Professional employee development is of great importance in modern business
Rapid, dynamic and often unexpected changes are something we encounter every day in the business world. This was demonstrated to us by the COVID-19 pandemic, during which large corporations and systems had to adapt to the new working conditions in the easiest and safest way, without jeopardizing their work processes. On the other hand, this pandemic has also initiated changes in the way of doing business and the attitude of the employers towards their employees.
NIS is a good example of a domestic company that, despite challenging times, has managed to preserve stability and adapt to new working conditions. Determined to primarily preserve the health of its employees and their work productivity, the company introduced measures for employees that further facilitated working conditions. Thus, in a very short time, NIS has managed to technically organize remote work for about 3,000 employees in the administration, without endangering the company’s work processes. Also, NIS has introduced a number of flexible forms of work, including a gradual return to work for all employees who have used sick leave for more than a year, part-time work during the day in consultation with the management, as well as many other benefits.
One of the indicators that NIS is on the right path in terms of its approach to employees is the fact that in September this year, the company was declared the most desirable employer in Serbia
Besides, professional employee development is of great importance in modern business. That is why NIS has launched a programme that enables employees who want to share their knowledge to educate their co-workers in various fields by conducting a series of professional training sessions. Besides, NIS implements several programmes aimed at recruiting young people and allowing them to make their first career steps in one of the largest energy companies in the region. Thus, a student programme named NIS Calling was launched, which offers 320 hours of work practice in the company, which the selected candidates can use for three months in line with their obligations at school. The program allows third, fourth and fifth-year students (master or graduate) to apply for an internship at NIS during different seasons of the year, per the required positions. Also, to attract new young professionals, this year NIS launched the NIS Energy programme, intended for graduate and master students who can bring new energy to the company with their ideas, but also get a chance to develop professionally in one of the largest domestic companies through a one-year, paid programme.
With such an approach towards its employees and by investing in young people and their potential, NIS also contributes to the realization of one of the 17 of the UN sustainable development goals – decent work and economic growth. One of the indicators that NIS is on the right path in terms of its approach to employees is the fact that in September this year, the company was declared the most desirable employer in Serbia according to the results of the TalentX survey conducted by the specialized website Poslovi.infostud.com. More than 10,000 respondents took part in this survey. They said that they valued financial stability, a friendly work environment, and a fair reward system among employers. The company said that the award is great recognition for them, but also an obligation to continue to improve the working conditions for all 11,000 current employees and future ones.