Employees

  • HEADCOUNT
      2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Headount (a) 70,836 73,950 76,373 70,939 68,439

    Employees

    62,836 65,207 66,790 63,200 60,798

    Others

    8,000 8,743 9,583 7,739 7,641
    Distribution by region          

    Asia-Pacific

    4,148 3,625 3,306 3,019 2,685

    Europe

    32,088 32,902 32,856 31,355 31,850

    North America

    33,033 36,291 39,258 35,780 33,335

    Rest of the World

    1,567 1,132 953 785 569
  • EMPLOYEES BY REGION
      2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Asia-Pacific 3,620 3,343 3,117    
    Female 21% 20% 19%    
    Male 79% 80% 81%    
    Europe 27,057 27,112 27,415    
    Female 17% 16% 16%    
    Male 83% 84% 84%    
    North America 30,681 33,645 35,328    
    Female 20% 19% 20%    
    Male 80% 81% 80%    
    Rest of the World 1,478 1,107 930    
    Female 21% 21% 19%    
    Male 79% 79% 81%    
  • EMPLOYEES BY EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT TYPE
      2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Permanent full-time employees 59,883 61,380 62,509    
    Female 10,992 11,076 11,225    
    Male 48,891 50,304 51,284    
    Permanent part-time employees 133 113 730    
    Female 101 88 373    
    Male 32 25 357    
    Temporary full-time employees 2,771 3,670 3,513    
    Female 490 583 540    
    Male 2,281 3,087 2,973    
    Temporary part-time employees 49 44 38    
    Female 9 9 7    
    Male 40 35 31    
    Employees covered by collective agreement 57% 55% 54% 58% 55%
  • DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
      2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Employees - Overall 62,836 65,205 66,790 63,200 60,798
    Distribution by gender          
    Female 18% 18% 18% 18% 18%
    Male 82% 82% 82% 82% 82%
    Distribution by age group          
    Below 30 14% 15% 15%    
    Between 30-50 53% 51% 54%    
    Over 50 32% 34% 31%    
    Average age 43 43 42    
    Number of citizenships 125 121 112 105 99
    Employees - Senior Management 53 59 38 36 34
    Distribution by gender          
    Female 11% 12% 16% 19% 21%
    Male 89% 88% 84% 81% 79%
    Distribution by age group          
    Between 30-50 43% 41%      
    Over 50 57% 59%      
    Average age 50 50 50    
    Employees - Management 4,165 4,710 4,868 4,672 4,528
    Distribution by gender          
    Female 19% 18% 17% 16% 15%
    Male 81% 82% 83% 84% 85%
    Distribution by age group          
    Below 30 0.5% 0.5% 0.7%    
    Between 30-50 60% 60% 63%    
    Over 50 39% 39% 37%    
    Average age 48 47 47    
    Employees - Non-Management 58,671 60,497 61,922 58,528 56,270
    Distribution by gender          
    Female 18% 18% 18% 18% 18%
    Male 82% 82% 82% 82% 82%
    Distribution by age group          
    Below 30 15% 16% 16%    
    Between 30-50 53% 50% 53%    
    Over 50 32% 34% 31%    
    Average age 43 42 42    
    Directors of the Board 14 14 15 15 14
    Distribution by gender          
    Female 21% 21% 20% 20% 14%
    Male 79% 79% 80% 80% 86%
    Distribution by age group          
    Between 30-50 0% 0% 0% 13% 7%
    Over 50 100% 100% 100% 87% 93%
    Average age 65 65 65    
  • NEW EMPLOYEE HIRES
      2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    New employee hires 4,259 4,345 5,738 4,971 5,897
    Hire rate 6.8% 6.7% 8.6% 7.9% 9.7%
    Distribution by gender          
    Female 25% 21% 22% 23% 23%
    Male 75% 79% 78% 77% 77%
    Distribution by age group (b)          
    Below 30 39% 37% 38%    
    Between 30-50 48% 46% 51%    
    Over 50 13% 17% 11%    
    Distribution by region (b)          
    Asia-Pacific 15% 15% 10%    
    Europe 33% 37% 25%    
    North America 41% 42% 60%    
    Rest of the World  11% 5.8% 4.4%    
    Distribution by employment position (b)          
    Management positions 4.3% 4.0% 3.3%    
    Non-management positions 96% 96% 97%    
  • EMPLOYEE TURNOVER
      2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Total turnover 6,183 10,548 4,302    
    Total turnover rate 9.7% 16% 6.6%    
    Distribution by gender          
    Female 22%        
    Male 78%        
    Distribution by age group          
    Below 30 10% 25% 18%    
    Between 30-50 24% 32% 45%    
    Over 50 66% 42% 37%    
    Distribution by region          
    Asia-Pacific 7.0% 4.4% 7.2%    
    Europe 26% 42% 38%    
    North America 65% 52% 53%    
    Rest of the World  2.2% 1.4% 2.0%    
    New employee hire total turnover rate (c) 8.7% 7.8% 7.3%    
    Voluntary turnover 2,636 2,445 1,847 1,641 1,513
    Voluntary turnover rate 4.2% 3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 2.5%
    Female 5.9% 4.6% 3.9% 3.5% 3.4%
    Male 3.8% 3.5% 2.2% 2.3% 2.3%
    High potential employee 7.0% 5.5% 3.4% 3.1% 3.4%
    New employee hire 4.0% 4.6% 3.3% 2.4% 1.1%
    New female employee hire (d) 3.9% 3.8% 2.8%    
    New male employee hire (d) 4.0% 4.8% 3.4%    
  • REMUNERATION FOR WOMEN AND MEN FOR SIGINIFICANT LOCATIONS
      2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Remuneration ratio of women to men - Senior management (e) 0.7 0.7      
    Remuneration ratio of women to men - Management (e) 0.9 0.9      
    Canada 0.9 0.9      
    France 0.9 0.9      
    Germany 0.9 0.9      
    Mexico 0.8 0.8      
    United Kingdom 1.0 0.9      
    United States 1.0 0.9      
    Remuneration ratio of women to men - Non-management 0.9 0.9      
    Canada 0.9 0.9      
    France 0.9 1.0      
    Germany 0.8 0.8      
    Mexico 0.9 1.0      
    United Kingdom 0.9 0.9      
    United States 0.8 0.8      
  • PERFORMANCE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
      2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Eligible employees accessing performance reviews 91% 86% 92%    
    High potential employees 1,908 2,092 2,071 1,627 1,477
    Female 26% 27% 28% 27% 26%
    Male 74% 73% 72% 73% 74%
    Employee engagement (f) N/A 67% 73% 72% 73%
    Employee enablement (f) N/A 64% 67% 67% 68%
    Revenues per headcount (in thousands of USD) (g) 257 272 238 231 267

