Talent Attraction and Retention

Guaranteed Salary

LITE-ON places particular emphasis on how employees are compensated for their services. Regardless of where the company operates, it offers competitive compensation packages and conducts salary surveys each year to align salary levels with the current market and with the various economic indicators used in the analysis. As a means of attracting top talents, LITE-ON offers some of the best starting salary packages for new hires. Employees' salaries and compensation are determined by their education, knowledge, skills, seniority, and individual performance. In no way does gender play a part in these decisions. New employees are not given different starting salaries on the basis of their race, religion, political views, gender, marital status, or union association. The company's compensation policy has been drafted on the basis of the following principles:

  • LITE-ON is aware of and complies with relevant local laws and regulations, strives to establish harmonious employer-employee relations within the scope of the law, and thereby promotes sustainable management.

  • In order to maintain competitiveness in the employment market, pay is set and adjusted in reflection of manpower supply and demand and the profitability of product lines.

  • In order to incentivize employees, the company strives to pay appropriate salaries reflecting the market value of professional functions, the contributions of employee, and the results of the performance management system.
  • Starting salaries offered to direct labor not only have to comply with local regulations, but are also competitive when compared to industry peers. Currently, LITE-ON's starting salary for direct labor is approximately 1.03 times the minimum wage in Taiwan, 1 time in Mainland China, 1 time in Thailand, and 1.7 time in Vietnam.

  • Periodically review salary levels related systems to have better salaries in the market.

  • As an added incentive to employees, LITE-ON pays a performance bonus each year depending on how each individual and the company has performed. The amount of bonus granted to employees is determined by their responsibilities, contributions, and performance.


The worldwide base gender pay gaps ratio by pay grade are shown in the table below: (= average female salary / average male salary)

Executive level (Base salary only) Management level (base salary only) Management level (base salary + other cash incentives) Non-management level
1.050.951.010.87

LITE-ON's all operational sites worldwide protect the rights and interest of the employees according to the local laws and regulations. Taking sites in Taiwan as an example, according to regulations in Taiwan, all employees need to be insured under the Labor Insurance and National Health Insurance schemes from their onboard date, and have contributions made to pension funds. In addition to mandatory coverage, the company provides group insurance policies that offer better medical protection and cover: life, accidental death, hospitalization, cancer, and emergency medical treatment. Employees may choose to include their spouse/children/parents in the coverage at additional cost. Furthermore, the company offers even broader group insurance coverage for out-stationed employees, giving them the peace of mind when working overseas. Compensation for overseas employees has been set at reasonable and competitive levels depending on local market conditions. Meanwhile, long-term and short-term bonuses are also offered as added incentives according to local regulations and industry practices. Overseas employees are covered by social insurance schemes as required by local regulations.


Pension Scheme

LITE-ON makes contributions to employees' pension funds according to local regulations, regardless of where it operates in the world. Today, 100% of its employees have joined a pension plan. In Taiwan, the pension policy complies with the Labor Standards Act where contributions are made regularly to employees' pension accounts; in China, employees are insured according to local regulations in order to secure a comfortable lifestyle after retirement.

In Taiwan, employees' pension schemes are governed either by the Labor Standards Act (the old scheme) or the Labor Pension Act (the new scheme) of the Republic of China. Employees who came onboard on or before June 30, 2005, are entitled to carry forward their years of service from the old scheme to the new scheme. Under the old scheme, the company contributes 2% of employees' monthly salaries into a pension account held with the Central Trust of China. This reserve has accumulated to NTD1.05 billion to date, and is fully funded to provide for employees' retirement needs. Under the new scheme, the company contributes 6% of employees' monthly salaries into their personal pension accounts. In addition to the monthly 6% contributions made by the employer, employees may also choose to contribute another 0%~6% of their salaries into their pension accounts.

Diverse Welfare Systems

Employees are LITE-ON's best partners on the path to sustainability. LITE-ON continues to build a comprehensive employee welfare system that takes care of the physical and mental health of employees. LITE-ON also strengthens occupational health and safety management at the plants in order to create a "passionate, motivating, innovative, and growing" environment and give employees an enjoyable work experience at LITE-ON. All benefits provided by LITE-ON around the world comply with or are better than the requirements of local regulations. Certain benefits are modified to suit individual plants.

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

    To help employees revolve everyday problems, LITE-ON in Taiwan operates a 24-hour toll-free hotline that provides free, professional, and highly confidential counseling service on psychological, management, legal, health, and financial topics.

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