Fujitsu Ltd. plans to introduce a system this fiscal year that better rewards highly skilled workers, Takahito Tokita, president of the electronics firm, said Thursday.

The move is aimed at strengthening the company’s competitiveness in the hiring market, Tokita said in his first interview since assuming the post in June.

“We’re changing our human resources policy in order to change our corporate culture,” he said.

Workers with a high level of skill in areas such as artificial intelligence will be given preferential treatment regardless of their age, Tokita said.

The new system will bring the annual pay of eligible workers to between ¥30 million and ¥40 million, he said.

Tokita also said that the company will introduce a new remuneration system for employees in management positions this fiscal year that reflects their roles and responsibilities.

He said Fujitsu will shift to year-round hiring of new graduates. “We’ll open our doors to a diverse pool of talent,” including students studying abroad, he said.

The Fujitsu president said the company got rid of its dress code for its employees in July.

“It’s OK to come wearing casual clothing instead of suits” even for job applicants, Tokita said.

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