- All 264 new employees for the second half of 2011 took part in the ‘Overseas Training Program’ in China - On-site experience by visiting local subsidiaries and suppliers in Beijing and Shanghai over five days - Special lectures on the Chinese automobile industry, the Korea-China trade, and their strategic implications - Ten percent of new employees are fluent in Chinese, in a bid to improve communication with local subsidiaries and related businesses in the Chinese market
MOBIS (www.mobis.co.kr) conducted its ‘Overseas Training Program’ for 264 college graduates who joined the company in the second half of 2011. The program was executed in Beijing and Shanghai, two of MOBIS’ major business sites in China, over five days from the 30th of January.
This program has aimed to help new employees understand Chinese culture, with China being the largest automobile market in the world, and also to enable them to develop their ability to work in the global business environment by visiting local subsidiaries and industrial fields.
The new employees visited local MOBIS module factories, Hyundai Kia factories and suppliers in China, and took special lectures on the Chinese culture and its automobile industry. To this end, MOBIS invited ten superior instructors from the major institutions, including Tsinghua University.
MOBIS operates a total of seven subsidiaries in China, including in Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Tianjin, and has high expectations for its business in China. In order to reinforce its business in the Chinese market and have quality communication between the headquarters and subsidiaries, MOBIS has hired fluent Chinese speakers. They account for ten percent of the total recruits and act as leaders in team activities when visiting automobile dealerships, sales establishments, and used car markets. They are to be the vanguard of MOBIS business operations in China.
During the program, new recruits had meetings with residents and local employees working in Beijing and Shanghai. The participants presented what they learned and how they felt at a dinner party in a local traditional Chinese food restaurant. Senior workers told the new comers their opinions on the Chinese automobile industry and shared their experience at work.
Director Dong-rok Go of the Human Resource Department of MOBIS said “we have arranged this program with an aim to help new employees better understand the Chinese automobile industry and culture, and prepare them for the global business in advance,” and added “we will continue to be committed to equip both our new employees and existing employees with abilities to excel within the globalized market.”
MOBIS established last September the ‘Hyundai MOBIS Business Academy (HMBA) to cultivate human resources optimized to the global business environment. Also, the company has encouraged all employees to take online English and Chinese classes to invigorate its global competitiveness, and has provided full support for developing those learning programs, including covering related costs.