The strategy for overcoming the consequences of the pandemic and building employees’ trust in a difficult period of uncertainty, the use of new, creative approaches in personnel management provided the Development Bank's HR team with an award in the nomination "The Best Employee Support Program during the Crisis", in which the largest number of applicants for the award participated. Among DBK’s competitors in this category were the German companies Bilfinger Tebodin B.V. and Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions, as well as the international pharmaceutical company MSD Pharmaceuticals, and in the category of large organizations Russian companies such as Sberbank PJSC, MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC, United Metallurgical Company and Gazprom Neft.
“Last year we faced unprecedented shocks, we had to quickly move from the development of personnel management to designing work in new, previously unknown conditions: a remote work format and at the same time maintaining engagement and motivation, employee support, and balance of work and personal life, etc. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of our colleagues, we managed to cope with the challenges so that today we can move further in the direction of development. For the first time, the Bank was nominated for the HR Prize in the field of corporate culture development and employee motivation, the Bank's HR team appreciates that our merits are duly recognized and awarded with such a high award,” said Zamira Nishanova, Head of Human Resources Department of DBK.
According to the representatives of the award's organizing committee, the structure of the nominees for the employee support category in 2021 is strong and diverse. This is largely due to the fact that the issue has become of great importance for companies during the coronavirus crisis.
“During the initial period of the pandemic, employees had a high level of stress, discomfort from uncertainty and the need to work from home, often in difficult conditions, due to which the boundaries between personal space and time and work were violated, and burnout occurred. All these required empathy from organizations and leaders, new approaches to communication, emotional and material support, and the organization of special programs. All these unique developments are reflected in the submitted works," said Alexander Lebedev, a member of the Jury, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Summit of HR-Directors.
It’s important to note that the winners of the "Crystal Pyramid" Award are the best HR teams, managers and companies that implement advanced methods and technologies in the field of human resource management. In total, 38 nominees were shortlisted for this year's Prize laureates - all of them are the largest leading companies that make a significant contribution to the development of HR management.
"Crystal Pyramid" Award has been awarded since 2011 as a symbol of Maslow's Pyramid - a well-known global model of motivation and personal growth.