The mapping of journalistic skills is another consolidated (since 2013) permanent monitoring tool. It is used to trace the professional characteristics and expertise possessed and used by Mondadori journalists in Italy. The system has made it possible to:

  • improve the efficiency and organisation of the editorial teams with the more effective use of employed journalists during the recession;
  • align the editorial organisational process with the multi-channel context (paper and digital);
  • guide, through the analysis of training gaps compared with business requirements, the Academy of Journalists.

On the basis of previous experience, it has been extended to other professional roles with the identification of the key positions in each department and the determination of activities in relation to the content of the position.

The aims of the project are to implement a company job system, to identify resources with high development potential, and to pinpoint any training gaps to bridge in order to ensure that the expertise within the company is suitably aligned with its strategy.


As for the system for assessing staff at Mondadori France,  the data reported in the chart refer to the Annual Appreciation Assessment (AAA) which involves the participation of both the employee and the relevant manager. Moreover, since 2014 the French legislator has made it mandatory to carry out a specific professional assessment (PA) every two years.

In 2017 30% of Mondadori France employees were assessed for both the AAA and the PA.


Remuneration and incentive system

Mondadori pays its staff based on merit criteria related to skills, professional conduct and, in the case of managers, the results obtained.

In addition to a fixed salary, the employee remuneration system includes collective variable incentives (results-based bonuses), which exclude executives and employees (executives, middle managers and office workers) covered by the MBO system, based on individual and company profitability and productivity goals. The aim is to incentivise staff to play a more direct role in achieving results.

All Mondadori France employees and a proportion of its freelance journalists (pigistes that possess or are waiting to receive their carte de presse, that have received remuneration of at least euro 5,632 and at least three monthly salaries in the reference period) benefit from a production bonus calculated incrementally on reaching 95%, 100% or 105% of an annual budget and distributed individually according to criteria of company seniority and level.