The Company consistently improves its existing personnel management system and creates a competitive and safe working environment for its employees by implementing new workspace management technologies and ensuring effective employee recruitment, onboarding, and development processes.
The Company’s personnel management priorities are detailed in its Development Strategy.
Personnel Structure and Headcount
Over 98.8% of Metalloinvest’s employees work in the Belgorod, Kursk, and Orenburg Regions, where the Company’s main assets are located. The total headcount at Lebedinsky GOK, Mikhailovsky GOK, OEMK, and Ural Steel was 48,500 employees as at the end of 2017, up by 0.9% year-on-year.
Personnel structure in 2017
Newly hired employees by enterprise
Metalloinvest opts for in-house recruitment, including for senior executive roles, giving preference to candidates from the regions where it operates.
In 2017, 8.1% of the newly hired employees at the Company’s key enterprises were young specialists.
Work with Educational Institutions
To recruit young specialists (under the age of 35), the Company actively cooperates with specialised higher and vocational educational institutions. More than 15 educational institutions in the regions where the Company operates are among its long-standing partners. Metalloinvest offers students internship programmes with the opportunity of permanent employment. Young specialists, having completed an internship and mastered the specifics of Metalloinvest’s operations, are a valuable addition to the Company’s talent pool, who generally soon become highly-qualified professionals.
In 2017, Metalloinvest cooperated with educational institutions on the following projects:
- Commissioning of a new electrical engineering lab at Oskol Polytechnic College, part of the Stary Oskol branch of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS. The lab includes both an electrical maintenance workshop and a measuring equipment and automated systems workshop used by students attending the relevant courses. The corporate stage of the Best Repair and Maintenance Electrician vocational skill competition was held in the lab in June 2017
- At OEMK, on-the-job training was provided to the faculty members of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS and the Stary Oskol branch of MISiS, to help them augment their theoretical knowledge with practical skills and provide a higher-quality education to their students
- A nationwide vocational skill competition for Technology of Materials students (wider skillpool group 22.00.00) was held by Zheleznogorsk Metals and Mining College, sponsored by Mikhailovsky GOK.