Corporate Sustainability Rreport

Talent development

In-depth Talent Development and Nurturing

Experts Academy

Here at YOKE, we are aspired to cultivate our employees into experts and as such, we have developed corresponding curriculum and courses for corresponding specialization and career paths.  The experts' academy offers four major programs and each program is further divided into “elementary class” and “advanced class” according to trainees’ level of competence. The fundamental class is required for all staff holding a specialized position while the advanced class is meant for supervisors. For 2020, we worked on the foundation of training that YOKE has established in recent years by focusing primarily on quality management and use of relevant tools to help employees cultivate their capacity for logical thinking and aptitude in using suitable tools for the analysis and solving of problems. Our “Management Expert” Program was designed with the required management skills for managers at different levels in mind. For senior managers, the program focuses on experiential leadership; for medium-ranking managers, the program emphasizes leadership training grounded in management ideologies. For entry-level managers, the program highlights the refinement of their management skills. For our “Quality Expert” curriculum, we continued to promote existing projects such as CIT, TPM that have been underway for many years along with the implementation ofSAP cloud upgrade project by promoting process analysis and improvement. Not only that, we have also planned courses on topics such as processes, AutoCAD and customer management as components of our “Specialization Expert” and various workshops on art/culture, sports and health and other miscellaneous themes under our “General Expert” program.


Implementation Accomplishments

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, YOKE strived to reduce gathering by splitting and isolating the office areas while reducing employee training to control costs. As a result, the total duration of employee training had been reduced to 7,748 hours - a significant reduction of 7,089 hours compared to that of 2019. The average total training duration for all employees came to 19.04 hours - a decrease of 13.5 hours compared to that of 2019. Our female employees received 2,531 hours of training, and each female employee received an average duration of 17.95 hours of training, which is 1.66 hours less than their male counterparts.  In terms of employee job grades, all managers at various job grades had received more than 30 hours of training on average in 2020, while middle-level managers received as much as 45.94 hours of training on average.

Skill proficiency test

Skill proficiency tests serve as the assessment tool that we use to determine employees' understanding and awareness of their job description. The tests are separated into A, B, C, and SP levels, and the result of each test shall remain valid for 1 year, and employees are required to take their skill proficiency test once each year. Starting from 2019, new employees for whom the skill proficiency test are applicable will be required to pass their Level A test within 3 months after they have come onboard to ensure the quality of their work. The skill proficiency program has been integrated with the OJT system to provide employees with the relevant training. Written and practical tests are being carried out in regular months of the year. Our skill assessment test is also tied to our allowance and bonus system. Employees who complete Level B or higher will be able to receive the corresponding allowance as an incentive for employees to pass their proficiency tests and cultivate a multitude of skills. By the end of 2020, our skill proficiency assessment has been incorporated in full by all 12 sectional level units, including manufacturing, quality assurance, testing center, material control and so forth. 11 departments have completed their Level B contents and among them, 4 departments have finished their Level C and SP test contents. In 2020, a total of 230 employees passed their Level A test and they constituted 94.26% of our direct employee pool). In order for one to be eligible for the Level B test, he/she must have passed the Level A test first. A total of 136 employees passed their Level B test. They made up 55.74% of our direct personnel and 59.13% of employees who have passed their Level A test. 2nd Fitting Section, Processing Section, Forging Section and Fall-Prevention Equipment Section had already completed their Level C and SP proficiency training in 2020.

Performance appraisal

We uphold our core values of 5A as the basis and central component of our code of conduct at YOKE. Through our performance management system, we endeavor to manifest our 5A values through our corporate culture. And as such, we conduct periodic performance review twice each year, with “Management by behavior” (MBB) accounting for 30% of the review while “Management by objectives” (MBO) makes up the remaining 70%. In other words, MBB is the criterion that we use to assess employees’ demonstration of how much they were able to assimilate and implement the core values of 5A through their conduct. Through day-to-day supervision and observation, managers and supervisors engage their colleagues and subordinates in discussions and interactions relating to key performance indicators starting from the corporate level and cascading down to department and individual levels.

For employees with outstanding performance, apart from opportunities for promotion and wage adjustment, the Company also offers differentiated performance-based bonuses in the hopes of motivating employees to grow together with YOKE and achieve a win-win. YOKE's performance appraisal for 2020 covers all employees below (excluding) the General Manager. However, new employees who have been onboard for less than 4 months have also been excluded due to concern for fairness. In 2020, a total of 397 employees (no. of incumbent employees as of August 31, 2020) participated in their performance appraisal, with a 100% completion rate.


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