01 December 2022

Release of the white book entitled Pioneering Companies, creating value through employment and competence, written by Pierre Deheunynck, as President of France Compétences, Daniel Baroin, President of the Observatoire de l'engagement (Observatory of engagement) in collaboration with ESCP Business School, including Frank Bournois, its Chief Executive. This white book sets the aim to lead an in-depth reflection on the models of employment management by companies, and how these models can create value and resilience factors, coming out of the COVID and financial crises.

​Based on an investigation on a dozen companies ranging from the SME to the large corporation, and interviews of their leaders, it draws a panorama of the situation in the most innovative companies in term of human resources. To achieve this, it delves into their organization, their leadership, their management of employment and competence development, their sharing of profit, their working conditions, but also interactions of these companies with their surrounding area, and into start-ups innovating in these fields.

​Finally, this white book formulates recommendations and identifies the levers that will allow to reach a sustainable performance and create quality jobs. It insists on the need for companies to implement a management model that encourages initiative, to share the profits, and to interact with the employment pools of the regions and communities they're implanted in. Attractive working conditions, the ability for employees to thrive within the company must be at the heart of the executives' vision and values.

​Released in the presence of Carole Grandjean, Secretary of professional teaching and training.