Development: support for employees throughout their careers
Encouraging skills development
Developing the professional expertise and individual responsibilities of employees is crucial to the success of the Lagardère group. In short, our strength is based on the quality and diversity of our employees. Their development, through promotion, internal mobility and training to enhance their employability, is a key focus.
In addition to the Group-wide career management policy and in keeping with the policy of independence, each division takes initiatives adapted to its business line and activities.
This over-arching strategy reflects the Lagardère group's pledge to invest in staff skills and promote fulfilling career development opportunities.
The Lagardère group strives to instil a corporate culture among its managers through dedicated in-house training programmes that promote creativity, independence, boldness and entrepreneurial spirit.It holds an annual orientation day which brings together more than 100 recently hired managers to present Lagardère's different businesses through creative activities and meetings with executives, thereby contributing to the emergence of a common culture.
With the aim of offering employees guidance throughout their career, the Lagardère group offers training programmes that give managers the chance to discuss common issues, such as management basics, conflict management, negotiation, managerial communication and public speaking. One hundred and seventy employees attended these Group training sessions in 2015.
The Lagardère group also organises a three-day leadership programme for key talent identified in its divisions, focused on boosting innovation, leading cross-divisional projects and becoming agents for change.
Le groupe Lagardère a également mis en place, à destination des talents identifiés au sein des branches, un programme « Leadership », sur trois jours, dont les objectifs sont de permettre de stimuler l'innovation, piloter un projet transversal et devenir un acteur du changement.
In 2015, the Lagardère group funded a total 278,000 hours of training for its employees.
Developing internal mobility
Primarily managed at divisional level, the management and Human Resources teams of each entity are committed to monitoring, promoting and developing internal career development.
As part of its skills management process, Lagardère applies a talent management policy overseen by the Group and division Human Resources Departments in conjunction with the division management teams. This policy is based on a set of principles and procedures aimed at identifying talented Lagardère group employees and supporting their development, offering them mobility opportunities and defining talent succession plans.
Promoting inter-divisional mobility is another of the Lagardère group's top priorities. An inter-divisional committee (made up of HR representatives in charge of mobility) meets regularly to match current and future openings with the profiles of candidates who have expressed an interest in a mobility transfer. A newsletter listing all job vacancies at the Group's different companies is sent out to all HR representatives for circulation within the divisions.
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