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All employees under the Don Quijote Group umbrella are vital resources—corporate assets—regardless of employment status being full-time, part-time or on a temporary basis. As a group, we direct concerted effort into recruitment and development to draw out potential and personality among employees. In addition, we strive to create an environment that keeps everyone highly motivated and working toward a higher level of job satisfaction.

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Promoting diversity

The Don Quijote Group respects the various individualities among society and embraces diversity to create stores that are pleasant to shop at for all customers and maintain workplaces where all employees feel comfortable.
We have programs in place that promote hiring of people with disabilities and rehiring of retired employees as well as for recruiting people of diverse nationalities, and strive to make the most of their skills. We also run the LGBT* Project, initiated in June 2016, which provides employees with a better understanding of sexual minorities.
* LGBT is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (people whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex at birth) and is synonymous with sexual minorities. In Japan, one in 13 people are said to fall into this gender and sexual orientation group. However, the sexual minority community encompasses more people than those represented by the definition of LGBT, namely, people lacking affection or sexual emotion and people who do not identify as male or female.

First appearance at Tokyo Rainbow Pride, largest LGBT event in Japan

Don Quijote set up a booth for the first time at the Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017, an event celebrating sexual and lifestyle diversity. The event was held in May at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. The Don Quijote booth offered merchandise featuring the rainbow colors that have become a symbol for sexual minorities. More than 100,000 people visited the site over the two-day event, and the Don Quijote booth attracted a large gathering of people.

First appearance at Tokyo Rainbow Pride, largest LGBT event in Japan

Start of in-house blog “Donki Global Connection”

In November 2016, we started an in-house blog to promote active communication among global staff throughout the Don Quijote Group. Each blog provides new content, such as interviews with global staff and explanations about corporate philosophy. The blog format offers staff of various nationalities the opportunity to discover something new about their colleagues around the world and to deepen mutual understanding.

Start of in-house blog “Donki Global Connection”

Internship for students to experience the job of a buyer

To help students gain career insights, we run an internship program that allows them to experience the job of a buyer. The students participate in all stages of contact with partner companies, from negotiations through purchasing, price setting and display arrangement. Teams compete on sales and profit results. The program enables the students to get a real feel for how the products they have purchased are sold and allows them to discover the enjoyment and challenges inherent in business. Through the internship, we convey the real thrill of business to students in hopes of having them consider a career with us in the future.

Internship for students to experience the job of a buyer

Negotiation setting with representatives from well-known manufacturers and trading companies

Diverse workstyles

The retail industry continues to be characterized by a labor shortage. To address this situation, the Don Quijote Group promotes various initiatives that reflect changing times, including the introduction of work arrangements matched to different lifestyles and an in-house project in support of workstyles for women. We also embrace employment formats that recognize diversity in human resources and approaches to work, including rehiring employees who have reached the statutory retirement age, proactively recruiting seniors and housewives as early morning stockers, and hiring more people with disabilities than legally required for positions at Don Quijote, Nagasakiya and Doit.

Establishment of Donkids in-store daycare

As part of its efforts in support of workstyles for female employees, Don Quijote established Donkids in-store daycares at five MEGA Don Quijote locations—Yachiyo 16 go bypass, Kannanaumejima, Soka, Ayase and Tomei-Kawasaki—between November 2016 and May 2017. In June 2017, Haguhagu Donki Adventure Daycare, a licensed facility, opened on the fifth floor of the MEGA Don Quijote Omori Sanno store. Going forward, we will continue to work toward the elimination of children waiting for daycare slots and create a child-raising environment that integrates communities, daycares and stores.

Haguhagu Donki Licensed facility inside MEGA Don Quijote Omori Sanno

Haguhagu Donki Licensed facility inside MEGA Don Quijote Omori Sanno

Donkids In-store daycare for employees at MEGA Don Quijote Soka

Donkids In-store daycare for employees at MEGA Don Quijote Soka

Numerical look at Don Quijote’s workstyle initiatives

Number of People Taking Childcare or Nursing Care Leave
Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017
Maternity leave, childcare leave 214 350 376
Short work hours for childcare 16 21 24
Nursing care leave 6 18 15
Number of Retired Employees Rehired
Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017
Total number of people 64 79 99
Number of people rehired in each
fiscal year
15 19 21

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