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Creating Better Work Environments

Broadening Communication

Promoting Groupwide Communication Through Various Events

We organize regular events bringing together employees in a range of positions, from many different departments and sections. These include discussions involving executives and young employees, excursions organized through the popularly named employee cafeteria to enjoy fireworks displays and music concerts, and voluntary lunch meetings for working mothers.

Company Newsletters to Enhance Employee Communication

We publish a variety of monthly newsletters to gauge employee awareness, broadcast information on their activities, and promote communication across the Group. The company newsletter Kamome provides wide-ranging content, including employee opinion surveys and features highlighting the work of different employees; the Recruit Group Times newsletter presents a variety of information to Group employees; and the company publication Suka2 carries articles promoting employee manners and introducing company events. Both Kamome and Recruit Group Times are printed in Japanese and English, providing information to Group employees worldwide.

Initiatives for Work-Life Balance

The Recruit Group is working to reduce overtime hours by introducing measures to help employees manage their working hours. At the same time, Group companies are moving ahead with various initiatives promoting work-life balance for employees.

Promoting Diversity

Health Maintenance Efforts

Regular Medical Check-ups

The Recruit Group arranges medical check-ups at all workplaces, either by visits from healthcare professionals or at nearby medical facilities, with the target of 100% of employees having a regular medical check-up once a year. (The exam rate at companies that are members of the Recruit Health Insurance Union*1 was 97.2% in fiscal 2014.) When employees require follow-up tests based on check-up results, the Group arranges opportunities to get examined at a venue or medical facility similar to that used for the regular medical check-up. (The exam rate including secondary examinations and health guidance was 75.8% in fiscal 2014.) Referrals are issued in accordance with the particular conditions when treatment, lifestyle modification, or other intervention is required, and appropriate follow-up is conducted through consultations with industrial physicians and health nurses, health guidance, or other means. People eligible for specific health guidance receive follow-up in the form of guidance provided in coordination with the Recruit Health Insurance Union.

Healthcare Consultations Related to Overwork

Recruit implements measures against overwork as part of work-hours management. Employees whose hours exceed the set standard have a healthcare consultation with an industrial physician, as well as a check of their health conditions and any necessary follow-up. Their work hours are also restricted. Necessary measures are taken to prevent deterioration of the health of employees who have some type of health concern, including setting up individual consultations with an industrial physician after conclusion of the healthcare consultation.

Healthcare Consultation Standards

Applies to employees with overtime of 100 hours or more a month and employees with average overtime of 80 hours or more per month for six months

Mental Health Measures

Employees' mental health has long been positioned as a key issue in the Recruit Group. Health maintenance staff are placed within the human resource sections of each company, where they coordinate with industrial physicians and health nurses in the Health Management Office to take preventive and other measures. As of April 2015, content related to mental health is incorporated into training for new employees and new appointees to managerial positions at main business companies.*2 This aspect of our employee education activities aims to cultivate a corporate culture enabling the prevention and early detection of mental health issues. Stress checks are also conducted within companies to ascertain the level of employee stress and existence of mental health issues (applicable companies in 2014: Recruit Holdings, Recruit Career, Recruit Marketing Partners, Recruit Communications, Recruit Administration). Based on the results, employees considered to be at high risk for mental health issues are provided with follow-up services on an individual basis, including individual consultations and contact with industrial physicians.

Other Types of Consultation

The Health Maintenance Office places health nurses in charge of companies and regions to provide consultations about employees' health management. They are available at any time to handle inquiries from and offer advice to employees about mental and physical issues. In addition, external health consultation providers are contracted to establish a system enabling 24-hour access to health consultations for members (and their dependents) of the Recruit Health Insurance Union. Women employees make up a large percentage of the Recruit Group's workforce, and female-specific disorders are not uncommon among employees. Therefore, health seminars for women and opportunities for health consultations with gynecologists are regularly arranged, led by the Recruit Health Insurance Union.

*1 The following companies are members of the Recruit Health Insurance Union:

■ Group Head Office
 Recruit Holdings

■ 6 Main Business Companies
 Recruit Career
 Recruit Jobs
 Recruit Sumai Company
 Recruit Marketing Partners
 Recruit Lifestyle
 Recruit Staffing

■ 3 Main Business Support Companies
 Recruit Communications
 Recruit Technologies
 Recruit Administration

*2 The main business companies are the following:

■ Group Head Office
 Recruit Holdings

■ 7 Main Business Companies
 Recruit Career
 Recruit Jobs
 Recruit Sumai Company
 Recruit Marketing Partners
 Recruit Lifestyle
 Recruit Staffing
 Staff Service Holdings

■ 3 Main Business Support Companies
 Recruit Communications
 Recruit Technologies
 Recruit Administration

Wellness

Ikkyuan massage rooms at Group offices in the Tokyo metropolitan area are popular places for employees to go and relax. Group employees and staff of partner companies can use the facilities at reduced rates to enjoy massages administered by licensed masseurs, who are employees of special subsidiary Recruit Office Support.

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