About Alfonso Mazariegos

Alfonso Villalonga Mazariegos is a blogger focused on talent and knowledge management. An HR consultant at Meta4, a firm specializing in the implementation and deployment of HR solutions in enterprises, where he worked in customer projects covering recruitment, training, performance management, career development, benefits and time management. A veteran pilgrim of the Way of St. James and an avid football fan of Atlético.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust It’s time to turn things on its head with Inbound Talent. With so much information available today, thanks to digital technologies and the pervasive internet ruling our daily lives, how do we candidates, employees, or HR professionals…

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There is no question, the human being is programmed to evaluate. From the moment we wake up until it’s time to sleep, we are constantly making decisions and this logically spills over to the professional field as well. The employee performance review has become a key issue for businesses today, but if we look back,…

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Our study “The Engagement Barometer 2015”, which we prepared jointly with the consultancy tatum, reveals that the level of engagement among companies surveyed stands at 64% and only 42% of employees expressed a high degree of engagement with their companies. This shows that companies still have a way to go to improve this. When embarking…

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After we clearly grasp the importance of the talent review process as a starting point for building professional development policies which I discussed in a previous post, “Is your company ready for talent review?”, I would then like to demonstrate all these concepts in this second sequel through a series of practical cases. To do…

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For us to realize just how important the concept of “talent” is today, it’s enough to do a simple Google search to find out that this is a recurrent subject in umpteen blogs, articles, HR forums and highly topical in all areas and levels of organizations. Talent search, promotion, development and retention have thus become…

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What happens when we need an innovative HR policy to attract and retain talent?

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In many local markets, the downturn has forced numerous companies, with little activity outside the regional market until now, to look for alternative business opportunities outside their countries of origin…

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During the months of August and September last year, I walked and walked for thirty-eight days of what were almost a thousand kilometers between Canfranc Station (in the Aragón Pyrenees) of Muxia, following the yellow arrows marking the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James in English, and its extension to Finisterre and Muxía.

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Any performance review process must be supported by an integrated technology solution that allows optimization of the performance appraisal results for each person

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Recently while I was documenting the phenomenon of gamification to use it to reduce an employee’s learning curve for a given tool, I came across a book titled “Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers” by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo.

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