What better welcome could you hope for?
At the beginning of March 2016, six LEONS recruited by companies taking part in the movement have been welcomed in the Elysée Palace by the President of the Republic for a long interview.
Those rich talks at the top of the French State gave an opportunity to mention the attractiveness of France for the French diaspora in the world, and the necessary promotion of international experience by French companies. This meeting was also the occasion to state a report of surprises the LEONS have been subject to when coming back to France, bad and good all together. The good ones: hyper-dynamic French start-ups and a booming ecosystem that our LEONS hadn’t heard of from Berlin, Mexico, Shanghai or Dublin. The other bad ones, less surprising but still disappointing: the administration ordeals and, more generally, the unsuitability of our systems to special cases of returning employees.
This constructive exchange was centered on tangible experiences, which French public institution search for. #REVIENSLEON is, in this respect, clearly identified and requested by public stakeholders to give reviews of its observation of this new field for France. Recently, #REVIENSLEON shared its returns on experience with the Ile-de-France Regional Council during a conference on growth and employment.
#REVIENSLEON is the very first organisation in France to ever work on such themes. The movement, a private initiative initiated by fifteen French companies, is now its own referent, as it puts together experiences on the field, but also a guide for French institutions, which have understood the relevance and need to work on the country’s attractiveness. It is necessary to make sure joining a French start-up becomes as simple as working for a Californian one, and that our companies become more cross-cultural to climb up to the first rank of the world’s leading edge.