2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Development of the number of employees

Employees
as of Dec 31 (NP)

2017

2016

Change

2015

absolute

%

DB Long-Distance

17,058

17,400

–342

–2.0

17,411

DB Regional

37,519

37,853

–334

–0.9

38,163

DB Arriva

56,848

56,564

+284

+0.5

48,527

DB Cargo

28,771

30,084

–1,313

–4.4

30,718

DB Schenker

74,628

70,805

+3,823

+5.4

68,722

DB Netze Track

46,489

44,957

+1,532

+3.4

44,028

DB Netze Stations

5,769

5,396

+373

+6.9

5,241

DB Netze Energy

1,768

1,777

–9

–0.5

1,770

Other

54,531

53,496

+1,035

+1.9

53,793

DB Group

323,381

318,332

+5,049

+1.6

308,373

The number of employees in terms of natural persons (NP) increased. Material changes at the business unit level were recorded, especially at DB Schenker in the contract logistics area and at DB Netze Track, largely through an increase in employees in the maintenance and construction project areas.

Employees by region
as of Dec 31 (NP)

2017

2016

Change

2015

absolute

%

Germany

197,985

195,692

+2,293

+1.2

195,378

Europe (excluding Germany)

97,307

96,119

+1,188

+1.2

87,502

Asia/Pacific

16,046

15,084

+962

+6.4

14,322

North America

9,055

8,730

+325

+3.7

8,632

Rest of world

2,988

2,707

+281

+10.4

2,539

DB Group

323,381

318,332

+5,049

+1.6

308,373

Germany recorded the largest growth year on year. This was mainly a result of the development at DB Netze Track and DB Schenker. The percentage of employees outside of Germany was unchanged at about 37%.

Employees in Germany

New hires by gender
as of Dec 31 (NP)

2017

2016

2015

<30 years

6,501

5,767

4,942

     Share of women (%)

32.1

30.4

33.8

30 – 49 years

7,318

5,515

5,123

     Share of women (%)

23.6

26.6

23.0

≥ 50 years

2,245

1,757

1,553

     Share of women (%)

20.7

27.2

20.7

DB Group

16,064

13,039

11,618

Germany (companies with about 98% of domestic employees).

Not included are hiring and takeover of vocational trainees and dual degree students.

As in previous years, the number of newly hired employees was at a high level. DB Group intends to hire about 19,000 new employees and young professionals in Germany alone in 2018. At the same time, it is important to develop existing employees and ensure their long-term loyalty. #Recruiting

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