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Key Achievements

Kia is a multinational corporation promoting variety in all forms, including ethnicity, age, and gender. We encourage our employees to be confident in their ideas and try new things in the workplace. There are a variety of supports available, including equal chances, a diverse range of options, and high-efficiency smartwork.

409 persons

New Employment

25 % Increase

Female ration in management
(Compared to 2019)

22.1 years

Average length of service

* Coverage: Domestic site
* Female workers in management correspond to senior managers, senior research engineers and senior counsels

Total Workforce

Total Workforce table
(Persons) 2018 2019 2020
Korea 35,538 35,469 35,115
Overseas 17,040 16,979 16,774
Unionized workers (%) Being aggregated 84.9% 83.2%
Total 52,578 52,448 51,899

Global Workforce by Region

Global Workforce by Region table
(Persons) 2018 2019 2020
(Percentage)
Korea 35,538 35,469 35,115
(67.7%)
U.S 2,996 3,075 3,169
(6.1%)
Mexico 2,423 2,339 2,362
(4.5%)
Europe 5,282 5,059 4,861
(9.4%)
China 5,834 4,824 4,613
(8.9%)
Others 505 1,682 1,779
(3.4%)
Total 52,578 52,448 51,899
(100%)

* Others : Asia except for China, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Female Workforce

Female Workforce table
(Persons) 2018 2019 2020
Female employees 1,256 1,331 1,355
Female managers 92 117 146

* Scope : Domestic(Korea)
* Female workers in management correspond to senior managers, senior research engineers and senior counsels

Employee Education & Training

Training & professional development programs

Kia offers all full time employees various opportunities for self-development and career development.
Employees can take systematic in-house training according to the growth goals they have set for themselves, and are not limited to participate only in in-house learning clubs but also various types of training provided by external facilities as well.
Therefore if it is necessary for the relevant team's requirements or personal needs, employees can also acquire certifications with the company's support.
In 2021, Kia has allocated a budget of 1 million won for each employee's external training, and an employee can request for additional support if necessary

Employee Education and Training table
2018 2019 2020
Total education & training expenses (KRW) 10,227,794,438 10,794,597,103 5,064,307,411
Per-person education & training expenses (KRW) 292,498 304,364 142,963
Per-person education & training hours (hour) 33 33 24

Leadership Training Programs

 

1. Key Program Contents

  • Business Management : Presenting Direction, Goal Setting, Performance Management
  • Organizational Development : Securing Resources, Forming Teamwork, Promoting Cooperation
  • Employee Growth : Promoting Learning, Offering Experience, Career Development

2. Curriculum

  • Empowerment Program: Empowerment Program in order to successfully fulfill leadership role (e.g. new team leader on-boarding course, new executives course, new field manager course, etc.)
  • Trend Update Program: Learning about the latest business trends and internal and external business environment (Forum Kia, Insight Forum, Future Competency Enhancement Program, etc.)
  • Diagnostic Development Program: One-on-One Customized Advanced Program by use of Diagnostic Tools (360 Degree Leadership Feedback System, Corporate Culture Diagnosis, Culture Survey, etc.)

3. Leadership Training Achievements

  • Leadership Training Programs provide support for leadership roles and strengthens Kia's leadership pipeline
  • Operation of leadership programs for 470 leadership roles (team leaders, department heads and above)
  • Operation of Outstanding Talent Program for 240 potential leaders

* Scope of Education: Full-time employees

Employment

Recruitment by Region

Recruitment by Region table
(Persons) 2018 2019 2020
Headquarters 115 94 87
Gwangmyeong 306 67 75
Hwaseong 613 89 77
Gwangju 303 19 82
Namyang R&D Center 11 12 3
Others 33 114 85
Total 1,381 395 409

* Others : Asia except for China, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Recruitment by Age/Gender

Recruitment by Age/Gender table
(Persons) 2018 2019 2020
Aged 20 to 29 353 237 167
Aged 30 to 39 328 69 70
Aged 40 to 49 402 36 15
Aged 50 and above 298 53 157
Male 1,104 307 357
Female 277 88 52

Average Length of Service

Average Length of Service table
(year) 2018 2019 2020
Average length of service 20.8 21.7 22.1

* length of service: based on the date of joining the company
* Scope: domestic

Retirement by Age/Gender

Retirement by Age/Gender table
(Persons) 2018 2019 2020
Aged 20 to 29 56 48 49
Aged 30 to 39 76 41 49
Aged 40 to 49 80 50 54
Aged 50 to 59 410 542 832
Aged 60 and above 4 28 28
Male 599 682 974
Female 27 27 38

* The number of retirees in 2018 and 2019 was affected by changes in aggregation criteria.

Turnover rate

Turnover rate table
Category (%) 2018 2019 2020
Total Turnover rate* 1.8 2.0 2.9
Voluntary Turnover rate* 0.6 0.4 0.4

* Total turnover rate (%) = [(Number of employees resigned during the reporting period) / ((Number of employees at the beginning of the reporting period or at the beginning of the year + number of employees at the end of the reporting period or at the end of the reporting period)/2)] *100
** Voluntary turnover is confined to voluntary resignations other than full-age retirements

Welfare

Legally mandated fringe benefits

Health insurance, industrial insurance, national pension, employment insurance

Vehicles/transportation

Car purchasing/repair, commute bus, fuel, and transportation expenses etc.

Safety/health/hygiene

Medical services, group accident insurance, physical checkups, health clinics, etc.

Living

Meals/snacks, expenses/vacations for family events, apartments/dorms, personal pension plans, Labor-Management Joint Fund etc.

Education

School and education expenses for employee's children and in-house daycare centers, etc.

Culture / Career-development

Vacation allowance, credits, long-service/retirement awards (travel), sports day, hotels and resorts for summer vacation, etc.

Support for retirees

Veterans program, etc.

Welfare expenditure

Welfare expenditure table
2018 2019 2020
Total expenditure
(KRW 100 mil)
6,091 6,093 6,191
Per-person expenditure
(KRW mil)
18 18 18
Retirement pension
management amount
(DB, KRW 100 mil)
25,208 27,036 31,326

Parental Leave

Parental Leave table
2018 2019 2020
Male employees on
parental leave
41 68 148
Female employees on
parental leave
50 56 54
Rate of return after
parental leave
98% 95% 98%

* Methodology for counting parental leave: Those who have more than 1 day of parental leave in the year
* Methodology for calculating the return rate: Number of people who are eligible to return to parental leave for the year

Employee wage

(Unit: KRW million)

Employee wage table
Gender category Average wage
Male 92
Female 71
Total 91

* Scope : domestic employees