Tikkurila won the "HR Brand of the Year" award in Russia
OOO Tikkurila has been awarded in March 2012 in Moscow. The first prize “HR Brand of the Year 2011” was given in the category "The Northern Capital" (project realized in St. Petersburg) for their integration project in Russia in 2009-2011.
HeadHunter, a Russian company specialized in recruitment, annually rewards companies who have succeeded in human resources, employer branding and HR-related projects. The jury of the contest consists of experts in human resources, consulting and branding. The awards are granted on the basis of a jury's decision, as well as of an online survey, which among others analyzes the preferences regarding the selection of place of employment. Approximately 100 applications were submitted to the contest, and over 500,000 people responded to the survey.
Tikkurila's integration project in Russia “Brightness in Unity” won the first prize in its category. In 2008, the company had several separate companies operating in Russia. This project focused on the integration of the companies from the personnel perspective: working together as a team, organizational changes, corporate culture and values. During 2009–2011, several team-building activities and corporate events, as well as developing activities and communication sessions, were held in Russia. In addition, processes, for instance, for internal training school, induction and annual personal development discussions (PDD) were developed and implemented.
The main results of the project in 2011, compared to 2009, were that the turnover of personnel reduced, labor productivity grew and expenditures reduced.
"This award is very important for the company. It proves that Tikkurila is an attractive employer and can offer interesting jobs and stability. Moreover, we received a high experts' evaluation and recognition from the business community. The prize gives us an opportunity to raise loyalty and interest towards Tikkurila," says Andrey Tsinchenko, HR Director from Russia.
"The integration of the companies is completed, but there is still a lot to be done. This prize proves one more time that we are moving in the right direction."
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Tsinchenko Andrey, HR Director
For 150 years already, Tikkurila has provided consumers and professionals with user-friendly and sustainable solutions for surface protection and decoration. Tikkurila wants to be the leading paint company in the Nordic area as well as in Russia and other selected Eastern European countries. – Tikkurila inspires you to color your life.