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Moscow hosts an HR conference organized by ECO-Culture holding

The event that gathered together the heads of all HR departments of the company’s regional enterprises was held by the Human Resources Department of ECO-Culture Holding. During the conference, the participants talked about the most urgent and important issues of HR policy. They also shared their achievements and adopted a development plan for the next production cycles and the 5-year perspective.

The meeting took place at the company’s headquarters in Moscow from February 18 to 20, 2021. With the business atmosphere of the event combined with an informal approach, the participants could not only address work-related issues but also take part in team-building games and a post-conference joint meal.

The session was officially opened by Alexander Rudakov, the President of the Holding, and Viktoria Sharapova, the Vice-President for Human Resources, who greeted the guests with the welcoming speech.

Further on, the following speakers made detailed and informative presentations:

  • Roman Pankov, the Vice-President, Trade and Commerce;
  • Dmitry Muger, the holding’s Vice-President, Operations.

The reports were devoted to the theme of “Development strategy and HR budget management for the next 5 years”. The speakers presented the plan of development for production and commercial directions, as well as described the short- and long-term prospects of the holding’s activities.

The next part was dedicated to presentations concerning the work of HR departments specifically. Victoria Sharapova, the Vice President for HR, spoke about the general strategy for personnel management at the company’s enterprises, while Elena Filonenko, the Head of the HR Department, spoke about the tasks successfully completed by the HR divisions in 2020 and the current priority objectives for the year 2021.

Concluding the first day of the conference were reports on the legal aspects of the labor relations regulation. Larisa Okhotnikova, the Deputy Head of the HR Department, also brought into focus the issue of employees’ material liability.

The second day’s agenda dealt with specific topics related to recruitment and adaptation of the company’s personnel, including the issues of remuneration, training, and professional development of the holding’s employees. In this regard, the speeches were made by Dina Grosheva, the Deputy Head of the HR Department, Ekaterina Fedotova, the Head of the Benefits Compensation Unit, and by the external experts as well. After that, Yulia Shkamratova made a report on the establishment of the Training Center and the Corporate University within the agricultural holding in 2021 and the improvement of the vegetable growers’ mentoring system.

Once all the presentations were finished, the conference participants went to the culinary studio, where they had a chance to cook dinner together from products grown in ECO-Culture’s greenhouse complexes.

All in all, the goals and tasks of the event can be considered 100% fulfilled. The holding’s executives and HR department specialists learned a lot about the development of the HR industry. They exchanged views with ECO-Culture management regarding the current state of affairs and prospects of HR management within the holding. More than that, they elaborated strategic plans for the future and received a boost of optimism necessary for their further work to be more productive and efficient.