What is a FTE (Full-Time Equivalent)?

A Full Time Equivalent (or FTE) is a unit of measurement of labour costs frequently used in management.

The FTE makes it possible to evaluate the wage roll or the workforce of the enterprise in a homogeneous way by comparing the time worked by each employee to that of a full-time employee.

  • 1 FTE = 1 full-time employee
  • 0.5 FTE = 1 part-time employee
  • 1.5 FTE = 1 full-time employee + 1 part-time employee
  • Etc.

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