Employment: LA1 - LA3 & LA15

  • LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region broken down by gender.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    We understand that our employees are the foundation and drivers of our success. Accordingly, 'people' is one of our strategic focus areas. Creating value through and for employees by attracting, developing and retaining the globally competitive people necessary to implement our strategy and meet our growth targets remains one of the group' s most vital attributes.

    Specific activities include developing internal resources for promotion through detailed development needs analysis per person, leadership/management development programmes, and continued focus on technical skills upliftment.

    Number of employees * Group

      2014   2013   2012   2011  
    Equipment & Handling 8 298   8 691   9 427   9 430  
    Automotive & Logistics ** 11 203   10 378   9 164   8 643  
    Corporate 115   113   119   106  
    Total 19 616   19 182   18 710   18 179  
    ** continuing operations only

    * Permanent workforce and contractors longer than 12 months

    In addition to the permanent workforce and contractors greater than 12 months, the group employs 678 people on short term/temporary contracts less than 12 months as at 30 September 2014

    Workforce by Region

      2014   2013   2012   2011  
    RSA 14 619   13 877   12 570   11 403  
    Rest of Africa 2 357   2 418   2 334   1 905  
    UK & Europe & Russia 2 472   2 632   3 548   3 743  
    Middle East & Asia 161   242   244   291  
    North America 7   13   14   837  
    Total 19 616   19 182   18 710   18 179  

    Employees by Gender and Level

      Global Breakdown – 2014 Global Breakdown – 2013  Global breakdown – 2012 Global breakdown – 2011
      Male Female Total Male Female Total Male  Female  Total  Male  Female  Total 
    Board * 6 0 6 6 0 6 6 0 6 6 0 6
    Executive 42 7 49 24 1 25 25 1 26 25 1 26
    Senior Management 147 29 176 77 10 87 78 8 86 79 6 85
    Middle Management 1 746 822 2 568 1 791 762 2 553 1 828 739 2 567 1 814 720 2 534
    Skilled Upper 7 344 2 725 10 069 7 639 2 762 10 401 7 708 2 680 10 388 7 282 2 477 9 759
    Semi skilled/apprentices/trainees 5 228 1 174 6 402 5 191 1 135 6 326 4 727 1 162 5 889 4 699 1 237 5 936
    Labour/Unskilled 246 100 346 210 84 294 178 98 276 212 113 325
    Total 14 759 4 857 19 616 14 938 4 754 19 692 14 550 4 688 19 238 14 117 4 554 18 671
    Continuing operations 14759 4857 19616 14 528 4 654 19 182 14 124 4 586 18 710 13 718 4 461 18 179

    * excludes non-executive directors

    Note 'in 2014, the classification for Executive, Senior Management and Middle Management has been changed. Comparative numbers for 2013' 2011 are not available.


  • LA2 Total number and rate of new employee hires, employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.

    Integrated Report 2014:

    In 2014, 2 970 new recruits were appointed and 263 employees joined through acquisitions.

    New recruits

      Age < and up to 30 Age 31 – 50 Age 51 and above Grand Total
    Male 877 1 041 100 2 018
    Female 559 344 49 952
    Grand Total 1 436 1 385 149 2 970

    Total number of recruitments as a percentage of year end headcount has decreased over the last year from 16.1% (excl Australia) to 15.1% as at 30 September 2014. For 2014, males were 67.9% of new recruits and 75.2% of year end head count. Females were 32.1% of new recruits and 24.8% of year end headcount.

    Recruitments as % of Year End Headcount - continuing operations      
    Year Recruitments Year End
    Headcount
    %
    2014 2 970 19 616 15.1%
    2013 3 086 19 182 16.1%
    2012 3 626 18 710 19.4%
    2011 3 184 18 179 17.5%

    Employee Turnover - continuing operations

      Resignations Retrenchment / redundancies**** Retirements* Dismissals Deaths** Other***
    Total 2014 1 604 170 226 431 66 314
    Total 2013 1 709 219 211 592 45 1 213
    Total 2012 1 619 244 256 389 57 1 714
    Total 2011 1 574 223 244 430 62 795

    * Including retirements due to ill health
    ** Including accidental deaths (work related/non work related) and deaths due to illness
    *** Reflects sales of business and termination of fixed term contracts
    **** Includes voluntary terminations

    Resignations as a % of Year End Headcount - continuing operations

    Year Resignations Year End
    Headcount
    %
    2014 1 604 19 616 8.2%
    2013 1 709 19 182 8.9%
    2012 1 619 18 710 8.7%
    2011 1 574 18 179 8.7%

    Resignations as a percentage of year end headcount has remained between 8% and 9% level over the last three years.

    Employee Turnover breakdown by age and gender - 2014

    Age < and up to 30 Age < and
    up to 30 Total
    Age 31 – 50 Age 31 – 50
    Total
    Age 51 and above Age 51
    and above Total
    Grand
    Total
      Male Female Male Female Male Female
    Resignations 400 246 646 646 249 895 45 18 63 1 604
    Retirements 0 0 0 0 0 0 163 37 200 200
    Dismissals 109 24 133 210 44 254 39 5 44 431
    Ill Health Retirements 2 1 3 7 2 9 12 2 14 26
    Deaths (work related) 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3
    Deaths Accidental(not work related) 11 0 11 5 1 6 0 0 0 17
    Deaths Illness (not work related) 1 1 2 21 2 23 16 5 21 46
    Retrenchments/redundancies 26 5 31 81 15 96 39 4 43 170
    Grand Total 550 277 827 972 313 1 285 314 71 385 2 497

    A total of 2 845 employees left the group due to resignation, retrenchment, retirement, ill health retirements, dismissal, death, termination of contracts longer than 12 months and sale of businesses. 34 employees transferred between divisions in the group.


  • LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part- time employees, by significant locations of operation.

    Benefits provided to full-time employees include: retirement funding, leave, medical aid, employee wellness and assistance programmes, education assistance, training, staff discounts, study leave and annual bonuses.

    In South Africa, 11 531 permanent employees (in defined categories) benefited from the B-BBEE transaction through the General Staff Trust. The shares in the Trust vested in November 2013 following the end of the seven year lock-in period. A benefit of R192.4 million was created for the 7 777 employees who elected to sell their shares.

    Overall, General Staff Trust shares to the value of some R281million vested in the 11 531 permanent employees during the reporting period.

    Benefits provided to permanent employees and not to temporary or part-time employees vary by division and region. In addition to those already noted, these include maternity leave, study leave, long service awards, long-term incentive and employee retention schemes, disability cover and life cover.


  • LA15 Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender.

    Benefits provided to full-time employees include: retirement funding, leave, medical aid, employee wellness and assistance programmes, education assistance, training, staff discounts, study leave and annual bonuses.

    In South Africa, 11 531 permanent employees (in defined categories) benefited from the B-BBEE transaction through the General Staff Trust. The shares in the Trust vested in November 2013 following the end of the seven year lock-in period. A benefit of R192.4 million was created for the 7 777 employees who elected to sell their shares.

    Overall, General Staff Trust shares to the value of some R281million vested in the 11 531 permanent employees during the reporting period.

    Benefits provided to permanent employees and not to temporary or part-time employees vary by division and region. In addition to those already noted, these include maternity leave, study leave, long service awards, long-term incentive and employee retention schemes, disability cover and life cover.