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Work–Life Balance

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Systems for Achieving Work–Life Balance

NESIC endeavors to improve systems that help employees achieve work–life balance from a variety of perspectives such as work, family, child-raising, caring for relatives, volunteering, and investing in their career advancement so that each and every employee can work to the best of their abilities.

Balancing Work with Child-Raising

NESIC is taking steps to improve its systems for helping employees with children balance their work and child-raising duties without worrying about either. NESIC has received the “Kurumin” mark of certification under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, based on the high marks received for its work system that enables diverse work styles for employees, improvements to childcare-related systems, and the creation of a work environment conducive to taking time off for raising children and then returning to work. Every month, we hold briefings for male employees who are about to become fathers, and their superiors, to encourage them to take time off while informing them of our systems for supporting the balancing of work with child-rearing.

“Kurumin” mark of certification

“Kurumin” mark of certification

Kurumin is a mark given to companies that have created action plans based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children and have demonstrated progress toward achieving their goals.

Number of employees taking child-care leave (non-consolidated)

Fiscal year

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of employees taking leave 29 31(5) 42(5) 38(5) 33(3) 39(5)

Ratio of employees who returned to work

100% 100% 100% 97.1% 100%

* Figures in parentheses indicate number of male employees.

Inclusion in Niigata Prefecture’s “Happy Partner” Corporate Registration System

Certification as a “Happy Partner” from Niigata Prefecture

On June 26, 2017, NESIC’s Niigata Branch Office received certification as a “Happy Partner” from Niigata Prefecture as a company that encourages equal participation by men and women. This system certifies companies that are keen to train and promote female employees through work environments that strike a balance between work and family for both men and women.

Balancing Work with Caring for Relatives

NESIC is enhancing its systems for helping employees balance work with caregiving and raising awareness of these systems among its employees through the Company intranet and holding seminars.
We continually hold caregiving seminars to alleviate any concerns employees may have about balancing work with caregiving, and share information such as on how to take advantage of caregiving insurance services and know-how on successfully caring for family members who live in their own homes or in distant places.

Tomonin mark

Nickname: Tomonin
The Tomonin mark can be used by companies endeavoring to put into place a work environment that balances work with caregiving responsibilities.

Number of caregiving seminars held and seminar participants

Fiscal year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Number of caregiving seminars held

1 2 1 2 2

Number of participants in caregiving seminars 

80 154 80 128 95

Work-Style Reforms and Contributing to Productivity Improvements

As a part of its work-style innovation, NESIC has introduced a new work system with teleworking for all employees (from July 2017).
Through this work system, each and every employee is able to adopt a more flexible work style that includes working at home, which can lead to improvements in productivity and efficiency while sparking innovation.
NESIC strongly supports the work-style reforms of its customers with extensive know-how of what works based on its own efforts over the past ten years in deploying its own office innovations and experiments with teleworking in-house.
Moreover, we have received positive evaluations from third-party institutions on these initiatives.

External evaluations (Japanese text only)

Reducing Total Work Hours

To encourage employees to take paid vacation, NESIC has designated periods within July and September to use chunks of paid vacation days as a part of summer break. Based on employment agreements, NESIC grants paid vacation days every August.
In addition, NESIC encourages employees to take paid vacation days during the second and third weeks of June and October.

Paid Vacation Days Taken (Non-consolidated)

Fiscal year

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Average number of days granted

21.3 21.2 21.0 21.1 21.3 21.0

Average number of days taken

15.3 14.1 14.3 14.8 14.2 14.5

Average ratio of days taken

71.8% 66.4% 67.3% 70.3% 67.0% 69.0%

To reduce overtime work hours, NESIC implements measures to distribute work among departments in accordance with the work situation, with the aim of realizing and fostering awareness of flexible work systems.

Average overtime hours worked (non-consolidated)

Fiscal year 2015 2016 2017 2018
Average overtime work (per month) 24.0H 20.3H 18.9H 19.7H
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