|Number of employees||Women 2019||Women 2018||Men 2019||Men 2018||Total 2019||Total 2018|
|Total number of employees, 31 December||1,026||1,001||699||702||1,725||1,703|
|Full-time employees (FTEs), 31 December||911||888||664||668||1,575||1,556|
|Average number of employees||894||872||651||659||1,545||1,531|
|Parent Company Board of Directors||50%||63%|
|Full-time employees (FTEs)||58%||57%|
In 2019, 514 (556) new employees were recruited and staff turnover was 29.9 per cent (31.3). Short-term absence due to illness was 3.31 per cent (3.46), which we believe corresponds to that of other businesses with a high percentage of customer centre jobs.
During the year, operations in Bayonne were relocated to Lille. All employees were offered the opportunity to relocate with their jobs.