Ford Motor Co.
Number of Employees: 138066
Number of IT Employees: 3418
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 6 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 1 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 20 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 12 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 21 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 19 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 5
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$5000
The largest maker of pickup trucks, Ford's brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The carmaker also owns Hertz, the No. 1 car-rental firm, and holds stakes in Mazda and BMW's Land Rover SUV operations. In 2003, Ford IT launched a competency-based career development framework, which puts the tools for career planning and achievement into the hands of the employee. Ford also offers "competency centers," which are staffed full-time, to support employee career planning.