The consumption of electricity in Spain from January 1 to November 15 reached 218.423 million kilowatt hours, according to a recent report of the UNESA employer. Another figure that gives a clue to the turnover of the sector is 1,200 euros per year, on average, each household spends on energy, representing a total of 15,000 million euros. With these data on the table, it is not surprising that the energy companies responsible for giving this universal service in which any activity of daily living is based, are considered “lucky” against those who have been, and are being, battered by the crisis. However, these same companies do not deny that the economic situation is influencing them UNESA -data show that demand has shrunk by 4.4% over 2008 and, for that matter, they are having to take action affair.
This approach was the starting point of the meeting this week Incomplete, in collaboration with Bandstand , held at its headquarters in Madrid and in which those responsible for human resources of two of the most representative companies in the energy sector, participated Red Electrica de Spain (REE) and Andes , in order to analyze the scenario faced from the point of view of people management. “The crisis is affecting us, but it is not sinking us. Stability allows you to address process calmly , “explained Agustín López-Boado, director of policy and ‘reporting’ Human Resources Andes. In this line, In April, head of HR management Red Electrical of Spain, confessed that both these two companies as its most direct competitors “can feel privileged , ” something that authenticates Jorge Carreno, ‘key account manager’ Bandstand: “except as related to hydrocarbons, the energy sector is resisting. We all want to be in your skin … “.
The clearest symptom of stability to the guests, which can also be considered a direct impact it has referred, are hiring forecasts for 2010. In Red Eléctrica, which currently has more than 1,500 people , they plan to recruit 86 workers for the islands (Canary and Balearic islands) and another 30 for the peninsula. Meanwhile, Endesa expects to increase its team -made up 12,600 in Spain and 26,600 professionals around the world in 190 employees. Good news, however, Agustín López-Boado clarifies: “It is true that we are hiring, but in the last three years, the average doubling additions to this forecast.” Similarly it has happened in REE; between 2003, when it started buying assets from other companies, and 2008 it has increased by 60% its workforce, a spectacular progression will slow next year.
The profile of the candidates, in Endesa estimates that “25% of the offer is for industrial senior engineers; another 25% for technical engineers of the same branch; 40% for FP professionals and 10% is dedicated to graduates in Business Administration, Economics … “. By positions, they limited to fill vacancies in strategic business areas.
Youth sector, not liberalized until 1997, has also determined the lines of the department. “In these 12 years, ‘he said Lopez-Boado-, we have worked slowly but steadily, especially in Human Resources, where we have commissioned to optimize the templates, outsource some services, motivate our employees …”.
This policy has also turned a corner in Red Eléctrica: “In 2006 we began to strengthen our employer brand because not many people knew us. We activate external ‘web’; We turn to the employment forums ICAI, UPM, Vocational Training; we are involved with Erasmus scholarships … “said his chief of HR management, who recalled that, previously, in 2000 and 2005, had to make two records of employment regulation by closing control plants and to promote generational change.
April also stressed that this development is felt in other specific programs such as internal promotion – “90% of the directors chairs is occupied by someone in the house” – another integration … “This is continually reinventing” he said, because, as he pointed to his dinner companion: “the tools we use are all already known, the ingredients are the same and, following the simile, the differences are set on how to mix and doneness”.
Despite continued efforts, both López-Boado as acknowledged in April that have taken short-term measures, such as limits on hiring or wage freeze for senior management. “The only two aspects of human resources that have not been touched or is going to play, and in any case will be strengthened ‘said the director of policy and’ reporting ‘of Endesa, are the prevention of occupational hazards and training”. Visit http://sookiesookieboutique.com/ for more tips and ideas.