Long service

The staff at Piepenbrock are distinguished by long service to the company. In the majority of cases they have an operative role and are responsible for the delivery of services at the customer's location. The following sections list the most important details about our workforce.

Staff structure

PUG 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of employees 25 108 26 906 27 071 26 506
Male 29% 29% 29% 29%
Female 71% 71% 71% 71%

Age structure

The age pyramid of the Piepenbrock Group shows that about two thirds of the Piepenbrock employees are between 40 and 60 years old. While the age groups up to 29 and over 60 are similar in size, the 30 to 39 year olds represent the third biggest group. In the coming years, Piepenbrock will have a relatively balanced workforce at its disposal in terms of age. It should be noted, however, that the percentage of 30 to 39 year olds has to increase in the mid-term to replace the employees who will be leaving the company due to their age. In this way, the current average age of 45.52 will also be reduced

Age structure

At about 3.7 percent, the fluctuation rate in services is at a low level. The value is calculated from the quotients of the overall number of leavers in relation to the total number of employees. It reached a relatively constant level for the first time in the last three years, though it fell by 1.7 percent compared with 2006.

In industry, the fluctuation quotient in recent years was at a steady low level at between 1 and 2 percent. Due to personnel change, the value rose in 2011 but is currently approaching the average values again.

Service in the company

The amount of time staff stay with the Piepenbrock Group on average is 5.6 years. A significant factor for staff in the services sector choosing to leave is the regularity at which new contracts are put out to tender, which means that staff are usually taken over by the new service provider if the contract is lost. Moreover, seasonal factors play a role. For example, staff are employed for a set period during winter service.

Employer in structural-weak regions

With 42.1 million, the German employment market currently has the highest number of employees since reunification. The unemployment figure is presently 6.5 percent and is one of the lowest in the whole of Europe (as of 30.10.2013). Though if the regions are viewed individually, they paint a different picture.

While there are overriding future risks in 38 of all West German regions according to Prognos Zukunftsatlas 2010, these problems manifest themselves particularly in some of the towns and cities in the north Ruhr district. Nationwide, future risks can be found in periphery rural areas of Lower Saxony and the structurally weak regions of East Germany. The average unemployment figure for the aforementioned regions was between 14.9 percent and 12.3 percent in June 2013. In these areas, Piepenbrock has made positive signals as an employer and recorded an increase in the workforce.