You can BETT on French companies in London 2015

Kate Riley - 05-déc.-2014 14:31:01
The French Pavilion at the British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show will showcase 14 cutting-edge French companies. The trade fair, one of the world’s leading events for educational technology, is taking place from 21 to 24 January 2015 at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in London (UK).   The French Pavilion is being organised by UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, in partnership with the French Education Suppliers’ Trade Association (Afinef) and Cap Digital. The French Pavilion is also supported by the French Ministry for Education and by La French Tech, and results from collaboration with Copilot Partners. The French Pavilion will be situated on Stand C-98 at BETT 2015, and will present 14 French-based companies in the educational-technology sector. The British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show will take place between 21 and 24 January 2015 at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in the Docklands district of London. The companies that will be showcased on the French Pavilion are listed below. Further details are available on request. AVITICE   AVITICE has over 20 years’ experience in the distribution of high-added-value software in fields including hands-on remote support and user supervision for teaching solutions. The company has also developed complementary solutions in the protection and management of IT parks, shared digital learning spaces, and podcasting. DigiSchool   DigiSchool aims to revolutionise education through the use of digital technology. DigiSchool operates as a second school, guiding students through the learning process all the way from primary school to their first job. In light of current trends, all DigiSchool pedagogical content has been conceived and adapted for use with Smartphones.   Educlever   Educlever has worked alongside leading French research laboratories to develop Cartographie des Savoirs, an adaptive-learning solution designed to increase pupils’ achievement at school. This R&D project, supported by the French government, provides educators with a precise skills map to help them build a personalised, adaptive-learning strategy for each pupil. The solution is currently used by teachers and 4,000 pupils in primary schools across France.   ENACO   ENACO, the first French-based online business school (ISO 9001-certified), offers e-learning diploma courses up to Master’s degree level. Thanks to its e-learning, technical, and instructional expertise, ENACO has developed eTrotter, a user-centred platform combining innovation and ergonomics.   Immanens   Immanens develops and provides products and services in the digital-publishing sector, including books, corporate communication tools, magazines, and textbooks. Immanens works along three lines of approach: Andromede, which is a platform for the education market; Moodle Fizz, which combines tools and services for interactive classroom activities; and, finally, a digital-publishing solution based on the ePub3 standard.   Isograd   Isograd has developed TOSA®, the first universal-assessment test and certification for professional desktop software skills. It can be used by job seekers, recruiters, students, training organisations as well as universities, and it covers the main desktop software applications, programming languages and web-design languages. TOSA® is an online platform in SaaS mode with a powerful back office for managing and editing candidates’ data, tests and results.   ITOP Education   ITOP Education creates, develops and provides digital-school resources tailored to every stage of education, from primary school to sixth form. With more than four million active users, ITOP Education is the French leader in the Virtual Learning Environment market. ITOP Education’s latest project is NIPIB, a unique picture database with detailed scientific and educational indices.   Libcast   Libcast is an all-in-one online video platform available as a SaaS solution. The launch of online video monetization and the Dokeos plug-in are just two of Libcast’s recent achievements, proving its ability to innovate and deliver. Libcast already has prestigious clients, such as HEC Paris business school, thanks to the platform’s scalability and the support it lends to advanced projects, including Web TV and MOOC (which is a lecture-broadcasting portal).   MASKOTT   MASKOTT has the consulting expertise that will help clients to manage the definition, planning and implementation of multimedia-equipment projects. The company offers a complete solution for digital projects with a range of hardware and software tools including interactive whiteboards, mobile classrooms, network infrastructures, personal computers, pedagogical content, podcasting, servers, software components, and tablets. Milliweb   Milliweb’s technology turns tablets, computers and USB sticks into full-featured desktops for education. The solution includes advanced administration/customisation functionalities and, with the company’s Digital Course Manager, teachers can create their own e-learning sessions and easily transfer them over to students’ devices. Milliweb’s Millibox solution makes blended-learning sessions accessible to all, with or without internet access.   NVIDIA   NVIDIA is a world leader in visual-computing technologies and is now bringing its unique video-gaming expertise to the education sector. Thanks to its technology, based around grid servers linked to the Cloud, NVIDIA makes serious gaming and rich content-based educational solutions available to students and teachers anytime, anywhere, and on any device (tablets, smartphones, PCs, etc.).   Orange Digital School   Orange Digital School is an all-inclusive, ready-to-use platform providing all the necessary equipment (carrying case, tablets, video-projector, Wi-Fi/LAN/4G router, etc.), online services, resources, training, software, and support. It gives access to an array of resources, enabling teachers to build courses and students to practise working independently and confidentially at their own pace, through personalised learning.   Streetlab   Streetlab develops digital-learning resources that provide realistic simulations of a range of visual defects, offering users a unique, innovative, immersive and playful experience, as well as a better understanding. Scenarios are based on interviews with partially sighted people as well as the expertise of the Streetlab team (ergonomist, occupational therapist, optician-optometrist, etc.).   Unowhy   Unowhy has created SQOOL, a complete and secure solution combining tablets and Cloud computing. Unowhy provides an integrated educational solution on a touchscreen tablet, manufactured in France and designed specifically for the educational environment. Worldline, Unowhy’s partner company, offers a Cloud-computing solution that enables the storage of educational content and students’ personal data on secure hosting sites.   About UBIFRANCE   UBIFRANCE, in partnership with Afinef and Cap Digital, with the support of the French Ministry for Education and La French Tech, and in collaboration with Copilot Partners, is showcasing 14 French-based companies at the BETT trade show, on the French Pavilion (Stand C-98).   BETT 2015, one of the world’s leading events for educational technology, will take place at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in the Docklands district of London (UK), from 21 to 24 January 2015.   For further information about BETT, please go to:   For further information about La French Tech, please go to:   For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to:     For further information, please contact :   Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London - SW1Y 4SP – UK – Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 - View other press releases at  

