HIRING SOCCER A big soccer tournament mixing job seekers and employers was organized to bring together two worlds that don't know each other well
A soccer tournament bringing together job seekers and recruiters was organized in Rennes on 24 November. — C. Allain/20 Minutes
- A soccer tournament was organized on Thursday, November 24 in Rennes. Its particularity: mixing young people from the neighborhoods and recruiters.
- A hundred candidates were able to play alongside recruiters from companies in the Rennes region to make a first contact.
- The objective is to “break the codes” of recruitment and make young job seekers more comfortable by placing them in a familiar environment.
At the end of the match, they exchange a few words. “Are you looking for work, is it ça”?”, Renan asks. Employee from Lidl, he now represents the retail chain for which he has worked for a few years. This athlete has never played; at the football of his life. Thursday morning, at; Rennes, he nevertheless crossed the path of Lamine, a very clever 19-year-old fellow with a ball at his foot.
Without this soccer tournament bringing together job seekers and recruiters, the two men would probably never have met. As they evolved together in the field, they got on well together, before taking some time to chat. the end of the game. “I have been looking for work for two or three months. Çhas started to To be long, I want to find,” explains Lamine. Without a driver's license, the young man from Rennes struggles to cope. find a job. After promoting him to “good pay” and the management that Lidl offers on its logistics platform, Renan praised him; the carpooling solution that allows employees to come to work.
A hundred people looking for work present
This first professional contact was made in the hubbub of the soccer fields of the Route de Lorient, near; Rennes, where The third edition of the “””””event was held” The idea had germinated in the spirit of the Face foundation, during the last football World Cup in 2018. “The observation was simple. In working-class neighborhoods, young graduates take six to three hours. nine months longer than the average at; find a job. In traditional recruiting forums, they feel stigmatized because they don’t have the right name or address. There, they all have the same outfit, the candidates as well as the recruiters, ” summarizes Rachel Gardize, director of the Face foundation.
A hundred people looking for work had responded present this Thursday. “It”s more than any usual appointment,” said the manager. Eleven companies were represented and took part. matches, without anyone knowing who was who.
A soccer tournament mixing job seekers and recruiters was organized. to Rennes on November 24. – C. Allain/20 Minutes
Arrived to Rennes in August, Enzo is one of the lucky candidates this morning. “Football is an excuse to meet, but it“s work very well. In my team, I felt integrated, I was well received. There was no difference in height, skin color or age. We were all there. to play together”, sums up the 20-year-old kid, smirking. This former footballer hopes to make the acquaintance of companies that would agree to take him on. the trial. But he never imagined that his passion for football could get him job interviews. “The values of sport are highly valued in the company: team spirit, mutual support, challenge. These behaviors can already be observe them on the ground,” sums up François Neuville, regional manager of Proman, one of the big French interim companies.
“We break the codes”
Its CSR manager also played. “We break the codes. Seeing his future employer in sportswear changed the image. Here, we are all equal, we all look alike,” believes Pauline Braibant. By coming here, the young woman hopes to make her company known and to make first contacts with young people who are often off the radar of the interim.
If we were far from the level of play of the World Cup which is taking place at the moment in Qatar, the main thing was elsewhere. Throughout this morning of matches, then during the job dating scheduled for the afternoon, the young people from the neighborhoods were able to gain confidence and express themselves, each to their own taste. their way. “When they have an interview, they stress out, they're not up to speed. comfortable. Sometimes they don’t show up, though we don’t really know why. Here, it’s less conventional, çit plays down the appointment”, says Julie Delourmel, employment counselor within the local mission network We Ker. “At least we are relaxed here,” said Lamine.