Employees

Young at Heart

Transparency & Employees

Talent Philosophy

Key Achievements

Kia values the individuality of its employees from different cultures, ages, and genders within its global operations. We promote active communication across the board, encouraging employees to speak for themselves and lead changes. Fair opportunities, diversity and high work efficiency enabled by smart work create better working conditions for everyone.

Total Workforce

  2017 2018 2019
Total 51,789 52,578 52,448
Korea (persons) 34,650 35,538 35,469
Overseas (persons) 17,139 17,040 16,979
Unionized workers (%) Being aggregated Being aggregated 84.9%
(persons) 2017 2018 2019 Percentage
Total 51,789 52,578 52,448 100.0%
Korea 34,650 35,538 35,469 67.6%
U.S. 3,283 2,996 3,075 5.9%
Mexico 2,354 2,423 2,339 4.5%
Europe 5,109 5,282 5,059 9.6%
China 6,141 5,834 4,824 9.2%
Others 252 505 1,682 3.2%

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

(persons) 2017 2018 2019
Female employees (persons) 1,014 1,264 1,330
Female managers (persons) 69 91 111
Share of female employees to total workforce (%) 2.93% 3.57% 3.75%
  2017 2018 2019
Total education & training expenses (KRW) 10,830,000,000 10,227,794,438 10,794,597,103
Per-person education & training expenses (KRW) 319,000 292,498 304,364
Per-person education & training hours (hour) 49 33 33

Employment

(persons) 2017 2018 2019
Recruitment 1,091 1,381 395
Turnover rate Being aggregated Being aggregated Being aggregated
(persons) 2017 2018 2019
Total 1,091 1,381 395
Headquarters 87 115 94
Sohari 66 306 67
Hwaseong 504 613 89
Gwangju 329 303 19
Namyang R&D Center 11 11 12
Others 94 33 114

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

(persons) 2017 2018 2019
By Age Aged 20 to 29 390 353 237
Aged 30 to 39 299 328 69
Aged 40 to 49 303 402 36
Aged 50 and above 99 298 53
By Gender Male 1,050 1,104 307
Female 41 277 88
  2017 2018 2019
Average length of service (year) 20.5 20.7 21.3

※ length of service: based on the date of joining the company

(persons) 2017 2018 2019
Total 442 579 644
Headquarters 81 71 60
Sohari 85 127 139
Hwaseong 57 81 88
Gwangju 77 111 140
R&D Center 5 5 9
Others 137 184 208
(persons) 2017 2018 2019
By Age Aged 20 to 29 40 43 49
Aged 30 to 39 69 72 37
Aged 40 to 49 54 51 53
Aged 50 and above 279 413 505
By Gender Male 420 552 617
Female 22 27 27

Welfare

Type Benefits
Legally mandated fringe benefits Health insurance, industrial accident 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 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.
  2017 2018 2019
Total expenditure (KRW mil) 5,981 6,091 6,093
Per-person expenditure (KRW mil) 17 18 18
Item   2017 2018 2019
Number of employees on parental leave Male 18 41 67
Female 51 49 56
Rate of return after parental leave 100% 97.8% 95.9%

※ Number of employees on parental leave: employees who took parental leave for at least one day during the reporting period
※ Rate of return from parental leave: employees who returned from parental leave during the reporting period
※ Extended parental leave for different children by the same employee counts as separate cases.

Wages and Taxes

(KRW mil) 2017 2018 2019
Total wages 3,233,562 3,250,116 3,081,366
Average wage per person 93 90 86

※ Wage calculation guidelines: The same as the ones used for the audit report. For per-person wage, see the audit and business reports.

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