Workforce & Staff Movement
In the reporting year, the Migros Group increased its workforce by a total of 2.5% to 105'456 employees. Among other things, this was due to the expansion of the online, leisure/fitness and health businesses, and acquisitions of fitness and industrial companies. The workforce abroad increased due to the acquisition of Herzberger Bäckerei GmbH by Tegut.
The Migros Cooperatives in Geneva and Valais reported a slight decrease in the number of staff. The sale of Probikeshop, OWiba (Office World, iba and Tramondi Büro) and Sharoo had a negative effect on the growth of the workforce.
The number of full-time positions rose by 1.3% to 75'302 in the reporting year.
Consolidated employment growth amounted to 14.8% (previous year 12.8%), despite a sometimes unfavourable economic environment.
Workforce by strategic business units
|Industry & Wholesaling||14'192|
Cooperative Retailing is very important to the Migros Group. It employed about two thirds of all staff in 2017.
The gross fluctuation rate increased to 12.4% (previous year 11.3%).
55.1% of men and 53.6% of women have worked at Migros for more than five years, with men staying slightly longer (10.5 years) than women (9.5 years) on average.
In the reporting year, 71.2% of Migros' workforce consisted of Swiss nationals, and 28.8% of foreign nationals. People from 154 nations were employed within the Migros Group. Migros sees this cultural diversity as an opportunity and consciously promotes it with a tolerant and discrimination-free corporate climate.
Of the 105'456 employees, 15.1% worked abroad. The proportion was slightly up on the previous year (+0.1%).