« To attract new skills to innovate and create the factory of the future »

Paule Viallon Head of Human Resources




David Zak, Managing Director of Fives CortX, tells us about new jobs in the industry

How do you see jobs in the industry evolving in the future?

Technological developments will dramatically change our sector owing to the increasing amount of data that can only be processed using artificial intelligence. The transition towards the industry of the future will require people who know how to optimize the use of our clients’ data and their equipment. This major transformation will require employees to adapt quickly to new and as yet unknown professions.

What needs have already begun to appear?

Digital technology is forcing the teams to accept a change of culture. Digitalization reinforces the need to work closely with our clients to help them express their needs to ensure we understand them. We need to develop new collaborative ways of working in order to bridge the gap between the technical sectors and the IT era.

So what will the employee profile of the future look like?

The employees of the future will be those able to establish and maintain the link between the various project contributors, bring in new agile work methods suited to the industrial sector, and work in tandem with experts to optimize the most relevant data in a procedure or piece of equipment to produce the most effective predictive models. All of our business areas will be affected by the need for new skills: sales, service and maintenance, data analysis, IT and cybersecurity, HR, etc.


Sampath Kumar,
HR director India,
shares his experience on the deployment of the Fives&Me management system

Fives & Me

Fives&Me, the new people management system has been developed to take the HR Process to the next level which suits the digital era. The modern tool enables the business by accelerating employee related process and the decision.

Though the Indian business portfolio in the Fives group is comparatively less consequential, the preference and importance given to implement this tool in Indian entities was no lesser which motivated and excited the Indian HR team to work relentlessly in construction & deployment of the tool and successfully Fives&Me has been deployed in Fives Indian entities during October 2017.

This successful implementation enables Indian entities in bringing alignment of all HR processes and systems in line with Fives philosophy and also enables managers to have access to the information about his team members and the organization.

The employees were trained to use the tool and I am happy to note that it provides opportunity to employees to exhibit his profile. The recent appraisal process in Fives&Me was well appreciated by both employees and managers as it has enabled real dialogue between them.

My team and I have been using the tool to view employee profiles, skill sets and the organization structure and make searches and extract reports which enables us to quickly decide on employee related decisions. It is worth mentioning about the real-time progress monitoring of the appraisal campaign for reviewing and prompting and awaiting to use the most fascinating module “CEDRE”.

In my view, Fives&Me is not a HR tool but a Business tool as it delivers people related information for the organization benefit.


Fives leads an active training policy. Since 2013, more than 70% of employees have undergone training once a year (77% in 2017). The face-to-face training are supplemented by e-learning modules giving employees remote access to a multidisciplinary knowledge base of technical and sector-related knowledge (security, law, finance, reporting, etc.). Learning@Fives, the e-learning platform, allows Fives employees to manage their learning independently and actively. The platform gives them access to training around the world and at their own pace.

Breakdown by geographical areas

At end 2017, fives numbered nearly 8,700 employees, a workforce that remained stable across all geographical areas.


Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania
The Americas


Different nationalities

85 %
Of men

15 %
Of women

40  %
Of women

Are engineers and managers