G4 - 10
Employees by contract and gender; permanent employees by employment type and gender; workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender; workforce by region and gender; portion of work performed by workers who are self-employed or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers; significant variations in employment numbers.
G4 - 11
Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
Percentage of working time lost due to industrial disputes, strikes and/or lock-outs by country.
Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken.
Operations and suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and measures taken to support these rights.
Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region.
Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes, including whether these are specified in collective agreements.
About Our Employees
Our people are the driving force behind our innovation, improvement and success. We consider the tenure of our employees an important indicator of our overall company performance, and we’re proud of our tenure figures. Our high retention numbers indicate to us that our staff thinks Hormel Foods is a great place to work because we provide professional opportunities for employees to learn and grow. In 2015, our turnover rate for all employees was 22.4 percent. Additionally, we are proud to report that 56 percent of our employees had five or more years of service, and our 35 person officer team has an average of 26.3 years of service.
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Years of Service56% of employees have five years or more of service. Of those, 14% have 20 years or more and 5% have 30 years or more of service.
Male/FemaleOf those with five years or more of service, 36% were female and 64% were male.
Hourly/Salaried Of those with five years or more of service, 79% were hourly and 21% were salaried.
Hourly/Salaried84% of workers are paid by the hour and 16% are salaried.
Part-Time1% of workers are part-time.
Collective BargainingAbout 29% of workers are covered by collective bargaining agreements.
About 29 percent of our employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Hormel Foods adheres to the National Labor Relations Act and respects the right of workers to choose whether or not they want to organize a collective bargaining unit. There are no operations in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining is at significant risk.
DiscriminationIn 2015, there were no reported incidents of discrimination. There were also no industrial disputes, strikes or lock-outs. Therefore, Hormel Foods did not lose any hours of working time.
Hormel Foods commissions an independent third-party analysis to statistically review pay information by gender, minority and age to ensure nondiscriminatory pay practices, of which none were found.