-Establishment of MOBIS Business Academy (HMBA) for the training of talented workers optimized for the global business environment -Procuring 1,200 talented foreign correspondents; increase to 50% of specialized MOBIS-job training programs -Creating training systems suitable local subsidiaries; sharing the successful DNA with local employees For the leap towards becoming a global top-5 player in the car-parts industry, MOBIS has established the HMBA aimed at fostering a global workforce.
HMBA is designed for self-directed work-place-based study. Essentially, the system in place there is for the effective management of the development of a talented workforce optimized for the global business environment. The academy should help with the realization of a value-based organizational culture where dynamic leadership flourishes, and employees display strong professionalism, while both the Korean HQ and overseas subsidiary businesses should see their capabilities improve to that of the world’s best by 2015.
MOBIS has totally rebuilt its HR development system through drawing up a roadmap this year, and from next year is looking to push ahead with a full-scale roll-out of its global HR development system. The percentage of training programs that are MOBIS-specialized is forecast to increase from 30% this year to 50% by 2015, with the annual per-person amount of time receiving training also set to increased by 35%. With its focus on strengthening its global capabilities, MOBIS has expanded the pool of workers sojourning overseas to roughly 1/3 of its total technical staff, some 1,200 people, which is set to allow it establish a foothold of expertise in each region.
In particular, through the early selection of competent workers and help for them to develop overseas experience and business expertise as part the “Fostering of Top Talent” program that has been brought in, MOBIS has showed its focus on allowing its workers to complete MBA courses.
Indeed, with Hyundai Motor Group’s 5 key values (customer first, challenge, collaboration, people, globality) providing the foundation for MOBIS’ organization culture, MOBIS has expanded its position-based leadership training programs and organization leadership training programs. Employees and executives, team leaders, and team members can now all enjoy training programs customized for their level which should allow for better communication to be established within teams and between teams, maximizing the synergies of the entire organization.
Through its implementation of a standard training system for each particular overseas subsidiary, MOBIS has provided each subsidiary with training that matches the particular subsidiary’s operating environment, thanks to which it should be able to share the DNA of success with existing overseas employees. Furthermore, through job exchanges between the home office and branches abroad, it should achieve positive strengthening of its overseas subsidiaries’ employees’ competencies.
For the achievement of a globalized workforce, Mobis is already adapting to the trends of the global car industry’s environment as a globalized employer with subsidiaries in 34 countries, aware that a single slip-up could lead to business ruin. Additionally, Hyundai Motors Group’s vision released this year in April of “together for a better future,” has also led Mobis in its move towards achieving such a target through implementing achievement efforts of improved qualitative growth.
MOBIS Vice-Chairman Seok-Swu Cheong said that, “the Business Academy is seeking through continuous improvement and innovation to maximize the capabilities of each of our workers, and looks to strengthen organizational cooperation and communication, with a view to increasing the forthcoming total capabilities of the company itself. Thanks to such efforts, MOBIS is on course to become a global top-5 car parts manufacturer.” For the maximization of quality levels to that of the world’s best by 2015, MOBIS has unveiled its “Global Top Quality (GTQ)-2015” Campaign, and, having selected 10 products set to become global leaders of quality, in order to meet such targets, has been making concerted efforts to increase its own R&D capabilities, with a focus on qualitative growth achievements and the maintenance of internal stability. Qualitative growth includes a raft of measures such as the fostering of a globalized work-force, and is on course to be achieved. It is expected that Mobis will be recognized as the place that most people in Korea want to work and where most people would like to start a career.