Personnel policy

The employees of RusHydro Group constitute the main value of the company. The group's energy facilities in Russia and abroad are staffed with professionals who have great production experience and extensive technical knowledge. RusHydro personnel policy is aimed at developing the potential of its employees and its use for the realization of the strategic goals of the company. RusHydro strives to maintain stability for its personnel by implementing a socially responsible attitude towards its employees. In particular, the group protects the social and economic rights of workers, ensures their material stability and social guarantees. [103-2], [103-3]

Personnel profile

The number of employees of the RusHydro Group, including workers of RAO ES East Subgroup (considered in the perimeter of the report), on 31.12.2017 was 70,817 peopleThis indicator is disclosed in this Report within the limits of the consolidated financial statements under IFRS, and therefore comparable data for 2016 and 2015 are recalculated similarly. (including facilities on the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad). The number of PJSC RusHydro employees on 31.12.2017 was 5,547 people.

Most of the staff of RusHydro are employed full-time (98.5% for PJSC RusHydro with its controlled companies and 99.7% for RAO ES East Subgroup) and on terms of a permanent contract (84.2% for PJSC RusHydro with its controlled companies and 97.2% for of RAO ES East Subgroup).

Number of employees of RusHydro Group
[102-7, 102-8]
Country Region Number of employees
Russia Central Federal District 3,835
Southern Federal District 673
North-West Federal District 933
Far Eastern Federal District 53,931
Siberian Federal District 3,568
Volga Federal District 3,621
North Caucasian Federal District 3,496
Ural Federal district 314
Republic of Armenia 420
The Republic of Tajikistan 26
RusHydro Group staff structure by gender, region, type of employment and kind of contract, Pers. [102-8]
Region Gender Full-time employment Part-time employment Permanent contract Temporary contract
Central Federal District m 1,930 37 1,879 88
w 1,695 61 1,656 100
Southern Federal District m 503 2 475 30
w 167 1 161 7
North-West Federal District m 364 42 396 10
w 446 81 510 17
Far Eastern Federal District m 2,226 3 1,489 740
w 1,095 7 789 313
Siberian Federal District m 1,960 5 1,800 165
w 1,578 24 1,415 187
Volga Federal District m 2,619 4 2,529 94
w 987 11 949 49
North-Caucasian Federal District m 2,962 6 1,869 1099
w 515 13 446 82
Republic of Armenia m 333 4 236 101
w 78 5 59 24
The Republic of Tajikistan m 23 0 1 22
w 3 0 0 3
Total PJSC RusHydro and controlled companies m 1,2920 103 10,674 2,349
w 6,564 203 5,985 782
total 19,484 306 16,659 3,131
Central Federal District m 47 1 48 0
w 64 0 63 1
Far Eastern Federal District m 34,309 48 33,703 654
w 16,128 115 15,452 791
Siberian Federal District m 0 0 0 0
w 1 0 1 0
Ural Federal District m 237 0 236 1
w 77 0 76 1
Total for the RAO ES East Subgroup m 34,593 49 33,987 655
w 16,270 115 15,592 793
total 50,863 164 49,579 1,448
Total for the Group m 47,513 152 44,661 3,004
w 22,834 318 21,577 1,575
total 70,347 470 66,238 4,579

The gender composition of RusHydro is heterogeneous, depending on the category of employees. Among leaders, there are three times as many men as women; among specialists and employees, 1.7 times more women than men, and four times as many men than women in terms of workers, which is related to the nature of RusHydro Group's activities. [103-2], [103-3]

The number of employees of the RusHydro Group by category as of December 31, 2017, persons [405-1]
Сompanies Managers Specialists and employees Workers Total
PJSC RusHydro and controlled companies (except for the RAO ES East Subgroup) 3,677 7,548 8,565 19,790
RAO ES East Subgroup 7,356 13,699 29,972 51,027
RusHydro Group 11,033 21,247 38,537 70,817

27% of employees of RusHydro Group are aged 35 or less. One of the key tasks in the field of personnel management facing RusHydro is to attract young specialists.

