Economy

betting on well-being at work in the face of the vocations crisis

A professional smartphone, a service car and new responsibilities over the years. Contrary to appearances, Corine Josso, 52, is a social life assistant in the Guérande sector (Loire-Atlantique) and has been working for fifteen years in the homes of children and adults in a situation of dependency (help with bathing, going to bed, preparing meals, etc.).

“I love my job, confides this former medical secretary. I am enriched by each encounter and I know how useful my presence is to enable people to stay at home. » In the midst of a vocations crisis in the professions of care and bonding, this testimony speaks volumes.

It must be said that his employer, the association Home Help for All (ADT) 44, has chosen to place its 600 employees at the heart of its organization. Founded in 1976, it found itself in receivership in 2009. “The organization of work was very aging, says its director Geoffroy Verdier, who took over the association at this critical moment. The employees had never had a professional interview, no access to continuing education and they used poorly adapted information tools. »

Autonomous schedules

Once the accounts were cleaned up, Geoffroy Verdier wanted to draw inspiration from the concept of “liberated company” and the Scandinavian model “Buurtzorg” (autonomous organization of nurses). The “Free our energies” project, launched in 2018, supported by the National Agency for the Improvement of Working Conditions (Anact), is based on three levers: allowing employees – the vast majority of whom are women – to build even their schedules via a professional smartphone; develop full-time jobs by diversifying their missions (participation in recruitment, tutoring of young recruits, development of inclusive housing projects, etc.); and integrate them into decision-making by coopting referents called ADTeam.

The association has also chosen to provide service cars to those who make the most trips (fleet of 183 hybrid vehicles). “Before, I had to change my personal car every three years because I quickly reached 100,000 kilometres, remembers Corine Josso. There, everything is taken care of, from gasoline to maintenance. At this time, it is very appreciable. » After an experimental phase and the test of confinement, the association generalized this organization.

The wage lock

Result: a turnover of less than 5% and loyal employees (70% have more than two years of seniority). ” Thanks to a work organization where employees feel valued and ambitious continuous training, we manage to get by »underlines Geoffroy Verdier, who has set up a mutual fund 80% of which is paid for by the employer and regularly uses bonuses.

There remains the lock of remuneration, which does not exceed the minimum wage, despite a revaluation of 15% in October 2021 in the associative sector. “These professions should be recognized for their social utility”points the director. “If the compensation really increased, I’m sure a lot of people would join us, supports Corine Josso. Especially since we will be needed more and more in the years to come…”

Source : WORLD NEWS

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