Employees

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Employees at year-end*

2014

2013

Change
in %

*

Full-time equivalent employees

Austria

8,635

8,804

−1.9

Bulgaria

2,527

2,647

−4.6

Croatia

1,151

1,138

1.1

Belarus

1,881

1,749

7.5

Additional Markets

1,867

1,543

21.0

Corporate

181

165

9.4

Total

16,240

16,045

1.2

The Telekom Austria Group had 16,240 employees at year-end 2014, 1.2% more than one year previously. This development was primarily attributable to the acquisition of blizoo Macedonia. Headcount in the Austrian segment was reduced by 1.9% to 8,635 employees as part of the ongoing restructuring measures. Around 50% of these employees have civil servant status. The segments outside of Austria saw development of 4.9% to 7,424 employees.

With a view to maintaining its competitive capability and innovative drive, the Telekom Austria Group invests in extensive professional training for its employees on an ongoing basis. The Telekom Austria Group Business School functions as a central development platform. It developed and organised more than 64 training opportunities for 1,053 participants in the course of 2014. In addition to the training offered by this central institution, the Telekom Austria Group subsidiaries have also developed their own training programmes tailored to the needs of their respective markets. To meet future requirements for experts and managers, the Telekom Austria Group is particularly committed to apprenticeship training. In Austria, university and college graduates are offered a twelve-month graduate programme while school-leavers can experience on-the-job training with the A1 trainee programme.

Total spending on further education and professional training in the year under review amounted to EUR 7.8 mn (2013: EUR 7.9 mn). This corresponds to an average of EUR 480 per employee at year-end (2013: EUR 492).

Managers are faced with the challenge of getting more out of fewer resources while preventing burnout. The ‘Healthy management’ seminar, which will be rolled out for all managers in 2015, is aimed at helping managers to balance these priorities and learn how to motivate, encourage and relieve the burden on employees in the face of pressure to perform and scarcity of resources.

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