December 3, 2019 – Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has created its own digital solution to develop mentoring programs. It is, for the moment, the first consulting firm in Spain that has an internal development tool to manage these types of programs.
Talengo said that mentoring projects are one of the most successful instruments for the development of internal talent in that they allow the leaders of organizations to transmit their knowledge directly and support the career of other professionals. Talengo has developed mentoring programs of high potentials, to accompany the succession plans, to accompany the managerial career of women and generations.
Konos offers companies a single solution, developed and managed by experts, with which they access in real time the necessary information to track their mentoring programs. It is a multichannel tool that allows customers (mentors, minds and HR departments) to access through any device and at any time. In addition, Konos has its own app and is multilingual.
The creation of Konos comes in response to the strategy undertaken by Talengo two years ago to bet on a strong investment in technological development in response to the growing needs of the market in terms of agility, simplicity and management efficiency.
“In a market as dynamic as the current one, in which customers demand increasingly agile and innovative solutions, the traditional separation between content and technology providers in the field of mentoring programs was a brake on their growth,” said Mayte Martínez, partner and CEO of Talengo. “Talengo detected this demand and that is why we are committed to the development of Konos as one of the priorities of the strong investment process that we are carrying out.”
In recent months, Talengo has experienced a wave of growth. Recently, it appointed Juan Diego Casas as director and leader of its life sciences practice. Mr. Casas has over 15 years experience at multinational firms, working on executive search projects, attraction, retention and talent management solutions. She previously served as an operations director with ManpowerGroup Solutions.
Talengo also recently named Rafael Sarandeses as principal and practice lead for financial services. At a time in which the financial services sector is undergoing a strong transformation at an international level, Mr. Sarandeses brings to Talengo’s financial services practice a deep understanding of the industry based on his career experience as a banker, entrepreneur and executive coach, said the firm. Mr. Sarandeses has a combined 20-year multicultural record as a professional athlete, investment banker and entrepreneur.
In addition, Talengo added Víctor García Poves as a new manager in the area of digital transformation. Previously, Mr. García Poves held various HR positions with Key Talent. Earlier in his career, he was a senior HR manager with Burger King Corp.
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Talengo has launched a line of services specializing in venture capital funds whose objective is “to help this sector to face the challenges posed by the need to focus on the talent of the management teams of your companies,” the firm notes. Talengo’s offer includes services that cover the three fundamental phases of the investment process: due diligence, financial post-closure and portfolio management.
Talengo also recently hired economist Borja Arrieta as director of the firm. He has extensive experience with more than 25 years in the design and implementation of succession plans, leadership models and digital transformation, especially in the sectors of industry, consumer and energy. Mr. Arrieta focuses on leadership consulting and reinforcing the strong growth that the firm is experiencing both in the national and international market, said the firm.
Further, Gema Gómez joined Talengo as the new manager of the leadership consulting area. Her expertise in technological solutions associated with the management and development of personnel, brings extensive experience in the design and implementation of talent programs and managerial skills and development of new skills in a changing environment.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media