More trainings about e-jobs

Trainings in the field of e-jobs are increasing each day. More and more students are trained in this field, nevertheless on the companies side (specially SME under 20 employees who represent more than 80% of non-public employment ) still express difficulties to recruit employees they need !

Universities and training organisations teach mainly knowledge, which is of course the basics of the work. But in addition, in a recruitment process candidates have to show and to prove that they have more than knowledge ! they have to prove that they can increase the revenue of the company. Key points for recruiting, on the company side is a balance between the « best employee » and the less risked one ! Recruiters make arbitrage between those two main issues ! For that they evaluate things such as team spirit, attention to details and precision, communication and cooperation with members of the team and with custommers and partners. To have, and to show effectivly a « custommer orientation » is decisive according to the results of the studies of the E-jobs-Observatory. More detailled issues are available in french language on Le Cerle Les Echos.

François Adoue
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