When faced with recruitment and service shortages, there are solutions
Pay teachers differently
Twenty years have passed since the increase in the number of candidates for teaching competitions. In 2022, more than 4,000 teacher positions were not filled through competition. Maths, science or German are the most affected subjects. The academies of Créteil and Versailles pay the highest tribute. Thus, the idea developed in a report prepared by Senator Gérard Longue to think about “fall disciplines and salary modulation in the least attractive areas”.
Nobel laureate Jean Tirole also defended it in his columns Figaro: “Math teachers have the opportunity to work elsewhere, and at the same time they get paid twice as much (…). What to do? Give science or math teachers a little more money or prestige. But the world assures us that this it is not possible because it is discriminatory.”
But the British did. From October 2021, maths, physics, chemistry and computer science teachers are set to receive a tax-free pay rise of up to £3,000 for the first five years of their career. This is also the case when they enter unused areas. France has developed a bonus policy for teachers working in priority education networks, but the very high turnover suggests that the maximum amount of €5,000 per year is probably not enough.
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“Estonia is at the forefront of this, with a 30% salary bonus for teachers living in the most isolated areas,” says OECD education expert Eric Charbonnier.
Use a neighbor’s car
How can you own a car today, with new car delivery times already over six months away and used cars less than eight years old rising by almost 14% in the first half of 2022 (AutoVisa Barometer)? In 2022, there has never been a more expensive car between the purchase amount and maintenance, with costs increasing by more than 10%. In addition, everything is done to stop the movement of cars in the city centers of big cities. .
These sites allow you to rent a car in minutes without waiting at the counter and in turn pay 30-50% less than traditional car rental companies, which have to double their prices in two years. from the lack of cars. Ouicar claims a rental every two minutes and may increase the rate further in 2023 by only allowing half-day rentals. A simple application allows you to identify vehicles available in your neighborhood.
Benoit Sineau, CEO of Oui-car, points out that for owners, “it’s insurance to amortize the value of their car by leasing it when it costs an average of €6,000 and spends 95% of its time in the garage.” In short, quite a win-win system.
Stop with coding
Computer engineers are scarce worldwide. VSEs and SMEs that are lagging behind in their search for talent do not have the funds to pay developers. Faced with this critical drawback, “no code” software offers an interesting alternative: these computer tools allow you to create a website or app in hours without knowing how to code. Code is replaced by a visual interface that allows you to produce software in a very intuitive way, like building a Lego game, especially thanks to the “drag and drop” function.
It promised a technological revolution to anyone who has an Internet connection and plans to create a website, database, mobile app… “A code-free solution is 50-100 times cheaper than hiring engineers, explains Bubble’s founder Emmanuel Straschnov. It also saves time: a service that takes six months takes a month and a half.”
This French-founded software platform in New York, which has become one of the world leaders, primarily targets VSEs and SMEs. “We’re replacing hiring a development agency to build an app,” he says. However, a beginner needs a few days or even a few weeks to get familiar with the naucore tools. The good news is that France is ahead in the use of these technologies. And their distribution is accelerated thanks to codeless training, such as the free Alegria Academy launched by the Alegria agency in January 2022.
Check out the cabs of delivery drivers
Like many other professions, the delivery driver faces the double trap of large pensions and an occupational crisis. It offers original solutions to attract young entrants to truck construction, retain incumbents and extend their careers beyond 55 years. Indeed, after the age of 40, “fatigue accumulates and work accidents are frequent”, says a transporter from Doubs, who confirms that “it is not unusual for a delivery driver to get up and down from his cab dozens of times a day”.
Hence the appeal of the Swedish Volta Trucks electric truck, which eliminates the diesel engine and lowers the floor to the floor of the bus. Not only does the rider have no ladder to climb, but his view is brought back to the level of the cyclists. Important when we know that in Europe 78% of accidents involving cyclists involve a truck and that the average age of drivers in France is 44 (56 in Germany).
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“A happy driver is a loyal employee,” says Karl-Magnus Norden, founder of Volta Trucks. “The profession of a delivery driver is not a dream, but a young person will find it more rewarding to drive a truck that respects the environment and is safer for other users. An experienced driver will find a way to prolong his career in an ergonomic posture.”
By Thiébault Dromard, Delphine Déchaux and Eric Bergerolle