SUNNY SIDE UP, Inc. is known for its fun and interesting employee benefits, and will be one of the first corporations in Japan to add its original version of the METI and Keidanren backed program, “Premium Friday” to the list. SSU will be expanding its list of unique benefits by allowing employees to leave work early on the last Friday of every month, so that they can devote that extra time for personal growth and development.
【Comment from President Etsuko Tsugihara】
“We strongly believe that work and private life go hand in hand – an employee that is enjoying their job will also enjoy their personal lives, and the more fulfilling their personal life, the more productive they can be at work. Experiencing something new may lead to a new work idea. Taking up a new sport will definitely improve one’s health and most likely increase job productivity. Spending time with family may help them to be more laid back at work. You only live once, and it is our sincere hope that our employees are able to maximize their full potential, both at work and away.”
【What is Premium Friday?】
The Premium Friday campaign is an initiative for encouraging the public to take opportunities to enrich personal experiences for happiness and fun, e.g., shopping, family dining-out and tourism, or to create private time for these purposes. The first Premium Friday will take place on Friday, February 24, 2017 and will be held on the last Friday of every month thereafter.