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Becoming a chef at 30: how to manage older than yourself?

2022-07-05T06:16:42.080Z

OUR ADVICE - More and more young people leaving school are taking up positions of responsibility and are quickly finding themselves managing employees who are older than them. A real challenge.



How to manage employees younger than you?

Director of human resources for a start-up with 50 employees specializing in distance learning, Pierre Monclos has experienced this.

However, recruiting and managing an older person quickly became a headache for this 37-year-old manager.

Parachuted into the position of director of human resources at just 30 years old and within a management committee more senior than him, he preferred to part with a more experienced employee, hired as an educational engineer to favor consistency. teams.

This is the first time that the cultural gap was so important with a new recruit.

She advocated old-fashioned management, different from that which exists in the company, with, for example, imposed hours, whereas we had introduced flexible hours.

This made us realize that our recruitment process lacked a step on the "cultural fit", in order to…

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Source: lefigaro

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