Angela Blum-Finlay, the Director of Human Resources at Mitsui & Co. provides an innovative strategy for increasing employee engagement and encouraging a development-focused mindset across the globe. Mitsui & Co., one of the world's most diversified comprehensive trading, investment, and service companies has embarked upon "HR Road Shows," where they travel to the 67 countries where they operate to push development discussions, provide transparency into the business strategy and connect how development ties directly to the overall business direction.
These "HR Road Shows" place the responsibility of Talent Management into the hands of each business division, rather than HR. In addition to defining the ownership of Talent Management, they also help to empower the employee and encourage open conversation with management. This model of transparency increases engagement by shedding light on the big picture and defining goals and objectives for both the individual, as well as the entire enterprise.