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In order to realize the corporate philosophy within Mizuho's Corporate Identity of creating lasting value for our customers and the economies and communities of which we are a part, it is important to create an organizational culture whereby employees can relate to and take spontaneous action in line with Mizuho's Corporate Identity. To create such an organizational culture, Mizuho is implementing human resources initiatives in line with its new Human Resources (HR) Vision.

HR Vision (established Apr 1, 2013)

Mizuho Financial Group firmly believes that the personal development of individual employees contributes to the stable and sustainable growth of Mizuho as a whole.

Mizuho recognizes those employees who put the Mizuho Values into practice, and helps employees to create a more fulfilling life through their work.

  • Mizuho encourages employees to utilize their strengths, and provides opportunities for them to use their skills and to develop their abilities.
  • Mizuho encourages employees who differ in terms of gender, country of origin, cultural background, and values to understand, respect, and inspire each other.
  • Mizuho works with its employees to create a corporate culture that encourages people to be passionate about and to take pride in their work.

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Enhancing Group–wide Synergy

With regard to employees, we aim to create personnel who are capable of maximizing their expertise and speed of operations in line with the business models of each group company. To enhance the synergies between group personnel, we have adopted a uniform compensation system (a group–wide common platform for all human resources) and are working to further enhance the deployment of the right people in the right jobs through cross–company personnel transfers. Additionally, we also have special programs for seconding personnel and sending trainees to other companies within the group. As the only financial group in Japan with banking, trust and securities functions under one umbrella, we strategically implement these programs in a flexible manner to develop, on a group–wide and global basis, uniquely talented personnel capable of supporting the various business strategies throughout the group.

Supporting Cross–entity, Unity–focused Career Development

Education & Training

We have adopted various group–wide and unity–focused measures under our education and training schemes to actively support employees in their personal career development efforts. One such measure offered to group employees is a sophisticated education program under the name Mizuho University, which draws on external resources. The Mizuho University framework encompasses "action learning," whereby participants spend around six months making suggestions to top management on such topics as business strategies and marketing; short–term programs that allow individual participants to select subjects such as business and interpersonal skills; and programs inviting applications to study at graduate schools and educational institutions in Japan and overseas, or take up external assignments. We also provide numerous opportunities to foster a sense of unity among all entities of the group and to create the foundations of close collaboration between those entities by holding joint induction training for our banking, trust banking, and securities entities, as well as implementing the Career Design Training program which encourages employees to plan cross–entity careers.

Rejuvenating the Organization and Pursuing Specialization

In January 2003, we launched an internal "job application system for branch general manager positions" to encourage the quick development and advancement of younger employees. As of May 31, 2014, we have achieved a dynamic rejuvenation of the organization by selecting 106 younger and mid–career applicants and appointing them as branch general managers.We have also newly launched the "job application system for young manager positions" from July 2013, and 4 young employees have been selected as of May 31, 2014.

We also provide group–wide job application opportunities each year to encourage employees to enhance their careers and acquire greater specialization, and offer a "rookies' career design program" for young employees as well as a job fair to improve people's understanding of what other people do within the group. These initiatives are all designed to give employees more control over the direction of their careers.

Positive Action Initiatives

With the aims of invigorating our organization by proactively recruiting women, and of improving the motivation of female employees, we have formulated a group–wide fundamental policy to increase the involvement of women in every aspect of our operations, and as such engage in positive action*.

  • *Initiatives that a company adopts proactively and autonomously in order to eliminate gender discrimination in recruitment and to promote the utilization of women's capabilities to the fullest extent possible.
  • Note:Content appearing in this section describes the group's human resources system in Japan.

(As of Jun 24, 2014)

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