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The CIR group and each of the companies belonging to the group are inspired by a common policy for the management of human resources, which is based on the centrality of the individual, giving full value to human capital, respect for diversity and the promotion of equal opportunities. CIR is committed to fostering a workplace that allows its people to develop and strengthen their competences and to create value for the company and for all its stakeholders. Respecting the common values of the group, the individual companies manage their people through Human Resources functions that are distinct and independent one of the other according to the specific nature of each of them and of the different business sectors in which they operate.

A total of 14,107 people (the figure does not include the 106 employees of the company Southlands S.r.l., which is almost entirely controlled by the CIR group) were employed by the CIR group at December 31 2015, with an increase of 2.9% on 2014, thanks mainly to the increase in the employees of KOS, partly due to a greater number of facilities than in the previous year. Of the subsidiaries, Sogefi is the one with the greatest number of employees, who totalled 6,702 in 2015, with a rise of 0.5% on the previous year.

More than 55% of the CIR group’s employees are based in Italy. In addition to its 14,107 employees, in 2015 the CIR group had 2,297 freelancers, or people who work for the group but are not included in the category “Employees”: for example the non-employed staff of whatever kind working for KOS (doctors, nurses, etc.) and Sogefi’s temporary or agency staff.

GEDI typically has a strong sense of belonging, which fosters the achievement of results in line with the company’s objectives. An extremely dynamic environment and the need to take rapid decisions in complex situations require teamwork and an exchange of knowledge. There are different categories of employment contracts, in line with the different business areas in which the company operates.

KOS is committed to ensuring that its people have the necessary requisites to do their work in the best way possible, in a framework of constant reliability and improvement of the service offered to patients and their families. Kos too has a very varied workforce, with the aim of guaranteeing the presence of adequate staff to accompany patients at every stage of their stay in the company’s facilities.


International presence is a point of strength for Sogefi, which gives great importance to the integration of different cultures, experiences, habits and languages present among its staff. For Sogefi the heterogeneity of its personnel is a fundamental value, which has generated a team spirit at all levels of responsibility in the company.


The personnel of the CIR group consists of 7,515 men and 6,592 women. The most numerous age group of the people working for the group is between 30 and 50 years of age, which contains 59% of the total workforce. During 2015 1,189 new employees entered the CIR group, while a total of a 1,322 people left the group, giving an entry turnover of 8.4% and an exit turnover of 9.4%. The CIR group considers the offer of a stable and long-term employment relationship as a necessary requisite for enabling the company to grow. The group’s commitment to fostering long-term employment of its staff is confirmed by the high percentage of permanent contracts, which account for 92% of total personnel.

The CIR group pays attention to diversity and to equal opportunities when selecting its employees, rejecting any discriminatory practices and valuing the competences of each individual, quite apart from his or her nationality, religion or gender, political or trade union affiliation, sexual orientation or physical or psychological conditions.
CIR group employees by business – end of 2015
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