Alexey Miller: Gazprom’s outstanding competitive advantage is strong corporate spirit of leading company
A workshop on Company's Personnel – the Major Strategic Resource of Gazprom started at the Gazprom headquarters today.
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Sergey Khomyakov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Elena Kasyan, Head of the Company's Personnel Management Department, as well as heads of the appropriate units from subsidiary companies and organizations took part in the event.
“The year of 2011 finished for the Company with the record breaking financial and operational results. This was made possible thanks to Gazprom's outstanding competitive advantage – strong corporate spirit, the spirit of a leading company which sets ambitious goals. It was formed on the grounds rich in work traditions of many generations of gas industry workers. Our task is to preserve these traditions, foster them and provide for their continuity. And to do so we need to have an optimal balance at all times between youth and energy on one side and experience and high skills on the other.
The Company's human resources policy determines the level of operational excellence, quality and promptness of decisions, and, most importantly, the quality of managerial objectives setting. And, as is well known, a well formulated objective makes half of success,” said Alexey Miller delivering a speech at the workshop.
Alexey Miller presented letters of appreciation to the following HR personnel:
Vladimir Semyonov – Deputy Director General of Personnel and Social Development, Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg;
Inga Belousova – Deputy Head of Directorate – Head of Social Development Division, Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg;
Tamara Buzinova – Head of HR and Labor Relations, Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod;
Nikolay Cherchovich – Head of Labor Organization and Remuneration Division, Gazprom Transgaz Surgut;
Andrey Mustaev – Head of Social Policy Division, Personnel Management Department of Gazprom.
Elena Kasyan made a presentation during the event. She spoke of major results achieved in the Gazprom personnel management during the last 15 years. Notably, during this period labor groups' permanence has increased prominently: staff turnover was reduced by 4.5 per cent and now is 2.5 per cent.
The educational level of the personnel has increased considerably. Thus, the number of professionals having received post university diplomas and academic degrees has increased by more than 2.5 times. Elena Kasyan noted that the company had the System of Continuous Vocational Education and Training. A unique stock of teaching aids containing more than three thousand entries, as well as modern study labs, practice grounds and simulators provide for high quality vocational training. In 2011 only this System provided education and training for more than 48 thousand of Gazprom managers and experts and 144 thousand of the Company's workforce.
Elena Kasyan drew attention of the attendees to the fact, that in 2011 the project development of Automated HR Management System had been launched.
“Last 15 years have proved the right choice of the policy undertaken in the HR management. Highly professional, motivated and united staff has been formed in Gazprom, which is able to face operational challenges,” said Elena Kasyan.
The workshop will last for two days and will end on April 26.
The workshop session of human resources management experts is held annually starting from 1997. The workshop objective is to increase efficiency of personnel management in subsidiary companies and organizations of Gazprom, including analysis of results of the previous year, as well as identification of objectives and determination of major activities during the current year.