OREANDA-NEWS. IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region continue work on creation, recruitment and replacement of the personnel reserve. It implies not only a qualitative selection of candidates to replace vacated leadership positions at all levels of management, but also their focused training. One of its important components is assessment of competencies of potential managers. For this purpose, the companies use the most progressive methods, which have proved their effectiveness at the international level.

Last week, a project was launched at IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region to evaluate competencies of managers participating in the management and youth personnel reserve of the companies in the position "First Deputy Director of the Branch - Chief Engineer" and "Deputy Chief Engineer of the Branch". Within the framework of it, leading HR consultants test professional and personal qualities of succession pool members - power engineers using the assessment centre method.

This method is based on the use of complementary practices and is focused on assessing the real qualities of employees, their psychological and professional characteristics, and compliance with the requirements of positions. In addition, it helps identify potential opportunities for specialists. For this, the participants are "immersed" in simulated situations, offering them to solve tasks from the functional positions to which they are prepared.

Employees of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region are offered to perform a range of tasks from the chief engineer’s function: to calculate the project budget, determine the most competent employees for the solution of a given production task, adjust output volumes in a growing market, determine production priorities for the last pre-New Year’s decade and etc. To do this, various formats are used: written cases, negotiations, setting tasks for employees. During exercises the succession pool members are observed by a group of experts, whose task is to classify the behaviour of each participant (referring the behaviour to one or another evaluated competence), and then assess these competencies.

Testing will last until the middle of December. In total, 70 succession pool members from all 20 branches of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region, divided into seven groups, will pass it. Each of the participants will receive individual development plans with a description of their strongest competencies, taking into account which further training events will be prepared for them. To date, two groups of power engineers have passed the assessment centre. According to its results, experts noted the high level of their professional competence.

According to the plans, in the future, the assessment centre methodology will be used to assess succession pool members of IDGC of Centre and IDGC of Centre and Volga Region, claiming to replace other managerial positions at various levels.