POK - Manufacturer of firefighting equipment - January 23rd, 2017 – Retirement

January 23rd, 2017 – Retirement


Team management

The evolution of the age pyramid and the delay in recruiting young people are pushing for the implementation of jobs and skills forecast management which constitutes a major Human Resource challenge for companies in the metallurgy sector as noted by the metallurgy observatory.

Since 2013, POK® has been involved in a process of forecasting jobs and skills management in order to carry out a complete assessment of the situation at a precise time and to optimise the management of human resources in the medium and long term. This optimization is made possible by forecasting recruitment needs in view of retirement projections over 10 years. With an average age of 42 years, POK is in line with the average age of the French metallurgy sector. This figure must be supplemented by the representativeness of those over 50, who represent approximately 30% of our workforce.

Since 2016, POK has seen 5 of its employees retire. These departures concern our administrative, commercial and production departments with the departure of one of our oldest employees in position since 1992. The challenge is to pass on business knowledge in addition to technical skills. In order to successfully integrate new employees and ensure the smooth retirement of our employees, the Human Resources department recruits upstream to transfer knowledge under the right conditions. Indeed, with such specific, technical and sometimes unique jobs, the Human Resources department has been making managers aware of the importance of passing on business knowledge for several years. Our specificity is present in all our services: administrative, commercial, research and development, production…

This upstream work has enabled us to recruit young graduates who have learned their new job in pairs with our employees. With this article, we wish our employees a happy retirement.

Do not hesitate to consult our vacancies, apprenticeship or internships sections; POK offers many benefits to its employees. Come join our teams, all driven by strong values.

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