About Castorama

Acteur majeur de l’aménagement et de la décoration de la maison en France, enseigne du groupe Kingfisher, N° 1 Européen et 3ème Mondial, Castorama compte aujourd’hui 102 magasins en France qui s’engagent à offrir aux clients des produits astucieux qui simplifient le bricolage. 12 800 collaborateurs accompagnent chaque jour la croissance de l’enseigne et développent un Chiffre d’Affaires de 3,5 Milliards d’€uros TTC. Notre spécialité ? Le bonheur fait maison. Pour atteindre cette ambition Castorama a choisi de déployer une politique active de ressources humaines tournée vers la passion et le savoir-faire de ses collaborateurs.

Facts & Figures

Industry Consumer Good and Services, Construction, Retail
Number of employees 12800
Number of active countries 1

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Castorama

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Compensation and benefits

  • Variable compensation
  • Profit sharing
  • Secondary benefits
  • Salaries
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Training investment
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Loan/Loan Repayment

Well-being programs

  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Confidential adviser
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • On-site flu vaccinations

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Instant messaging
  • Social media
  • Employee surveys

Networking Activities

  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Onboarding Activities

  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time

Secondary benefits

  • Entertainment allowance
  • On-site parking