Jean-Louis Sotton, VP Human Resources, interviewed by Valérie Carpentier on June 20, 2018. Jean-Louis Sotton, VP Human Resources, explains the ...
Interview by Malika Moussaoui
Hello, can you introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Cédric Halbout and after a career as an engineer specialized in industrial engineering, I am now production manager of a site in the Drôme at Mc Phy – a manufacturing site for hydrogen charging stations. A real topical subject today! I’m in charge of the production, reception, warehouse and supply teams; it’s a small team but one that is destined to grow very strongly given the company’s trends and ambitions. With a versatile, results-oriented profile, teamwork is important to me and I am very attached to valuing the contribution of each individual within the collective project.
In which context did you know and call upon TOD?
Well, as part of my active search during the summer of 2020, an opportunity to be put in touch with TOD presented itself and rather echoed my managerial experience both in terms of discourse and TOD’s positioning. The adequacy of technical and human skills with the ability to be part of a team dynamic seemed relevant and essential to me. I was also curious about the playful approach of spirit of TOD and it was easy to do. We had an open discussion with Olivier Petit. There were a series of steps before he presented my case to the client. Olivier Petit challenged me on my contribution in terms of skills and attitude, including my values. And after two phases of interviews with the managers of Mc Phy, we chose each other.
What is your feedback experience with TOD?
With TOD, I find that there were easy discussions, a human approach, listening and a good quality of exchange to evaluate what could correspond both to TOD’s client and to me. I appreciated TOD’s support, which was manifested through advice and attention. Olivier really positioned himself as a facilitator by putting his cards on the table and in this process, we really worked together with a common goal. I never felt like a free agent as I had experienced with a recruitment agency. On the contrary, with TOD, the approach was different because I felt accompanied from beginning to end with a certain distance from Olivier, who knows how to be close to his clients as well.
Would you recommend TOD today and why?
Today, I think that I can only recommend TOD because it allowed me to find a job in a great company. With a month and a half of hindsight, beyond the missions that correspond well to me, I find my place in the group and in the company. It doesn’t fall short of my expectations and I think I can say that it’s reciprocal from the company’s point of view. As far as integration is concerned, it’s going well. I am confident for the future. I don’t think there were very many applications. By acting as a filter, TOD is committed to the selection of candidates and has real expertise in this area.