Schneider Electric signs a nationwide agreement in France on forward-looking management of careers, competencies and skills sets with six labour organisations
This Group agreement confirms Schneider Electric’s commitment to pursuing the anticipatory approach deployed over the past few years. The goal is to give the Group’s 20,000 French employees a shared view of Schneider Electric’s strategy and its consequences and to provide the same resources to all for adapting to a constantly changing environment.
“Because this is a nationwide agreement, it enhances solidarity among Schneider Electric’s French units, as well as the overall vision of competencies and careers,” notes Jean-François Pilliard, Executive Vice President, Strategic Human Resources and Organisation. “As a responsible enterprise, we must ensure our team members’ career development, promote their employability and prepare together for the changes of tomorrow. This agreement builds on the accord we signed in July 2007 with the European Metalworkers’ Federation on anticipating change.”
“In partnership with the six labour organisations, we wanted to make the issues of employment, evolving organisations and skills sets and change management an integral part of a social dialogue that must begin far upstream to be effective,” added Christian Gonzalez, Vice President, Labour Affairs. “This agreement gives us the right framework for anticipating and harnessing the continuous change that shapes our business environment.”
The signatories undertake to:
The agreement will take effect in April 2008. Deployment procedures will be gradually specified and enhanced.
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