Benefits of Accepting Technical Intern Trainees

The primary goal of accepting technical intern trainees is "international contribution through technology transfer." However, upon actually accepting interns, companies have noticed several secondary benefits beyond the original objective.

1. Vitalization of the Workplace
Many foreign interns are energetic youths in their late teens to late twenties. Their joining has often brightened the workplace atmosphere, which in turn motivates Japanese employees to work harder and rediscover their "beginner's spirit.

2.Increased Productivity
There are concerns that productivity might drop due to language barriers with foreign workers. However, the dedication of interns often boosts the morale of Japanese staff, leading to a multiplier effect that increases overall productivity.

3.Improved Work Environment
Since interns are foreigners, communication as with Japanese nationals is often difficult, especially when they first arrive with only basic conversational skills. This has led companies to make work instructions clearer and increase visual aids such as pictures, diagrams, and signs in the workplace.

4.Higher Retention Rates for New Employees
Simplified work processes help new Japanese employees, part-timers, and temporary staff acclimate faster, improving their retention rates.

5.Compliance Comparable to Public Companies
Accepting interns requires strict adherence to labor laws, thorough labor management, and improved welfare benefits. Compliance and risk management are indispensable for corporate sustainability, and accepting interns can reveal areas where a company may be lacking.

6.Broadened Management Perspective
Accepting foreign workers can bring attention to previously unnoticed aspects of business, adding new perspectives and allowing for different company management and work environments.

7. Stepping Stone for Overseas Expansion
While not all companies accepting interns plan to expand abroad, it can prompt them to consider or prepare for international business, especially when the prospects abroad seem attractive compared to the stagnant domestic environment.

Accepting foreign talent can thus reveal unseen aspects and improvements, becoming a catalyst for corporate development. While the costs and efforts involved are often seen as drawbacks, they are only significant in the short term. In the long run, the benefits can greatly outweigh these costs. However, a successful acceptance program requires a solid company reception system and proper management by supervisory organizations.