Wherever we are in the world, we strive to adhere to labor laws when hiring employee and focus primarily on recruiting locally. We insist on being an equal opportunity employer, hiring through an open selection process that does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, age, religious belief, nationality, or political affiliation. We neither tolerate nor accept child labor, and by offering talented people opportunities to make use of their skills in the most appropriate ways, we have assembled a diverse team of outstanding people. In 2015, our average employee turnover rate was 22.71 %, primarily due to corporate restructuring, organizational readjustment, and a reduction in required manpower.
Where there are major changes in our operations, Acer will always notify employee of any impact such changes may have on them in accordance with local laws. At Acer's Taiwan headquarter, for example, employee who have worked for more than three months, but less than 12, are given 10 days’ notice; those who have worked for more than one year, but less than three, receive 20 days’ notice; and those who have worked for more than three years receive 30 days’ notice.
As of the end of December 2015, Acer employs 6,863 people full-time worldwide, including 1,474 executive officers, 2,154 professional staff, 944 administrative staff, and 2,291 technicians. Of these, 2,695 are working in the Taiwan region, 1,741 in the EMEA region, 1,126 in the Asia Pacific region, 671 in China, and 630 in the Pan America region. The average age was 37.6 years old, with an average seniority of 7.1 years. Contracted and temporary staff number 744, of which 463 are male and 281 female.
Data for turnover and employment rates by region, 2015