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HeadHunter Named InfoWatch Group among Top 20 Russian Employers of 2017

InfoWatch Group has been ranked 17th in the rating of the best Russian employers of 2017, according to recruitment firm HeadHunter. The list consisted of 262 companies, including 30 IT market players. Out of the top 20 employers, InfoWatch is the only enterprise cybersecurity vendor, with its best achievement until now being the 31st back in 2013.

HeadHunter analysts reviewed participants based on the feedback of job seekers (external evaluation) and current employees (internal evaluation), as well as HR department performance. IT sector takes the largest share in the Top 20, being represented by six IT businesses. Together with InfoWatch, the rating leaders are SIBUR, ROSATOM State Corporation, NVIDIA, Norilsk Nickel, Gazprom Neft, 2GIS, LANIT Group, MTS, Beeline, Coca-Cola HBC Russia, AB InBev, M.video, Raiffeisenbank, and others.

“Human capital is a key asset of any high-tech company. Over 15 years, InfoWatch has been investing in the professional development of its employees and creating comfortable environment for them to work, make progress, and unlock their potential, while interesting and ambitious technology tasks faced by the actively growing and evolving company also spur their motivation,” said Natalya Kaspersky, President of InfoWatch Group. “We are proud of our employees and appreciate their long-term employment, loyalty to the company and adherence to corporate values.”

Over the last five years, InfoWatch has more than doubled its staff. In January 2016, InfoWatch Group moved into a new 5,000 m2 office accommodating meeting rooms, a gym, café area, and recreation room.

“Currently, 40% of our employees have been with us for over three years, with one in three staff members having completed our intern training program,” noted Oksana Tkacheva, HR Director, InfoWatch Group. “We create comfortable conditions for professional growth of our specialists and pay great attention to corporate atmosphere. Despite evolving into a global company with offices throughout Russia and abroad, InfoWatch has managed to preserve a unique atmosphere of a startup it was 15 years ago.”

One of the company’s strategic priorities is staff and expertise development. InfoWatch Group and National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) opened the InfoWatch-based enterprise cybersecurity department as part of HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE), with InfoWatch also starting a scholarship program for tech students in cybersecurity.

To drive professional training programs to be aligned with market needs, InfoWatch specialists developed and delivered a course of lectures and seminars attended by 100+ lecturers and employees of 22 universities from six federal districts and 14 regions of Russia.

Furthermore, InfoWatch became a partner of the All-Russian Academic Competition supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and developed and introduced the competition program for the Enterprise Cybersecurity category of WorldSkills, a global cross-industry championship among young specialists.

Background

The research methodology for HeadHunter’s 2017 Best Russian Employers independent rating was developed by Russia’s leaders in analytics and consulting, including the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia B.V., and ECOPSY Consulting. http://rating.hh.ru/rating2017/