HR management

Approach to HR management

A key focus of Russian Railways’ social and HR policy is to develop human capital. The Company runs projects promoting continuous training, employee motivation and occupational health, as well as projects aiming to shape a stable and favourable working environment.

Russian Railways’ HR management system

Seven key principles
  1. respect: for employees, the Company’s business units, and the state;
  2. feedback: constant monitoring of feedback from employees and business units;
  3. efficiency: prompt response to business unit requests and external challenges;
  4. proactivity: providing employees with proactive services;
  5. engagement: involving managers in HR management processes;
  6. innovation: using advanced technologies and practices;
  7. digitalisation: focus on maximum digitisation of routine operations and increased process efficiency.

Underlying HR management documents

International and domestic documents:
  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • UN Global Compact
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions
  • Labour legislation in the countries of operation
  • Social Charter of the Russian Business developed by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Corporate documents:
  • Russian Railways Group’s 2030 Development Strategy
  • Russian Railways’ Human Capital Development Programme until 2025Approved by Russian Railways’ Order No. 2757/r dated 14 December 2020.
  • Russian Railways’ Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Russian Railways’ Code of Business EthicsApproved by Russian Railways’ Order No. 1143/r dated 6 May 2015.
  • Programme of Russian Railways’ Interaction with Railway Universities until 2025Approved by Russian Railways’ Order No. 58 dated 22 January 2020.
  • Russian Railways’ Youth Target Programme for 2021–2025Approved by Russian Railways’ Order No. 2767/r dated 15 December 2020.
  • Regulation on Private Pension Schemes for Employees of Russian RailwaysApproved by Russian Railways’ Order No. 2580r dated 28 December 2006.
  • Russian Railways’ Housing Policy FrameworkApproved by Russian Railways’ Order No. 1555/r dated 21 July 2020.
  • Regulation on Organising Employee Training and Professional Development at Russian RailwaysApproved by Russian Railways’ Order No. 675/r dated 21 March 2022.
  • Russian Railways’ Action Plan to Enhance the Quality of School Education Provided by Private Educational Institutions Through 2030Approved by Russian Railways’ Order No. 658/r dated 30 March 2021.
  • Russian Railways’ Framework for Promotion of Professional Guidance until 2025Approved by Russian Railways’ Management Board (Minutes No. 9 dated 11 February 2019).

HR management structure

Progress against strategic HR management goals is monitored by Russian Railways’ Board of Directors. The Personnel and Remuneration Committee is primarily designed to assist Russian Railways’ Board of Directors in setting up governance bodies and developing transparent remuneration policies for their members.

Russian Railways’ Deputy CEO for HR Management, Social Development and Healthcare is in charge of managing human capital in the Group, whereas key human capital management responsibilities are distributed between the HR Department, Labour Management, Remuneration and Performance. Motivation Department, Social Development Department, Central Healthcare Directorate, Centre for Labour Management and Design of Economic Standards, Workers Training and Development Centre, and Employer Brand and Human Capital Development Centre.