Anne Talagrand (Fujitsu France): “Japan’s inclusive culture for older workers is being infused in France”

With almost a third of its employees over the age of 55, Fujitsu France – 300 employees, 93% of whom are executives – is very much an exception, particularly in the IT sector. The average age of employees at the Japanese IT services provider is 47 for the workforce as a whole, and 37 for those who have arrived in the past six months. Anne Talagrand, HR director of the group's French business, tells mind RH how the company is successfully integrating older works in terms of recruitment, development, employability and retention.

Through Nathalie Tran. Published on 17 April 2023 Ă  16h32 - Update on 17 April 2023 Ă  16h32

How does Fujitsu France manage to keep its older employees in work?

We put a lot of emphasis on training and support geared towards other jobs. We address the subject of career development and training, as we do in our so-called “connect conversations”. These performance interviews take place three to four times a year, with one every three months on average, and involve all employees. They are an opportunity for employees to tell us about their interest in a vacancy in France or abroad that we have advertised. I can cite the example of an employee who is now 66 years old. He had been working in IT sales for a number of years and volunteered to take part in a worldwide Fujitsu Japan initiative,…

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