Employee Care

Employee Salary

A comprehensive salary structure and welfare system are one of important factors in keeping outstanding employees. ABC has specially planned a salary and welfare system in compliance with the highly competitive market. Employee salary and remuneration cover basic salary (including basic pay, food allowance, transportation allowance, and numerous special duty allowances), performance rewards, bonuses, and year-end bonuses. Meanwhile, the Company's HR Department carries out a regular salary review based on related indicators such as market trends and the company’s operations in an effort to provide a competitive and attractive salary so that more and more talents are happy to join our big family.
Salaries are determined based on objective factors such as the type of duties, past work experience, and professional capabilities of new employees, and there are no differences in salary standards based on gender, race, religion, political stance, or marital status. The Company supports gender equality and it shows in its salary and remuneration system.
ABC Taiwan headquarters strives to appropriately reflect business performance or results in employee remuneration. According to Article 34 of the company's articles of incorporation, a distribution of 12% to 16% of profits is allocated as employee remuneration. This distribution is decided by the Board of Directors and can be in the form of stocks or cash. In 2022, the average employee salary cost was NT$767 thousand. There is a larger difference in the basic salary and average compensation ratio for managerial executives in 2022. This disparity is primarily due to higher salaries and compensation for high-ranking executive personnel, who are predominantly male, which contributes to the widening of the basic salary and compensation ratio.

Employee salary by gender – 2020~2022

Basic salaryAverage compensationBasic salaryAverage compensationBasic salaryAverage compensation
Non-managerial staff10.8911.0710.9410.9511.0111
Managerial staff10.7610.8710.8411.0010.2610.22
Note: Base salary refers to approved salary; average salary refers to base salary plus other bonuses.

2020~2022 Full-time General Employee Salary

YearAverage SalaryMedian salary
2020NT$707 thousandNT$526 thousand
2021NT$685 thousandNT$571 thousand
2022NT$767 thousandNT$587 thousand
Difference from the previous year12%2.8%

Note: The information in this table is sourced from the MOPS and was publicly disclosed in early July 2023.

Employee Benefits Measures

ABC is a well-established business with 44 years of history. Aside from providing numerous insurance benefits and pension contribution, the Company also offers group insurance, employee training, scholarships for children of employees, and childbirth allowances that are better than what the law prescribes, and organizes a variety of activities to boost employee morale at work.
Table: Employee Benefit Measures of ABC
Welfare Committee AllowancesABC provides various allowances and subsidies for different purposes, including gift vouchers (cash) for the Lunar New Year, birthday gifts, subsidies for weddings, bereavement, celebrations, educational advancement, Women's Day, continuing education, hospitalization, illness, childbirth, scholarships, employee trips, year-end team building activities, year-end benefits, and childbirth incentives. These allowances and subsidies are granted based on actual circumstances, and employees can apply for them accordingly.
Group InsuranceABC fully covers and plans comprehensive employee group insurance, which includes medical insurance, occupational accident insurance, accident insurance, major illness insurance, and cancer insurance.
On-the-job TrainingTo enhance the qualifications of ABC employees and improve the overall corporate structure, we encourage employees to pursue further education in professional knowledge and skills. In our Taiwan operations, we provide subsidies for employees' continuing education programs at universities during each academic year, following the "Regulations Governing the Subsidizing Employees' Continuing Education and Training." Additionally, we offer subsidies to employees for professional knowledge training based on the "Regulations Governing Education and Training Management." For our overseas operations, we have established an "Education and Training Operations Procedure" to provide training to employees, helping them enhance their skills and knowledge.
Employee HealthWe hold regular annual health checkups and special workplace hazard health checkups, employee self-health management programs, regular health seminars and drinking water quality inspections, regular annual health checkups for management personnel and occupational disease checkups for employees in hazardous worksites.
In 2022, during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Guangzhou, the government conducted large-scale nucleic acid testing to manage the situation. Recognizing the challenges faced by our employees who had to queue for long hours (averaging 2-4 hours) for nucleic acid testing (PCR testing), ABC's management department coordinated with the local government to reserve exclusive testing slots for our employees. This initiative aimed to make the testing process more efficient and ensure that no one was missed in the testing efforts. From March to July, as the situation in Guangzhou became more severe, our priority was to protect our employees from infection. To achieve this, we worked with the local government to secure resources and arranged for mobile nucleic acid testing vehicles to enter ABC's premises. This allowed our employees to undergo nucleic acid testing without leaving the Company premises, reducing the risk of cross-infection associated with waiting in crowded testing queues outside
Care for Female EmployeesWe adjust night shifts for female employees during their pregnancy and apply for exclusive parking spaces for pregnant women. Pregnancy care measures and lactation rooms are provided at our Taiwan Factory with nursing staff stationed. At our Guangzhou factory, we provide lactating female employees with 1 hour of paid breastfeeding leave per day, as mandated by labor regulations. This leave is available until the child reaches one year of age. Employees can request specific time periods for their breastfeeding leave based on their individual needs and circumstances.
Pension SystemPensions are granted in accordance with laws and regulations and are divided into new and old systems. The old system is governed by the Labor Standards Act, while the new system is governed by the Labor Pension Act.

