Promotions are permanent changes when an employee advances to a raised or higher office or rank on an ongoing basis. They are not temporary changes to duties or in circumstances where an employee transfers to a position of equal rank or relocates to an overseas office.
Appointments include when employees are selected for another role or are on a fixed term contract and are reappointed to the same role. Promotions count as appointments so your number of appointments should never be less than the number of promotions in your questionnaire. Secondments or employees absorbed in acquisitions are not counted as an appointment.
Resignations refers to employees who have given up their employment voluntarily. Employer-initiated terminations, redundancies and retirement are not counted as a resignation