The property sector is undergoing profound changes, and is faced with the growing impact of new technology and changing ways of living and working. To support and anticipate these trends, Icade relies on the agility and engagement of its employees and supports them in their career paths.
Icade strives to offer its teams – who are at the heart of the company’s success – an increasingly collaborative and stimulating working environment and to give them the tools to help them develop their professional expertise. Icade’s social policy also focuses closely both on work-life balance and on diversity.
Proportion of employees having received training in 2019
Proportion of employees having had the opportunity to participate in a community event in 2019
Proportion of permanent positions filled externally by people under the age of 26 in 2019
Proportion of employees who telework
In line with new business trends and work practices which have become more dynamic and collaborative, Icade aims to offer its employees a stimulating career path with opportunities for advancement. Such a career path is based on an active policy of promoting the development of employee skills and measures fostering internal mobility. This goal is achieved through various means, namely annual performance reviews, career interviews, professional training programmes, intrapreneurial support, etc. Icade has diversified its recruitment sources through employee referral campaigns, a recruitment chatbot via Facebook and an “Employee Advocacy” programme.
As a major office property player, Icade is well aware of the close relationship between working conditions and employee well-being. As a result, the Company has implemented a proactive approach that aims to improve the quality of working life and the health of its employees. For this purpose, it has created open, flexible workspaces that promote efficiency, teamwork and creativity. Work-life balance is achieved through the development of new work practices such as teleworking. Through Meet’Icade, the Company encourages employees to get together with cultural and sporting activities. To measure the impact of these initiatives on workplace well-being, Icade has entered into a partnership with the start-up Wittyfit. Taking it one step further, Icade has chosen the OsmoZ approach developed by the certification body Certivéa which establishes a process to assess the quality of working life. Icade’s Open headquarters was the first office building to receive the OsmoZ label.
Icade considers diversity a source of social cohesion, performance and innovation. A diversity policy officer ensures that steps are taken on an ongoing basis to promote gender equality, the inclusion of people with disabilities, age diversity and professional integration for long-term unemployed young people. As a result, initiatives such as the Graduate Programme for young graduates and the involvement of Icade employees in activities that assist young people from priority neighbourhoods have been implemented.