We mediate between cultures.
Target-oriented employees recruitment
We find the talents you deserve.
The success of your sales activities depends decisively on the quality of your French staff. Errors of judgement in this field are expensive. It’s the workforce that makes the company progress; it is the key factor for a successful organisation.
- What are the qualities, training and motivation that you expect from your French managers and employees?
- Which kind of employees do best suit to your company –professionnally as well as humanly?
- What is the role of your back-office in Germany? Who will be in charge of the French team?
- How to find and convince your employees who will be the key of your development on the French market (from the job offer to the interview)?
We assist you from the very first decision, to the interviews, the drafting of contracts up to the integration of the newcomer to be part of the team. With a strong experience in consultancy, we are precisely aware of the crucial factors needed for a successful selection. Together, we determine specific requirements. During our recruitment process, we implement a range of tools: direct approach, press releases, selection from our database and targeted use of Internet and social media.
Whilst drafting of contracts, we work closely with French lawyers to make sure you only commit yourselves towards your new collaborators only in accordance to your abilities and your objectives. Finally, during the introduction to the team, we make sure there is no misunderstanding, assuring therefore a successful insertion within the team.
We reveal the differences and develop synergies.
Even if the first encounters are successful, the understanding of the other’s values takes time. Each country has its own particular cultural references, mentality, and a certain idea of management. There are adaptable to a certain point but non-negotiable.
Communication between the different actors is essential in order not to fall into a negative spiral from which there will be no way out.
- How well are the values and objectives of your company accepted by your team?
- Where are the internal conflicts and changing restrain hidden? Is it really a cultural problem or are the causes elsewhere?
- Are the tasks and challenges split, accepted and picked up by all the team?
- Is the knowledge and potential of everyone used at their best or are there still some underused skills left?
During the interviews and workshops, we will tackle and settle the issues. Problems will be dealt on the factual level and solutions will be found through action plans guarantying long term resolutions. We emerge stronger from conflicts, dispel frustrations and we install a climate of confidence opening to change and to a working relationship based on joint representation and common values.
We assist you during the team’s intercultural set up and help your employees understand one another. Our aim is not to change cultures but to create a mutual climate of confidence and therefore optimise the processes.
We help you to attract and train employees in France.
The markets are changing faster and in ever shorter cycles: geographically, socially, politically, economically, technologically. You and your company are stuck in the middle.
Change requires flexibility. For example the adaptation of organizational forms, the control of central and decentralized networks and the deep understanding of people. For many a quadrature of the circle, despite global thinking and action, a local presence is mandatory, the people ‘on the spot’ are often quite more difficult to understand than their own products, companies have to face the customer even more personally; central targets have to be adapted decentralized to market specificities in a clear framework for action.
Change also requires a return to the importance of people as co-workers. To accept change means to assign the right people in the right place.
We at athos assist you to attract the right employees in France, to train them and motivate them to identify with their responsibilities.
Behavioural profile within a professional context
Objectification and hedging measures of decisions in human resources management.
athos supports you in terms of human resources selection processes and personnel development decisions.
You will gain time in the decision-making process and hence reduce expenses and risk incurred by employing wrong personnel or unsuitable development programs as well. Teambuilding can be assessed more targeted and accurate. The principle of equality in the assessment is therefore secured.
athos is specialized in the personality-based method by IPM. This method allows a dynamic profiling for a personality-oriented communication.
- Which employees suit well to your company?
- Which profile fits best to the vacancy?
The procedure enables to analyze the behavior of employees in their professional environment. After sending of the results to the candidate it puts the evaluation at the center for the assessment process.