Talent acquisition

Basic Policy on Recruitment

The basic policy is to engage in fair recruitment activities free from discrimination based on gender, race, nationality, age, religion, disability, etc. In the actual screening process, we have removed items not related to job competency, and employees responsible for screening candidates receive training to ensure fair screening. We believe that acquiring talent that offers diversity in values, backgrounds and skills will lead to new innovation and sustainable growth of the Group within society.

Initiatives and Results

Recruitment data (Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.)

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Total regular recruitment 265 245 195
Career-track
administrative positions
(number of women)
106(23) 105(27) 82(17)
General positions
(number of women)
159(8) 140(16) 113(8)
Total midcareer recruitment 101 66 68
Career-track
administrative positions
(number of women)
88(12) 39(7) 37(5)
General positions
(number of women)
13(2) 27(11) 31(11)

Concrete Measures to Ensure Fairness in Recruitment Activities

For greater fairness and equity in recruitment and to promote diversity, we have implemented the following actions starting in 2021.
Future recruitment activities will be based on fairness and impartiality to assist in creating a work environment that encourages active participation of diverse human resources.

  • Students engaged in job hunting can choose not to answer gender questions in line with diversity requirements.
  • They are no longer required to submit photo IDs, except for certain job types, to strengthen our efforts to recruit talented and motivated people regardless of gender or appearance.
  • They are not required to conform with recruitment-oriented dress code at interviews to eliminate gender-based discrimination based on clothing.

Training Programs for Career Development

We offer training programs for university students in their first and second years designed to cultivate career awareness and an understanding of work. Students are invited to business offices to participate in workshops offering hands-on experience in business activities and to take part in exchanges with employees, offering opportunities to gain an understanding of what self-fulfillment at work means and to show them a wide range of options for their future careers. We believe that promoting a greater understanding of what it means to work in the Group will lead to greater opportunities to acquire talent in the future.

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Number of participants 22 40 33

Recruitment Marketing with LinkedIn

We are conducting recruitment marketing on LinkedIn to promote greater global recognition of the Group and to recruit from a wide range of human resources. We continuously publish news releases on the Mitsui Chemicals Group and profiles of our employees and products. As of June 2021, we have gained more than 20,000 followers. In addition, job offerings have been published in Asia, Europe and other regions, resulting in the recruitment of 24 employees in 2019. We plan to reinforce our global recruitment by coordinated action through the entire Group.

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