Forbes Names Nornickel Best Employer in Russia

Forbes Russia has included NornickelPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiariesGo to the glossary in its Top 50 employers rating. “We are glad to be recognised by the Russian expert community and job seekers for our excellent performance over the past few years,” said Darya Kryachkova, Nornickel’s HR Director.

For the rating, Forbes selected 150 companies based on the top search requests for vacancies and conducted a survey to identify the key criteria used when picking an employer. The survey included 3,000 participants and helped identify nine metrics for evaluating Russian companies and determining their weights, after which Forbes analysed companies’ official data.

According to the survey, the things Russians value most are salary, work conditions and benefits, as well as training and retraining opportunities. The points awarded also depended on an environmental and social component represented by the ratio of contributions to environmental protection and sponsorship of sports, culture, etc. in relation to revenue.

The salary and benefits offered by Nornickel have always been among the most attractive in the industry, with the average monthly salary exceeding RUB 111,000. The CompanyPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel"Go to the glossary maintains traditionally high social security standards guaranteed by a new collective agreement signed between the Company and its employees in 2018. By the end of 2018, Nornickel had spent over RUB 30 bn on social programmes, charity and social infrastructure. The new comprehensive environmental programme, which was presented to the investment community in London on 18 November 2019, enables sulphur dioxide capture at the level comparable to leading global peers.

As a result, Nornickel consistently tops major global rankings of employers and is held in high regard in the labour market. Before, the Company was ranked 36th in Global 2000: The World’s Best Employers by American Forbes and Statista, being the only Russian company in the Top 100. Forbes based the rating on the opinions of 1.4 mln employees from 2,000 of the world’s largest public companies.