People

Scarcity Of Leaders: 20 ideas for improvement

Scarcity of Leaders: 20 ideas for improvement Leadership continues to be a fundamental issue as a competitive advantage for the success of companies and societies in these times of transformation and turbulence. Addressing this topic again may seem “repetitive” as so much has already been written about it. However there are two factors I consider

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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 (http://ow.ly/CCqj304YP3L). 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 (http://ow.ly/Ti64I), 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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