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Growing with Essar

At Essar, we are committed to providing our employees outstanding developmental opportunities that align with their personal aspirations. We endeavour to build a culture of nurturing and holistic development thereby enabling them to actualise their potential and grow as robust professionals. Essar is an equal opportunity employer and we cherish and value diversity of thought, gender, skill sets and experiences to match the diversity in our business lines. Our commitment to nurturing and encouraging women in the Essar workforce has been prolific.

We strongly believe in developing the power of human potential by designing and deploying world-class, cutting-edge talent management solutions. One of our primary employee value propositions is to offer meaningful career exposures to employees by leveraging our world-class performance and talent management systems and processes powered by SAP SuccessFactors, providing cross-exposures and fast-tracking careers through our internal mobility programmes and designing unique cadre programmes that meet specific business needs.

Managing Performance and Talent – The SAP Successfactors e-Compass way
We follow the Balanced Scorecard methodology for measuring, managing and monitoring performance in a holistic and comprehensive manner. We have designed and deployed targeted initiatives to build and maintain a high-performance culture necessary to keep us at the cutting edge. Our Performance Management Suite (e-Compass) driven by SAP-Success Factors is considered to be the one of best talent management suites in the world (Quadrant One in Gartner’s Report). It enables powerful analytics and strategic talent management initiatives by leveraging an intuitive and easy-to-use interface.

NEXT MOVES – Internal Talent Mobility Program
Next Moves is our internal talent mobility program which offers Essarites career opportunities within our various businesses across geographies. It aligns organizational and individual needs and is a proactive and ongoing approach to manage careers within our Group, comprising of 64 strategic business units operating across 20 countries. More than 300 Essarites have made their next move since the inception of the program.

Next Moves Stint
The Next Moves STINT (Short Term Internships) allows Businesses to share their specific Talent requirements and invite applications from candidates across the Group. The Initiative allows Essarites across locations to apply for Cross-Business/Cross Functional STINTS (for a period of 1-3 months) which enhances their business and commercial acumen thereby providing a more holistic perspective of Essar’s Value Creation Journey. The Participants move back to their original releasing businesses post conclusion of the STINT and conclude their STINT with a Rotational Exposure Feedback and Assessment (REFA).

Find the Guru Within – Our Coaching and Mentoring Philosophy
Coaching and mentoring is a defining aspect of leadership for us at Essar. Not only does it serve to strengthen ‘nurturing’ as a competency across our organization, but also supports the transfer and management of tacit knowledge across generations. A plethora of initiatives are periodically organized on this front, including Coaching and Mentoring Awards, Mentor-Mentee Meets and coffee sessions, among others. All our new joinees at an entry level are assigned a coach to help bring them up to speed with our unique organization culture, and for enhanced professional and personal effectiveness.