“The expertise of our teams in both our customers’ businesses and our technologies is the real driver of our leadership.”
Véronique Zoccoletto Chief Human Capital Officer, Chief Information Officer Member of the Executive Committee —
What is your assessment of the recruitment undertaken since the end of 2011 within the framework of the transformation plan? VÉRONIQUE ZOCCOLETTO: The expertise of our teams in both our customers’ businesses and our technologies is the real driver of our leadership. This is why increasing our human capital is at the heart of our transformation plan. Its main component is an ambitious recruitment plan devoted mainly to the strengthening of our sales and marketing teams, but also software R&D teams. Recruitment has been completed except within the sales teams, scheduled for the end of 2015. The integration of new hires was a major challenge for you… VÉRONIQUE ZOCCOLETTO: It is really the key to success. Nearly 200 people have joined us in 2014 and more than 450 since the end of 2011 in France and worldwide. The profound transformation of the company has been accompanied by a far-reaching training program, conducted by Lectra Academy. In 2014, the program was enhanced once again to emphasize our value proposition, our customers’ challenges and businesses. Its roll-out will of course continue in 2015. At the
same time, we have strengthened our tools for transferring Lectra’s culture and supporting new hires. New missions have been assigned to you. Could you tell us more about them? VÉRONIQUE ZOCCOLETTO: The first of these missions has been to implement new processes to improve the management of customer projects, better capitalize on the experience and knowledge of our 180 training and consulting experts, strengthen links between our sales teams, training and consulting teams, and R&D teams, and optimize our organization. The second, within software R&D, has consisted of rolling out new development methods by relying on lean methodologies to be even more efficient. My ambition is to bring all our teams to a new level of excellence.
Workforce end 2015
The workforce will reach a level equivalent to its pre-crisis level with resources reallocated toward the most strategically important activities as well as the geographical markets and market sectors with the greatest growth potential.
13% of employees joined the Group in 2014 and 31% since the inception of the transformation plan.
€3.7 million has been invested in training 1,133 employees in 2014, representing 4% of the company’s payroll costs and involving 77% of the workforce.