“Atos Origin Implements New Global Tool for Employees’ Career Progression”

Paris, 11 August 2005

Increases effective resourcing of cross-region customer projects Atos Origin, the leading international IT services provider, has rolled out a Global Capability Model (GCM) that provides a standardised, transparent employee framework for its 46,000 staff across 40 countries. The GCM matrix lets its staff plot their own career path within the company, comparing their current skills and competencies with those of a desired position. This enables them to see what opportunities are open to them across the company in their area of expertise.

The GCM also helps employees further their careers within the company by highlighting the skills needed for progression. Once these skills are identified, employees can request the appropriate training from the HR department to bridge the skills gap and progress in his or her career.

Every IT role in the company has been categorised using the Industry Structure Model version 3 (ISM-3) standard, meaning Atos Origin can instantly compare the skills of all its employees, across all divisions and each of the 40 countries in which it operates. This allows the company to quickly assign the right people to the right customer project. Part of this process has been to align job descriptions across all countries, taking into account cultural differences that dictate varied job titles. This gives the company a clear advantage when resourcing cross-region projects for clients and taking on global business.

The GCM also highlights to Atos Origin any gaps in its skills base and where they should recruit accordingly, ensuring the company can always match appropriately skilled people to customer projects. The model covers both IT roles and non IT roles, such as HR, finance, marketing communications, and administration.

Lucile de Godoy, Global VP Human Resources at Atos Origin says: “By providing support to our employees in planning their individual career paths and transparency in the different skills we have available, the GCM will support us to meet both the needs of our clients and the needs of our people.” She continues: “This model gives us a great business advantage in developing skills and resourcing projects. It means we have instant access to all the skills within the company, across the world, as well as allowing our employees to develop their careers and exploit their talents.”

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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Marie-Tatiana Collombert
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