29 Mar 2018
HOUSTON — BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network today announced the names of the 27 dedicated leaders at community development financial institutions who were selected for the 2018 Opportunity Fellows Program, their joint initiative to boost the CDFI industry’s leadership ranks and spur greater access to capital in under-resourced communities.
08 Mar 2018
Across BBVA design thinking is now firmly entrenched into the core of the bank and is seen throughout the way it operates and does business.
02 Mar 2018
Fair-trade coffee, quality guarantee, ecological tomatoes… consumers read the labels on the things they eat. But is there any way of checking that what they say is correct? In order to do so, you would need a register of the processes to which the product has been submitted, something blockchain can do.
07 Feb 2018
05 Feb 2018
BBVA’s new people management model aims to turn employees into the stars of their own professional careers, helping them take over the roles and functions they are best suited to within the organization, while offering them the tools they need to grow and develop professionally.
29 Jan 2018
Your ability to build strong relationships with colleagues is critical to the success of your career. It opens doors to key projects, personal development, mentoring opportunities and promotion.
28 Dec 2017
Sustainable Development is essential to achieving more peaceful and just societies and the United Nations counts on the private sector to help in this effort. The BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) has contributed its experience in the finance sector to the report entitled “Business and SDG 16: contributing to peaceful, just and inclusive societies,” drawn up by the Sustainable Development Goals Fund and the University of Pennsylvania.
04 Dec 2017
All organizations operate at what is known as the edge of chaos. It is a transition space between order and disorder, a region of bounded instability, where forces both progressive and conservative battle for control. A manager may have a three-year strategy, and the protocol, teams and departments in place to deliver it, but realizing that strategy means contending with countless disruptive events; a new competitor entering the market, a shift in consumer behavior – even, perhaps, the manager’s own desire to retire to a quiet village on the countryside.
29 Nov 2017
Whether it was an image of a dog, a grumpy cat, a disguised hyperlink to Rick Astley, or an illustrated stickman called Bill, you’ve probably seen – and maybe even shared – a meme in the past 24 hours.
27 Oct 2017
Developing a new app. A very tight deadline. The threat of a rival product. And a new way of working for a team made up of people from all over the bank. It’s not surprising that Gisella Hurtado [BBVA Peru] would burst into tears … of joy.
20 Oct 2017
The objective is not an easy one to achieve: making sure that the products that reach the market are the ones customers need and demand. The task is even more complicated if production must be speeded up, in order to reach the market before the competition. Tech companies were pioneers in facing this challenge; they did so by using agile methods, a way of working that has played a key role in the success of companies like Google and Spotify, and which BBVA has made a fundamental tool in accelerating its digital transformation.
19 Oct 2017
BBVA is the Spanish bank with the greatest capacity to attract and retain talent, according to the results of the 12th edition of the Merco Talento study. The 2017 ranking, which is led by clothing retailer Inditex, lists the 100 best companies to work for in Spain.
25 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2017
If the perfect worker could be made from a recipe, you would not be alone in expecting intellect to be the most important ingredient. It is the smart kids who grow up to be top performers. At least, that’s what conventional wisdom tells us.
When a storm of controversy erupted in Spain about the alleged mistreatment of interns in Michelin-starred restaurants, there were some surprised faces in the world of haute cuisine. It is true that in this sector, which has been so fashionable for a number of years, there are still those who are in favor of a training system of the “no pain, no gain” type; but these implacable instructors coexist side by side with maestros who, like the Roca brothers, have for a number of years been committed to a humanist revolution in the kitchens.
25 Aug 2017
Professional life is littered with difficult choices. Am I ready for this promotion? Which of my managers should I pick as a mentor? What should I eat at lunch? There is no foolproof method for consistently taking the best course of action —even the best of us make mistakes— but, with the right tools, it is possible to maximise the chances of success.
27 Jul 2017
If you ask scientists in the field of artificial intelligence when they expect fiction to become reality and robots’ intelligence to exceed that of humans, they would likely say it’s right around the corner, sometime between 2030 and 2050.
11 Jul 2017
The rapid pace of development witnessed in 21st century civilization has turned many a world upside down. Disruptive products, services and technologies continue to manifest at an almost unfollowable rate, while societies and markets exhibit increasing magnitudes of complexity.
04 Jul 2017
BBVA Francés seeks to capitalize on the improving prospects of both Argentina’s economy and financial system to grow. To underpin the company’s growth, BBVA Group’s Argentine subsidiary has announced that it is preparing a capital increase through the issue of up to 95 million new shares, equivalent to about $500 million at today’s prices. This transaction will be offered both on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BYMA) and as an ADS through the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
22 Jun 2017
BBVA Compass further adopts a new internal workstyle aimed at providing the bank with the organizational structure and necessary competitive capabilities to collectively focus and quickly respond to the digital transformation within the U.S. banking arena.
13 Jun 2017
When a customer takes money out of an ATM, pays a bill with an app, or sells stocks online, it’s a key moment in their relationship with a bank. That’s why designers (design researchers, service designers, design strategists, UX designers, etc.) are playing a vital role in the digital transformation underway in the banking industry.
12 Jun 2017
Edmund Hillary was the first person to reach the top of Mount Everest in 1953 – a feat that brought him worldwide fame, but also changed his life. His relationship with the mountains was so intense that he once said, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” When asked about his hobbies, Ricardo Forcano (Zaragoza, 1977) answers right away, “the mountain.” It´s probably the best place to order ideas, propose new challenges and work as a team. All those experiences can be applied to the business world, and that’s what Ricardo Forcano is doing as head of the Talent and Culture area of BBVA.
