sur profil

19:45 Sep 25, 2019
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French to English translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: sur profil
From a company presentation of a consulting firm.

[company name] recrute quasi-exclusivement sur profil.

I know what they mean by this -- they hire people with the right tech skills that they can successfully sell to their clients, rather than for a specific consulting assignment. (sur profil vs. sur mission) I don't know whether there's an HR term for this in English.
Local time: 06:21

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3based on the profil
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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sur profil vs. sur mission

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based on the profil

Not my specialist area, but here's a shot anyway.
Does the comparison of "sur profil" and "sur mission" actually appear in your source text? The two factors mentionned make for odd bedfellows:
- recruiting somone "sur profil" suggests that X recruits based on a skill-set, for example, rather than someone with a list of qualifications alone, for exampl;
- recruiting someone "sur mission" seems to be about recruiting someone for a particular mission.
Isn't the first example about selection criteria, and the second example about what someone is recruited for? If so, then they are not about the same thing.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 06:21
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Asker: "Sur mission" is not mentioned anywhere in the text, but it's the flip side of "sur profil" in the consulting business in France. If a consultant is hired "sur profil" it means he or she has very sought after skills and the consulting firm is pretty sure it won't have any trouble placing him. When it's sur mission, the firm's client needs someone ASAP and the consulting firm starts recruiting for that particular assignment. So the candidates know exactly where they'd be placed if hired.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Ian Davies: 'profile' in English, not 'profil'
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Reference: sur profil vs. sur mission

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this seems to be an explanation of the difference
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Asker: Yep, this is it exactly!

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agree  Cyril Tollari
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