By Nigar Abbasova
Ganja Automobile Plant (GAP), which ranks among majors of the automotive industry in Azerbaijan, and the country’s Center for Political Psychology (CPP) signed an agreement on holding of motivational training sessions and development of employees’ potential to increase performance index in the organization.
Chairman of the GAP Supervisory Board Khanlar Fatiyev said that within the switch to a new economic model and under the newly-developed Strategic Road Maps for the national economy it is necessary to promote and develop not only industrial processes within the institution but also “human capital”.
The development of human capital is defined as a key factor in the development of working efficiency, sustainable economic growth, the increase of competitiveness, and integration of the country into global markets according to the strategic document.
Fatiyev mentioned that to reach the aim it is necessary to improve quality in all stages of production, including the provision of skills development of personnel by means of different trainings.
He said that staff training should be implemented in line with the requirements of the labor market, mentioning that companies should invest in the spheres of staff development and efficiently use existing human capital.
“This strategically important target will be reached jointly with the CPP, which implements brand-new techniques of human capital development by means of training, testing, coaching and managerial psychology,” he said.
The CPP aims at the scientific-psychological research of political, social behaviors taking place in society. Staff development is deemed to be the factor helping staff members learn about responsibilities, develop required skills and competencies necessary to accomplish institutional and divisional goals and purposes and grow personally and professionally.
Being located in Azerbaijan's second largest city Ganja Automobile Plant is capable of assembling up to 1,000 trucks and 2,000 tractors each year. The plant also produces tractor trailers, communal machinery, and snow removal equipment. Currently, the plant is engaged in the assembly of Belarus tractors and MAZ, KAMAZ and Ural vehicles. Moreover, the plant is expected to launch the assembly of Eurabus electric buses in the near future.
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