HomeAuthorVirginia Herráez

HR and Communications enthusiast, passionate about talent management, innovation and technology. Diversity and inclusion. Future of Work. Passion for the world. I also write in The Talent and Innovation Blog (blog.catenon.com), among many other things.
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How good are you at leading a remote team? That’s a dilemma countless managers are facing these days –maybe knowing this will become a permanent practice. Managing employees remotely is much harder than handling people who come to the office daily. Therefore resulting in failed work-from-home experiments, leading to believe this isn’t a good working scenario. Nowadays leaders are facing many challenges and going through major transformations to succeed in a new digital economy. These are...

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Deloitte mentioned the concept of “superjobs” in its “2019 Global Human Capital Trends” report, as an evolution of traditional jobs brought about by the growing adoption of technology at work and in organizations. A new category of “superjobs” that have changed the map of the future of work completely. As technology, artificial intelligence, machines and robots have taken over routine and repetitive tasks leaving humans with the more analytical and creative missions, jobs have evolved...

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Due to the technological and digital acceleration that we are experiencing because of the COVID-19, many strategies are being reconsidered. The priorities have changed. However, technology and innovation are a relevant factor in the search for the best talent again, regardless of the sector.  They look for profiles capable of facing the great challenges that digitization brings. And with it, new leaders, able to adapt to this VUCA environment (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) and lead their teams to success....

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Catenon announces the opening of new offices in Belgium in order to strengthen its operations in Europe. The opening takes place in a partnership ExSeCO, to bring us closer to our local clients. “We found in ExSeCo and Philippe the right spirit and mentality we want to offer our customers”, says Pablo Sánchez, Emerging Markets Managing Director. “Belgium was a blank spot in the map for a longer time and we are pleased to finally...

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“Nothing will be the same anymore”. That is everyone’s fear: companies, organizations, governments and society in general. The current COVID19 pandemic has no borders and has spread from country to country with overwhelming ease. In a hyper-connected, global world, everything circulates faster. Good and bad. All countries affected by the virus have been forced to isolate their populations with the aim of curbing infections and protecting the limited capacity of national health systems. A kind of de-globalisation where the movement...

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For several weeks now, recruiters from more than half the world have been forced to conduct video interviews with their candidates. For most of them, it is an exceptional situation. “Personal interviews are made to meet the candidate in person, and it is impossible to do so through a video”. That was one of the main arguments Catenon was faced with 20 years ago when this type of interview was not yet popularized, and there...

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Spain counts 30% of women in management positions, two points above the European average, but is still far from achieving real parity. Although the results are positive, the presence of women in decision-making is still pending.   More parity, better results.  The “Women in Business Management for Change” study conducted by the World Labour Organization in 2019, which surveyed more than 13,000 companies in 70 countries, indicates that the majority, regardless of their size, stated...

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A recognition of constant innovation in recruitment in the II Edition of the Community of Madrid Awards organised by the Spanish newspaper La Razón and held last Thursday, 30th of January.   Madrid, 30 of January 2020 Catenon receives the award for the “Best Talent Search and Human Resources Company”, awarded by the Spanish newspaper La Razón in its second Edition of Community Awards of Madrid 2020, held last Thursday, 30th of January, which featured...

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Tourism is much more than a sector. Apart from being of key importance in Spain – which remains one of the most touristic destinations in the world -, tourism is a social phenomenon. And as such, it has been strongly influenced by the social changes brought by technology. Companies in the sector must work twice as hard, not only to transform digitally and introduce technology into their operations but also to adapt to a more...

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The First Industrial Revolution mechanized production. The Second used electricity to create mass production. The Third, known as the Digital Revolution, developed computers and information technology to automate production. The Fourth Revolution builds on the Third, but differentiates itself by the speed of technological breakthroughs and the impacts of new systems. As we find ourselves amidst the fourth industrial revolution, the world of work changes entirely. The ‘future of work’, generally regarded theoretically, is becoming today’s...