APRIL makes talent management a priority
The group makes a point of implementing efficient HR measures and processes in terms of internal mobility to enable staff to take charge of their own careers.
Movin'APRIL facilitates information sharing
For two years now the Movin'APRIL Days aim to facilitate dialogue, promote the diverse range of professions, offer advice for taking charge of one's career (how to present a CV, preparing for an interview, which professional training courses to choose, etc.) and to create opportunities for staff to develop and progress. Several hundred staff members take part in this event to meet other subsidiaries, discover other professions and other career paths.
HR representatives on hand to discuss employees' career plans
The APRIL group's entire network of HR representatives makes sure that any information about internal job opportunities, new positions and promotion opportunities is circulated to all the teams. Each month a Mobility committee meets to discuss in advance any new positions and any staff members looking for promotion in order to facilitate internal mobility.
Quite naturally, the HR representatives are on hand for all staff members to offer support and help formalise their career aspirations, and to provide assistance if required for their internal mobility projects. For example, they can offer specific opportunities to help them develop their project, such as 'A day in the life of' experiences to discover other professions, personality tests to help understand their own skills and placements in other teams.
The APRIL University, spreading the prominence of the group's culture
APRIL set up its University to develop individual talents, but also to spread and share a corporate culture throughout the group. As such the APRIL University has supported the group's staff for over ten years, helping them to develop their skills in a variety of areas, including customer service/sales, personal development, APRIL group induction and training for managers. 32 different training courses were offered in 2014 and 862 staff members benefited from this training.