A responsible HR policy

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Human Resources play an indispensable role at le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Our responsible HR policy is based on dialogue, continuous progress, diversity and gender equality. We firmly believe that these principles are essential to cultivating a fulfilling work environment where everyone can contribute fully to the success of le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.

How are human resources organized?

Human resources are organized around adequate recruitment, career management, work organization, professional training, internal communication, compensation policy and finally around corporate culture.

This is through the adaptation of structures, the satisfaction of customers, the development and fidelization of staff, the search for innovation, the perfection of tools and working methods, the equipment modernization that le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès ensures its perennity and productivity.

The social dialogue, which manifests itself notably through relations with social partners (staff delegates, union delegates, social and economic committee, health, safety and working conditions committee) enables us to build a reassuring social contract.

The objectives of our HR policy

In today’s competitive world, we must face up to imperatives such as productivity, employment and maintaining attractive prices, with significant reactivity to the market, taking into account both quality of products and services and the women and men who build our future day after day.

These objectives have led us to implement new ways of organizing work. In this context, the Human Resources Department must support and above all anticipate change, thus contributing to the performance of organizations.

In this context, and in line with our Sustainable Development policy, the desired objectives are concrete, involving:

  • to measure the gaps between facts and established norms by setting them through objectives, legal rules, customs, this is the permanent social audit
  • to enrich and deal with the real motivations of the individual in a company such as ours and thus establish a code of values applicable and respected by all
  • to value the companye, i.e. the men and women who work there, through internal communications dependent on the Human Resources Department, in close collaboration with General Management and the Communications Department.
  • to commit at all times to diversity, equal opportunities and transparency of means.

An operating system

on two levels

The Human Resources strategy covers eight fundamental areas: job offers, recruitment, training, work organization, employee health and well-being, career management, compensation, social regulation and the integration of new technologies.

Our company is based on a two-tier operating system:

  • on the one hand, a COMEX made up of the Chairman, the Managing Director, the Director of Human Resources, the Director of Administration & Finance, the Director of Sales & Digital Projects, the Director of Operations and the Director of Logistics, Infrastructures and Supervision.
  • On the other hand, an Enlarged Management Committee, executives, women and men in the field, always attentive to customer needs, with a high level of involvement and constant responsiveness.

The Diversity Charter

Since June 16, 2008, le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès has signed the Charte de la Diversité to demonstrate its commitment, in France, to cultural, ethnic and social diversity.

Favoring pluralism and seeking diversity through recruitment and career management is a factor of progress for the company. Such an approach contributes to its efficiency and the quality of its labor relations. It can have a positive effect on the company’s image vis-à-vis its customers, external service providers and consumers, in France and the rest of the world.

Le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes is proud to have renewed its commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in the acts of our daily lives, both personal and professional.

On Thursday, February 09, 2023, on the occasion of the Nice leg of the Tour de France de la Diversité, le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes signed the new Diversity Charter and thus made commitments in terms of awareness, non-discrimination and fostering diversity in all its components.

Gender Equality Index

The law of September 5, 2018 obliges companies to achieve concrete results in reducing pay gaps between women and men, and this within the framework of the general principles of equal treatment and non-discrimination for which our company strives.

In fact, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès ensures on a daily basis, through its social policy, that the principle of equal treatment for women and men is respected, both when hiring, performing or terminating the employment contract, and in terms of remuneration, professional training, career management…

Today, it’s up to the government, aware of these vital issues, to take up the subject, by inviting companies to measure their performance in terms of professional equality and publish the results of their gender equality index.

This index is based on four indicators for companies with fewer than 250 employees:

  • The gender pay gap: we scored 38/40
  • The gap in the distribution of individual raises: we scored 35/35
  • Percentage of female employees receiving a raise within a year of returning from maternity leave: we scored 15/15
  • Parity among the ten highest earners: we scored 5/10.

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès scored 93/100 on the 2024 Women-Men Equality Index (for the year 2023).
For fiscal 2021, SEMEC scored 82/100. For fiscal year 2022, SEMEC received a score of 94/100.

This excellent level reflects the efforts actively led by le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes for several years in terms of professional equality. This result demonstrates the company’s willingness to implement concrete actions in favor of equality between women and men.

Although this score is higher than the government minimum, set at 75 points,le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is determined to maintain this new ratio. Indeed, convinced that gender diversity contributes to the enrichment of the company, we wish to continue our commitment to equal opportunities, the fight against exclusion and discrimination, addressing topics such as parenthood, personal/work life balance, cultural mix…

For any further information, you can send us your requests by writing to drh@palaisdesfestivals.com

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