Personnel structure of RusHydro Group by age, persons [405-1]
Сompanies <35 years 35-44 years 45-54 years >55 years Total
PJSC RusHydro and controlled companies (except for the of RAO ES East Subgroup) 5,670 5,855 4,807 3,458 19,790
RAO ES East Subgroup 13,612 13,917 12,571 10,927 51,027
RusHydro Group 19,282 19,772 17,378 14,385 70,817

Seasonal employment [102-8]

RusHydro's Group attracts additional labor. In particular, in 2017 there were 15 seasonal workers who were hired in connection with the heating season, the restoration of ice fields and the control over the water passes from Lake Sevan. According to the RAO ES East Subgroup, 76 employees were involved, 52 of them were attracted by DRSK JSC in connection with the work of the children's health camp "Energetik" during the summer school holidays.

Staff recruitment

The selection of personnel in RusHydro Group, including management positions, is carried out on a competitive basis. This approach allows recruiting motivated professionals who meet the qualification requirements and are potentially capable of professional development. Candidates without restrictions on gender, age and nationality are allowed to compete for vacant vacancies, the main selection criterion is the qualification of the candidate.

Total number of employees hired and by RusHydro Group laid off in 2017, by age group, gender and region, persons. [401-1]
Region <25 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years >55 years Total
m w m w m w m w m w
Central Federal District 53 31 161 131 130 100 55 49 75 25 810
Southern Federal District 20 0 25 2 19 5 7 0 1 2 81
North-Western Federal District 13 8 12 16 5 8 5 5 6 7 85
Far Eastern Federal District 843 267 1,728 724 1,313 616 753 334 467 250 7,295
Siberian Federal District 22 27 94 72 69 112 40 33 66 44 579
Ural Federal District 4 1 6 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 17
Volga Federal District 63 8 206 42 172 41 105 41 45 12 735
North-Caucasian Federal,District 107 1 193 28 242 31 199 19 66 19 905
Republic of Armenia 1 0 1 1 3 1 8 1 7 1 24
The Republic of Tajikistan 0 0 3 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 11
Total 1,126 343 2,429 1,018 1,956 914 1,179 482 735 360 10,542
Laid off
Central Federal District 26 12 159 105 147 74 78 46 130 79 856
Southern Federal District 13 0 21 4 10 9 10 3 16 3 89
North-Western Federal District 7 4 19 15 6 11 8 5 21 48 144
Far Eastern Federal District 407 126 1 385 597 1, 083 587 822 446 1 453 764 7 670
Siberian Federal District 11 13 98 69 76 120 60 62 115 105 729
Ural Federal District 5 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 2 23
Volga Federal District 36 3 165 24 163 28 86 27 105 46 683
North-Caucasian Federal District 58 3 172 46 117 36 159 30 154 64 839
Republic of Armenia 0 0 3 0 4 0 7 0 3 2 19
The Republic of Tajikistan 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 563 161 2,029 860 1,609 865 1,230 619 2,005 1,113 11,054

Personnel assessment

Assessment of the potential of employees to create a staff reserve for managerial positions is carried out by the branch of PJSC RusHydro - Сorporate University of Hydropower Engineering, using various methods for assessing professional and managerial competencies, including using the Assessment Center.

Personnel of the Company undergo certification for compliance, during which the professional, business and personal qualities of the employees and their achievements are assessed. The managers, specialists and employees of the Company, regardless of gender, are assessed every three years. [404-3]

The share of employees for which in 2017, an evaluation of the performance and career development was carried out by gender and category, % of the total number of employees

The change in the proportion of employees for whom performance was measured relative to 2016 is related to the frequency of the assessment of employees.

Staff development

To achieve its strategic goals, RusHydro Group participates in the development and implementation of professional standards, develops professional and managerial competencies of employees, implements professional orientation programmes for talented pupils and students. For this purpose, the Company implements programmes of advanced development of the personnel potential, creates a personnel reserve, trains employees. [103-2], [103-3]

Training of personnel [404-2]

The system of continuous training of personnel allows to develop competences of employees in accordance with the requirements for the positions held, as well as for the purpose of moving them within the framework of training the personnel reserve. In addition, the Company has the opportunity to conduct professional retraining, including in accordance with professional standards.

Expenses for the training and development of personnel of PJSC RusHydro in 2017 amounted to RUB 132.4 mn. The increase in costs in 2017 is due to the need to implement professional retraining of employees who do not meet the requirements of professional standards, as well as to conduct corporate training activities associated with supporting the integration processes of the executive apparatus of PJSC RusHydro and JSC RAO ES East.

