Case Study: SNCF Mobilitiés


For many years, the SNCF Mobilités Talent Management department has used SOSIE™, essentially for its internal posts. Ida El Hicheri, a consultant in managerial development, shares her experience with us.


“We have been using SOSIE™ for over five years for the internal development of management posts. It makes for a highly comprehensive, rich inventory, which goes a very long way in supporting individuals. He also stresses the person’s values: a point which is very important to us. You can spend two hours debriefing using SOSIE™ results. It is highly enriching for the company, but also for the individual. From the moment training began, what I really enjoyed was discovering just how in-depth the analysis is, especially with its cross analysis. But also the fact that the trainers taught us to put certain results into perspective, balance them, to not limit ourselves too much on the evidence. SOSIE™ is full of resources, both in terms of personal development and as a managerial tool.


At SNCF Mobilités, part of the Talent Management department, we therefore attach considerable importance to mastering the tool itself, to the need to have a real enquiry process, while observing the ethics to which Pearson TalentLens is also very much attached. This means that we can eliminate all risk of misuse.”

Company Snapshot

  • 1827: France’s first railway line opened, between Saint-Etienne and Andrézieux (21
  • 260,000 employees working in 120 countries.
  • €31.4 billion in sales, including 33.33% made internationally.
  • 273 million travellers transported in 2015 in Europe.
  • 30,000-kilometre network
  • 15,000 trains every day in France.

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