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)

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Employees 107,062 107,554 108,906 117,206 112,551

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

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Employees Males 1,977 2,127 2,244 2,194 2,039
Females 415 449 550 562 529
Total 2,392 2,576 2,794 2,756 2,568
Average Age (Year) 39.6 39.5 39.0 38.6 38.7
Average Years of Employment 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.7 10.3

Number of new graduates who joined the Nidec Group inside Japan

Apr. 2017 Apr. 2018 Apr. 2019 Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021
New graduates Males 254 261 360 240 98
Females 52 83 92 38 29
Total 306 344 452 278 127

Offering New, Online & Offline-based Internship Experiences

Amid COVID-19, Nidec offers online programs where participants can experience being in the motor industry and business. Using break and in-between times at university, people can get to know how it would be to be in the world of motors.

Internship experience project This program has students participate in an actual project with Nidec employees, and actively make business proposals based on students’ viewpoints.
Nidec ONLINE Seminar Together with Nidec employees, program participants think about the future and technology that Nidec, a growing company, aims to realize in this constantly changing society, by looking into the secrets of this company continuing to grow.

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, the company’s top executives explain their own thoughts and the company’s future directions to employees, while answering their questions in person, keeping their distance as business leaders whilst keeping 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 twice a year. In the committee meetings, the company delivers important information on its business policies to the Employees’ Association, which, on the other hand, makes suggestions to the company on improving its systems and measures, to promote better communications between the company and its employees.

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. Specifically, the Employees’ Association provides the company with employees’ requests on, for example, work environment, welfare program, and promotion of diversity for improvement, while planning and holding events to promote friendship among employees.

Toshihiro Moriguchi

“In the wake of the recent rise in people’s interest in CSR and the SDGs, we at the Employees’ Association realize that it is time for us to review our functions and roles. In addition, as society is undergoing significant changes due to COVID-19, we strongly feel the need for organizations to adapt to the times. Realizing our functions and roles once again, we will: make it the essence of our organization’s activities to design a comfortable work environment based on social environment, and help employees more satisfied with their workplace accordingly; work with our company to contribute to make it better; and lead these achievements to result in an even better job satisfaction among employees. We will actively work to create this cycle of positive actions.”

Ai Fukuda
Chairperson, the Employees’ Association for FY2021

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.

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

Ai Fukuda

“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. Working as an interface between employees and their company, we will continue our surveys and utilize their results for our activities, to help many employees realize that they were right in voicing their opinions to the Employees’ Association.”

Yoko Oguri
Vice Chairperson, the Employees' Association for FY2021

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 (current Legal & Compliance Department) 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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