HENNGE Discloses Employees' Rate of Taking Childcare Leave; 100% for Employees who Gave Birth, 75% for the Spouses; Average Leave Period was 224 Days2022.04.27
HENNGE K.K. (headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo, Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer: Kazuhiro Ogura, "HENNGE") is pleased to announce its employees' rate of taking childcare leave. In the fiscal year of 2021 (April 2021 to March 2022), 100% of employees who gave birth took childcare leave and 75% of the spouses whose partners gave birth took the leave as well. The average leave period was 224 days and 100% of employees who took childcare leave were reinstated to work.
As the Child Care and Family Care Leave Act was amended and has been enacted step-by-step since April 2022, the necessity is increasing for companies to establish an environment so that their workers who are raising children or caring for family members can balance their personal and professional activities. However, according to "The Fiscal Year 2020 Basic Research on Equal Employment, etc." published by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan, only 81.6% of female workers took the childcare leave and as for male employees, only 12.65%.
HENNGE has an atmosphere and culture where employees can apply for the childcare leave when they feel necessary, regardless of their length of service and posts they hold at the company, from management to non-management employees. Such an atmosphere and culture are not new at HENNGE; they have always been there since HENNGE introduced the childcare leave for the first time.
One of the HENNGE principles of conduct is "to respect diversity and inclusion" and the culture to recognize and appreciate individual thoughts and ideas on a daily basis is widespread in the company. As a result, HENNGE believes that such principles and culture contribute to the high rate of taking childcare leave and the long average leave period.
In addition, HENNGE believes that HENNGE One, which is the main service provided by HENNGE, highly contributes to supporting flexible working styles, allowing employees to pursue childcare and family care at the same time.
HENNGE One enables secure access to multiple cloud services. It supports many different working styles of people and enhances productivity at companies.
HENNGE utilizes not only HENNGE One on its own but also other cloud services to improve the performance of work.
HENNGE will take further measures to promote diversity so that their employees, regardless of their geographical locations, age, gender, and race, pursue their work comfortably.
■ Comment from an Employee who Took Childcare Leave
Ken-ichi Minoura, Division Manager, Cloud Product Development Division
(Took 3 months of childcare leave from December 2021)
"I took childcare leave at HENNGE when my wife and I had our third child. Due to the Covid pandemic, we couldn't ask our relatives for support, so it was great to have the leave, indeed.
HENNGE has precedents of male employees taking childcare leave, so I felt at ease applying for it and my colleagues and supervisors were all understanding and cooperative, which I appreciated a lot".
■ Comment of Kazuhiro Ogura, Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer
(Took one month of childcare leave from January 2019)
I took childcare leave at HENNGE when my wife and I had our third child.
While it was short, I was able to focus on taking care of my children and supporting my family. On the other hand, I was completely absent from work, I was not even present at meetings, so I was a bit anxious if there would be a place for me to come back. Of course, my colleagues were very cooperative, so there was no problem coming back to work, and I was able to understand how our employees would feel as they took childcare leave.
HENNGE has precedents of male employees taking childcare leave and I would like to keep providing an employee-friendly working environment where employees can take childcare leave at ease and come back to work without any problem.
HENNGE takes other measures to improve the environment and the society.
■ About HENNGE One
HENNGE One is a SaaS authentication platform (IDaaS) that provides comprehensive secure access, single sign-on function, and other features across various cloud services, including Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Box, and LINE WORKS. It supports a wide range of email security as well, such as preventing sending cloud emails to wrong addresses, protecting against targeted attacks, and performing email auditing. HENNGE One works with various cloud services and it is utilized by a broad range of customers, such as financial institutions and other large-scale enterprise companies, administrative organizations, and so on.
■ About HENNGE K.K.
HENNGE K.K. was established in November 1996. It is a SaaS company, guided by the philosophy of "liberation of technology to change the world" and it develops and sells unique services that bridge the gap between technology and reality. HENNGE provides "HENNGE One", a one-stop cloud security service enabling consolidated IDs and passwords management of multiple cloud services, "Customers Mail Cloud" which is a cloud email distribution service, and "SumaMachi", which is an interactive communication service between local government bodies and their residents. Since October 2019, HENNGE had been listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), Mothers, and then, a transition was made to the TSE Growth in April, 2022.
The company name "HENNGE" originated from the Japanese character for transformation, 'HENNKA' and 'CHALLENGE', which represents its commitment to keep challenging against every change we encounter.
Company name: HENNGE K.K. (securities code: 4475)
Address: Daiwa Shibuya Square, 16-28 Nanpeidaicho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Representative: Kazuhiro Ogura (Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer)
■ Contact information for inquiries regarding this press
Corporate Communication Division
Person in charge: Yano
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