-An official welcoming ceremony for 265 new members was held on Feb. 13th after completion of eight weeks training including experience at MOBIS entities in China. -During training, they were required to complete simulated missions at an automotive company involving key areas, including planning, design and sales.
On February 13th, MOBIS held a ceremony at GS Tower in Seoul, to celebrate the official joining of 265 new members, who successfully completed 8 weeks training running from December 19th to February 10th. The training comprised a range of activities including field trips to MOBIS plants, research facilities, and other business places in China, along with simulated mission operation, physical calisthenics on tidal flats and hiking on Mt. Jiri.
Throughout the recruitment, ten times the applicants as vacancies available competed for final selection, a good indication of MOBIS' growing status after reaching 10th place in a global ranking of auto parts manufactures. Over three quarters of the 265 new employees hold natural science or engineering degrees. Most of those with electricity and/or electronics degrees have been placed in research related departments. It should also be noted that the proportion of electricity degree holders is now much greater than mechanics degree holders. This is in line with the company’s policy to place more emphasis on RnD efforts to handle the increasing amount of electronic parts in cars. In addition, those with degrees awarded by international universities comprise a greater number of new members. In an effort to reinforce the company’s global competiveness, the company has made sure that fluent speakers of foreign languages other than English, including Chinese, Czech and Russian, make up more than 10 percent of the total of new members.
MOBIS has introduced a new engagement activity for its new members this year. Instead of practicing a performance such as a play or a musical, new members are now asked to present what they have learned during the training period at the joining ceremony. Titled ‘Automotive Research’, this activity requires new members to form groups and undergo the auto industry business process, including planning, design, purchasing, sales and accounting.
The ‘Do Dream’ team, named the best presenter in the new member groups, visited Kia dealers in downtown Shanghai, China, during the training period to determine the level of preference for authentic AVNs and compare how this differs from what is happening in the Korean market. Based on the prices and standard features of authentic AVNs, the team suggested improved infortainment features as selling points, tailored to market need, along with higher brand power.
Before the presentations, new and current employees watched a video of the training period and messages from the MOBIS Phoebus pro basketball team players. MOBIS CEO Ho-suck Jun, then granted a written appointment and a badge to each new member and welcomed them as a fully independent MOBIS employee.
“You are the young and passionate future and hope of MOBIS,” said CEO Jun. “Instead of sitting on where you are today, keep challenging yourselves to be the core members of MOBIS, who will play a crucial role in the company's becoming one of the global top 5.”
MOBIS will use mentoring to ensure that new members settle in as early as possible, and mark the 100th day of their joining by providing an opportunity the group to attend a performance and enjoy a pub meeting with company management. Later this year, it will organize a summer camp on Jeju Island, with new members from overseas MOBIS entities also coming together to share the MOBIS vision and build fellowship.