Employees and Diversity

Our employees are the basis of our economic success. With their talent, creativity and commitment, they ensure that ProSiebenSat.1 remains competitive now and in the future. We support them with a sustainable and responsible human resources strategy.

A few years ago, we were still a conventional TV corporation, but now we are much more than television: We are a digital media company with businesses ranging from e-commerce and international program distribution to our own multi-channel network. Our corporate culture is characterized by an unfaltering willingness to change and innovate. We thus offer our employees an exciting working environment with lots of creative leeway. We support this process with numerous human resources measures that are derived from the strategy and that strengthen the Company’s innovative power.

Development of Employee Numbers

As of December 31, 2015, the Group had 5,584 employees (previous year: 4,210), calculated on the basis of full-time equivalents. The average number of full-time equivalents in the last year was 4,880 (previous year: 4,118). In 2015, we hired 545 women and 626 men. 37.2 % of the newly recruited employees were under 30 years old, 16.8 % were between 30 and 50 and 7.3 % of the new colleagues were over 50 years old. There was no seasonal variation in the number of employees at ProSiebenSat.1.

In 2015, ProSiebenSat.1 had an average of 4,164 employees in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (previous year: 3,440 average full-time equivalents). This equates to growth of 21.1 % year on year. The regional distribution of employees in 2015 was as follows:

Employees by region

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The Company’s turnover rate reflects the employees’ high level of satisfaction: It fell to 8.8 % in financial year 2015 (previous year: 9.7 %).

Employee turnover by age group and gender in 2015

Personalfluktuation nach Altersgruppen und Geschlecht 2015 (Bar chart)Personalfluktuation nach Altersgruppen und Geschlecht 2015 (Bar chart)