Retirement System

The company has formulated retirement management measures to comply with the provisions of the Labor Standards Act and Labor Pension Regulations. Starting from July 1, 1994, monthly wages will be paid for new employees and existing employees who choose to apply for the new pension regulations. 6% to the personal pension account of the Labor Insurance Bureau. At the same time, the seniority of the old system will continue to be retained for the original employees who choose to apply the old pension method and the original employees who choose to apply the new pension method. Pension benefits will be paid according to the "Retirement Management Measures" for employees. The appropriate amount of retirement reserves will be transferred to a special account in a Taiwanese bank based on standard calculations. In addition, before the end of each year, the company estimates the balance of the labor retirement reserve account. If the balance is insufficient to pay the pension amount calculated as mentioned above to the employees who are expected to meet the retirement conditions in the next year, the company will pay it before the end of March of the next year. The difference will be appropriated in one lump sum.

ABC-ATEC Family Day 2022

ABC-ATEC encourages its employees to connect with nature and prioritize their physical and mental well-being through simple and wholesome activities. We organize family day events to provide employees and their families with enriching Saturday mornings. Amidst the busy work schedules, these events allow employees to cherish quality time with their families. Through photography competitions, ABC-ATEC aims to discover the beauty of the local area in Yangmei, fostering a greater appreciation for the beautiful land we call home.
The Family Day event featured several activities, including a hike along the Xiucai Mountain Trail, a photography competition, and a lucky draw. To commemorate the event, the company provided employees and their families with special polo shirts and sports towels.
Employee Benefit Measures
The Xiucai Mountain Trail, located in Xiucai Village, Yangmei District, is a picturesque and family-friendly trail consisting of sections through tea plantations, farmlands, and waterfront areas. The hiking route passed through various scenic spots, including the Chuncao Platform, Autumn Silver Grass Trail, Green Energy Platform, Xiucai Pavilion, and Shulin Station. With an elevation of less than 400 meters, the trail offered diverse and ever-changing natural landscapes, allowing employees and their families to enjoy the beauty of nature. The weather on the day of the event was clear with blue skies, providing the perfect backdrop for families to bond, share stories, and capture the most beautiful and heartwarming moments through photography.
ABC-ATEC, in keeping with its commitment to giving back to society, took practical steps to sponsor the Eden Social Welfare Foundation's MaLL program, which supports the sustainable employment of individuals with disabilities. At the end of the event, ABC-ATEC provided exquisite lunch boxes prepared by the Taoyuan Sheltered Workshop for employees and their families to enjoy. The event also featured a lucky draw and a photography competition, with 23 employees achieving outstanding results in the photography competition.