A Tale of success
Chantal Baudron SAS, created in 1980 and named after its founder, plays a leading part in the field of talent sourcing.
We chose to favour slow growth and focused on selecting the most qualified collaborators, perfecting the efficiency of our methods, and building lasting relationships with our clients.
I “fell in” with recruitment very early in life. After finishing my psychology studies (Psychoprat and Sorbonne),I started as a consultant at the Bernard Krief firm, where I grew to become Managing Director of what was, at the time, the largest structure in the field of recruitment consultancy.
Backed by this successful experience, I founded Chantal Baudron SA in 1980, while keeping my commitment to my employer and taking no client, no consultant, and no file with me! I had to start again from the ground up… but I soon realised that integrity has its rewards.
I chose to favour slow growth, focusing on the quality of my collaborators, the efficiency of our methods, and building lasting relationships with clients.
Today, Chantal Baudron SAS is a prominent player in the field of recruitment.
I believe our professional counterparts have respect for us. Since I believe in collaboration (even if it is not very trendy these days),I offered twenty of them to create “the Circle”, a kind of think-tank in the field, of which I am Chairman and whose baseline is “growing together”. Fifteen years later, we are still true to this motto.
I also believe our clients have a positive image of us; the rate of loyal clients reassures us when it comes to our quality of service; some of them have been working with us for 30 years… they are our best promoters.
And finally, I believe our candidates hold us in high regard; they are our first resource when it comes to developing new clients, even beyond the ones we found a position for; the creation of the “Engas” community has strengthened the bond with the latter.
On a personal note, there are three great moments I feel proud and happy of: in 2008, I was knighted in the order of the Légion d’Honneur by Jacques Landreau, ex-President of our professional union, and I strive to make myself worthy of the title. You can look up the speeches made at the ceremony.
In 2010, while celebrating the 30th anniversary of Chantal Baudron SAS, I had the privilege to name the rose “Chantal Baudron”, grown by Jean-Pierre Guillot. Isn’t having a rose named after oneself like being offered a fragment of eternity? In any case, this kind of acknowledgement is flattering! You can also look up the speeches given during the 30th anniversary reception.
Lastly, meeting young start-up founders drives me to assist them by investing in their companies while constantly advising them, especially when it comes to human resources. This is how I proudly find myself nominated to be the number one female business angel in France in 2018 (Etudes Challenges Angel Square).