On 26th February, the ‘Study of Business Positions and Competences (EPyCE): Report on the Most Highly Demanded Positions and Competences 2014’ was presented at EAE Business School.
The presentation was given by Juan Carlos Pérez Espinosa, Vice-Chairman of the Asociación Española de Directores de Recursos Humans (AEDRH - Spanish Association of Human Resources Directors), Chairman of the Comisión Técnica de Formación e Investigación (Technical Training and Research Commission) and Chairman of Grupo Facthum, together with Raúl Bravo, the Director of EAE Business School Madrid.
José Luis Pérez Huertas, the head researcher on the project and lecturer at our School at the Madrid Campus, took charge of the technical presentation of the study, which was conducted in a collaboration between the Asociación Española de Directores de Recursos Humanos (AEDRH) and the students of the Master in HR at EAE Business School.
The AEDRH was created in 2012 and the organization has over 400 Members in 2015, all of whom are currently working as HR Directors in Spanish companies and multinationals operating in Spain.
The Association’s mission is to promote and develop the executive role of Human Resources and to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of knowledge related to people management.
The Report on the Most Highly Demanded Positions and Competences by HR Directors 2014 is the result of this research and the project is intended to continue in the future.
The research process is based on interviews with HR Directors, which enable the researchers to identify competences and positions that are in demand in the employment market.
According to Jose Luis Pérez Huertas, “in terms of competences, we have found many directors interested in candidates’ capacity for commitment, innovation, proactiveness and language skills, as well as high demand for positions related to the commercial and marketing sectors”.
The session was a great success and also included a question and answer session that enabled participants to gain a deeper insight into the study.
To bring the event to a close, Juan Carlos Pérez Espinosa announced that, from this year onwards, two organizations will join the research project and contribute greater impact to the Observatory: CEOE and the Human Age Institute.
The latter is a non-profit organization that strives to provide a platform for any professionals and organizations that wish to make a contribution to talent development.