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The new industrial landscape and employment uncertainty, by José Abargues, HR manager, Ford Spain


November 13 OF 2018 from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Today’s employees are increasingly exposed to circumstances that cause worry and uncertainty, not only during working hours but also in their personal life. As a result, workers take the emotional baggage of personal worries to work with them.

If, in addition to this, the workplace causes more worry (working conditions, temporary employment, corporate issues, re-organisation and regulations, competitiveness, prospects, crises, etc), then employees are unlikely to show much loyalty, motivation, commitment, self-sacrifice, initiative, collaboration, etc. What is more, this new industry, which goes by many different names and adjectives, is the icing on this cake of environmental factors guaranteed to make it difficult for HR managers to achieve a payroll able to identify itself with the corporate project. The addition of robots and cyberhumans (robotic arms and exoskeletons) being pioneered by Ford Spain, makes this workplace even more uncertain.

A company in the automotive industry, such as Ford Spain, is one example where these factors are present.

We would therefore like to invite you to this talk by the HR director of Ford Spain, José Abargues, who will share his extensive experience of this new industrial landscape and try to answer the question being constantly asked by society: Are we ready for this new industrial revolution?

The ESADE Alumni People Management and Organisation Club are pleased to announce their forthcoming talk, 'The new industrial landscape and employment uncertainty.'


José Abargues Morán

José Abargues Morán was born in Buñol (Valencia) in January 1954. He is married with one son.
B.Sc. in Economics (Universidad de Valencia) and diploma in business administration (Escuela Universitaria de Estudios Empresariales de Valencia).

He has spent most of his career at Ford Spain where he has been the manager of cost analysis and budgets, and financial controller. On two occasions, in 1987 and 1995, he worked for Ford England in the departments of cost analysis and new market development, respectively. In 1996 he left the finance division to join the HR department, where he has been the manager of training and staff services and the manager of industrial relations.

Since July 2006, he has been the head of HR at Ford Spain.

* A glass of wine will be served to each attendee after the talk.

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