of Russian companies discuss personnel issues at every management meeting.
Another 46% of companies report speaking about staff issues quite often, if not at every meeting. This happens more frequently at successful companies than at those companies whose market position is not as strong.
Prosperous companies mainly discuss personnel recruitment, labour costs, staff assessment and training activities. Less successful companies, on the other hand, often focus on solving problems of personnel shortage and employee discipline.
These data were obtained during a survey of 1,000 representatives from small, medium and large businesses in six major sectors of the economy. The survey was conducted as part of a Monitoring of Education Markets and Organizations (MEMO) study carried out by the Higher School of Economics in collaboration with the Levada Center. A newsletter on the research has been published in Russian on the website of the monitoring study (in Russian).
As part of the Management session of the XX April International Conference, Carl F. Fey from Aalto University School of Business, Finland, presented his paper on Facilitating Innovation in Companies in Russia: The Role of Organizational Culture. In his talk, Professor Fey spoke about the results of three studies he has been conducting with his team.