Every week, we highlight a Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity partner charity.
The organisation “Solidarités Nouvelles face au Chômage” (SNC), founded in 1985, has been supported by the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity since 2007. The organisation helps jobseekers through a large network of volunteers. It currently supports 2,500 people and has 1,400 volunteers working across France.
What resources does it use? It runs a variety of workshops which focus on self-expression and job interview preparation, which are led and facilitated by volunteers. It also offers training in partnership with CRESUS to help jobseekers to better manage their budgets.
In order to meet jobseekers’ needs, SNC is seeking to improve and step up its communication campaign. In addition to its workshops and training courses, it has set up subsidised job schemes to help people to reintegrate the world of work effectively. SNC creates and finances jobs within its partner associations, for a limited period of 3, 6 or 12 months.
Around 10 Societe Generale employees chose to get involved in a mentoring scheme alongside SNC. Mentors and mentees get together once a month to find ways of helping people back into employment quickly and to discuss their professional experiences.
During the 2013 Citizen Commitment Week in May, the association also benefitted from "The Advice Box" which was set up as part of the Citizen Challenge, which presented questions from mentees on postcards on subject such as changing carreer paths or restarting a training course as an adult on postcards
After receiving more than 1,000 replies from employees, the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity decided to compile the feedback in the form of organisation-specific booklets. Mentors and mentees then met on 24 September 2013 to receive these booklets, which was a further opportunity to continue their discussions in a friendly atmosphere.
To know more about this organization : Solidarités Nouvelles face au Chômage