Our employees are integral to the ongoing success of our business. Recruiting and retaining the best people is a critical competitive advantage, and we strive to create a supportive, motivating work environment where all employees can flourish.
HP operates in a rapidly changing environment, requiring a global workforce strategy that is agile and can anticipate our future business needs. Some companies simply follow the talent, but HP takes a unique, proactive approach to help develop talent in the regions where we conduct business currently, and plan to do business in the future. We work to develop markets, and we also collaborate with universities, governments, non-governmental organizations, and other groups to develop people. We build facilities and invest in infrastructure, benefiting both local and national economies worldwide. (For more information, see Economic impacts.)
Who we are
HP has nearly 325,000 employees1 that work in more than 170 countries worldwide. They are energetic people who can meet the demands of our fast-paced and ever-changing industry. They are innovators and problem solvers, continually seeking new career challenges. In fact, 25% of HP employees have been in their current role for less than a year, as they have recently gone through a job rotation or taken on a new level of responsibility with their teams.
How we work
HP employees collaborate and work virtually as often as they do face to face. As a part of a global company, they work across time zones and continents. Many HP employees (about 40%) work at a different location than their manager.2
Where we work
About 63% of HP employees commute to an HP office each day. But with the growth of our services business, our workforce is increasingly mobile. About 12% of our employees work from non-HP locations, such as customer sites, and another 15% primarily work remotely from home. The remaining employees work from a variety of locations.2
In this section, we describe our commitment to employees and our performance in the following areas:
- Employee engagement
- Diversity and inclusion
- Employees and global citizenship
- Health and safety
- People development
- Compensation and benefits
Visit our HP employee gallery to learn more about the exceptional contributions our people have made to global citizenship.
Our global employment policies reflect our commitment to treat all employees fairly. At a minimum, we comply with local laws, but our policies often set a more demanding standard:
- Best Work Environment Policy Defines the standards of personal conduct that we expect employees to meet to contribute to a positive, productive work environment
- Open Door Policy Reflects our commitment to open communications and a workplace where each person's voice is heard
- Human Rights and Labor Policy Commits us to fair treatment of all employees wherever we operate
We provide employees with the ability to report policy violations anonymously, and we fully investigate all issues raised.