One of the aspects most valued by companies in employees is their capacity to adapt and learn within the framework of a great transformation in the labour market. The hectic speed in which the labour market evolves requires students’ adaptation to guarantee employability and the collaboration of universities with companies to understand the profiles required.
The Journal EXPANSIÓN organized an encounter of experts from different sectors to discuss the keys for a better employability in the labour market which is undergoing a digital transformation. Among the experts there were: Javier Tello, managing director of FUSP, Rocío Millán, Recruitment director at Adecco, Manuel Abellán, Director of Universities at Microsoft España, Yolanda Martínez Bajo, Talent and Culture Director at BBVA, Sandra Rodrigo, regional director of human resources at Amazon España, Marta Mazo, sub-director of education and learning at Repsol, Luis Ángel de la Viuda, talent manager at Ikea España and Vanesa Berrido, talent acquisition, diversity and employer branding director at Danone Iberia.
During the encounter they talked about the future of work where new technologies and hybrid models will be adopted demanding professionals with digital skills and about the importance of the management of people’s change among other aspects. The digital world we currently live in undergoes constant change and it is worth insisting on education and continued preparation of people.
Our managing director Javier Tello closed the encounter saying that the role of University is decisive for education to match the skills demanded by the labour market. This digital environment brings three key aspects for the academic sector which are: “to prepare and educate for the ever more digital reality of any profession and any employment, to create digital vocations in the STEM scope and to be aware of the importance of educating in values and principles in this digital era”.