Michel et Augustin will be preparing a "French gourmet" welcome by filling up the candidates’ fridge for 3 months with their incredible recipes and a free cooking class at "La Bananeraie".
At the end of May 2015, a dozen scaleups, all icons of French Tech, launched an original pioneer call to French talent worldwide, trumpeting career opportunities offered by the tech boom in France: #REVIENSLEON.
In barely a year, the call was answered by talent of every nationality, scaleups went global, offering jobs around the world, and new companies joined the movement. In the two years since, nearly 20,000 candidates representing over 100 nationalities have applied, and 2600 ‘Leons’ ─ French or foreign talent with global experience ─ have been recruited. That’s why in May 2017, #REVIENSLEON became WONDERLEON, to cross borders and push back boundaries!
WONDERLEON is optimistic, ambitious, and pro-European through and through. The movement is based on a mutual conclusion: that the innovation ecosystem is a vibrant force in Europe and needs, more than ever, to attract international talent, “Leons,” to take its global development to the next level. Its momentum and resolutely optimistic open-mindedness makes European Tech a prime option in the career choices of exceptional talent around the world, and presents a unique opportunity to be a part of incredibly dynamic innovation.
WONDERLEON has a positive vision of the European tech scene dynamism. The European tech scene is creating an innovation model: the emergence of several clusters (London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona) of mature ecosystems that attract an increasing number of international investors (13.6 billion euros of investment in European tech in 2016, according to an Atomico & Slush projection).
These innovative businesses drive job creation in Europe. On average, employment growth in Europe’s Tech sector was estimated at 2.1% between 2015 and 2016 (source: Atomico & Slush, The State of the European Tech 2016). Not only do these companies create tomorrow’s jobs, but they also offer positions of responsibility, attractive to highly qualified talent worldwide. Rallying these clusters around new synergies, shared by all, provides acceleration leverage for the ecosystem as a whole.
Who is Leon?
He or she is a challenging professional in search of discovery and opportunity all around the world. Having already worked in innovative, dynamic and aspiring companies internationally, he or she has been enriched with global experience and vision and has sparked a change in culture. Today, he or she is looking for the next move and considers European Tech as the natural evolution of his/her career. He or she wants to join an innovative European company in a worldwide office to take part in the next wave of innovation.
To attract top international talent to ‘’European Tech’’ we did more than simply launch an appeal; collectively we invented a real recruitment program to boost the ecosystem’s attractiveness to high level international talent looking for their next move. Today, the program focuseson three main objectives:
1. FEATURING TOP JOBS
The WONDERLEON website ensures worldwide visibility of the ecosystem - of wants ads and employer brands - through a selective job board. Here, established ‘’Leons’’ also share stories of their successesto entice new candidates.
2. WELCOME AND LOGISTICAL SUPPORT FOR ‘LEON’
WONDERLEON provides ‘Leon’ with solutions and support if they meet obstacles during their relocation process. At the same time, WONDERLEON also enables best-practices sharing between HR teams to assist in recruiting international talent.
3. COMMUNICATING INTERNATIONALLY
To boost employer brands and job offers, WONDERLEON organizes panels and meet-ups at major international tech events and communicates about it in every visited country.