Expenses for the development of the human resources of RusHydro GroupThe boundaries of the disclosure of this indicator do not change with respect to the previous reporting period.
Basic forms of training
Form Frequency
Training At least once every three years
Vocational training In accordance with the requirements of the supervisory authorities if it is necessary to acquire a new profession
Professional retraining It is conducted in connection with the production need to perform a new type of professional activity or to obtain additional qualifications for the training of the personnel reserve
Corporate training It is carried out when it is necessary to solve specific tasks for the Company
Internal technical training Annually
Short-term training programmes (seminars, conferences, forums) Annually, the content depends on the production need
Distance learning Annually, the content depends on the production need

Corporate University of Hydropower

To implement educational projects in the Group in 2007, a branch was established - the Corporate University of Hydropower. At its base in 2017, 15,993 courses were held. Training was conducted by employees of PJSC RusHydro and controlled companies (except for the RAO ES East Subgroup).

Training in the Corporate University of Hydropower, number of courses
Categories Full-time Remotely
Managers 695 3,699
Specialists and employees 627 8,419
Workers 211 2,342
Total 1,533 14,460

Personnel Training of RAO ES East Subgroup

To attract young specialists to the company, RAO ES East Subgroup annually finances targeted training of students in programmes of higher and secondary vocational education, attracts students for industrial and pre-graduation internships; in addition, some employees participate in the work of examination commissions of universities and / or in the implementation of educational programmes. According to the programmes of higher professional education, 127 people were trained at the expense of the Subgroup's companies in 2017, the volume of funding for higher education amounted to 4,015 thousand rubles (an average of 31.6 thousand rubles per 1 worker).

The most popular educational programmes:

  • thermal power plants;
  • electrical power and electrical engineering;
  • electrical power systems and networks;
  • electricity supply;
  • relay protection and automation of electrical power systems.

In 2017, in the companies of the RAO ES East Subgroup, 567 employees were upgraded to professional retraining in higher education institutions, whose costs reached 6,265 thousand rubles.

New Learning Technics

In December 2017, PJSC RusHydro obtained a license to conduct educational activities, which makes it possible to implement programmes of professional retraining and advanced training on the basis of the Corporate University of Hydropower (CorUnH) from 2018 onwards.

At the Volzhskaya HPP in 2017, a new training ground for training workers serving relay protection devices was opened, which will improve the knowledge and skills of the employees of the Technology Management Systems services, both in the current work and in the process of the expected transition of the technological management systems to a modern element base - microprocessor protection and automation devices. In 2017, for the first time, professional skills competitions were held for operational TPP staff.

In the framework of the previously adopted professional standards, specialized training programmes were developed in the reporting year. In total, according to professional standards, it is planned to develop 99 programmes and training modules. In 2017, 27 programmes and training modules were developed to conduct training for compliance with professional standards.

Staff reserve

One of the most important tasks of the Company is to provide branches and PJSC RusHydro controlled companies with qualified personnel, especially in engineering specialties. For this purpose, the Company has a staff reserve. It includes managers and specialists of RusHydro Group who have the ability to manage activities that meet the requirements for a job at a given level, passed selection and systematic targeted qualification training.

In the reserve, the following groups of candidates are being formed, preparing for a phased inclusion in management activities:

  • staff reserve for the managerial position of the branch;
  • staff reserve for the leading position in the controlled organisation of RusHydro;
  • staff reserve of young specialists of RusHydro Group.

In 2017, actual staff reserves for the positions of the Chief Engineer of the Company's branches were created, and competitive selection was additionally held for the post of Chief of the Personnel Service Development.

In 2017, work began on the set-up of an up-to-date personnel reserve for the positions of managers of controlled entities. A personnel reserve for the position of the CEO of the controlled organisation in the Far East was formed. In 2018 it is planned to organize contests in the reserves of directors and chief engineers of the branches, as well as the continued formation of reserves of CEOs of the Far East (the level of Chief Engineers and their deputies).

For members of the personnel reserves, modular training programmes are conducted, including professional and managerial training. In 2017, 54 members of the personnel reserves defended their thesis projects and completed training under the training programme for the personnel reserve. Thesis projects were developed jointly with curators from the block of production activities and evaluated by the examination committee in terms of practical significance for the Company, elaboration and feasibility of the project. The proposed solutions can be applied to the implementation of internal projects and will improve the Company's operational efficiency.

