Workforce development worldwide
The Group’s headcount decreased slightly by 3.1 percent compared with the year 2015. Employee figures were down in all segments except the United States. Employees in the U.S. segment rose slightly by 1.3 percent. New staff were recruited for the retail segment as well as for customer service and HR administration. In our Europe and Systems Solutions business, the employee base decreased as a result of efficiency improvements and personnel restructuring measures. Employee numbers in the Group Headquarters & Group Services segment were down 11.8 percent year on year.
You can find further information in the HR Factbook.
In combination with additional headcount data, the data on the trend in employee numbers worldwide fully covers the G4-LA1 (Employee turnover) GRI indicator. It also partially covers the S01-01 (Percentage of FTE leaving p.a.) EFFAS indicator.
Deutsche Telekom workforce 1999-2016
Our strategy to become the leading telecommunications provider in Europe is reflected in the trend in our international employee headcount. The number of employees working at sites outside Germany has risen notably since the turn of the millennium – albeit with fluctuations in some places. Whereas 91.4 percent of company employees were working in Germany in 1998, the rate has leveled at around 50 percent since 2009. The figure for 2016 was 48 percent.
You can find further information in the HR Factbook.Reporting against standards
This data is relevant for criterion 15 (Diversity and health) of the German Sustainability Code.
Part-time employees Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany
The percentage of part-time employees was around 14 percent in 2016, maintaining at a constant level.
By reporting this data, we partially cover the G4-10 (Total workforce) GRI indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 14 (Employee rights) and 15 (Diversity and health) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact principles 3 (Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining) and 6 (Elimination of discrimination).