A few days after the birth of their second child, Kaneka issued a transfer letter to an employee who had just moved to a different city.
The tweet revealing the harassment caused a huge fire at Kaneka. The company's stock price plummeted.
A direct interview with a former Kaneka employee and his wife, who came under fire for "returning to work after maternity leave and immediately transferring": https://kfx42ldkyrqbp4crryj3ofs4me-adwhj77lcyoafdy-business-nikkei-com.translate.goog/atcl/seminar/19/00030/060300015/
In fact, the same thing happens often at Honda.
It is quite normal for a newlywed couple to be torn apart and transferred overseas.
A staff member was sent to India right after he was newly married and returned after three years of separation.
Her first words on her return were.
The first thing she said on her return was, "Somehow I managed to avoid being unfaithful.
That was the first thing she said upon her return.
The reason why this happens is for the sake of personnel stability.
When you get married, have a baby, and even decide on a new house, you need a stable income to get by.
And then there are the HR people who look at your feet and think, "Well, I guess I won't quit the company now.
This is one of the happiest times in your life. It's one of the happiest times of their lives, and HR's stability takes precedence over the pain of tearing them apart.
From the employee's point of view, the new house will be ruined and various difficulties and costs will be incurred. Above all, they will be forcibly deprived of time with their beloved ones.
Finally, his wife screamed.
There are also personnel who fly their staff overseas three years before retirement. If they leave here, their retirement benefits will be reduced, so they are being watched closely by the personnel.
Those who have the courage to do so will protest fiercely, and if they are not listened to, they will be transferred out with a few words, but only a handful will be able to do so.
But only a handful will be able to do so, and many of them will leave in tears.
Honda has a phrase, "respect for people.
We don't hear it much anymore in the company.
Independence, equality and trust.
Honda's philosophy consists of the three pillars of "independence, equality, and trust.
Honda's Corporate Philosophy
Is it really "equality" to discriminate in treatment based on position?
The company's mission is to provide the best possible service to its customers.
I am not sure why the company has not been burned like Kaneka.
Once a company gets a bad reputation, it will always be recorded on the Internet.
For example, Sega's "Pasona Room" is a word that many people still know even though it was 20 years ago.
From "Sega Enterprises Case 1: Summary of the precedent that the company lost"
"A corporation is a company that serves the interests of its shareholders.
If you put too much emphasis on this and misbehave in business or personnel matters, your employees and the public will eventually turn their backs on you.
Of course, stability in human resources leads to stability in management, which in turn leads to contribution to shareholders and a sense of security.
However, moderation is always the key.
Putting shareholders first is also a problem.