« Human resources »


This is another series devoted to a form of social representation: Service companies with  their codes, standards and conventions.

Human resource specialists choose future employees for their ability to adapt to a specific job. Often, the recruiter has a choice between several dozen applicants whom they believe match the profile and can fit into the corporate culture.

The concepts of flexibility and interchangeability become the linchpin of professional aspirations, often at the expense of profound personal desires. Choices are made, during and after the educational years, that reflect directly the potential of the workplace.

Where does personal development fit into this equation? To what extent does individual wealth get lost in the fact of accomplishing impersonal missions that lack meaning? Do we ultimately lose our life in earning it ?



© Jean-Pierre Attal > 2006