Employee training and development

We provide a wide range of training, skills and career development opportunities that promote safety, professional competency and personal growth.

Excluding Tasiast, we spent approximately $4.6 million on training, or about $4,630 per employee in 2013. Training at Tasiast during the year was $14.4 million or, $8,723 per employee.

A number of key programs were in place in 2012 and 2013 to support employee training and development.

  • Our global talent management system facilitates regular reviews to align employee interests and readiness to specific business needs such as key vacancies and special assignments.
  • We have created local skills development programs and, where feasible, we have partnerships with technical institutions to train local people. See the case study on Achieving Trades Certification in the Russian Far East.
  • We continued our work with educational institutions to identify training and educational initiatives that are of mutual benefit to communities where we operate and to Kinross, as well as providing strategic support for post-secondary research. See Corporate Contribution Highlights.