10 paradoxes of the labour market: impact on results and employee engagement

It is obvious that the business world and labour market are in a process of profound transformation. By way of example, the Davos Forum predicts that digitalization will lead to a decrease of some 5 million jobs worldwide by 2020 ( In their analysis (which I personally hope is excessively pessimistic), the creation of 2.1

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20 barriers to face for a successful professional development

In my career as an HR manager, I have encountered two contradictory realities regarding professional development which have inspired me to write the present article: – Few directors or employees had doubts or failed to support the implementation of individual development plans (IDP) in the framework of a positively valued modern people management style. That

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Coworking: a tool for productivity and employee engagement

Published in Observatorio de RH (The HR Observatory) – July 2016 Origins of coworking and its rapid evolution Founded in Berlin in 1995, C-base was one of the world’s first hacklabs: a community-operated workspace for people actively interested in science, new technologies and the digital world, providing a scenario for them to meet and work

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#ConnectingTalent: a new trend in people management for the VUCA world

(Published in Humannova – January 2016) The new book “Conectar talento” (“Connecting Talent”) by Alicia Pomares (@apomares) is an excellent call to action in the field of human resources and to adapt to the current VUCA and 2.0. environment, based on her experience as a partner in the consulting company Humannova (you will find a

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Employee engagement: the new competitive advantage

In recent years we have detected a growing problem of low employee engagement in many companies, regardless of sector, size or ownership structure. According to Gallup, the consulting company with most experience in the subject, only 13% of employees around the world are clearly engaged (, as reflected in the tables below. In Spain, although our

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Senior Employees: The value of professional maturity

«If you are over a certain age (50 or 55 years depending on the cases), you’ll have a big problem to relocate in your company or find another job in the market.» I have heard this much generalized, maximalist and commonly accepted axiom on many occasions since I began working at the end of the 90s and it

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Positive Attitude: a key factor for a full personal and professional life

David Reyero – Humannova – September 2015 Positive Attitude: a key factor for a full personal and professional life Every year, I detect that September and January are typically “depressive” months in Western society, with the “post-holiday syndrome” and the “hard month of January” respectively. Such situations affect 30% to 50% of people, according to

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10 actions to improve the added value of Human Resources
– David Reyero – Fundación Factor Humano – Junio 2015

What gaps are there for Human Resources (HR) to become a strategic business partner, a promoter of the commitment, productivity and satisfaction of employees and with a high level of internal influence?
Now well into the 21st century, we continue to witness debates in numerous forums as to the reasons why HR has not managed to achieve a relevant position in many organizations, despite the fact some positive developments have been made in recent decades.

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