Learning and development
Employee development is an essential part of a company’s growth. At EVRAZ we continuously seek to provide a full variety of high-quality training and development programmes.
In 2019, a new HR strategy was developed and approved in the Group. This strategy includes a general goal of ensuring that our employees have all necessary skills and competences. Our approach to achieving this goal includes endeavouring to fill our target positions with employees from the Group’s personnel reserve. In order to achieve this, we facilitate the development of our people and support them in their efforts to master second and third professions.
Vocational training programmes for EVRAZ employees are mostly provided by education centres. In certain cases, for example, if there are plans to promote an individual to a position requiring a higher education, employees can do professional learning courses in universities.
Corporate education focuses not only on professional development, but also on developing the managerial and leadership skills and competencies of employees that are essential for ensuring effective work. To deliver this kind of education, EVRAZ implements various corporate training programmes, such as TOP‑300 and EVRAZ New Leaders. When realising these programmes, we strive to develop our personnel reserve and to bring the managerial skills of managers to the same level.
We believe that cooperation means exchanging experience and consolidating talent and knowledge, and is often key to boosting the likelihood of success. Therefore, in addition to organising internal training programmes, EVRAZ actively interacts with external bodies in our efforts to provide the highest possible quality of employee development.
An example of such cooperation is EVRAZ New Leaders, one of the most popular corporate development programmes in the Group, which is implemented in cooperation with the Skolkovo Business School and has been run annually for over 10 years. Senior employees that have been working in EVRAZ for over two years as senior managers or above are eligible to participate.
Programmes such as EVRAZ New Leaders are popular among employees for a reason – they have proven to be highly effective: over half of EVRAZ New Leaders graduates secure higher positions in the first two years after training, and some are promoted even before they have completed the programme.
In addition, not only do we observe the positive results of our corporate training initiatives from inside the Group, but the results have also received appropriate recognition by business.
In 2019, the average number of training hours per year per employee was up almost 5% on 2018.