Rotation program and talent pool

One of the strategic tasks of the Group’s HR Policy is to retain and motivate key employees. To accomplish this, the Group has put together and annually updates its staff structure, while also actively using a program of internal staff rotation.

At present, the Group’s talent pool includes 114 high-potential employees, each of whom has been assigned a mentor from among senior and middle management (deputy General Directors, department heads).

In 2020:

  • 26 employees from the talent pool were appointed to managerial positions
  • 47 internal rotations were carried out between Zarubezhneft enterprises
  • 75% of key positions at the Group were filled by internal candidates

In an effort to continuously develop the talent pool, modular training is carried out annually at the Company’s School of Leadership and Management Potential Development. The school’s training programs aim to develop managerial, business, and personal skills as well as improve leadership potential and teamwork. During the reporting year, the School of Leadership and Management Potential Development held courses for 122 people in the following programs: ‘Fundamentals of digital transformation in the oil and gas industry’, ‘Building relationships and influence’, ‘Team and personal leadership’, ‘Openness to new things and innovativeness’, ‘Planning and organization of work’, ‘Decision-making’, ‘Results orientation’, ‘CPP: Working with a succession candidate’, ‘Effective feedback/meeting on performance and development’, and ‘Effective delegation’.

Programs for the development of managerial and corporate expertise in the workplace were prepared for the additional development of succession candidates and the fulfillment of individual development plans, and an e-library was set up with the ability to view and download books online in an effort to get employees to study and develop skills independently.