Fostering Human Resources

Human Resources Policy

Fundamental Concepts

Aware that the source of the value we add through our business operations is our people, we treat our staff as our greatest asset. Fundamental to this is showing respect for individuals and tolerance of diversity as we implement our personnel policies for employment, career development, training, assessment and remuneration.

Action Plan
  1. The basis of all human resource development is the understanding and thorough implementation of SATO's management policy.
  2. We trust our staff to be good and moral people.
  3. We motivate not by authority but by understanding and trust.
  4. We employ a diverse workforce, appointing each to appropriate position without discrimination on the basis of age, nationality, gender or academic record.
  5. We foster the development of human resources by setting appropriate objectives and assigning to staff the authority and responsibility needed to achieve them.
  6. We use impartial, non-subjective standards to assess performance and decide remuneration, based only on the abilities shown and successes achieved.


SATO sees diversity as an active source of strength, and adopts a potpourri approach to recruiting. We don't give written tests but focus on the character of each applicant as we recruit new staff. All staff members are treated as general staff when they join the company, and are assigned to positions regardless of gender or nationality and solely based on their strengths and suitability for the work.

SATO's unprejudiced acceptance extends to those who have left the company; they are always welcome to reapply.

Support program for acquiring new qualifications
  • Supporting the Development of Potential.
  • Applicants are solicited within the company.
  • Subsidies for tuition and examination fees for the JAISA certification of engineers in automatic identification.