The total number of ALROSA employees as at the end of the 2014 was 30 043 people – 1.6% less than in the preceding year.
65,8% - are workers
41 year – average age
About 93% of our employees work in the territory of the national Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and about 7% is employed in other regions of the Russian Federation.
Breakdown of ALROSA personnel by categories
Discrimination is not allowed in ALROSA: all employees have equal opportunities to exercise their labour rights regardless of sex, race, nationality, language, origin, property, or social status, age, place of residence, religion, political beliefs or membership or non-membership in public associations, or any other circumstances unrelated to business qualities of an employee.
Strong competition for skilled labour remains one of the major trends on the international and Russian labour market. The companies find it increasingly difficult to find and keep talented people who are in great demand. The task is even more complicated for ALROSA since most of its production facilities are located in remote areas of Western Yakutia far away from major cities with a developed infrastructure and in severe climatic conditions. Despite these challenging conditions ALROSA was able to gain a reputation of an attractive employer thanks to its HR policy aimed at minimization of specific risks and the solution of the most urgent tasks.
Key Thrusts of ALROSA HR Policy
|Risk Factors||Tasks||HR Policy|
|Predominant influence on the economy of the region. Specifics of the mining industryTransition to underground miningSevere climatic conditions
Remoteness of Western Yakutia from developed infrastructure
|Local employment. Creation of a favorable social climate in the region.Availability of skilled personnel.Skillpool formation and management.
Minimization of costs related to inviting human resources from other regions.
Optimization of the age composition of personnel, recruitment and retention of young people.
|Policy aimed at recruiting local personnel. Support of dynasties.A programme of pre-university career guidance.Training and re-training of employees in accordance with the company technical development programme.
Continuous education and development of personnel on the basis of a corporate staff training and education system.
Extensive social package including some benefits and privileges inscribed in the collective agreement, well beyond and above Russian laws.
Work with young specialists, fringe benefits and privileges for young employees, which are inscribed in the collective agreement, and social programmes and infrastructure (kindergartens, cultural and sports facilities, etc.).
Today, the wage level in ALROSA corresponds to the leading positions accepted by ore mining companies in Russia. In 2014, an average wage per one employee in our company grew by 8.1% and amounted to RUB 97.1 thousand.