The demographics and the legal and political characteristics of the French environment strongly impact HR practices in France. Career management, recruitment, training and compensation are chosen in order to highlight some French specificities. An evaluation of the HR function indicates that it should move towards a strategic role. A move towards people management is also perceived. At the beginning of the 2000s, HRM in France exhibits five main trends summed up in this article.
CERDIN, J.L. and PERETTI, J.M. (2001). Trends and Emerging Values in Human Resource Management in France. International Journal of Manpower, pp. 216-225.