Rosatom Corporate Academy has announced the launch of the second stage of the research of human-centricity (focusing all organization's processes on humans) of companies. The research aims to verify a hypothesis that the human-centric approach is one of the key principles of modern enterprises and corporations.
The first stage of the research took place in 2022. Approximately 80% of the participating companies represented Russia. This time, the emphasis is on engaging organizations from foreign countries (including BRICS and CIS member states) to participate. At least 250 international companies are expected to take part.
Based on the results of the second wave of the research, it is planned to create a digital navigator which will make it possible to monitor the level of changes in the human-centricity index of companies, as well as to receive express-format recommendations on the implementation of best practices in this area.
Gulnara Bikkulova, Deputy Director General of Rosatom Corporate Academy, spoke about upcoming plans: "At the new stage of the research, we plan to study how human-centricity manifests itself in different social and cultural conditions of countries like China, India, Brazil, the UAE, and others." At the same time, the objective of the research remains the same: to help organizations determine their level of maturity in the approach to their own employees and communities both in general and in business areas.
In addition to expanding the coverage of participants, the content of the questionnaire has changed in the new research: it now features 14 more questions (61 up from 47), which, according to the researchers, is determined by the need to include subjects related to companies' compliance with various social standards in the assessment. However, these changes will not affect the comparability of data with last year's wave.
To take part in the research of the human-centricity index, it is necessary to follow the link to fill out a survey before November 16. The research results will be presented in early 2024.
The orientation of all organization's processes on humans makes companies more attractive and competitive in the labor market. Besides, this approach improves employee engagement; it has a positive effect on their motivation and work performance. The methodology of the human-centricity index research evaluates the effectiveness of organizations in terms of creating an ecosystem for unlocking the potential of employees and allows companies from different industries, with different turnover and numbers of staff to determine possible focuses and directions for further development.
The basis of the human-centricity index is determined through two sub-indices. The first sub-index of internal corporate responsibility (the "Employees" sub-index) addresses a company's business practices in relation to its own personnel. The external corporate responsibility sub-index (the "Community" sub-index) evaluates the company's social policy both for society as a whole and for the local community in the territory of its presence.
In 2022, Rosatom Corporate Academy, together with the Higher School of Economics, completed the first stage of the research of companies using the methodology of the human-centricity index. 120 companies from Russia, CIS, and BRICS took part in the pilot research. The questionnaire was answered by HR-directors and managers of companies with different turnover and number of employees. According to the results of the pilot research, the average index of human-centricity of companies was 52 points out of the maximum of 100. The result suggests opportunities for development depending on each company's chosen focus.
In 2023, at an initiative of Rosatom, an Alliance of Human-Centric Organizations was created. It included 10 organizations, among them RANEPA, DSK Avtoban JSC, Netology LLC, and others. The purpose of the Alliance is to develop cooperation based on the principles of equality, mutual benefit, mutual understanding, respect, and trust in order to form a human-centric management and labor market, as well as sharing the best practices in this area. The key areas of the Alliance's work are research in the field of human-centricity and forming an expert community to discuss further ways of developing human-centric management in the world.
Visit the website to learn more about the human-centric approach, become a community partner, and join the Alliance.