Employee Training and Development

Rostelecom’s sustainable development relies on the professionalism and qualifications of its employees. We view human capital development as a key strategic priority, driving excellent employee performance by offering comprehensive professional and personal development programmes.

RUB 496,042,000 (USD 7,912,542) was invested by Rostelecom in employee training in 2018. RUB 4,600 — Rostelecom’s training cost per employee in 2018.

The newly created department started the transformation of internal employee training in line with its mission to create a favourable environment for continuous employee development across all functions and roles throughout their entire careers with Rostelecom. Guided by Rostelecom’s strategy and values, the department leverages state-of-the-art technology and global best practices in training and development.

In 2018, Rostelecom established its Knowledge Management Department.
Transformation of internal employee training seeks to address the following objectives

PJSC Rostelecom’s employee training costs in 2016–2018, RUB thousand
2016 2017 2018
Total employee training costsIncluding extra costs related to training and development. 452,565 463,570 496,042
Annual training cost per employee 3.6 3.5 4.6

Rostelecom increases its investment in employee training every year, investing RUB 496.04 million in 2018 (RUB 463.57 million in 2017). Training cost per employee increased accordingly, to RUB 4,600 in 2018 from RUB 3,500 in 2017. Rostelecom’s employment practices are free from gender discrimination in training and development access. Our zero tolerance for gender discrimination is evidenced by our leadership training statistics, with female managers completing 59.3 hours of training in 2018 and male managers 49.8 hours.

Average hours of training completed in 2018
Employee category Women Men
Top managers 59.3 49.8
Managers 32.3 35.9
Specialists 15.2 22.4
Workers 10.7 24.6

In 2018, Rostelecom employed 33,520 women with higher education, or 26.08% of the total headcount.

A total 41,561 employees (32.3% of the total headcount) received professional training in 2018.