Training and hiring young people, and capitalizing on the experience of senior employees
The sustainable professional integration of young people, the hiring and sustained employment of seniors, and the transmission of skills and expertise between generations are all major objectives for Safran, addressing our performance and growth objectives.
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Safran pays particular attention to integrating young people in the professional environment, a challenge which is also critical for society in general. Because of our innovation imperative, Safran has to plan ahead to deal with changing skills and business requirements, and continually renew our workforce. For example, we deploy considerable resources to acquire, maintain and transmit the skills needed to support staff development and renewal.
Employees 50 and over represent nearly 30% of Safran’s global workforce. We must address the challenge of sustaining their employment and enabling them to take a positive view of their professional future, while capitalizing on their tremendous stock of experience. In turn, this implies paying special attention to a career management approach that sustains their motivation, while making maximum use of their skills and expertise to improve Safran’s overall performance.
A European commitment to youth employment
Safran, which has over 40,000 employees in the European Union, is setting up ambitious recruiting plans, primarily directed towards young people. Professional training has proved to be a powerful lever for the integration and employment of young people, as well as an effective recruiting tool for Safran.
On March 28, 2013 Safran and IndustriAll, a European union, signed the first European agreement to support the professional integration of young people. Covering a three-year period, this agreement meets two objectives: contribute to the professional training of young people during their education, and ensure the development and renewal of skills needed by Safran.
Safran signed a Group-wide agreement on September 17, 2013 with most unions in France, concerning the "generations contract". This agreement seeks to define concrete measures to achieve the following objectives:
- Support the professional training of young people and their integration in a work environment, by favoring hiring under permanent, full-time contracts.
- Facilitate the hiring and sustained employment of seniors.
- Participate in the development of inter-generational relations, and the transmission of skills and expertise within Safran.