Javier Fernández, Managing Partner
"The industry faces a new reality marked by uncertainty. The sharp drop in demand in sectors linked to production has led to adjustments in supply chains and cash stress. Safety and hygiene measures have also affected world logistics flows and exports, particularly impacted productions based on Lean and JIT systems.
The move to the "new normal" is different for each sector and economy. While China advances more rapidly, North America and Europe find it difficult to adapt their production systems to the current market. And while sectors such as the automotive and aeronautics industry are severely affected, others such as the pharmaceutical, energy and the environment are moving more positively. But in all of them there is a need to strengthen operations and build resilience for the future. Technology and digitization, as well as the flexibility and speed to equip yourself with talent, go from being competitive advantages to becoming essential in the “new normal”."
Pablo Urquijo, Managing Partner
"In attracting Talent, we have gone from “brand” to “employer brand”. Not many years ago, it was enough to have a recognizable brand, global positioning and be a leader in your segment of activity. Previously, clients would go to your organization without having to make an effort.
Today, the brand is not decisive. Talent demands much more, especially STEM since they have the power to choose with whom and for how long.
Information is the determining and critical factor in attracting the best. Market intelligence gives us the strategic information that allows us to create an adequate PVT, adapted to each generation, nearly personalized. It must be dynamic and reviewable. Though, attracting requires having a clear plan of action supported by a high degree of specialization, understanding of the market and trends.
Inaction is no longer an option except for those who do not want to have a future."
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
Carlos Suárez, Managing Director
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
"We are living in an unprecedented reality in the world of aeronautics. From the end of the A380 production to the stoppage of the 737 MAX global fleet that leaves the North American giant in deep crisis. But especially the arrival of the pandemic, which has plummeted global air traffic, forcing fleets of aircraft to be parked indefinitely and to retire the oldest ones prematurely.
Faced with a scenario in which the business may not recover its level of activity until 2023, the chain reaction affects airlines, aircraft manufacturers, motorists, OEMs and the supply chain. Production adjustments and workforce adjustment measures respond to need and will lead to a restructuring of the sector.
However, the field of defense creates new opportunities with significant technological and industrial challenges. The new European programs such as EUROMALE and FCAS are the main exponents of this new scenario of defense cooperation in the European market.
In this context, efficiency and talent within organizations will be the key to their survival and success."
Jesús de Isidro, Managing Director
"The Infrastructure sector has always followed a traditional model. However, for a decade it has been introducing critical and important changes. Numerous Spanish companies have been able to take advantage of the challenges of diversification and internationalization, leading the management of infrastructures around the world.
The future challenges are enormous. The management of this geographical distribution and of activities increasingly construct larger projects in more complex sites. Contracts require more exhaustive monitoring, more demanding cash tracking and much more efficient cost control.
Digital transformation is a key element in organizations that already offer the use of drones and new technologies. The monitoring of these large projects require extensive data management, connectivity of materials and equipment, robotics and AI, mobility, 3D printing and new BIM planning models. This unstoppable transformation requires fitting profiles and specialized talent adapted to this new fast-growing reality."
ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND WATER
Juan Pablo López, Managing Director
ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND WATER
"The urban public services sector continues to develop itself further. When looking at the growth of the past years, mainly the areas of water, environment, energy and mobility come to light.
It is a dynamic sector that requires a great capacity of new specialists to adapt to be able to new circumstances.
The current pandemic situation has represented new challenges for the companies that provide these services, which have had to adapt their procedures to the new situation, guaranteeing the provision of services in the same quality parameters and with the security that this adaptation to the new conditions.
The global leadership of our companies and their growing internationalization, the resilience of the sector that makes it very attractive to investors and funders, technological advances and the higher qualification of the staff required, makes the search for talent and training and business organization are in these times essential requirements to survive and continue growing and leading the market."
Jesús Garrán, Managing Director
"Digital transformation is an iterative and necessary process for companies. This relates to the continuous improvement of their processes and systems and in the multiple communication channels with their clients. This furthermore increases the efficiency, agility, flexibility and resilience of their vital operations.
We currently face a scenario where, even after COVID-19, managers, professionals, specialized technicians and graduates in Computer Engineering and Telecommunications continue to be in high demand. Although it is true that there is a shortage of talent with certain skills and competencies, the demand for specialists and professionals within companies is still very high.
The positions in demand are of wide variety. From areas of cybersecurity to cloud, artificial intelligence, business continuity, process engineering, development, integration architectures, digital services and telecommunications."