5 essentials for fostering intrapreneurship in your company

Posted by media on September 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM

In this blog we’ve examined the importance of business innovation on the common assumption that digital transformation is a fundamental to a company’s survival.

Taking an innovative idea and actually putting it into practice requires, among other things, new roles and leaderships, the articulation of a true digital culture and the implementation of new ways of working. But beyond the basics, any kind of innovation is the result of an intrapreneurial figure taking the bull by the horns and actually making change happen within a company.

In this post, we offer 5 key ways of promoting a spirit of intrapreneurship in any organization.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Human Resources

8 questions you need to answer to accomplish digital transformation in any company

Posted by media on September 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM

A study by MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting showed that 52% of managers recognize that technological improvements are taking place at an extremely slow pace in their organizations and yet, 78% agree that a company’s digital transformation is critical for remaining competitive in their sector (and, ultimately, for keeping their business up and running).

This contrast underscores the great contradiction of the digital economy: businesses are interested and willing to get on the digital bandwagon - but they’re not sure how to go about it.

In this post we try to resolve the stalemate by providing 8 questions whose answers are guaranteed to offer companies pointers on how to get their digital transformation right.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Business

How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution affect HR?

Posted by media on September 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Despite having been coined relatively recently, the concept of the fourth industrial revolution is accepted as a real and irreversible phenomenon set to profoundly change all aspects of business management.

The revolution heralds serious technological, demographic and socioeconomic disruptions affecting just about every aspect of a business, and in the case of human resources, there’s talk that these disruptions will both cause redundancies as well as create entirely new job roles. It is thought that an estimated 65% of children now enrolled in primary education will eventually work in professions that have not as yet been invented.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published the Future of Jobs Report to better understand the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on the workplace, as well as emerging challenges related to attracting, training and retaining professional talent.

In this post, we take a closer look at some of the report’s findings as a sequel to our first article on the impact of the fourth industrial revolution, with a particular emphasis on how human resource departments are set to be affected.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Human Resources

Interview with Javier Martinez, co-founder and CTO of Signaturit

Posted by media on September 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The success of any company depends primarily on the team leading the project. In Signaturit’s case, our CTO, veteran programmer and system administrator Javier Martínez is nothing short of passionate about technology and an expert to boot. For over 10 years, he has worked for several companies in the role, honing his abilities to manage teams and implement technical strategies in perfect alignment with the business’ objectives.

In 2013 he joined Signaturit along with Juan Zamora (CEO) and Salvador Severich (CMO), both of whom he met at Incubio, a leading business accelerator in Barcelona. We have had a chance to speak to Javier and ask him about his work as co-founder and CTO of Signaturit, as well as how the company’s software allows thousands of entities in over 40 countries to enjoy the safest, most intuitive electronic signature solution on the market today. Read this post to find out more.

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Technology, Business

How the best companies recruit and retain their digital talent?

Posted by media on September 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Technology has truly leveled the playing field in the world of business. Today, a newly created digital company can internationalize without its managers taking a single plane; carry out an ambitious marketing campaign without incurring a single advertising bill, and get funding without having to resort to traditional banking, but using crowdfunding, crowdlending or other Fintech methods.

However, the gap between companies with the right digital talent and those who have failed to pinpoint and retain it remains impassable.

Given this state of affairs, this post explores the following question: what can traditional businesses and SMEs do to attract and retain the best digital talent?

This post is also available in Spanish.

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Topics: Human Resources