Results | Looking ahead
Darla Whitaker, senior vice president for TI Worldwide Human Resources, testified on behalf of TI and the Semiconductor Industry Association at a Congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., about how to retain U.S. university graduates holding advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Whitaker mentioned TI's support of legislation that would remove per-country caps on employment-based visas to help clear the backlog of students from high-demand countries. Passing this bill would vastly improve American competitiveness and secure our place as the world's innovation leader.
In 2011, our retention efforts had the following effects:
- Hired and successfully onboarded 3,169 new employees.
- Promoted 6 percent of all employees.
- Global employee-initiated turnover was 6.5 percent, a slight increase since 2010. The average tenure of our global workforce is 12 years. Forty-eight percent of employees have been with TI for 10 years or more, and 21 percent have been with TI for 20 years or more.
- Retained more than 5,000 National Semiconductor employees and eliminated about 350 redundant positions following the acquisition.
- Launched a long-term approach to hire, retain and develop top talent, building our next generation of leaders.
- Continued to expand networking and mentoring opportunities through the TI Diversity Network.
In 2012, TI plans to continue:
- Offering competitive and unique benefits and perks.
- Providing opportunities at all levels for development and career movement.
- Communicating TI's employment value proposition to prospective and current employees.
- Building employee confidence and pride in the company, leadership and products by showcasing our innovation, values, ethics and benefits of working at TI.
- Helping employees be more informed, connected, collaborative and productive.