Human resources profile

At year-end 2019, Gazprom Neft had 78,800 employees. 21,400 people joined Gazprom Neft and 17,800 left.

The average headcount increased by 10% year on year in 2019 to 73,300 employees. The increase in headcount was due to a rise in production, the introduction of new infrastructure facilities, and the continuing implementation of the company’s IT strategy and the expansion of its business, including joint ventures.

In 2019, staff turnover was 11.1%, down by 1.8 percentage points year on year.

Average headcount by gender, ‘000 people
Average headcount by gender, ‘000 people
Average headcount by age group in 2019, %
Average headcount by age group in 2019, %
Turnover rate, %
Turnover rate, %

To understand more about why employees leave, the company uses Robot Vera, an automated interview service for employees who are leaving. Phone calls to employees planning to leave Gazprom Neft enable the company to establish and analyse the reasons for their resignation.

The procedure used by Gazprom Neft for notifying employees of major operational changes complies with the provisions of the Labour Code, which stipulates a minimum notice period of at least two months for major operational changes, and at least three months for downsizing decisions that may lead to large-scale redundancies.

Gazprom Neft runs a job placement programme for employees of projects and enterprises that are scheduled for closure. Ahead of the shutdown of an enterprise, project or development site, the company forms a cross-functional team and prepares a job placement plan, the implementation of which is supervised by the Head of the Organisational Development and HR Management Directorate. This involves compiling a list of potential vacancies in the company, communicating the relevant information to employees, and arranging individual meetings between the employees and the heads of business units offering the jobs.

Cooperation with trade unions

The company cultivates long-term partnerships with trade unions. Trade union representatives are actively involved in developing the occupational safety culture in the company, and discussing changes in the Gazprom Neft employee benefits system; they attend HR management meetings, and contribute to occupational safety initiatives.

In 2019, trade union representatives in Gazprom Neft subsidiaries and affiliates, working jointly with the Corporate Centre, conducted an awareness campaign to tell all grades of employees about changes to the Gazprom Neft incentive policy, which are designed to achieve a balance between financial and non-financial incentives.

The company recognised the success of the work of trade unions in its subsidiaries and affiliates in the reporting period.

Gazprom Neft has in place a collective bargaining framework. Collective agreements and local regulations stipulate the company’s social obligations to its employees. In 2019, collective agreements covered 45% of Gazprom Neft employees.