Our key employee figures

We want to promote the diversity and varied potential of the people in our workforce totalling some 28,000 employees. Ultimately, their expertise and their innovative powers make them key drivers for the success of our business.

Employees at the ERGO Group by region, function and type of employment

2016 2015 2014
Total employees1
28,217 28,487 28,020
Employees by region
Germany
% 58.3 60.4 61.9
Rest of Europe
% 41.1 39.1 37.6
Other regions
% 0.5 0.5 0.5
Employees by function
In-house staff 23,450 23,646 23,198
Salaried field staff
4,767 4,841 4.822
Self-employed field staff
15,570 15,166 15,321
Employees by type of employment1
Full-time employees % 73.9 74.7 75.6
Part-time employees
% 21.8 21.5 20.9
Dormant employment contracts
% 4.3 3.8 3.5
1 In-house staff and salaried field staff


Employees at ERGO Group by company and working time
Germany
(in-house and salaried field staff)
2016 2015 2014
ERGO Group1
9,716 9,847 10,574
ERGO Beratung und Vertrieb
2,853 3,008 2,804
VORSORGE
94 93 95
ITERGO
1,356 1,352 1,365
ERGO Direkt
1,706 1,757 1,741
ERV 195 208 213
Allysca 98 95 116
Other companies 443 843 424
1ERGO Group includes numbers for ERGO Lebensversicherung, ERGO Versicherung and DKV Deutsche Krankenversicherung.
Total Germany 16,461 17,203 17,332
thereof full-time 12,168 12,862 13,100
woman 4,865 5,222 5,363
man 7,303 7,640 7,737
thereof part-time 3,582 3,646 3,550
woman 3,259 3,284 3,203
man 323 362 347
thereof dormant contracts 711 695 682
woman 580 621 615
man 131 74 67
International1 (in-house and salaried field staff)
ERGO International 7,092 7,022 6,763
D.A.S. 4,131 3,727 3,309
ERV 421 439 552
VORSORGE 54 50 52
ERGO Versicherung 58 46 11
Total international 11,756 11.284 10.687

1To split-up international employee contracts in full-time or part-time is currently not possible.



Employee structure in in-house staff (IHS) and salaried field staff (FS) by age and gender at the ERGO Group

2016 2015 2014
HIS FS HIS FS HIS FS
Proportion of women and men

Women

% 58.8 47.8 59.0 46.9 59.2 46.4
Men % 41.2 52.2 41.0 53.1 40.8 53.6
Average age J 43 45.2 42.4 44.9 42.0 44.6
Age structure
Employees under 30 % 14.3 12 15.5 12.5 16.3 13.9
Employees between 30 and 50 % 61.1 53.7 62.2 54.2 63.6 54.2
Employees over 50 % 24.6 34.3 22.3 33.3 20.1 31.9
Average Absence Ratio due to sick leave1 % 5.7 5.7 5.3
Fluctuation rate % 11.5 9.8 12.9
Average period of employment in years J 14 13.6 13.4
Limited contracts 1,398 1,371 912
Share of woman in Management positions % 33.8 31.1 31.5
1The average absence ratio due to sick leave in Germany includes salaried field staff for the first time.  


Basic and advanced training at the ERGO Group in Germany

2016 2015 2014
Number of trainees (including agency Trainees)
1,042 1,172 1,127
Ratio of trainees to working staff
% 5.2 5.7 5.4
Cost of advanced training per employee 743 819.92 663.89
Advanced training days per employees 4.7 5.9 4.3
Total advanced training days1       77,212 102,0982 72,818
Advanced training days for sales partners
32,282 37,7504 39,0524
1 Training days in total include in-house and salaried field staff.
2 The number of the training sessions was higher than in the years 2014 and 2016 due to the introduction of new IT systems.
3 Training days by employed and self-employed sales agents. Included are those training measures which were centrally implemented by ERGO as well as decentral measures within the scope of a training initiative of the German insurance industry (“Well advised”) and the Code of Conduct for selling insurance products of the German Insurance Association (GDV).
4 For the years 2014 and 2015, the figures were adjusted (supplemented with the decentrally implemented training measures).