Employment Creation / Improving Employee Satisfaction

Employment Creation

Nidec aspires to become a global organization that creates employment all over the world in accordance with its business development and company growth, in order to realize its management philosophy that “The greatest social contribution is to create employment.”

With the company's expansion into China, India, Brazil and other developing countries, we promote employment in respective localities, and where performance justifies we positively recruit employees from over the world in Japan, and foster them to work primarily in the areas of research and development.

Regarding Mergers and Acquisitions , we put pertinent companies on a steady growth track while enhancing the synergy effect among Nidec Group companies, and create new employment accordingly.

In the future, Nidec will continue to make social contributions based on its corporate philosophy of “creating employment.”

Consolidated/Transition of the number of employees (as of the end of March each year)

FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Employees 96,602 107,062 107,554 108,906 117,206

Non-consolidated/Transition of the number of employees (as of the end of March each year)

FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Employees Males 1,619 1,977 2,127 2,244 2,194
Females 366 415 449 550 562
Total 1,985 2,392 2,576 2,794 2,756
Average Age (Year) 39.0 39.6 39.5 39.0 38.6
Average Years of Employment 10.4 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.7

Number of new graduates who joined the Nidec Group inside Japan

Apr. 2016 Apr. 2017 Apr. 2018 Apr. 2019 Apr. 2020
New graduates Males 216 254 261 360 233
Females 59 52 83 92 47
Total 275 306 344 452 280

Offering New, Online & Offline-based Internship Experiences

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Nidec offers a variety of internship programs where participants can experience the motor industry and business both on- and offline. Utilizing online programs enables students to experience the world of motors even during a break or an in-between time at university.

Internship experience project This program has students participate in an actual project with Nidec employees, and actively make business proposals based on students’ viewpoints.
Work catalogue This program helps participants to know successful Nidec employees’ careers to understand the type of work in the company, and see how these employees became successful at Nidec.
Online visit Online chat with Nidec employees.
Employment chance enhancing program In this chart with people unofficially approved to join Nidec, prospective senior employees tell participants what to remember in job hunting, and their successes and failures in online interviews.

We will continue to offer internship programs that appeal to future-oriented young people to help them with their careers.

Nidec President Award and Profit Contribution Grand Award

Every year, we commend employees with the Nidec President Award and the Profit Contribution Grand Award, and hold an “R&D Presentation” to motivate employees.

Nidec President Award and Profit Contribution Grand Award

Since 1996, we have been commending employees with the “Nidec President's Award” and the “Profit Contribution Grand Award” for their contribution to the expansion of the company's profit through creation, creativity, new development, etc. that were born in the process of job execution.

Nidec recognizes those of its employees who successfully increased the company's profit via new product development based on an innovative technology, or productivity improvement based on a groundbreaking improvement.

R&D Presentation

Nidec holds an annual “research and development presentations” event where its employees demonstrate their achievements in such areas as technological development and productivity improvement. In recent years, an increasing number of presentations are on “One Nidec” initiative-based technology fusions between group companies.

In this event, attended by Shigenobu Nagamori, the company's Chairman, other executives, and employees representing R&D departments, head office, sales departments and group companies, selected members present their work to be considered for selection as outstanding contributions.

The R&D Presentation serves as a good opportunity for presenters to improve their presenting skills, and for other participants to exchange information on the latest technologies in a wide variety of fields.

Improving employee satisfaction

At Nidec, we hold various activities to create employee-friendly workplaces and better satisfy employees.

Introducing a disaster volunteer vacation system

We introduced a disaster volunteer vacation system in FY2013 so that employees can participate in volunteer activities during an earthquake, flooding, or other disasters.

Management-employee interactions

The company offers a variety of opportunities, such as a luncheon with an executive, and seminars where regular employees can hear directly from the company’s management or express their opinions freely to the management.

In an internal seminar, Shigenobu Nagamori, the company’s Chairman, explains his own thoughts and the company’s future directions to employees, while answering their questions in person, keeping his distance as a business leader whilst keeping his employees close, and placing an emphasis on transparency in the company as we all move, united, in the same direction.

Employee Satisfaction Improvement Committee

A gathering is held at each business site monthly between senior members of the Employees’ Association (Shimboku-kai), which represents employees, and the company’s management, while an Employee Satisfaction Improvement Committee meeting is held four times a year. In a gathering, the company and employees try to improve the level of communication between each other through such opportunities as the company presenting the Employees’ Association with important information regarding the company’s business policy as well as improvement proposals.

Roles of the Employees’ Association

The Employees’ Association (Shimboku-kai) is an employee-representing organization comprising non-managerial employees, and aims to: keep good relations among employees; try to improve working conditions and environments, as well as its members’ status, and the quality of employee benefits, welfare, etc.; and contribute to the company’s better business performance. The association is headquartered in the company’s head office, with branch offices at individual business sites. The Employees’ Association submits to the company proposals on improving the working environment, etc., while promoting a better quality of employee benefits and welfare, making the workplace for both male and female employees to shine, and planning and executing an employee trip and other events to promote friendship among employees.

Toshihiro Moriguchi

“The Employees’ Association, which represents Nidec employees, works with the company to achieve a better work environment by, for example, delivering employees’ opinions and comments to the company via a monthly meeting and a quarterly employee satisfaction survey committee meeting. The members of the Association believe that, to collect all employees’ voices, its executives and other members must first realize that they serve as a bridge between employees and the company, and act autonomously to make a better Nidec ourselves. We will continue to promote the Association’s activities, with the conviction that our proactive actions will energize the entire company.”

Ai Fukuda
Chairperson, the Employees’ Association for FY2020

Employee satisfaction (ES) survey

The ES survey, conducted annually by the Employees’ Association, aims to statistically understand Nidec employees’ feelings toward the company, and collect and report their voices to the company’s executives in the aforementioned employee satisfaction improvement committee meeting, to propose necessary improvement actions. Those proposals from our association are incorporated in the company’s policies, personnel measures, and the management of individual workplaces, among others. The Employees’ Association will continue to conduct the ES survey to use employees’ voices to make Nidec a better company.

*ES survey: A survey to understand how satisfied employees are with their company

Ai Fukuda

“By collecting employees’ voices via an employee satisfaction survey, the Employees’ Association can visualize issues that exist in the company. The survey, which enables us to understand issues that change during the course of time, is one of the important established projects of our Association. We believe that launching actions with the company to tackle identified issues will help make Nidec a more comfortable and rewarding workplace.”

Masakazu Tanikawa
Vice Chairperson, the Employees' Association for FY2020

Preventing harassment

To comply with applicable laws and regulations, the company established “Harassment Prevention Regulations” in FY2010, and opened a section within HR Department to provide employees with a consultation service. In addition, FY2019 saw Compliance Office hold group-wide compliance seminars, to share ideas and issues to prevent harassment and comply with applicable laws and regulations at workplace, via gatherings with managerial and non-managerial employees respectively. We will stay committed to preventing harassment, which will create legal risks.

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