VIE scheme goes from strength to strength in the UK

Amal Froidevaux - 12-déc.-2012 12:31:10
Almost 700 VIE graduates are working in the UK for a total of 210 companies in order to gain experience and contribute to the success of French-based businesses in Britain.  This successful government scheme enables employers to test future key managers in situ, find talents for given projects, source bilingual or trilingual professionals for companies and other organisations, and tackle localized labour shortages. ▪76% of VIE graduates are aged between 25 and 28, with a professional experience of their own before joining the scheme ▪60% of former VIE graduates, on average, are offered a permanent position after their VIE contract ▪50% of former VIE graduates are working outside France We would like to hear how VIE recruiters integrate the VIE scheme into their HR strategy.  For further information about VIE, please contact: Isabelle Tibayrenc, V.I.E scheme business development advisor. +44 (0) 2070243638  

TalentSoft empowers managers within the talent-management lifecycle with TS Summer ’11

Marie-Alienor GOILLANDEAU - 29-sept.-2011 18:50:33
TalentSoft, a pioneer in Integrated Talent Management SAAS solutions, has recently launched a new version of its software suite — the TS Summer ’11 Release. This version is an innovation in competency management and further develops the involvement that line managers can have in HR processes, enabling the HR function to become more strategic and less administrative, thus increasing company efficiency.                                                Armelle De Madre, HR Director of the Arkadin Group, a provider of customised conferencing solutions, says, “We wanted to set up a talent-management tool that would be consistent across the group, that is, in 27 countries. We chose to work with TalentSoft, a multilingual, fully integrated and comprehensive talent-management solution. It is easy to use and highly customisable, and that, together with the TalentSoft team’s extensive experience of international rollouts, made all the difference to us.”   Gartner, the leading technology analyst, has listed TalentSoft in its Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software 2011. This Magic Quadrant is a report reviewing the best companies in the talent-management solutions market. According to the research company, TalentSoft’s “Talent Planning” module is highlighted as “very distinctive in a fast-growing market”.   TalentSoft is strengthening its position in the field of job and competency management and planning solutions, which are two critical areas in ensuring that international talent-management projects are successful. The company’s new software suite — TS Summer ’11 — innovates in areas such as integrated talent-management processes, competency-based-appraisal processes, and the adaptation of job and competency frameworks to maximise the effectiveness of corporate talent both in the present and mapping for the future.                                                                                There are three new features found in TS Summer ’11 that particularly illustrate TalentSoft’s focus on empowering managers in relation to talent management and planning: TS Pick & Choose, TS Multiposting and TS Succession Push. These features are designed to allow line managers a more active role in HR processes by making it easier for them to organise and manage the development of their teams. This will often lead to increased employee engagement, retention and productivity.   TS Pick & Choose is a tool that is used during a performance review. Traditionally talent-management solutions will allocate fixed competencies against a job role. With TS Pick & Choose, TalentSoft gives managers a more involved approach in their employees’ appraisals and development. An appraisal form can be amended by managers during the talent-management process to add and remove competencies, skills and objectives from predefined lists, dependant on their appropriateness for the particular individual.   