TAURON Group’s Subsidiaries Employee Recruitment, Selection and Adaptation Policy

The TAURON Group’s Subsidiaries Employee Recruitment, Selection and Adaptation Policy regulates the standards of the process of recruitment and induction (onboarding, orientation) of the new employees in the TAURON Group. The policy also specifies the rules related to filling both vacant as well as the newly created jobs with people with the desired professional qualifications and competences.

The policy sets out assumptions regarding the selection of employees, understood as all actions taken to fill the vacancy: from the moment of defining the staffing needs until the moment of completing the adaptation of a newly recruited employee. 1,723 employees were hired by the TAURON Group in 2019. The detailed data on the employment structure in the TAURON Group is provided in section 4.6 Human resource management policy.

Due diligence procedures and internal regulations

Due diligence procedures employed under the Policy include, first of all, the structured forms of recruitment.

Priority is given to internal recruitment in the TAURON Group, which has a positive effect on the development of human resources within the Group, creates opportunities for promotion or taking an equivalent position in another business unit, and creates natural career paths and encourages employees to further their improvement and development.

Every employee selection process requires an individual approach, depending on the characteristics of the given position. The selection of the given recruitment method is preceded by the examination of the internal or external labor market (depending on the selected recruitment form), as well as the analysis of the budget allocated to the given recruitment process.

Employees are selected in the TAURON Group using, among others, the following methods:

  • open internal recruitment (announcements on the TAURON Group’s intranet, recommendations (referrals) by employees of other employees as potential candidates, e-mail to all employees),
  • closed internal recruitment closed (recommendations (referrals) by employees of other employees as potential candidates, employees with a development potential),
  • external recruitment (advertisements in the press, on the Internet, at universities, recommendations (referrals) by employees of persons from outside the TAURON Group’s subsidiaries as potential candidates, recruitment agencies).

In order to achieve the best recruitment results with the most optimal cost approach possible, an efficient selection of employees in the TAURON Group is based on the following assumptions and principles:

  • selecting employees based on the long-term employment and staff development plans, taking into account planned personnel changes (promotions, transfers, redundancies, etc.),
  • integration with the human resource management policy,
  • focus on creating choice opportunities through searching for at least several candidates for one job position to be filled,
  • standardization of the criteria used in the selection of employees for specific positions and the application of methods, principles and procedures allowing for an objective comparison of individual candidates within one recruitment process,
  • reliability, impartiality and professionalism applicable to all participants in the selection process without any exceptions;
  • maintaining high standards of contact and communication with the candidates each time (specific rules, among others with respect to inviting the candidates to interviews, form and scope of providing feedback),
  • maintaining standards related to the use of selection tools,
  • ethical behavior towards the candidates, including, for example, meeting deadlines, providing information on the results of the recruitment process,
  • ensuring the confidentiality of the recruitment process for the candidates at all its stages.

Actions taken and results achieved

In order to adapt to the changes taking place on the labor market, we undertake a number of initiatives that enhance the image of the TAURON Group as a good and desirable employer.

Participation in job fairs organized by the universities is a regular element of the activities promoting the TAURON Group in the academic community. The TAURON Group promoted its job offers, among others, during two editions of the Employers and Entrepreneurship Exchange organized by the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice and during the Job Fair organized by the University of Economics in Katowice in 2019. Participation in the above initiatives enables us to promote the current job offers, apprenticeships and internships coming from all of the Group’s subsidiaries. This form of employer branding activities also gives us the opportunity to conduct an initial interview with the potential candidates, as well as to promote the organizational culture, attitudes and values that we follow every day in the organization.

The Employee Referral Program was launched at TAURON in 2019. This is an additional recruitment activity, which allows for reaching more candidates through the involvement of the Group’s employees. The goal of the program is to acquire candidates with the required potential, i.e. with the desired professional qualifications and competences, based on the referrals of the people who are already employed by the organization.

The document regulating the implementation of the activities in this area are the Rules for making employee referrals in the recruitment process in the TAURON Group. The main benefits of implementing the Program include, among others, the optimization of the recruitment costs, shortening of the duration of the recruitment, as well as strengthening of the involvement of the Group’s employees and of the awareness of the impact on shaping the human resources at the Group.

In order to attract the candidates interested in working at TAURON, a Recruitment Hotline for job candidates was launched at the end of 2019. The main purpose of the hotline is to encourage people with qualifications that are in line with the Group’s current needs to start working for the company. The direct contact with the hotline consultants provides quick access to the information on the available job offers, details of the requirements for the positions offered, the recruitment process and the information about the offered benefits.

The launch of the hotline was accompanied by a wide-ranging campaign promoting the “Work at TAURON” initiative. Join the group of our specialists (professionals)!

 

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