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Photo : France - 600 candidates were able to have an interview in the“Job Truck”.

FRANCE

A TRUCK TO GO AND MEET CANDIDATES

In order to recruit future customer advisers, BNP Paribas went out into the community in search of candidates. A “job truck” visited the French cities of Paris, Lille and Orléans.

Thanks to this innovative method, the Group was able to offer initial interviews to 600 candidates.

GROUP

AN ATTRACTIVE EMPLOYER PROMISE

In order to attract the best talent, BNP Paribas overhauled its employer promise. Now embodied in the motto “Let’s design tomorrow”, this promise reflects the bank’s culture, beliefs and commitment, which are in turn based on eight pillars. It invites candidates to come “join a global leader” which is “customer-focused”, which combines “innovation and agility” and which operates in an “ethical and responsible” way. BNP Paribas also promises a “learning organisation” which truly “values people”, and “rewards performance and results” by offering “many and varied opportunities”.

Photo : World - “Let’s design tomorrow”, an attractive employer promise that is shared across the Group.

13 COUNTRIES

“MOBILITY DAYS”

The Group launched this event to emphasise the importance of mobility in career management. This event, which took place in April 2014, was held simultaneously in 13 countries. During the event there were 24 seminars, 11 forums and 6 web conferences. They brought together 220 HR staff, 300 managers and 4,000 employees.

157,083 EMPLOYEES COMPLETED 4,603,606 HOURS OF TRAINING

Photo : KAREN MAHONEY.

INTERVIEW : KAREN MAHONEY, HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES NORTH AMERICA (see asterisk)

(asterisk Excluding Bank of the West.
“BEING AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE BUSINESS STRATEGY OF THE REGION”

What are your responsibilities as Head of Human Resources North America?

Defining and driving the HR strategy of the North American region. This includes supporting the Group businesses, CIB and functions. It requires creativity and strategic thinking, but also a close partnership with the business leaders. Being an integral part of the business strategy of the region and engaging with employees to discover what is most important to them are key components of a successful HR practice.

What are the most meaningful HR issues in North America?

I want to stress two things: our talent and technology. It is very important at the moment to continue to attract, retain and develop talent, especially given the many important initiatives going on in the region. We must be creative and dynamic. Technology is key to everything we do in HR today: systems and automation are necessary to produce the data to tell the HR story. That drives the strategy of Human Resources.

MORE ABOUT… HR IN NORTH AMERICA

The 56 HR professionals located in New Jersey, New York and Canada are divided between Business Partners, specialists (talent recruitment, retention & leadership, employee relations, diversity…) and operations (payroll, data & project managers, shared services).