Ramon Prat has more than 20 years of experience in the Human Resources area.
His professional career evolved in sectors such as financial services, consumer goods, and automotive and professional services, having taken on responsibilities in positions of HR management, compensation and benefits, management control, and personnel administration.
He has contributed to consulting projects for companies in different sectors in the fields of variable compensation, salary structure design, merit increase processes, performance management model implementations (objectives and competencies), etc.
- Describe your position at Axis Corporate
As a Corporate HR Director associated with Talent & Culture, my main role is to support the business areas in terms of people management through policies, processes, management tools, etc. with the aim of ensuring the proper recruitment, retention, and motivation of all of us at Axis Corporate.
In most consulting projects, change management is key to ensuring optimal implementation. This is why the HR area of Axis Corporate also collaborates with the People and Organisation teams, contributing our experience in certain specialities.
- What do you value most about your position?
Being part of the HR team at Axis Corporate allows me to act in two key areas for the business: on the one hand, internally, I develop the HR function as in any other company and, on the other, externally, I help our clients improve their people management processes.
- Why did you join the company?
Throughout my professional career, I have had the opportunity to combine consulting positions specialising in People and Organisation with positions that are in line with companies that have well-established HR policies and processes. This type of hybrid experience gives you a very broad and realistic view of the client’s needs, as well as a cross-cutting vision of the HR function in terms of sectors, company size, cultures, etc.
A position like mine at Axis Corporate allows me to combine both worlds.
- What are the key ingredients to being good at what you do?
Facing the problems and opportunities of each situation requires the right mix of ingredients, such as:
- Being clear about the objective.
- Making a good diagnosis.
- Identifying the levers that can lead us to success and using them.
- Fomenting commitment in the team.
- And, of course, patience, empathy, and proper relationship management.
- What advice would you give to someone considering a career in consulting?
The world of consulting allows you to rise in the ranks very quickly. This progression has an impact on knowledge and technical expertise. However, in order to take on constant challenges, it is essential to constantly improve skills such as flexibility, relationship skills, communication, leadership, etc. All of these have an impact on people management.