Schneider Electric: Optimas Silver Winner for Global Outlook
For its efforts in using its talent acquisition team to diversify its global workforce, Schneider Electric is the 2016 Optimas Award Silver winner for Global Outlook.
Based in Paris, Schneider Electric is focused on attracting, engaging and converting top candidates into great hires for the worldwide company. As it continues to rapidly expand its employee network, Schneider’s global recruiting team focused on retooling its workforce to meet business demands around the world while also keeping an eye on creating a diverse talent mix.
Schneider’s talent acquisition team recognizes and understands that greater gender balance in corporations can drive business results. In June 2014, the company set a goal to have 30 percent of women in its talent pool. By January 2016, figures showed that Schneider’s overall female representation was at 40 percent. Over the past three years, recruitment of women has totaled over 23,000.