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2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Socially responsible staff restructuring

We must stay fit for the future and competitive in the long term – especially against the backdrop of digitalization and a dynamic and global market environment. That is why we support our employees in the best way possible on our way to the digitalized working world.

These changes are also accompanied by complex personnel restructuring. We are creating new jobs in growth fields and are training qualified personnel to fill these positions. Other areas are the focus of restructuring activities involving workforce reduction. We make sure that all staff restructuring measures are implemented in a socially responsible way for our employees.

The HR service provider Vivento has provided us with support for implementing staff restructuring in Germany for many years. Since 2013, Vivento has been exclusively responsible for providing support and placement services for civil servants. 149 civil servants employed at Deutsche Telekom in Germany opted for a permanent transfer to federal, state, or local authorities in 2020. The focus was primarily on transfers of civil servants to the the armed forces, the Customs Office, and the Federal Police Force. Employees were assisted in finding positions with administrative authorities. Since Vivento was established 17 years ago, the HR service provider has helped more than 52,500 employees (full-time equivalents, FTEs img; as at: December 31, 2020) to gain a new perspective.

Surplus personnel have been looked after for several years in the segments, including T-Systems or Telekom Deutschland: They offer a special consulting concept for professional reorientation. They give employees in the change process prompt and comprehensive support – with the goal of finding permanent new employment.

Reporting against standards


Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

  • GRI 401-1 (Employment)