The Company continued in 2013 with the implementation of the Our House/My Home corporate housing programme, which aims to end an end to key personnel shortages and establish reliable core HR at NN Group enterprises in the Far North2.
The programme was amended in 2013 to promote workforce mobility within the Company as its participants were allowed to retain programme membership when transferring to other Norilsk Nickel branches.
The Company vouches to purchase 500-550 apartments a year for its employees, as outlined in the Collective Agreement for 2012-2015.
With a 1.4 billion roubles budget, the programme involved 832 branch employees, 239 Kola MMC workers and 231 office employees in 2013.
Programme effectiveness is demonstrated by the low labour turnover rate in the Zapolyarny Branch as compared to the entire Group.
Norilsk Nickel’s project was highly commended by the jury of the Managerial Association’s contest People Investor 2013 under the motto, “Companies investing in people.” The Our House/My Home programme was recognised as one of the best social efforts in human resource management by Russian and transnational companies.
The easy-term loan programme helps young people to purchase housing property in Norilsk and the Taimyr Dolgan-Nenets Municipal District. Promising and highly proficient employees up to 35 years of age and holding a Company job for longer than 12 months are eligible, including those invited to work from other regions.
Housing purchase loans were received by 127 employees in Norilsk and the Taimyr Dolgan-Nenets Municipal District in 2013. Their average age was 29 and their average labour record 4.3 years.
All told, the Company allocated 1.6 billion roubles to fund housing programmes in 2013.