The project "Internal source of energy" is aimed at identifying, developing and retaining talented young professionals. In addition to the professional training modules for young specialists in 2017, the company participated in industry innovation competitions, the International Forum "Fast and the Furious 2017", the Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week, as well as the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi as part of the "Industry of the Future" programme. In 2017, young specialists of PJSC RusHydro became winners of the contest "New Idea" for the best scientific and technical development among the youth in the sphere of fuel and energy in the Russian Federation.

RusHydro Group regularly conducts activities aimed at popularising the engineering and working professions necessary for the development of energy in the regions where it operates. Within the framework of the current Programme for advanced development of human resources of PJSC RusHydro "From the New School to the Workplace", systematic work is carried out with schoolchildren and students in the regions where the Group operates. Priority direction of the school stage of training future personnel for the Company is the creation of specialized school classes (Energoclasses) and centers of technical creativity (Technoclasses) in 9 regions of the company's presence, where 908 schoolchildren of grades 7-11 received training in the past year. 2017 was marked by the opening of two more Energoclasses in the village of Novobureisk and Rybinsk.

Annually, the Industry School Competition "Energy of Education" is held, with more than 5,000 pupils participating in it. In 2017, the school competition was organised in an online testing format.

For the best students of vocational orientation projects that passed the competitive selection, a corporate scientific camp was organized - the Summer Energy School. In 2017 the school was held on the basis of the Cheboksarskaya HPP, 34 schoolchildren from 15 Russian regions took part in it.

In 2017, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation awarded PJSC RusHydro the status of a strategic partner of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation "For Systemic Work on the Development of the Human Capital of the Country".

Plans for the development of the personnel management system for 2018

In 2018, we will continue introducing professional standards in the development and implementation of supplementary education programmes, professional accreditation of additional professional education programmes based on methodology of the Council for Professional Qualifications in the Electric Power Industry, and on formation of the concept of creating a Qualification Assessment Center on the basis of one of PJSC RusHydro’ssubsidiaries.

In 2018, the Eighth All-Russian competition of operational personnel of the hydroelectric station will be held. In addition to subsidiaries and controlled organisations of the Company, power companies that are not part of RusHydro Group.

In 2018, in accordance with the partnership agreement with the "Professionals and Workforce Development Agency" (Worldskills Russia), the first open branch corporate championship will take placein accordance with "Operational and technological management of hydraulic units and auxiliary equipment" at the Volga educational center of PJSC RusHydro’s branch - CorUnH according to the standards of Worldskills Russia.

An important event of 2018 will be the "All-Russian competition of professional skills Best by profession", organised by the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation. The list of competitive professions includes the nomination "The Best Electrician on duty", and the employer responsible for organizing the competition is PJSC  RusHydro.

In 2018, in accordance with the partnership agreement with the "Professionals and Workforce Development Agency" (Worldskills Russia), the first open branch corporate championship will be organised in accordance with "Operational and technological management of hydraulic units and auxiliary equipment" at the Volzhsky training center of PJSC RusHydro’s branch - CorUnH according to the standards of Worldskills Russia.

For 2018, the Year of Volunteer, we plan to implement the key activities of the Young Energy Programme aimed at the social and professional adaptation of children left without adult care, and start developing a Mentoring Programme as a key tool in the preparation of graduates of orphanages for independent life.

In 2017 approved in the new edition:

  • Regulations on the development and approval of draft collective agreements (amendments to them) of the controlled organisations of PJSC RusHydro (Order No. 886 of December 18, 2017);
  • Regulations on compensation of expenses for spa and health resort treatment and health-tourism holidays for employees of branches of PJSC RusHydro (Order No. 234 of April 18, 2017);
  • Rules of internal labour regulations (Decree of September 29, 2017 No. 653);
  • Standard rules of the internal work schedule of the branches (Order of 11.09.2017 No. 612 "On Amendments to the Decree of PJSC RusHydro dated December 26, 2007 No. 481;
  • Model Regulations on remuneration and compensation to certain categories of executives of companies that are part of RusHydro Group (Minutes of the Board of March 31, 2017).