Written on 18 February 2014.
Graduate recruitment is of vital importance for businesses and EDHEC Business School, particularly in light of the revolutionary changes that have occurred over the last 10 years and especially those in the human resources field. Irrespective of economic conditions, both parties have consistently worked together in synergy and collaborated on innovations in order to attract the best talent.
After a brief introduction by Olivier Oger, Dean of EDHEC Business School and Anne Zuccarelli, Associate Dean for Corporate Relations & Careers, Christian Nibourel, Chairman of Accenture France and Benelux, opened the debate on the theme “Listen to Tomorrow’s Talents”, in reference to his latest book “Ecoutons le monde de demain” (Listen to Tomorrow’s World).
Christian Nibourel underlined the importance - both for the company’s performance and viability, and for preserving employability over the short and long terms - of taking into consideration factors such as the business’s economic footprint (clients, suppliers, etc.), environmental footprint and social footprint (diversity, employment of persons with disabilities and seniors, the place of women within the company).
These three footprints are the pillars of the new paradigm, the new vision of the company advocated by Christian Nibourel and which is founded on the values of attentiveness, diversity, solidarity and transparency. Christian Nibourel singled out the concepts of conformity, partitioning and cloning, which he said are overly present in our society.
Christian Nibourel’s conference was followed by a round table on the training and recruitment of generation Y in 2025. Led by Emmanuel Delamarre, Marketing Manager of Corporate Relations & Careers , the round table comprised Laurent Choain, Head of Group Human Resources, Mazars, Sophie Serratrice, Head of Recruitment and Employer Branding, Crédit Agricole S.A., Evelyne Maître, Head of Development & Training, Nestlé France and Manuelle Malot, Director of the EDHEC NewGen Talent Centre.
The subjects discussed ranged from the characteristics of these new generations of future graduates, to changes in society and the business world, and the need for an in-depth transformation in the world of education, all of which were treated frankly and frequently with humour by our guests.