The ENGIE Job Tour: over 100 candidates in six days
Between September 20 and October 6, the ENGIE Job Tour travelled the country looking for 240 technicians and engineers to fill vacancies where there is a shortage of applicants within ENGIE Axima, ENGIE Cofely and ENGIE Fabricom.
Using an Airstream camper van as a mobile recruitment agency, the ENGIE Job Tour stopped off in six Belgian towns. One hundred candidates were interviewed, eight of whom were immediately offered a job. Interviews were scheduled with a further 26 candidates. Last year’s Tour saw 108 candidates have an interview, with 15 of them ultimately signing a contract. The 2016 Job Tour achieved similar results.
ENGIE Axima, ENGIE Cofely and ENGIE Fabricom, the ENGIE Group’s three Service entities, are together looking for 240 candidates for various sites in Belgium. They are searching for technicians and engineers specialising in electromechanics, electricity, mechanics or HVAC who already have professional experience under their belts.
This unique recruitment concept significantly shortens the process for ENGIE. The various steps in the recruitment process (from the initial interview to contract offer) are combined in a single meeting. If the candidate is successful, they leave with a job offer in their pocket.
“We are very pleased with this year’s Job Tour, during which we met one hundred candidates in just six days. We need to be creative in our recruitment methods. There are too few candidates with the required profile on the labour market. We hold job interviews when we meet the candidates, on their doorstep, in the region in which they could be hired,” says Sophie De Coninck, Recruitment & Mobility Manager.