Assystem - 2018 Register document



We have set up a career management system that promotes the transmission of knowledge and expertise through the technical expertise unit which seniors are invited to join. These experts develop and/or lead training sessions on nuclear safety organised by our internal training institutes and may also give courses at target engineering schools. The expertise of these more seasoned employees provides an opportunity to leverage the Group’s core competencies, especially in the nuclear sector. Some of them have acquired very valuable experience, having participated in the commissioning of all of France’s nuclear power stations (900/1300/1450, RNR) and worked on other nuclear projects throughout the world. They add real value to the transmission of nuclear knowledge and skills during initial training courses. Each year, during the annual performance appraisal and career review, seniors are specifically asked about their expectations and needs concerning their medium-term future (development, promotion) and their interest in devoting time and energy to initiatives designed to transfer proprietary knowledge to younger generations. Our hiring strategy also concerns seniors. In 2018, 9% of new hires were aged 45 and over and seniors represented 25% of the total workforce. We undertake numerous initiatives to promote the transmission of skills between generations. Around thirty skills communities have been created to facilitate knowledge sharing. Tutoring, mentoring, coaching, sponsoring and buddy systems are also included in the arsenal used to transmit know-how and contribute to disseminating the Group’s industrial expertise. At Assystem, we believe that capturing the full value of the expertise existing within the organisation is a valuable source of competitive differentiation.

PREFERRED RELATIONS WITH ENGINEERING SCHOOLS Our relations with engineering schools are central to our strategy for hiring and retaining the best talents. Our investment in this area also embellishes our employer brand and contributes to the Group’s attractiveness. A dedicated team of Campus Managers and ambassadors visits the schools to help the community to flourish. We have established partnerships with several target schools: INSA (Lyon and Rouen), INSTN, ENSEM, Arts et Métiers Paris Tech, IMT Atlantique and, since 2018, IMT Mines Ales. These partnerships fulfil three objectives: ● strengthen the Group’s reputation, proximity and attractiveness vis à vis these schools through expert presentations in the various faculties and during certain courses that enable students to discover the various disciplines and job opportunities at Assystem; ● create bridges between the schools and the Company, participate in on-campus career fairs and give students opportunities to work on case studies or innovative research topics; facilitate the hiring of young graduates, interns and apprentices. Specific initiatives are organised at each school, such as afterwork meetings to discuss specific topics, business lunches, professional conferences, coaching workshops and forums. LEVERAGING THE EXPERTISE OF SEASONED ENGINEERS In France, we have made long-standing commitments to capture the full value of the skills and experience acquired by seniors (defined as employees aged 45 and over).


A specific system dedicated to key talents Identifying and retaining high flyers is an important challenge in the engineering sector where talent is in short supply. We have set up dedicated teams and tools to address this challenge. Three key talent categories have been defined: key position (management, technical, sales), key contributor (critical and important know-how) and key potential (young talents lined up for executive management positions in the medium-to-long term). These profiles are monitored by our French and international HR teams using such processes as talent reviews and Career Committees. The objective is to proactively offer support and development opportunities in the shape of bespoke programmes (training, career plans). Review of the leadership model In 2018, we launched two working groups to review our leadership model. The groups comprised a mix of young graduates and seasoned engineers from France, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. The aim was to formally describe the Assystem culture, and better define the skills and behaviours that make up the Group’s DNA and help set it apart from its competitors. The results of these working sessions will inform our HR strategy and processes, while helping to drive business growth by proposing shared, demonstrated managerial language and practices.

3.3.2 COMMITTING TO DIVERSITY Fighting discrimination is an integral part of our corporate values. We endeavour to create an inclusive environment and to promote diversity as a driver of performance in response to client expectations. The aim is to reflect the society in which we operate and to enable the women and men who make up our corporate community to express their talents.

Gender balance: one for all, all for one! We have a long-standing commitment to actively promoting gender balance and equality. In 2018, this commitment was confirmed at Assystem Engineering and Operation Services with the signature of its third corporate agreement on the subject. Like other Group entities, this subsidiary is convinced that diverse profiles add to the collective




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