At the end of 2017, the actual number of Group employees totaled 310.3 thousand people.
Further in this section, we present information on the principal Group members that have a significant influence in their regions of presence and cover 95% of the total number of employees.
Full-time employees account for 96.8% of all Group employeesIndicator calculated based on overall staff numbers, including full-time and part-time Group employees., with 98.6% having a permanent employment contract. The collective bargaining agreement covers 100% of employees at Sberbank.
In all we hired 66 thousand new employees in 2017, including 53 thousand at Sberbank. Staff turnover for the Group increased by 0.8 percentage points in 2017 against the backdrop of the recovery of the Russian economy, and equaled 14.3%. Staff turnover at Sberbank itself equaled 12.6%. Staff turnover remains at the industry average for the financial sector.