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Meet the Yegers: Inés Lora, People and Talent Specialist at YEGO

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Written by YEGO Team – Barcelona

YEGO Motor Club

The “Yegers” team keeps growing thanks to the amazing work that some people do, including Inés, our People and Talent Specialist at YEGO.

She is not a big fan of quotes, but when it comes to work, her favourite motto is «Stay positive and enjoy what you do. All your efforts will be rewarded» 😉

1. Hi Inés! How would you define yourself? 

I believe I am an easy-going person, very active and curious. I like to spend my time with friends and family. And in my free time I love to travel anywhere!

2. What does talent management mean to you?

Talent management has a large scope: from attracting and hiring to retaining and developing the team. You need to invest in continuous learning and skill development to stay competitive. It’s all about teamwork and effort. Awareness must come also from managers and leaders, not just from HR.

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In other words, talent management involves the whole employee experience. From accompanying each person in their different phases and also evolves as the company grows. I believe it’s one of the main challenges that HR have nowadays in a fast-growing culture we live in.

3. Tell us the craziest thing you’ve heard in a job interview!

When it comes to language skills, it’s always funny how people try to convince you they can fit for the position.

There are some people that can easily tell their whole life during the interview and others that just answer “yes” or “no”. Both extremes are very hard to deal with. The challenge is being able to stop someone talking without being impolite or make them talk when they don’t want to.

4. What do you like the most about working at YEGO?

I enjoy interacting with employees on all different levels of the organisation and  learning new things about the company and HR everyday. Also at YEGO you have space for creativity and propose new ideas.

However, what I enjoy the most is the flexibility, it allows you to have a better work-life balance.

5. Lately, we noticed that many companies are betting on new working models. Do you implement a specific one at YEGO?

Our team is very diverse not just in personalities but also in the roles occupied inside the company. It’s impossible to find a solution that works for everyone!

For those reasons,  we currently have a flexible model in the HQ team. You can either work from home or work from the office or both! Creating a new policy is on our To Do list.  Personally, if you ask about my opinion Smart Working will be the future.

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Personally, if you ask about my opinion Smart Working will be the future

6. What skills do you think a candidate should have when applying at YEGO?

This may sound too typical, but motivation and passion for your job is key at YEGO. Along with proposing new initiatives and not being afraid to get your hands dirty. One day you can be in a serious meeting and the next day, you can be changing batteries in the street.

7. Most of the key media are talking about the acceleration of the digitization of human resources. What’s your opinion about it?

In my opinion this can bring more benefits than harm. With the automatization of many administrative tasks,  HR professionals can focus more on strategic and person-oriented initiatives. Moreover, we work with big amounts of data and sensitive information, the development of different softwares helps us keep them organised and make decisions about data drives. 

For many years, human resources decisions have been branded as subjective, technology and data helps us have more credibility

For many years, human resources decisions have been branded as subjective, technology and data helps us have more credibility.

8. How do you imagine human resources in 5-10 years?

The future of HR will be driven by automation and innovation, with little human involvement needed for routine tasks. Hopefully, HR will be seen not only as a supporting role but as part of the strategic core of the business. It’s an important source of insights that will help empower profitability, cost efficiencies and overall business growth.

With new generations entering the workforce, businesses need to take a more serious attitude toward equality, diversity, inclusion and sustainability, and to be more flexible and adaptable to change. HR will play a key role in these achievements.

To improve retention and employee satisfaction, trends will be remote work, work-life balance policies and employee well-being initiatives. The approach in HR will be employee-centred

To improve retention and employee satisfaction, trends will be remote work, work-life balance policies and employee well-being initiatives. The approach in HR will be employee-centred.

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