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Provision of an environment in which diverse individuals can fully demonstrate their capabilities

Establishment of Pleasant Work Environment

The RACCOON Group believes it is important to gather human resources possessing various capabilities and diverse values in putting together an organization. We strive to create a work environment and programs that enable members possessing diverse values and distinctive qualities to fully demonstrate their capabilities and work freely.

Creation of an environment for diverse work styles

Remote work
In order to enable work styles which are free from time and place constraints, various digital tools have been adopted company-wide, and remote work systems have been arranged for all employees. For office meetings as well as business meetings or seminars with people outside the company, we use in-person or online depending on the situation, and work flexibly.
Furthermore, in order to improve productivity even by working remotely, a benefit for a remote work environment system to assist in the purchase of goods such as computer peripheral devices is implemented for work environment arrangements.
We are also holding various events intended for employees to interact with each other online, too, so as not to cause lack of communication even with remote work.
Flextime system
With diverse work styles such as remote work and staggered working hours, a flextime system is implemented company wide.

Ensuring occupational health and safety

Establishment of leave systems
We consider that refreshing employees’ bodies and minds by taking appropriate vacations will increase their motivation to work and improve their productivity.

Anytime long vacation system

The RACCOON Group used to adopt a “Summer vacation” system where employees acquire consecutive leave for five days (three days of which are summer vacation granted by the Company and two days of which are paid leave) at any time July to September. However, with the change in work styles, the period for acquiring consecutive leave was extended to throughout the year, and changed its name to “Anytime long vacation system.” Regardless of the time of year, employees can acquire a long vacation on their own timing.

Refreshment leave

Aside from a paid annual leave, employees can acquire a consecutive leave for five days for every five full years of service. Also, 50,000 yen is distributed as vacation pay combined with the salary for the month following the vacation.
Employees can acquire a consecutive leave for two weeks in conjunction with the “Anytime long vacation system.”

Avoidance of Scheduling Regular Meetings on Mondays and Fridays

In order to make it easier for paid leave to be taken, we have made it a rule that Mondays and Fridays shall be avoided when scheduling regular meetings. Avoidance of Mondays and Fridays, which are when employees generally prefer to take paid leave, will facilitate a more fulfilling time off from work to be enjoyed.

Coverage for Long-Term Leave Due to Injury or Illness

We have an annual leave reserve program in place as a program for taking time off positioned as a kind of insurance coverage for employees’ unexpected circumstances. The annual leave reserve program is a program that has the annual paid leave that would usually expire when two years have elapsed instead separately set aside as a reserve for use in the event that a long absence from work becomes necessary due to private injury, illness, etc. Use of the annual leave accumulated in the reserve is deemed as taking paid leave and, accordingly, eligible for pay and the period that the accumulated annual leave is taken is also counted in the number of years of continuous employment.
Establishment of “Hataraku-n” Working Father/Mother Support Program
This is the RACCOON Group’s original support program for employees who are fathers and mothers that took shape from the aim to create an environment in which each can keep working without being bound by life stages in that “female employees can continue to work keenly even after giving birth” and “male employees who have become fathers can work while raising children with their partners.” This program grants up to twelve days of paid leave for sick/injured child care leave in addition to menstrual leave and morning sickness leave. Even in terms of child care allowance, while the norm is no more than granting until six months after returning to work in many cases, this program grants until the child enters elementary school. These are only some of the characteristic points of this program. We have had zero employees resign for reasons of marriage or pregnancy and have also maintained the percentage of female employees returning to work at 100% since our founding. (The actual figure was 11)
Improvement of employees’ health/mental health
We carry out a stress check test for all the employees annually to recognize their own stress conditions, and to prevent the risk of mental disorders. Furthermore, analyzing the test results as a group enables visualization of their stress conditions in each division or team, or company-wide, so that the work environments can be improved.
Also, we carry out a monthly pulse survey, and the Human Resources Division assesses employees’ health as well as their duties/work environments. In response to the survey, the person in charge of the Human Resources Division conducts interviews individually to avoid mismatches in considering positions, considering the Company’s new measures, and improving work environments by interviewing in detail such as employees’ duties, work environments, suffering, and anxiety.
“Mimamorukun” program for employees to provide information
This program allows employees to report to the company if they are concerned about the mental or physical disorder of someone close to them, such as a colleague or subordinate. Employees who are subject to reporting will be interviewed by an industrial physician, and if it is deemed necessary to take medical leave, “Recovery leave” will be granted an early stage (on the same day or within a few days). Since some people may push themselves too hard without noticing any changes in themselves, this program is designed to prevent long absences from work by accepting information from those around them who perceive that something is wrong.

Respect for employees’ human rights

The RACCOON Group respects the human rights of all employees, and works to create work environments to protect their mental and physical health. We prohibit any prejudice or discrimination, any harassment, bullying, or unfair treatment based on race, color, national origin, language, religion, thought, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, property, and employment status. We have also established a consultation desk for employees’ issues such as human rights.

Installation of Compliance Desk
We have set up a point of contact for whistleblowing and consultation on compliance that employees can consult at any time. The Company has established systems of whistle-blower/consulter confidentiality, and prevention of suffering detrimental treatment.For compliance systems, please see here.
Implementation of harassment-prevention training
We have implemented training for prevention of any harassment at work such as sexual harassment/abuse of authority. The training is focused on confirming cases and checking gray areas to correctly understand the harassment which can happen around us, and prevent it by recognizing it as their own business.
Consultation with lawyers regarding personal troubles
We have established a system where employees can receive personal legal consultation with a corporate lawyer of the RACCOON Group as an employee benefit in order to solve their issues immediately.

Recognition of RACCOON Group

  • Ranking in GPTW Japan’s Best Workplaces in Japan for Three Consecutive Years

    We have been named one of the best companies to work for in Great Place to Work® Institute Japan’s Best Workplaces in Japan list for three consecutive years since 2017.