Health and wellbeing of employees
Kenedix group has been promoting initiatives to maintain work/life balance, provide working environment that is advantageous in soft and hard to maximize employee's ability. In addition, the company has prepared the supporting programs to cover various needs of employees.
＜Work Style Reform＞
Kenedix group has been improving its working environment by encouraging employees to take payed holiday, reducing overtime work and introducing various practices to allow flex work style.
■Promoting to take payed holiday
On top of annual paid leave, there are an established the system which promote employees to take consecutive holidays during summer, from Jul to Sep. Managers in each department are to make sure their subordinates take this holiday.
■Initiatives to reduce overtime
Managers in each department are monitoring working hours in their team and adjusting workload for employees to minimize overtime. If an employee was found to have worked more than certain hours, a physical check by doctor is arranged upon employee's request.
Kenedix group has adopted flexible attendance hours. Employees are allowed to choose the time they start working from 8 to 10 am by day to work according to their convenience.
＜Health and wellbeing＞
Kenedix group has been endorsing health management to support physical and mental health of employees and preparing comfortable working environment.
Kenedix group has established health committee and organized monthly meeting to discuss and take measures to promote health and prevent disorder for its employees. Also the committee sends email every month to all employees on relevant topics to enlighten them on health and wellbeing.
■Annual physical health checkup
All employees are to receive annual physical health checkup by doctor on company cost.
■Mental Health care
All employees have access to counseling service provided by the company where employees are allowed to report any personal issues or issues regarding the company to external counselors, without being noticed by the company to raise their mental literacy. Newsletter with relevant topics on mental health is sent every month to notify of this service.
In addition, the company provides annual stress check to all employees to prevent illness of which result are provided to each employee and, if necessary, checkup by doctor is arranged.
■Positive working environment for workers
■Interaction among employees in a communication room
KDR and KFM are located at "Hibiya Park Front", the building Kenedix, Inc participated in its development. The transportation of the building is excellent since it is directly connected to 2 metro stations, Kasumigaseki and Uchi-saiwai-cho. Located right across the Hibya Park with abundant nature and equipped with services and facilities to support office workers, it provides workers with an ideal environment.
Located adjacent to working space, the communication room is a place employees can use for a break, a small meeting or any other purpose, being the hub for communication among employees.
Every December, off-site meeting has been held in which all employees are invited to listen to presentation by management executive or lecture by outside specialist. This occasion is used to give awards to the projects and promote communication among employees.
■Support for group activities outside of work
KDX subsidizes for group activities such as futsal or golf, which help employees make personal connection beyond his/her job scope.
■Group trip to Okinawa
A trip to Okinawa was organized in Oct 2018 so the employees who usually have little opportunity of meeting with colleagues in other departments have joined together to make new acquaintances or further friendship.
Diversity And Equal Opportunities
Kenedix group been promoting initiatives to create working environment that all employees appreciate diversity such as respect for race, religion, sex, age, sexual preference, disabilities or nationality and respect for human right to maximize their productivity.
＜Respect for human right＞
KDX and KFM have stipulated respect for human rights and prohibition on discrimination and harassment on its policy in compliance manual and provide compliance trainings to raise awareness.
＜Encouraging female and senior employees＞
Kenedix group uses many measures to provide workplace environments where women can do their jobs with confidence and comfort. This includes support programs that enable women to remain at Kenedix once they have children. Women are an important part of the diversity and vitality that define our workforce.
＜Employment system for seniors＞
As one way to increase diversity, Kenedix Group have a system that allows employees who have reached the official retirement age of 60 to return to work until the age of 65. This program also helps maintain a sufficient number of people as Japan's working age population declines. With experience dating back to the start of real estate asset management in Japan, these older workers have considerable knowledge they can pass on to others.
＜Support for childbirth, childcare and senior nursing care＞
KDX has prepared various programs to support employees to work through their life event such as having children or nursing elderly.
■Childbirth and childcare
Female employee who is expecting receive paid holiday to go regular checkups and easing of their working conditions such as coming late to work or taking regular breaks. Special leave before and after the birth is available and male employees whom partner is having childbirth are also allowed to take day-offs.
Employees can receive time off for the care of a baby or when a preschool age child is sick or requires other care. We also offer flexible working time so employees can care for family members. For example, employees can limit overtime and late-night assignments, reduce working hours, or use staggered hours. There is also a subsidy for expenses for child-related transportation needs before and after work and a discounted babysitter service.
Employees who have to take care of their parents or relatives are allowed to take special day offs, shortened working hours or flex attendance hours and exempted from working overtime according to the necessity of each family. Those measures are more than legally required.