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Human resources

People are a key concern for all of the Lagardère group's business lines. In 2013, its efforts focused on improving labour relations, identifying talented staff, internal mobility and, like every year, diversity.

Priorities in 2013

An important year in terms of labour relations
Labour relations, an essential component of the Group’s human resources policy, remained a topical issue. In addition to ordinary meetings, special attention was paid to the transformation needs of Lagardère Active’s Press business and changes within the Group following the sale of its stake in EADS.
In addition, a special negotiating body worked on the payment of an exceptional bonus to all employees in France. This negotiation provided a benchmark for all Group employees around the world.

Implementation of the process for identifying talented staff
Following the commitments made in 2012, an initial review of talented staff - including directors, staff with high potential and key personnel - was organised at Group level. In keeping with the principles of decentralisation, the review was executed locally at the level of all entities and continued with exchanges between the divisions and the Managing Partners about monitoring these talented staff and succession plans for key positions.
The creation of career committees for each business line will be the next step in 2014.

Internal mobility: an asset in our employees’ career management
Internal mobility constitutes a major asset in developing employees’ skills and fostering staff loyalty. In addition to the measures taken by its divisions, the Group has decided to develop tools to encourage mobility. A committee in charge of reviewing available positions and internal applications has been created and met for the first time in 2013.



Renewed and increased support for the non-profit organisation
“Nos Quartiers ont des Talents”

Since 2006, the Lagardère group has been an active partner of the non-profit organisation “Nos Quartiers ont des Talents” (Our neighbourhoods have talent), which aims to help young graduates from disadvantaged urban areas find their first job. In 2013, Lagardère became the leading partner of the young people’s facilitation committee (“Comité d’animation des jeunes”), designed to support the development of the association. The Group also continued its designation of mentors, attendance at national meetings and involvement in workshops.

Human resources - 2013 Key figures

Press releases


Asterix and the Missing Scroll: the new Asterix album to be released on October 22, 2015


Press release relating to regulated information
Availability of the preparatory documents for the annual ordinary and extraordinary General Meeting of 5 May 2015

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"The Lagardère group delivered excellent performances in 2013 despite a difficult global economy, with exceptional net income and an increase in recurring EBIT from Media activities above our guidance..."
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The group's activities

Lagardère, a world-class diversified media group led by Arnaud Lagardère, operates in around 30 countries and is structured around four distinct, complementary divisions.

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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...