Personnel service provider Telekom Placement Services continued to support the Group in its workforce restructuring efforts in the year 2017. Since its creation, Telekom Placement Services has opened up new professional prospects for more than 49,000 employees – increasingly in the public sector such as, for instance, at BAMF, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Over 500 civil servants were seconded to BAMF in the reporting year to provide support for refugee relief work, including the processing of asylum claims. In fact, Deutsche Telekom employees are now working at more than 50 percent of the BAMF offices throughout Germany.
In addition, in 2017 we were once again able to offer internal employment options to employees in units with surplus staff. In the reporting year alone, more than 1,070 employees had been transferred to new positions inside the Group by December 31, 2017.
In combination with additional headcount data, the data on the trend in employee numbers at Vivento fully covers the GRI 401-1 (New employee hires and employee turnover) GRI indicator.