Entries by Franck Tourtois



Much more than a “buzz word”, trust is a real skill for a manager. For the last few years we have been reading many articles or hearing many voices explaining why management by trust is “the ultimate tool” used to survive crises, to generate the engagement of collaborators and therefore productivity. One of the most […]

2015: A year to act!

Dear all, I would like to wish you a very good year 2015! It is my hope that this new year will see many of us DO things and become in some way entrepreneurs. I don’t particularly mean it in the business sense. I just wish we would all take things in our hands, to […]

A few words about talent retention

I first titled this post ‘Is it possible to keep the talents in your company?’ But there is no real point there: They will ultimately leave anyway. It is not good to want them to stay with you forever. So what? Should we even bother and care? Of course we should, with a lucid and […]

May I do something for you?

I am currently making a secret experiment. I am live-testing people’s Linkedin motivation for connection. For the whole month of October, I have accepted all the requests sent to me. And then after having waited one day, I sent, to the ones who had not followed up on their invitation, a little message saying “I’m […]

In 5 Years’ Time

I very often ask during interviews: “If you had the chance to decide of it, what would you be doing in 5 years from now?” Or something very similar aimed at the not-so-near future. It’s not because I lack imagination and I so much love classic ‘naïve’ interview questions. I’m not asking you to predict […]

Kill your to-do

I can’t think of many things as useless as to-do lists. That’s it. I’ve said it. Don’t shoot me just now, hang on a little longer. Honestly, what is their point? The classic to-do list of the managers I’m supporting is a never-ending, un-readable, depressing document, that they don’t much refer to except at the […]

Γνῶθι σεαυτόν

Most of the people I meet in my Career Advice activities (recruitment, assessment and outplacement) are somehow flying blind… This is always very surprising. The generic impression I get 9 times out of 10 after my first meeting is that managers are mostly clueless about what they: – bring/offer to their employer, – have to […]

Will you take this offer?

Excellent!! You have passed all the tests, assessments, interviews and reference checks. You have been patient enough to remain in the process for several weeks, even months… And there it is: the offer letter is in your hand. Now is the time to sit down, take a deep breath and make up your mind. Will […]

Recruitment & Social Networking Tools

Many studies are showing up these days on the internet (mostly regarding France, wonder why?), proving that the best tools for recruitment, both for candidates and recruiters, are ‘classic’ job-boards and ads, even spontaneous (but recommended) applications… They point out that tools like Linkedin are less useful. It would be indeed stupid not to look […]