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Human resources

Supporting corporate efforts to advance diversity and social transformation is one of the key challenges of the Lagardère group's CSR policy. In 2014, it continued its efforts regarding diversity, developing management skills and internal mobility.

 Priorities in 2014

The need for permanent dialogue with employees

As in 2013, labour relations were an important topic for the Group in 2014. The need to adapt Lagardère Active to the new challenges it faces was the object of a permanent dialogue with employees. This was made concrete by numerous meetings with employee representative bodies of the various companies concerned, as well as two Group Committee meetings. The quality of work of human resources teams at all levels and in close collaboration with employee representatives allowed for the sale of 10 press titles and the reorganisation of the Press business, avoiding lay-offs through a voluntary redundancy programme.

Enhancing the in-house training offering

Following on from the Integration and Leadership seminars, Lagardère decided in 2014 to develop its in-house training offering for talented staff. Five additional themes are therefore on offer, allowing young managers to discuss common issues such as the fundamentals of management, conflict management, negotiation, managerial communication and public speaking.

Developing internal mobility

Continuing with the process of identifying talented employees, the Lagardère group also strengthened its tools with regard to internal mobility. The ad hoc committee created in 2013, comprising human resources directors from all divisions, met five times in 2014 and reviewed 80 positions and applicants. In addition, 23 newsletters listing all positions vacant within Lagardère were sent to human resources representatives in charge of mobility.
Across the Group as a whole, mobility increased by 36% in 2014.

An enhanced disability strategy

In 2014, Lagardère stepped up the number of initiatives relating to disability.
Thanks to the partnership with wheelchair tennis champion Michaël Jérémiasz, a series of awareness-raising events were offered to the Group's various divisions, with an initial session organised at Lagardère Active and dedicated to a para-table tennis event.
Furthermore, Hachette Livre set up a Disability Initiative in the form of a charity, focused on promoting the social integration and long-term employment of people with a disability. This is in addition to the Disability Initiative already created by Lagardère Active.



Press releases


Press release relating to regulated information
Availability of the preparatory documents for the Annual Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of 3 May 2016


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The group's activities

The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences.
The Group's business model relies on creating a lasting and exclusive relationship between the content it offers and its customers.
It is structured around four business lines.

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The group's history

Lagardère’s history stretches back 150 years, from Louis Hachette’s intuitive decisions in the 19th century to the digital revolution...