The solution can also provide templates of competencies for a specific role, but managers can add competencies specific to that employee, enabling a more ‘real-life’ view of the skills within the organisation. This feature ensures the appraisal process is more relevant to all concerned, increasing adoption and employee engagement.   Thanks to TS Multiposting, internal- and external-recruitment management is fully integrated. From one screen, recruitment managers can retrieve job descriptions from the job and competency framework, and then broadcast their advertisement through multiple platforms such as Monster, Facebook or LinkedIn. Companies can, therefore, reach a wide range of candidates with a minimal amount of clicks. The fact that applications are centralised on a single screen for managers and recruiters simplifies the management of recruitment campaigns, and minimises administration.   The new TS Succession Push functionality provides HR departments with suggestions for the most appropriate employees or successors to fill a given position by making use of data collected during individual appraisals, such as results from performance reviews.   TS Succession Push is designed to help managers make decisions about their key and future talent, and to automate the creation of succession plans. It identifies potential successors for positions based on key criteria, and generates a succession list against a position. Once the list of candidates has been completed, managers can filter potential successors more specifically based on key skills or requirements. TS Succession Push helps in identifying the best profiles and, as a result, in managing human capital, in order to suit the needs of individual businesses.   TS Summer ’11 supports a multi-level job and competency framework which, as a standard feature, can be adapted to any organisation, whatever its size or complexity. A segmented view of the framework is available, which is necessary for decentralised companies and for those that deploy staff internationally. This segmentation is also critical in order to aid change management in the workplace. By adapting to every company’s circumstances, the job and competency framework helps in keeping multiple-site operational teams efficient.   Thanks to the new features of the TS Summer ’11 suite, managers can interact with the competency and job framework within any talent-management process: just two clicks are enough for them to access it from any screen or module.   About TalentSoft   TalentSoft is a leading provider of Integrated Talent Management SaaS solutions. TalentSoft’s unique positioning provides a balance between performance management and skills/jobs planning, leading towards sustainable development of human capital in businesses. Its multilingual software suite supports the comprehensive talent-management cycle by consolidating performance and probationary reviews, whilst supporting training, development, succession, mobility, recruitment, workforce planning and compensation management.   TalentSoft’s success rests upon the combination of a technical architecture that is optimised for the Cloud with highly advanced data-focused configuration: HR departments will continue using the forms and data that they are used to, replicated online. This ensures ease of training and high levels of adoption.   TalentSoft has established an HR 2.0 standard by way of its ergonomics and of the flexibility of its processes, which seek to ease the flow of communication between the HR department, the managers and the employees.   By partnering with TalentSoft, companies of all sizes and sectors have seen improvements in visibility of talent, employee engagement and HR administration levels within a matter of months. These clients include Bata, Clarins, Sage and Ingenico.   Hundreds of thousands of employees connect to TalentSoft daily, completing several million performance reviews every year across 40 countries.   You can follow the blog of Alexandre Pachulski, TalentSoft’s Product Director:   For further information about TalentSoft, please go to:
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