Koei Tecmo is increasing its Japanese base salary by 23 percent

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Koei Tecmo has confirmed that it has increased its average base salary by 23 percent in Japan.

The raise – which sees the average salary rise by 73,000 yen (that’s £442) a month – follows similar initiatives by Bandai Namco and Capcom to attract and retain employees.

The company has also pledged to increase the starting salary for new graduates from 234,000 yen to 290,000 yen – that’s a jump from about £1,417 a month to £1,756 to improve “motivation” and the “well-being” of its employees.

“The ratio of basic salary to annual salary will be raised sharply for permanent employees of domestic group companies and the starting salary for first-year students will be raised sharply. We’re happy to announce that we’ve decided to increase staff numbers and pay special bonuses,” the company said (thanks, Game Developer, via NME).

At the time of writing, there is no confirmation as to whether the increase will be shared with international employees working for the company outside of Japan.

It’s one of several new initiatives in the gaming industry aimed at improving the support, well-being and retention of its employees, such as:


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