After joining the company, I feel more that the relationship
between people is cherished and feel the warmth of ISOWA people.
Senior members in particular are considerate to me and I think I am
in a friendly environment where I can communicate with them easily.
• I felt once again the good nature of ISOWA people.
Just three months have passed since I joined the company but
I am able to work with a sense of ease. Also, it is very impressive
that the inside the company is very clean. I don’t mean that the plant
is new or equipment is new but I feel everybody is making an effort
to maintain cleanliness. I want to consciously maintain the cleanliness
of the company. (H.MN.)
• There are many senior members who kindly and carefully
teach me well, talk to me in a friendly way during breaks and
are all nice people. In the machining department where I was
assigned for training, In the machining department where I was
assigned for training, I haven’t been able to machine parts
as well as I would like, but I want to get more experience
and master skills as soon as I can. (T.M.)
• The impression that I first felt after I actually joined the company
was that ISOWA people are really passionate about improving in
their jobs and they even ask opinions of young employees like us,
to improve the current conditions. As a new employee, I feel it
quite easy to speak out. (S.T.)
Could you tell us what you would like to achieve in three years?
• With health first, I want to keep working and be the healthiest
person among the employees who entered the company at the
same time. Also, I want to buy a car. (K.A.)
• Since I did not major in machinery, I have to start from zero
but I want to acquire knowledge about machines in three years and
become a competent employee as soon as possible. (K.I.)
• I am still in a level where I do what I am told. So, I want to be
able to act on my own thoughts and also become able to behave
attentively to people around me. (M.K.)
• I am still frantic to learn given tasks. I want to acquire knowledge
about machining and become able to talk almost at the same level as
people working on site so that I can be a bridge between the office
and the factory. (S.TK.)
• I have two goals. One is to remember everyone’s face
and name and make them remember me, and the other is to
engage in tasks nobody else can do that are specifically
assigned to me. I still don’t know many things about machines,
the company and also ISOWA people; however, learning any
new things is fun and I want to enjoy myself and work hard so
that I can achieve this aspiration. (A.T.)
• I want to learn about the company in training sessions and
not only acquire knowledge and skills but also improve my
character so that I can also become one of the friendly and
kind ISOWA people like senior members. (S.T.)
• I want to be a person who can hand down the way senior
members behave, which I am feeling now, and also knowledge
and experience to junior members. (Y.H.)
• Even though it is a small part of a machine ISOWA is
manufacturing, I want to acquire something about which
I can with confidence say “Please rely on me!” (H.MZ.)
• I have not been able to decide my work goals but in three years I want
to pass the secondary test of professional engineer examination.
However, to be honest, the secondary examination is very difficult
and I do not have confidence. Aiming to become an outstanding engineer,
I want to acquire practical knowledge in my daily tasks. (H.MN.)
• Emphasizing the spirit of “Take the Initiative,” I want to proactively
challenge acquiring difficult skills and qualifications. And I will try
my best to be able to take on a variety of tasks. In addition, I want
to be one of reliable ISOWA people full of kindness. (T.M.)
How was it?
Nice greetings and the smile of new employees bring new winds
of change and progress in ISOWA. Senior ISOWA people also
humbly learn from them, and let’s all work together as TEAM ISOWA
to achieve “Creating a company with the best corporate culture in the
world.” In the next issue, we will also focus on mid-career employees
who joined ISOWA, and introduce ISOWA’s mid-career employment,
which places importance on our corporate philosophy.
Important part of ISOWA
From President Isowa’s Blog, ISOWA DIARY
As in our corporate credo, employee satisfaction matters most to us..
▼To read more about it, visit the below website
(President Isowa’s blog, ISOWA DIARY)
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