Softbank offers cash incentive to employees who score high in TOEIC
As the globalization of businesses accelerates, Softbank is aiming to improve employees’ English proficiency.
Softbank announced that it is giving a cash reward to workers who get top marks in an English-proficiency test for non-native speakers, known as TOEIC, or Test of English for International Communications. A mark above 900—on a scale from 10 to 990—will make the grade. Those who score 800 or higher will get 300,000 yen.
So far, of the roughly 17,000 group employees, about 4.7% have scored more than 800 points. Softbank wishes to push this up to 17%.
Source: Nihon no Jinjibu