Headcount (FTE)

Definition

The Headcount KPI refers to the size of the team in Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) on the last day of the reporting period.

Characteristics

Include Don’t include
All employees and founders weighted according to their extent of employment External contractors

 

Calculation

∑ of FTEs of all employees
= Headcount (FTE)

 

Alias FTE (Full Time Equivalent)
Abbreviation
Unit FTE

Calculation

A company has 2 founders, 2 full-time (40h/week) employees and 1 part-time (20h/week) employee. Their Headcount KPI is calculatet as follows:

+ 4 × 1 FTE
+ 1× 0,5 FTE
= 4,5 FTE

 

Q&A

Q: As a founder I work more than 40 hours, do I count as more than 1 FTE?
A: No, if you are active in the company full-time you count as 1FTE.