PIERRE GUERIN, AN ACTOR IN THE TRANSMISSION OF KNOW-HOW
Posté le 16/04/2021
The PIERRE GUERIN group has over 450 employees. Every day, each of them uses their know-how to design, produce and commission our customers' installations.
The specific nature of our business leads us to invest heavily in the training of our employees in addition to their initial training (boilermaker, engineer, pipe fitter, etc.). The transmission of our know-how is therefore part of the company's DNA. Informally, the "old hands" have always accompanied the new ones.
The planned recruitments in view of our development make the preservation and transmission of the company's own know-how a major challenge.
Inspired by the AFEST (Actions de Formation en Situation de Travail) methodology, we are developing, in addition to "classic" training, an internal training system to enable our most experienced employees to pass on their experience at work. Each employee can be a tutor-trainer on certain subjects, or be accompanied on others; this reveals the specialisation of each person and ensures involvement for all.
Stages of the process:
- Initial positioning: a totally individualised training course considering the skills already acquired
- Alternating work situations and reflective phases. A tutor-trainer is appointed and trained.
- Work situations: after analysing the work activity, they are prepared and organised (materially and humanely) with an educational aim. In this context, the employee has the right to make mistakes.
- Reflective phases: carried out outside of production time, their purpose is to analyse and observe the differences between the objectives defined, the achievements and the skills acquired (with the help of materials that are witnesses of the activity, the reference system, the job description, etc.).
- Evaluations: In addition to the initial evaluation, 2 evaluations are carried out:
- A mid-term evaluation to assess the acquisition of skills and establish an action plan
- The final evaluation which aims to validate the skills
This approach to training strengthens the commitment of employees with concrete learning that is close to their daily lives.