Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Neuroscience, and Rare Diseases. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma- Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.
Empowering Our People to Shine
Takeda is building a patient-centric and customer-centric organization. Our local organizations are empowered to respond in the best way to customer needs. Our employees have the possibility to develop and thrive in a diverse and agile organization. Takeda leaders demonstrate strategic thinking, find innovative ways to serve patients, build trust with society, reinforce our reputation, and grow the business. They create an environment that inspires and enables people to collaborate and move the organization forward. They focus on our few designated priorities and deliver superior results. And they elevate the capabilities of our organization now and for the future.
What We Do in Taiwan
As the first oversea branch of Takeda Pharmaceutical in 1962, Takeda Taiwan is now heading towards its 57th year in Taiwan. “One Takeda, Leading the Future“ is the key theme for Takeda Taiwan in 2019. We aspire to be the Top 5 MNC in Taiwan and a global, value-based, R&D driven, Biopharmaceutical Leader. In terms of people strategy, we also aspire to be the Best-in-Class Employer in Taiwan Healthcare Industry. The four key pillars below support our peoples’ aspiration with innovative initiatives.
- Solid HR Foundation to Support Business
Takeda Taiwan has strong HR foundations with well-designed HR policies, which are periodically updated. At the same time, we leverage technology to make the execution more efficient and effective. For example, we have one integrated internal HR system available for employees to manage their career development on-line, and they are able to search and apply other job opportunities across Takeda global via the portal. In addition, “Quality Conversations” programs with a series of training was launched across organization for all managers and employees since FY2017.
- Optimized Learning & Development Resources for All Levels Learning Plan
People’s learning & development opportunities are the hallmarks of Takeda’s success. We focus on developing employees in each level by different learning resources. Employees will be provided learning resources starting from Day 1 of New Hire Orientation and extending to leadership training, personal excellence, lunch & learn, and functional trainings depending on the needs and the conversation between employees and their line managers. In FY2018, 60 learning activities were executed and the satisfaction rate by employees are up to 92% for the learning resources they participated in.Talent Development
Takeda Taiwan is committed to develop talents to future pipeline by different best practices. The management team has diligently conducted the talent review twice a year, and we provide identified talents to be developed by leveraging Takeda Global/Regional/Local talent development programs. In FY2018, we also launched the “STAR Program” which was a cross-border developmental program for 25 selective talents. Through the program and continuous on-the-job learning, we hope to develop future Strategic, Transformational, Agile and Result-Oriented leaders.
- Rewarding Practices in Compensation & Benefits
Takeda Taiwan strives for making our workplace a great environment to work. We provide a total rewards system to build a 100% pay-by-performance compensation structure and this is tightly linked to our direction to drive for a high performing organization. Our benefits programs covers three main categories:
A) Work-life balance: In 2018, we launched FlexiWoW program to provide employees with options to arrange flexible working time, working place and holidays.
B) Health & wellbeing: Additional commercial group insurance, annual health checks, and influenza vaccine subsidy are eligible for all employees. In addition, we have a series of health & wellbeing events, such as Lunch & Learn Sessions (Sleep Management, Stress Management, Resilience, and Disease Awareness topics), Top Program (to encourage employee to do outdoor activities), Cheer for Farma (to provide healthy and fresh foods for employees to share with family) were launched as part of the program.
D) Other rewards: Long-term service award to recognize long-service employees, and President’s award to recognize those outstanding performers of the year.
- A Trustworthy Company with CSR in place
Takeda’s CSR approach is rooted in our patient-centricity and the creation of outstanding treatments that change people’s lives. Building upon a foundation of sustainability, we are committed to contributing to the long-term health of people through various CSR activities.In FY2017, we have an innovative program combining our employee health program with CSR activity initiated by employees. We donated the funds to Huashan Social Welfare Foundation based on how many steps employees had walked. In 2018, extended from the concept of “Light Up Silver” program, Takeda Taiwan invited employees to work as volunteers to help disadvantaged elders. The volunteering services included home visits and caring call services. There were more than half of employees voluntarily signed up for being volunteers of sending care to elders, and over three hundred man hours have been devoted to bringing companion and care to the elderly who live alone, suffer from dementia or lose self-care ability. Lately in May 2019, Takeda Taiwan partnered with Mennonite Social Welfare Foundation. Nearly 200 employees divided into groups to assemble the wheelchairs by hand, and together total donated 15 specialized wheelchair to the organization. People-in-need locally could leverage the rental service and improve life quality with the equipment. This is to echo our corporate philosophy to help people towards Better Health and a Brighter Future.Takeda Taiwan has been deeply rooted to Taiwan society by providing employees a great place to work and our patients and customers the quality medicine for treatment. At Takeda, “People First” is one of the key strategies to drive innovation. In return, employees are able to contribute even more innovative ideas back to Takeda Taiwan and to the society in the long run and help Taiwanese people live a better life, brighter future!