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FRANCE

“GENERATION CONTRACTS”

16 GROUP COMPANIES, REPRESENTING 95% OF THE WORKFORCE IN FRANCE, HAVE SIGNED UP TO “GENERATION CONTRACTS”. THE COMMITMENTS MADE IN THESE CONTRACTS STRENGTHEN THE SECURITY OF EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE ON PERMANENT CONTRACTS. 67% OF NEW HIRES IN 2014 HAD LESS THAN FIVE YEARS’ WORK EXPERIENCE. THE CONTRACTS ALSO ALLOWED OUR SENIORS TO STAY IN THE WORKFORCE ON A PART-TIME BASIS WITH THE REMAINING TIME COMPONENT MATCHED BY THE COMPANY FOR 12-24 MONTHS PRIOR TO RETIREMENT ON A FULL PENSION.

EUROPE

AWARDS

For the second consecutive year, the Group was awarded the “Top Employer Europe” award for five certifications obtained simultaneously in 2014 in Belgium, France, Italy, Turkey and Poland.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska was also certified “HR of the Highest Quality” by the Polish Association of Human Resource Management (PSZK) for its tools and practices which reflect the highest-quality standards in the industry.First Hawaiian Bank was named the “Best Place to Work” in Hawaii for the third year running.

Photo : FRÉDÉRIC THORAL.

“TOGETHER FOR GROWTH”

INTERVIEW : FRÉDÉRIC THORAL, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL RETAIL BANKING

How do you structure an HR policy in environments as diverse as those in International Retail Banking (IRB)?

So as to contribute fully to IRB’s development, the HR team adheres to a governance and operating charter common to all countries. We have a shared vision of the HR organisation, its challenges and its policies, in particular with regards to job mobility, succession planning, people review, remuneration policies and HR support for business lines. This way, it meets IRB’s business challenges by taking into account the diversity of its working environments. Our operational action is based on six priorities: attract, train, recognise, commit, build loyalty and support.

Can you tell us about the HR support in different countries?

IRB evolves, changes, and adapts to its environment and businesses. HR supports IRB’s development by providing expertise and guaranteeing adherence to regulatory frameworks, HR compliance and Group fundamentals. As such, the creation of the Africa-Mediterranean Division in 2014 was supported by a dedicated HR department to promote the deployment of HR policies across the continent as a whole. In the Maghreb region, we have two objectives: to establish HR information systems that will help meet the challenges we face and to continue to structure our remuneration and career-management policies to enable employee mobility. In sub-Saharan Africa, the proposed convergence of methods and IT tools progresses, in which HR plays a key role. In the United States, we continue to strengthen the dialogue begun in 2012, specifically regarding compensation and talent development, training and putting in place common policies, particularly in terms of HR compliance. In Turkey, via the “Great Place to Work” project, we are continuing the actions and HR policy established following the merger of TEB-Fortis, which has enabled TEB to become a “Top Employer Europe”. Lastly, in Asia, teams and skills-transfers are being strengthened with our partners in China, and thanksto support from HR Asia.

In 2014, two countries were very much in the news: Ukraine and Poland

In Ukraine, we gave absolute priority to the safety of our employees. At the same time, the support, transformation and streamlining of UkrSibbank continued in a positive workplace climate. In Poland, HR work has focused on the acquisition and integration of BGZ, with 22 working groups set up in early October 2014 and directed equally by employees from BNP Paribas and BGZ. They are laying down the target organisation of the future bank which will progressively incorporate the HR fundamentals of BNP Paribas.

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