Promoting the image of the business and its development prospects
Colas carries out a wide range of activities to attract talent at all levels, overcome the traditional image of our businesses and provide information about how modern, complex and dynamic they are and the opportunities they offer: taking on thousands of paid interns, holding open days, speaking in schools and universities, carrying out poster campaigns, etc.
Attracting new recruits
To plan ahead and support our development, Colas must ensure that our human resources are regularly renewed and expanded. In order to replace leavers and maintain our growth drivers, Colas hires several thousand people per year. Recruitment of new graduates in France, based on a strong willed internship program that is at the heart of the Group’s HR policy.
This year, Colas has obtained “Top Employers 2019” certification, a five-step process including an independent audit and analysis of several hundred managerial and HR practices.
Opening up to diversity
Maintaining the business' collective intelligence also means encouraging and protecting staff diversity. As well as complying with legal rules, Colas' human resources policy is open to greater gender equality, employment for older people, employment for people in difficulty (the long-term unemployed) and the recruitment and reintegration of employees with disabilities.
The Group’s diversity policy is multifold, and is adapted to suit the sociology and legal framework of each country in which we operate.
The Gender Equality policy focuses on three areas: attracting more women, recruiting women in all trades, retaining female talent and fostering women’s career development.
For the year 2020, for COLAS SA and COLAS France (due to the grouping on January 1, 2021 of the 6 regional road companies in mainland France into Colas Centre-Ouest renamed COLAS France), the results of the Gender Equality Indexes are as follows:
- COLAS SA : 89 points / 100 points
- COLAS France : Incalculable