Works Applications Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer: Masayuki Makino; hereinafter “WAP”), has been chosen to receive the Japan High-Service Top 300 Award by Service Productivity & Innovation for Growth (SPRING, in Socioeconomic Productivity Headquarters), a consigned project by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Japan High-Service Top 300 is awarded to companies and organizations seeking to advance methods which contribute to improved productivity. Selection by the selection board is based on the recommendations from various related agencies and observer government ministries. 300 companies are chosen based on a three year period from 2007 to 2009. The purpose of this award is to promote innovation and improve productivity in the entire service industry, by extensively publicizing leading examples of individual companies. At this time, WAP has been highly evaluated and selected for its original hiring measures and methods for human resource development, such as its “Problem-solving Ability Discovery Internship” which receives more than 30,000 applications a year.
Under a company policy of “Providing exciting opportunities for Japanese critical workers,” WAP has strongly valued the hiring of excellent human resources with logical thinking ability and the ability to change their thinking, even since its establishment. As a hiring measure to assess ability, the “Problem-solving Ability Discovery Program” for mid-career hopefuls began in 1999, and “Problem-solving Ability Discovery Internship” for university graduates began in 2002. Currently, various hiring measures, such as hiring graduates from oversea universities and providing adult internships are underway. From now, WAP will continue to work to strengthen its hiring and training of excellent human resources.
Japan High-Service Top 300
・Hosted by: Service Productivity & Innovation for Growth (SPRING, in Socioeconomic Productivity Headquarters)
・ Purpose: Encourage methods by companies and organizations by awarding and publicizing companies and organizations which carry out advanced methods. To promote innovation and improve productivity of the entire service industry, by extensively publicizing leading examples of individual companies.
・Selection target: Mainly small-and-medium size service businesses (*service business in a broad sense). Major companies which have implemented especially advanced methods that can serve as examples for other companies.
・Selection method: Selection and publication of approx. 30 organizations three to four times a year, for a total of 300 companies in three years.
・Evaluation items: 1) Scientific/engineering approaches, 2) Improvement in the service process, 3) Development of high add-value service, 4) Human resource training, 5) International development, 6) Regional contributions