But how do you go about recruiting dozens of employees with the kind of much sought-after skills needed by this scientific and technical engineering consulting company based in Sophia-Antipolis? Sophia Engineering is planning to take on 35 members of staff in 2019 and is confident that quality of life at work is a major asset when it comes to attracting and keeping talent. “We’ve introduced good practices such as continuing training for all leaders in “soft skills”, collective intelligence and horizontal management”, points out Vincent David, the Sophia chairman whose managerial model sets out to combine a caring approach with performance, independence and responsibility. The result is that 87% of “Sophia members” say that there is a pleasant atmosphere at work.