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Indefinite employment top priority for graduates in Japan: Research

What’s making a significant majority of university graduates stick with their first employer for long? Research by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation reveals what constitutes an attractive employer brand for graduates in Japan.
Indefinite employment top priority for graduates in Japan: Research

More than two-thirds of graduates in Japan stay in their first job for more than three years, according to research by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation.

The survey ran from late February through early March 2022, and garnered responses from over 1,000 university graduates who were in their second to fifth year after beginning full-time employment. 

While just about 30% quit their organisation in the first three years, more than two thirds (66.8%) of respondents (including those currently on childcare or other leave) were still working at the first company they joined, revealed the research.

As per findings, the most important factor for more than a third of graduates (33.9%) in choosing a certain employer over another was indefinite employment (a regular position).

Here is a list of other factors that made an employer attractive for graduates: 

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Of those who quit sooner than three years, 7.7% left within the first six months, 6.2% after six months to one year. 10.4% after one to two years, and 5.2% after two to three years. 

The most common reasons for graduates to quit early were:

  • Job was not a good match (40.1%)
  • Working hours and leave conditions (31%) and
  • Salary conditions (27.4%) 
  • Other reasons driving attrition include:

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