Development background“People can change”
This is something I have come to believe through my study and practice of people analytics.
I was close to the bottom of my class at the French graduate school INSEAD, where students from 70 countries attended. However, within my human resource class (now called people analytics), with 360-degree feedback from my friends around the world, I had a revelation. With this harsh, yet fair, feedback, in addition to allowing me to take a better look at myself, it lit the way for my future.
Since then, while leading talent from around the world at a company based in San Francisco, I adopted cutting-edge HR tech solution such as competency education and data-driven recruitment. Through the experience, I have seen how people grow, and how both companies and society have changed.
Using our experience, toward Society 5.0, IGS will support the human resources and organizations that live through the unpredictable times scientifically by providing an accurate assessment and appropriate education.
BusinessCultivate and Assess human resources for Society 5.0
Humans upgrade themselves throughout their lives to respond to the demands of the times. The education and assessments we receive from ourselves, friends, and society becomes a catalyst for the growth. As we are facing a turbulent change in society such as Society 5.0 and COVID-19 at this moment, IGS provides the assessment and education solutions that are required in this new era.
Our development solutions "GROW Academy" provides youths with the basis for the competency required in Society 5.0 while "DxGROW" is a corporate training supporting organisations to successfully in Society 5.0.
Our assessment solutions "Ai GROW" and "GROW360" uses the same criterions, adjusted to each age, to assess individuals in schools or organisations.
Based on the scientific research, we support the enhancement of individuals' ability by assessing based on the requirements in Society 5.0. To be more specific, we assess the personality traits based on Big 5 Personality Traits theory, competencies and skills, and biases that hinder one from performing at one's full potential. To improve competency and the individuals' skills,
we provide educational content that can be helpful.
- Personality traits
A born personality that even the person themselves aren't aware of, based on BIG5
25 behavioral characteristics that are unique to each individual such as creativity and task setting for succeeding in Society 5.0.
Information Technology Literacy, Knowledge, and Skills such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), as well as the expertise of certain skills that are peculiar to a company.
Prejudice and intuition that lead to irrational decisions.
It is very challenging to make an objective assessment, and it requires an advanced technology based on the latest scientific knowledge and theory. Using academic knowledge/information with patent, IGS provides the service.
Implicit Association Test(IAT) Assessment items：Personality traits (Big 5 factors), Intrinsic bias
Using the cognitive bias measurement used in an international organization, it measures the potential traits that the person cannot take measures nor recognize.
Patent：To provide a subconsciousness estimation system, the subconscious estimation method and a subconscious ESTIMATION PROGRAM
Patent number：Japanese Patent No. 6161097
360-degree feedback Assessment items：Competency and Skills
Not only limited to self-assessment, but there is also 360-degree feedback to assess competency and skill. Since external assessment has a room for 'sontaku' (conjecture), we use bias-free algorithms to ensure a reliable set of data, based on the time it takes for the external assessment.
Patent：The personnel evaluation system, personnel evaluation support method and evaluation support program
Patent number：Japanese Patent No. 6589257
・Bernstein, E., McKinnon, P., Yarabe, P., “GROW: Using Artificial Intelligence to screen human intelligence”, Harvard Business School, N1-418-020, August 2017.
・Iwasawa, A., Fukuhara, M., Roudier, F., Kohtake, N., “Competency Evaluation Applied to Human Resource Development Program Designed to Solve Social Issues using Space Applications”, 31st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS), June 2017.
GROW360 is an AI enabled assessment solution that scientifically measures the competency and the traits of the official/prospective organisation's employees. GROW360 provides optimal Organization Development and Predictive Recruitment solutions, for Large Corporations, Public Institutions and International Organisations. GROW360 is also utilized in the scenes of training/promotion/optimisation of employees in an organization.
For schools and educational institutions
Ai GROW is an assessment tool for educational institutions to quantify the ability, qualities of the students, and the effect of education. Along with the assessment of the class and for career education, it can also be used to design a better curriculum.
Resistances to Digital Transformation projects often relate to managers’ or employees’ intrinsic biases against DX, or “DX biases”. Studies show that most of us have anxiety or negative assumptions about DX, which induces biased decision-making related to Digital Transformation projects. The utilization of Bias visualization and behavioural assessments tools, combined with the appropriate HR development strategy - focusing on a large span, from Mindset transition to basic technical skills and literacy - is a highly relevant approach to implement an “Aggressive DX” strategy and helps organisations increasing global competitiveness in the context of Society 5.0.
For schools and educational institutions
GROW Academy is a next-generation video content that achieves competency-based education. By deepening the thoughts of the students and collecting/using the data accurately, we provide a framework to enrich the presentations of the students.
This is a job hunting service that also serves as a learning support for students who want to acquire DX skills. By using blockchain to record learning history while protecting personal information, activities and evaluations throughout the student's life can be delivered to participating companies. As a three-year demonstration study starting in 2020, IGS has developed this system independently and is providing it to Keio University FinTEK Center and 12 participating companies and organizations.
An ESG-type advertising model in which students, parents, and adults can donate money for educational materials by viewing advertisements while learning on EdTech educational materials and information websites. By supporting companies through their business activities, we aim to provide high-quality ed-tech educational materials for free or at a low cost, thereby reducing the concerns of schools and families about education funding. As part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's “Learning Innovation” demonstration project, we conducted a demonstration study together with several companies and boards of education.