Comments

Employee engagement and employee enablement: Rates reflect percentage of respondents of the employee survey who have answered favourably or very favourably to the questions related to each topic. Enablement measures role optimization and level of support in the environment. Engagement measures employee commitment and discretionary effort.

Headcount:

  • Employees: Permanent full- or part-time, temporary full-or part-time and paid apprentices. Inactive employees are included (for ex: on parental or disability leave).
  • Others: Headcounts who are not Bombardier employees. These workers do not perform a substantial portion of the work for Bombardier.

High potential employees: Employees identified based on their proven track record and their perceived capacity to take on new challenges in the short term.

Employment position categories:

  • Senior management: Senior leadership positions having a direct report to CEO or business segment presidents
  • Management: Managers and up positions, including Senior Management
  • Non-management: All positions that are not management positions
New employee hire: Permanent employee hired externally within the reporting period
 
Remuneration ratios: Ratios for non-unionized employees only
 

Turnovers:

  • Total turnover: All employee- and employer-initiated terminations, including dismissals, lay-offs and retirements
  • Voluntary turnover: Employee-initiated terminations, excluding retirements and ill health reasons 

Diversity indicators: We report gender and age group. We cannot report ethnic minority due to the global nature of our business and the complex array of differing jurisdictional requirements and definitions on reporting ethnic backgrounds. 

 

Footnotes

(a) Subsequent to the end of the 2015 fiscal year, we decided to take steps to optimize our headcount with a combination of manpower reduction and strategic hiring. These figures do not reflect the planned changes.

(b) The 2013 number was amended to address data calculations inconsistencies.

(c) This indicator’s calculation was modified in order to be consistent with the other turnover calculations. Number was amended for 2013 to 2015.

(d) The 2014 new employee hire voluntary turnover by gender numbers were amended to address data calculations inconsistencies.

(e) The 2014 remuneration ratios for senior management and management were recalculated to reflect the management category definitions of the glossary.

(f) In 2015, we started a process to review our approach to employee engagement surveys. As a result, we did not conduct an employee engagement survey in 2015.

(g) Revenues per headcount numbers for 2011 and 2012 were amended to address data calculations inconsistencies.