Nintendo appears to be achieving a feat that the majority of Japanese companies would ardently aspire to. The Kyoto-based company has recently reported an impressive employee retention rate of 98.8% for their new hires. This figure is particularly noteworthy given that the average employee retention rate for new employees in Japan is approximately 70%. It is evident that working for Nintendo, the largest console manufacturer in Japan, offers numerous benefits. The Nintendo Switch family of systems, which dominates the Famitsu hardware sales charts published weekly on Thursdays, is a prime example of the company’s success.
“In recent years, the ’employee retention rate’ has been increasingly used as an indicator of a company’s attractiveness. The ‘Youth Employment Sheet,’ which is required to be disclosed when recruiting new graduates, also asks for the number of recruits and leavers in the last three years, and the ‘third-year retention rate’ derived from this data has become an important indicator for both job-seeking students and those seeking a new job. In this context, the fact that the retention rate of new employees at Nintendo, Japan’s world-class video game manufacturer and one of the most popular companies for employment, has reached almost 100%, has become a hot topic on social networking sites.”
“There is also the fact that Nintendo offers a good benefits package. The company has a high rate of paid vacation time, and is generous with childcare. We have a system where employees are given their own points, which they can use for games, books, travel, etc. We also have a deep understanding of diversity. We also have a deep understanding of diversity, and have introduced a partnership system for employees with same-sex partners that treats them the same as an actual marriage, and other advanced and practical measures.”