The EPyCE Report reveals the 3 positions in the highest demand in Spain!
06 de March de 2020
06 de March de 2020
Do you know which positions and competences are in the highest demand? Find out in this overview of the presentation of the EPyCE Report 2019
“The hardest position to fill is Big Data”
The labour market is currently undergoing a transformation process in which technology and the new digital trends are generating a new way of understanding and developing employability. In view of this new outlook, new positions and competences have emerged that are heading the key areas of work, but which ones are they? On 27th February, the report “EPyCE 2019: Positions and Competences in the Highest Demand” was presented in Madrid. As well as analysing the impact of digital transformation and discussing the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals, the report examines the competences and positions that are currently most sought after in the market.
The EPyCE Report 2019 was presented at EAE’s Joaquín Costa Campus in Madrid by a group of experts, including the author of the report, Pilar Llácer, Arturo Aizpiri, the Vice-President of the AEDRH (Spanish Association of Human Resources Directors), Loles Salas, Raúl Bravo and Mar Medeiros. The event was also attended by students, lecturers and professionals related to the world of business.
“This report has been prepared based on input from employers and Human Resources executives”, explained Aizpiri, who introduced the event, before asking “What type of talent do we need to develop in our training? How do we identify our companies’ talent needs? These are the questions that the report we are presenting today strives to answer”.
Before handing over to the author of the report, Pilar Llácer, Aizpiri explained that, as well as discussing the results of the report, the aim of the event was also to analyse the importance of education and other issues such as digital transformation and the significance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
As discussed in Llácer and Aizpiri’s article “Transforming our company: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Talent Management”, the SDGs form the agenda designed to transform business culture in order to achieve sustainable development. The article explains that “there are 17 global goals focusing on people and the planet, underpinned by human rights”.
“The SDGs are not just there to be ticked off, but rather to promote specific measures that help to transform society”.
From right now in 2020 until 2030, companies have to prioritize developing and making progress in areas such as health and wellbeing, gender equality, and climate action. In short, the aim is to “make a great effort to generate companies that are not only more technological, but also more human”.
Although the Human Resources Department will be responsible for leading this transformation in each company, the article emphasizes that the collaboration of all the departments is needed to achieve the goals. “2020 will be a fascinating year for Talent Management and the labour market, in which everyone, including both employees and companies, will have to make great efforts to achieve the SDGs”.
“Sustainability is the future”
Director of the Human Age Institute Spain
In her presentation, Llácer highlighted the importance of these goals, emphasizing that “generating sustainable employability is the most crucial thing”. She explained that one of the key new findings of the EPyCE 2019 report is how the HR strategies applied in today’s companies are focused on achieving the SDGs.
Moreover, she emphasized the benefits of digital transformation and explained that new technologies do not count as a professional competence, but rather as tools that will enhance productivity and sustainability. “An employee’s productivity doesn’t increase because they settle in faster but because they have an electric digger”.
She then gave an overview of the main results of the research, including the positions in the highest demand, the positions that are hardest to fill, the positions that will be automated and the positions of the future.
Positions currently in the highest demand in Spain:
“Account Manager was the most sought after position but Computer Engineer has overtaken it, having ranked among the top three spots for the last 4 years”, explained the researcher.
Competences in the highest demand:
For junior profiles:
For senior profiles:
“The research highlights the importance of flexibility as a competence both in terms of being in high demand and hard to find in professional environments”, explained Llácer.
Positions that are hardest to fill:
“In the near future, positions related to technology will be the hardest to fill”, she added.
Positions that will be automated:
“At the other end of the spectrum, the least automatable positions are Doctor and Medical Sales Representatives”, she concluded.
Positions of the future:
After the main presentation, at 11 o’clock, the audience had the opportunity to ask questions and clear up any doubts. “Is there a fear of change?”, asked one participant, to which Loles Salas responded that “Change is here to stay, so flexibility is one of the competences in the highest demand”.