In 2011, Amadeus was ranked the 2nd most attractive company in South East France. RegionsJob, one of the leading French training and recruitment sites, announced the results of the poll to determine the top employers within the different regions in France. Amadeus came in 2nd place among 1,000 companies located between Montpellier and Monaco. The internet survey was carried out from May to July, in partnership with L'Express, l'Association Nationale des Directeurs des Ressources Humaines (ANDRH), le Journal des Entreprises and was audited by OpinionWay.
Companies were evaluated by a panel of nearly 1,000 participants – employees and job seekers – who were asked to rate 25 criteria on a scale of 1 to 10. Amongst the topics: respect for employees, quality of management, work atmosphere, potential to develop skills, recruitment of young talent, job stability, etc.
At Amadeus we seek highly skilled and high performing staff. In clear alignment with our philosophy, Amadeus' staffing strategy is based on growing talent within the company by supporting and promoting internal mobility. For that reason our vacancies are published internally prior to going external.
When doing external searches, Amadeus uses a variety of channels to attract talent at different career stages. Entry level and interns are recruited actively from their universities, schools and student job boards. Experienced staff and senior positions are generally recruited at country level to cover their local / regional business needs. We prefer local recruitment whenever possible.
On the other hand, Amadeus has invested in increasing the sourcing pool of talent in the industry by engaging in a social media network. The objective of this new initiative is to increase effectiveness by reaching a larger talent pool and decrease the time to fill positions, minimising the disruption of our business. As part of our talent attraction, a total of 807 employees were recruited last year, 55% of these in IT roles.
Knowledge management is key to the success of Amadeus. This year we worked on re-thinking, defining and planning for our collaboration and knowledge management strategy. We assessed the current situation and defined the new intranet strategy by doing an in-depth definition of the requirements and by defining the Governance model.
As part of the Employee and Brand Engagement team, we created a corporate-wide Collaboration and Knowledge department in 2011. The team's mission is to help employees to find the knowledge they need, to connect and to work together all over the world. Doing this, they contribute to make Amadeus a successful company and a good place to work.
To complete this mission, the team is working on: