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Human Resources Policy

Organizational culture is an important condition of successful functioning of the company and a foundation of its dynamic growth. The company’s social policy is designed to improve operational efficiency and to create the conditions for employees’ social security, as well as staff stability.    
The company has adopted uniform regulatory documents for human resources management as follows:
·   Personnel Regulations: a uniform system of HR management;
·   Internship Regulations for young specialists;
·   Regulations on staff adaptation;
·   Regulations on personnel certification;
·   Privacy Regulations;
·   Industrial Placement Regulations.

Staff training and development

The company envisages a training plan for its employees. The system of training/retraining of specialists during their work activities is maintained.
844 employees have had an opportunity to boost their skill levels over the period from 2010 to 2013.
More than 150 people have obtained new specialties in the training center (professional training department) established at the meat processing complex Gvardia.  
The company’s employees participate in international exhibitions and seminars being held in Russia, Poland, Israel, Belgium, Canada, Italy and other countries.
The company’s employees successfully take part in regional competitions “The best in profession”.
At the company’s enterprises, comfortable conditions for young specialists are created. The young specialists receive social and economic benefits together with an opportunity of prompt career progression.
The enterprises of the Group of Companies became the primary employers and strategic partners of the largest educational institutions in the region. Creative cooperation contracts were concluded with the following educational institutions:
·        Stavropol State Agrarian University (SSAU);
·        Pyatigorsk Linguistic University;
·        North-Caucasus Federal University;
·        Veterinary Technical School Ventsy-Zarya.
More than 200 young specialists have had an opportunity to undertake an industrial placement at the company’s enterprises over the past 3 years. Following the results of such industrial placement, the young specialists are assessed and then employed by the company.
There is a Database of students who reside in the areas where the enterprises of the Group of Companies are located. It was created by the HR Department for further recruitment.  
In accordance with the development strategy plan, the children of the company’s employees as well as the children of the company’s lessors, who provide land plots for lease, are sent to study at the Stavropol State Agrarian University in order to meet the requirement for skilled personnel. In total, 52 people have been sent to study over the period from 2008 to 2013. The first alumni have already started to work at the AGRICO Group of Companies. 

Personnel motivation and financial encouragement

Cooperation of the company with the administrations of municipal areas on the issue of employees’ enrollment in the Program “The social development of the village”, which has allowed 34 people to receive subsidies, is one of the supporting measures for young specialists and workers of our enterprises.  
The system of financial and non-financial employees’ encouragement is functioning effectively. It includes commendations, awarding of certificates of honour of the company/the region/the Ministry of Agriculture of the Stavropol Krai/the State Duma of Stavropol Krai, awarding of orders and medals, state decorations and bonuses. Total number of employees who have been awarded over 3 years is 535.
In order to motivate the best employees and to encourage their work activities, an award trip to the city of Sochi has been arranged to visit the Winter Olympic Games.
A benefit and compensation system has been arranged. The system includes the following:
·        medical examinations free of charge;
·        allowances granted to the employees who work in harmful environment;
·        additional vacation leaves granted to the employees who work in harmful environment;
·        reduced work hours for women working in rural area;
·        disability benefits;
·        selling of company’s products at the preferential price;
·        mobile communication reimbursement;
·        accommodation allowance;
·        free travelling to the place of employment using the corporate transport;
·        money loans granted to employees;
·        financial assistance provided to the enterprises’ employees.
The enterprises of the Group of Companies hold regular corporate meetings and events which make our team strong, close-knit and effective!