October 26, 2011,09:00 +0900(JST) Welcoming New Sumitomo Electric Members
On the morning of October 3, we held ceremonies to welcome and encourage new recruits joining Sumitomo Electric this autumn. In the evening of the same day, we held a reception with students who will join Sumitomo Electric next spring.
Despite the cloudy weather, the morning sessions had a refreshingly dignified atmosphere, in which I delivered letters of appointment to 28 new recruits.
In my congratulatory address, in view of the currently uncertain business environment, I made the following three requests to the new members, by way of expressing my expectation and encouragement to them:
- Master the basics of work, and follow them conscientiously
- Place importance on communicating with others
- Develop the ability to think from several different perspectives
But what the new members must do first and foremost is to adapt to the new environment and lifestyle. I hope that the new recruits will actively get to know the people around them, build close relationships that will function as the basis of their life at the Company, and grow into full-fledged, trusted members of Sumitomo Electric. I also wish to see our new members enjoy rewarding careers, while taking good care of their health and safety.
In the evening, at the welcome reception for the 135 new recruits who plan to join Sumitomo Electric next spring, participants broke up into groups here and there, talking cheerfully about various subjects. Speaking with those young people, who will lead Sumitomo Electric Group’s future businesses, filled me with energy and enthusiasm.
Finally, here is my message to the future leaders of Sumitomo Electric: while you will be kept busy until graduation as you must complete your graduation theses or research projects, I hope that all of you will spend these last months of your student life in a meaningful way. I look forward to seeing you again in good health and high spirits in April 2012, at your company entrance ceremony.