Updated on August 23, 2017

Training Activities

Sony offers various employee training programs—including general training, e-learning, and on-site training—all tailored to specific objectives. Mandatory multilevel job-specific training implemented across the entire Sony Group in Japan helps participants acquire crucial skills in a systematic effort to foster the development of the "human quotient." Sony is also expanding its menu of elective training options, consisting of lectures, correspondence courses and courses provided by affiliated training agencies, which are aimed at enhancing job performance, as well as providing support for self-learning and personal development. In fiscal 2016, human resource development expenditure per employee at Sony Corporation was about 230,000 yen. Other efforts yielding good results are training program reviews and insourcing instructors from among employees, which both help to improve the efficiency and quality of each training program.

Participation in Companywide Training in Fiscal 2016 (Sony Group in Japan)
Targeted Mandatory Elective
Number of programs 16 31 254 4 305
Number of times offered 24 273 368 14 679
Participants 332 50,820 11,276 2,311 64,739
Cumulative total
training time (Hours)
13,058 74,756 40,084 9,727 137,625
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