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The development of employees is an integral and critical factor for the growth of a company; employees' learning and development should embody the principles of "systematic, planned and disciplined". TSMC is committed to cultivating a continuous and diverse learning environment, and has established the "TSMC Employee Training and Education Procedure" to ensure the Company's and individuals' development objectives can be achieved through the integration of internal and external training resources.

Comprehensive Performance Management and Development

Our performance management and development system aims to fully develop employees to their maximum potential. It provides an environment for employee development, and facilitates ongoing engagement and communication between supervisors and employees.

The five principles of our performance management are:

Personal accountability for individual performance
Partnership and cooperation between supervisors and employees
Ongoing engagement and communication
Equal importance given to performance appraisal and development
Performance differentiation

Through goal-setting and execution by the organizations and the employee, as well as mid-year and year-end performance evaluations, we assess the status of goal achievement and set each employee's development focus.

Individual Development Plan and Diverse Learning Resources

Based on the nature of the individual's job, work performance and career development path, the Individual Development Plan (IDP) is provided, and the Company also provides employees a diverse network of learning resources, including on-the-job training, classroom training, online learning, coaching, mentoring, and job rotation, etc.


In 2015, we spent NT$85,540,407 on the learning and development of our employees. We provided 770,548 hours of training and the number of attendees totaled 527,553; on average, each employee attended over 17 hours of training in 2015. Through the investment in training and development, employees can accomplish the given goals more efficiently. For example, New Managers Program builds appropriate mindset and develop critical skills of being a manager that help newly promoted managers lead their teams effectively to complete assignments. In addition to training programs, the company enthusiastically develop mentoring, coaching, and job rotation programs to enrich employees' learning experiences and inherit successful experiences to reduce employees' learning curve.

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
(A) Headcount as of 12/31 33,669 37,149 39,794 43,591 45,272
(B) Training Hours 795,448 779,442 889,184 884,174 770,548
(C=B/A) Average Training Hours per Employee 23,63 20.98 22.34 19.37 17.02
Note 1 : Includes data of Taiwan and oversea subsidiaries (including WaferTech)
Note 2 : Includes a mix of training methods, such as classroom training, e-learning, external training; but did not include the hours of mentoring, coaching, job rotations and others.

TSMC provides general training, professional training, functional training and management training systematically. External experts are invited to deliver these trainings; meanwhile, in order to achieve the goal to transit critical domain knowledge and technology, hundreds of internal trainers are developed.

A Cradle for TSMC Teachers — the Internal Instructor Program

To facilitate knowledge sharing and leverage internal know-how, we cultivate internal instructors through a well-established internal instructor development system. Our company has shown our appreciation for internal instructors through the TSMC Excellent Instructor Award and a series of related activities to enhance our learning culture.

In 2015, 47 internal instructors completed their required training, which contributed a total of 665 qualified internal instructors by the end of 2015.

Please refer to Chapter 6.1.4 The Engine of Employee Growth, 2015 CSR Report, for further details.

Your feedback on TSMC's progress is appreciated.

For more information or to provide feedback on our CSR strategy, please contact us at csr@tsmc.com.
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