Training: Performance and progress
To help employees chart their personal and professional progress, 95% of exempt employees took part in a performance review process with their line manager in 2014. This increased from 91% in the previous year, thanks to our online performance management tools. We spent a total of $101 million on training and development in 2014, and the average full-time ArcelorMittal employee received 50 hours of training during the year. Of the training we offered, 63% was vocational, technical or functional, 17% related to health and safety, and 8% to leadership and management skills. 2014 was an important year for the ArcelorMittal University, which opened a new campus in Ukraine, bringing the total to six, and another is planned for 2015 in Temirtau, Kazakhstan.
To promote a culture of personal progress, we also held a learning week for the second year running, focusing this time on the value of sharing knowledge, both for individuals and for the business: more than 48,000 employees took part in nearly 130 locations,four times the figure for 2013.
We were proud to be included in the global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders list in 2014. We were commended in particular for our continued commitment to developing a strong and effective talent and leadership pipeline.
Average: training hours per employee