High qualification and motivation of the employees is a guarantee of effective and sustainable business processes. Obolon pays special attention to the involvement, loyalty, and satisfaction of its employees.
Due to the increasing requirements to the personnel qualification level, one of important tasks is to ensure a continuous process of personnel training. During the year, Obolon Corporation employees are involved in professional training, skills improvement, and other activities.
Career change training, specialization
Worker qualification improvement
Manager and specialist qualification improvement
Labs and exams session
Obolon working personnel are trained directly at the production facilities (on an individual basis) or attend special classes. Training and skills improvement of managers and specialists are performed on a contract basis by food and processing industry personnel qualification improvement institutes.
A successful apprenticeship system is underway at the company. It is one of the most effective forms of training young specialists. The apprenticeship is based on the feedback between the trainees/interns who start working at the company and the experienced and highly qualified corporation specialists.
In 2013-2014, foreign language classes were organized for the marketing and export departments of the main company in cooperation with the international system of language schools «Denis' School». Over 60 specialists have attended the English classes and received the corresponding certificates.
For over 11 years, a personnel development school has been functioning at the Obolon Corporation's regional company in Okhtyrka, Sumy Region, providing training in "Economics and Management", "Effective Sales Management", and "Production Training School."
Obolon strives to grant its employees every possibility to achieve excellence in their professional work, in particular, by unbiased performance evaluation. Corporation personnel performance is evaluated by the ISO system certification committees based on expert assessments of the managers and on effectiveness and performance evaluation. The latter assesses personnel knowledge, abilities and skills, work quality and effectiveness, personal and management qualities (for managers). Based on the evaluation results, the committee makes the decision about the person's professional level, salary increase, promotion, inclusion into the personnel reserve, etc.
In order to engage young specialists, Obolon has been working together with several Ukrainian education and professional institutions, such as:
Students from various specialized education institutions undergo practical training at the corporation's facilities every year. In 2012-2015, over 1100 students had internship and practical training at the corporation's facilities.
The "Ticket to the World" pilot internship project for the undergraduate of the leading Kyiv universities was launched at the Obolon Corporation facility in late 2013. Over 100 applications were received; five successful candidates were selected for internship at various departments of the Obolon Corporation marketing service.