Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Mar-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour France, the country’s leading private employer, is among the companies which have awarded “Top Employer France” certification for 2016. Awarded by the Top Employers Institute, an independent body that looks at best employer HR practices all over the world, Carrefour has been given this certification for its human resources policy.
The Top Employer certification is awarded to French companies in recognition of the high quality of their human resources policy. It is granted to companies which apply excellent criteria in their working conditions, and only on completion of a strict certification process involving an HR Best Practice questionnaire and an independent audit. When Carrefour was audited, it stood out in particular through:
– Its training schemes that enable some 57,000 employees to enhance their employability every year;
– An attractive company insurance scheme providing employees with coverage for each family member;
– A solidarity fund for team members to support employees experiencing hardship (financial, material, etc.);
– A company nursery with 80 cradles for the children of head office employees.
As France’s leading private employer with some 115,000 employees and 120 different job functions, Carrefour hired nearly 42,000 people in 2015, including 11,000 on permanent contracts, 5500 on a work-study programmes and 25,000 seasonal workers; nearly 60% of the people hired in 2015 were young people under the age of 26. Carrefour is planning to recruit as many in 2016. The retailer considers applications from all people, irrespective of their level of education, age, gender or social class. This diversity is a real asset to the company and is central to the retailer’s social model, finding expression through an active equal opportunities policy.