Training and Development
At Qatar Steel, we view the knowledge and expertise of our people as the key to maintaining our competitive position in the market.
Our training regimens and activities are designed to improve employees’ ability to perform daily duties safely and effectively.Built upon the modelling and self-application concept, training is an integral part of employment at Qatar Steel. Upon joining our company, all new employees undergo an initial Familiarisation Programme orientation, in order to define and clarify work assignments, roles, and the responsibilities of each Qatar Steel department. At all times during their tenure with us, all employees have access to weekly English and business distance learning facilities, while some Qatari employees receive additional English language tutoring. We also offer specific technical, H&S, interpersonal, and IT training to our employees to better enable them to conduct their jobs in the most efficient manner and to advance their personal skills. In 2014, we provided over 85 training courses to our workforce.
Qatar Steel Familiarisation Programme
The objective of our Familiarisation Programme is to groom and develop employees into ‘complete executives’, armed with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to work as part of Qatar Steel’s team. Specifically, the programme:
- Introduces employees to the organisation as a whole (Structure, Purpose, and Values),
- Defines and clarifies work assignments, roles, and responsibilities of each department,
- Familiarises employees with the company’s environment and physical facilities,
- Informs employees of a broad range of company policies and processes which affect all aspects of their work and their relationship with the organisation, and
- Sparks and encourages employee excitement at becoming part of the organisation and motivates them to do the best job possible.
In sum, the Programme has been designed to provide new employees with a broad idea of the work environment at Qatar Steel. In addition to learning about the operations of the company, new employees also gain knowledge of Qatar Steel’s policies, procedures, and management systems.
Career Development Programme
Our career development programme aims to increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our Qatari employees, identifying and strengthening their professional qualities and better equipping them to earn promotions or higher pay. Qatar Steel employees follow pre-determined steps along their career path in order to develop expertise in managing different types of organisational situations, thereby improving their ability to attain their career goals. Periodic checks evaluate their progress, determining what further training and experience are needed to continue on to their next steps. Such experience includes training, job enrichment, and development.
|Average Hours of Training per Employee by Gender|
|Average hours of training per year for female employees||2.5||0.0||0.1||0.5|
|Average hours of training per year for male employees||9.0||11.4||19.4||10.5|
|Average Hours of Training per Employee by Employee Category|
|Average hours of training for senior management||8.0||61.6||1.7||21.9|
|Average hours of training for management||9.6||5.9||3.3||26.1|
|Average hours of training for staff||9.0||11.2||14.5||9.7|
|total cost of training (QR)||1,555,417.0||2,565,912.0||4,611,939.0||3,439,337.0|
|Average cost of training per employee (QR)||860.3||1,405.2||2,192.0||1,517.0|
A total of 24,843 hours of training were completed by December 2014,with an average of 11 hours of training per employee. This represented a drop from 2013 levels, due to various shut-downs that Qatar Steel experienced in 2014, in addition to commissioning and start-up of EAF5. Moreover, average hours of training for managers has significantly increased in 2014, due to the fact that several new plants and machinery have been into place. According to Qatar Steel practice, senior managers are the first level of employees to be trained on such new equipment.