The number of discrete people forming a particular grouping or meeting a certain criteria at a specific point in time, stated in absolute terms or as “full-time equivalent” (FTE).
The grouping or criteria may be spatial – for example those who have a particular building designated as their base location – or organizational – for example members of the Finance team.
Another specific type of Headcount would be the number of people present in a particular Space (e.g. a meeting room), and this type of Headcount is also known as a Census.
FTE is commonly calculated by taking an individual’s contracted hours of work in a Period and dividing that by the standard for a full-time worker in that location. Not all Headcount has a meaningful FTE – for example, an “FTE Census” does not make sense.« Back to Glossary Index