OMK Rated Best Employer in Metallurgy and Mining
United Metallurgical Company (OMK Joint Stock Company, based in Moscow) has been acknowledged as the best employer among Russian metallurgical and mining companies based on the results of the 2015 Randstad Award, the world’s largest independent employer branding survey.
The independent survey held by the Randstad Award in Russia is part of a global project that includes 23 countries. In our country, over 9,000 respondents from Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as from 8 federal districts, participated in 2014. The Russian survey focused on 150 employers with the largest number of personnel from 12 different sectors of the economy. OMK’s counterparts in their respective sectors were: Toyota Motor, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Henkel, Robert Bosch, Nokia, X5 Retail Group, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, VTB, SIBUR, and Yandex. Microsoft corporation was named as the survey’s global leader.
“OMK gives top priority to personnel issues. We have set up production facilities with modern workplaces, and have been maintaining a high labor culture and a friendly atmosphere among the staff. We are investing in the development of our employees, and we do our best to quickly solve any issues that arise. This award is a clear indication that we are heading in the right direction,” said OMK’s HR Director and Vice President, Svetlana Nikolashina, commenting on the award’s results.
Almost a third of the 27,000-strong OMK staff are young people. In 2014, the company’s top personnel management priority was the creation and development of an active production environment, the very conditions that stimulate the staff’s initiative and involvement. Back in 2011, OMK spent around 90 million rubles on educating and developing the group’s personnel, and in 2014, this figure more than doubled. Investments in corporate and social programs for the company’s staff also doubled from over 350 million rubles in 2011 to 700 million rubles in 2014.
The Randstad Award has been given out since 2000, and over 3,000 companies worldwide are involved. Companies from over 20 countries took part in the 2015 rating.