[First in Western Japan] ShareX Co., Ltd. representative Nakagawa has been appointed as CRO (Chief Reskilling Officer) of Shiken Co., Ltd., a dental laboratory in Komatsushima City, Tokushima Prefecture. Introducing reskilling (digital skill reacquisition) to improve employee skills and begin full-scale promotion of DX
ShareX Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Representative Director: Ryo Nakagawa, hereinafter referred to as the Company), which provides reskilling support services, Share I have been appointed CRO (Chief Reskilling Officer) of the company Shiken (Headquarters: Komatsushima City, Tokushima Prefecture, Representative Director: Takahiro Shima, hereinafter referred to as Shiken). This is the first time in Western Japan that a private company has been appointed as a CRO (according to our research). Going forward, from the CRO’s perspective, we will seriously promote “Re-Skilling to DX,” in which Shiken employees reacquire digital skills and promote in-house DX by employees who have acquired the skills themselves. [Image 1
In recent years, with the rapid development of technologies such as AI and the promotion of DX (digital transformation), many companies are paying attention to the importance of “reskilling” (reacquiring digital skills). As the work environment continues to change due to advances in automation and digitalization, it has become essential for companies to update their employees’ skills and knowledge. Against this background, we have been providing reskilling support to Shiken’s inside sales department since November 2022 and promoting sales DX. As a result, we have achieved a 125% increase in new customers and an approximately 750% increase in new sales.
Additionally, female employees who have returned to work after childbirth have been able to work from home and with shorter working hours, and as a result, diverse work styles are becoming established. 【the purpose】
Shiken and our company have recently concluded a new reskilling support contract (contract period is from November 2023 to December 2024). As CRO, the purpose of this agreement is to promote further strategic reskilling from a management perspective and build a new career plan for Shiken employees. In the future, we will be committed to increasing the competitiveness of Shiken, and ultimately to the DX and development of the entire dental technology industry in Japan. [What is ReSkilling]
Reskilling refers to “learning new things, acquiring and practicing new skills, and taking on new jobs or occupations,” and mainly refers to initiatives that are part of a company’s human resources strategy. Up until now, this has mainly been done in the field of recruiting and training new employees, but in recent years in Japan, the importance of reskilling for the purpose of realizing organizational change has been emphasized, and the government has started implementing reskilling. Many companies are proactively taking steps to support the promotion.
*Excerpt from “RESKILLING” by Muneaki Goto
“ReSkilling to DX”
At our company, we are developing a scheme called “ReSkilling to DX,” which utilizes “reskilled” human resources to simultaneously advance “DX” within the company. By not only reskilling internal human resources, but also actually utilizing the acquired skills to promote DX in your company, you can simultaneously achieve effective skill retention among employees and DX promotion for the entire organization. .
[What is CRO (Chief Reskilling Officer)?]
Refers to the “chief reskilling officer” and “chief human resources development officer” in a company. In recent years, CLOs (Chief Learning Officers), a similar position, have been actively promoted overseas as well, mainly in the IT industry such as Microsoft. [Role of CRO]
・Development and implementation of reskilling strategy
・Promote improvement of employee skills
・Measure the effectiveness of learning programs and further improve them ・To advance the career of employees and improve the competitiveness of the entire organization.
【the next deployment】
The appointment of CRO is the first in the western Japan region (according to our research), and is a groundbreaking event. In addition, in Komatsushima City, Tokushima Prefecture, where Shiken’s headquarters is located, we are strengthening efforts to improve the digital skills of the entire local community and promote remote employment through support for promoting reskilling (digital skill reacquisition) for citizens. This project has been entrusted to us by the Komatsushima City government and is being promoted by our company.The partnership between our company and Shiken is an important step in contributing to the development of the local community as part of Komatsushima City’s reskilling project.
[Reference: Komatsushima City, Tokushima Prefecture Reskilling Promotion Project]
■Comment from Takahiro Shima, CEO of Shiken Co., Ltd.
Living in Chigasaki City for 23 years / 49 years old from Shiga Prefecture. After graduating from Kansai University, he worked for a trading company and a financial consulting company, then started 6 companies and sold one company (Paraft Co., Ltd.) to a listed company. Currently, we provide solutions for job creation and corporate DX issues through reskilling. Launched “PROSheet”, a freelance “part-time and remote work” job matching service that did not exist in Japan at first, and grew it to a distribution value of 1 billion yen in three years. Japan’s first reskilling conference “Reskilling JAPAN 2022” will be held in January 2022.
As a result of good luck, I have been appointed as CRO of Shiken. Last year, I accompanied Shiken’s reskilling efforts. I am very happy that I was able to produce results by being involved in developing sales DX human resources for people who have returned from childbirth. In the future, as CRO, I will once again focus my efforts on promoting Shiken’s sales DX and reskilling, and hope to achieve further results. ■About Shiken Co., Ltd. With the slogan “A dental laboratory where we can grow together,” we provide increasingly sophisticated dental care technology and know-how by corporatizing and organizing dental laboratories, which are often carried out as individual businesses. Dental laboratory. Founded in 1975. We have 26 sales offices and 7 laboratories nationwide, and in recent years we have also set our sights on overseas markets, developing and manufacturing materials for dental techniques, developing human resources using the Shiken method, and installing the latest equipment. We are accelerating efforts to expand new possibilities. Name: Shiken Co., Ltd. Head office: 55-1 Nishiyashiki, Shibacho, Komatsushima City, Tokushima Prefecture Representative: Takahiro Shima, Representative Director Established: April 1979 Business: Manufacture and sales of technical products, sales of dental materials, mastication functional materials Research and development URL: https://www.shiken-jp.com/
■About ShareX Co., Ltd. A venture company based in Shonan, founded in 2018. From 2011 to 2017, CEO Nakagawa operated “PROsheet,” an IT job business for two days a week that shared the skills and knowledge of human resources, and sold it to a listed company. We also have a track record of launching and operating Shibuya’s first co-working space, “LightningSpot Shibuya.” With the slogan “CHANCE to CHANGE,” ShareX is working to transform opportunities for people, companies, society, and the world. Currently running a reskilling business and a side job/career change support service for CxO human resources. Name: ShareX Co., Ltd. Headquarters: 5-4-26 Higashi-Kita Kita, Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture Representative: Representative Director Ryo Nakagawa Established: June 15, 2018 Business: Reskilling (CHANCE to CHANGE) business / CxO human resources matching business URL: https ://www.share-x.city
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