12 May 2017
This is one of the findings of ‘Most Attractive Employers’, a report prepared by Universum in collaboration with Employer Branding Academy, Centro de Estudios Garrigues, Europea Media (Universidad Europea), and Dircom.
26 Apr 2017
Women still have a long way to go in Latin America and data is the key to driving social policies than will put an end to inequality. This was the principal conclusion reached by the Fundación Microfinanzas BBVA, (Microfinance Foundation BBVA) during its participation in CSW61, the largest United Nations meeting on gender inequality and the empowerment of women.
13 Mar 2017
The key to have the best professional team requires attracting, training and retaining talent. Aware of this, BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking, BBVA’s wholesale banking area, is announcing the fifth edition of its Graduate Training Programme, aiming at recruiting and developing the best junior talent available.
06 Feb 2017
BBVA was one of the companies distinguished by the Másfamilia Foundation for “its long-term commitment to the preservation of work-life values in its business culture.” The financial institution earned the EFR quality stamp ten years ago. The Foundation awards the EFR stamp to recognize companies that promote work-family-personal life balance, equality and diversity.
12 Dec 2016
Managing processes and people can be one of the most challenging tasks for any organization. It requires not only making the most out of the available resources, but also optimizing time, coordinating the team, defining action protocols and assigning tasks. And when all this has to be carried out in the context of challenging projects developed in dynamic environments, the most common option is to resort to the so-called scrum methodology. So, what qualities do the people leading these work groups have to bring to the team?
02 Dec 2016
Just as the BBVA Group is reinventing itself to offer the best customer experience and customer experience and lead the new financial industry, we at BBVA Paraguay are hard at work to contribute to this transformation process. And we have the best talent in the country to do so.
29 Nov 2016
Reflecting on BBVA’s long and successful history in Paraguay, Agustín Antón highlights some of Paraguay’s most favorable characteristics, a “country that, grossly overlooked as it may be, is blessed with a number of strengths which translate into great opportunities”, as the basis to continue improving as a universal bank in all its aspects.
22 Nov 2016
Around 300 female managers participated in Encuentro Promociona which was held at Ciudad BBVA. This event, chaired by Her Majesty Queen Letizia, is part of the Promociona Program designed to promote women’s access to senior management positions and boards of directors of companies.
10 Nov 2016
BBVA Global Head of Talent and Culture Ricardo Forcano visited the IESE Barcelona campus to share with the MBA candidates his impressions regarding the very special moment that the banking industry is currently undergoing.
03 Nov 2016
25 Oct 2016
The beta testing process consists in making a controlled validation of an app in its beta version with actual users. in the case of BBVA, these users are, mostly, the company’s own employees. If the people that work for a brand are always its best prescribers, who better than them to try out its products and provide feedback and comments before they are released?
11 Oct 2016
BBVA has made further progress in driving the employability and labor integration of those experiencing social exclusion, via a corporate volunteering initiative. The bank has signed a partnership agreement with Compromiso Integra, a network of companies and entities committed to supporting socially responsible employment that is run by Integra Foundation.
06 Oct 2016
Mario Alexander Acuña of BBVA Colombia likes to keep things simple, so much so that he made a series of recommendations to improve the Risk Committee. Little did he know that he would be put in charge of leading a key digitization process.
29 Sep 2016
Fundamental transformations are underway in the banking and financial industries as a result of the unstoppable technological innovation they face. Demand for digital products and services is on the rise and consumers are adopting them, with greater and greater ease. This significant change in customer habits and in the use of business channels has numerous implications for banks, especially regarding the need to attract people with strong technical skills.
16 Sep 2016
The traditional way of viewing companies as mere places of work, where people go to earn a salary has been superseded for some time now by more evolved organizational outlooks. It is now an obsolete vision. Today, the most admired corporate organizations across the globe take an interest in development, well-being, quality of life, culture and human talent. And many get involved in sports.
31 Aug 2016
The data generated by the endless amount of operations we engage in every day: transactions, medical inquiries, online publications… have paved the way for the ascent of the data analyst profile. A professional whose work is shrouded in myth and mystery.
29 Aug 2016
The concept of teamwork is so ingrained in companies and organizations that practically no one dares to question it. Milovan Dragañac [BBVA Peru] thinks there is a better way.
19 Aug 2016
Numerous publications have attempted to find out what defines the millennials –the new generation of young people who not only have different values and tastes from their elders, but who are also pioneers in adapting new technologies, and whose uses and customs tend to be copied by older generations. BBVA has conducted a study to find out what they are like and what they really want out of life. It reveals that not only are there are a large number of different types of millennials, but that their preferences vary depending on their country of origin.
05 Jul 2016
In May 2016, we went to Lima to see for ourselves the new ways of working that BBVA is introducing throughout the organization to accelerate its transformation. For two days, BBVA Continental teams met to participate in a quarterly planning session. The goal is to decide on the projects for the next three months and determine the tasks that must be carried out to make them a reality. “Agile methodologies have proven to be a model that works and really get people excited,” affirms Karina Bruce, Talent and Culture Manager at BBVA Continental.
30 Jun 2016
BBVA’s transformation process involves a new corporate culture with new, more agile and flexible ways of working. We spent two days in one of the quarterly planning sessions BBVA is holding around the world to find out firsthand what this new way of working is like.
17 Jun 2016
Saul Rodríguez works in Global Corporate Communication and is very aware of social media’s power, not only to divulge information and create communities, but also to make people smile. We asked him to tell us about his projects, which he of course did in a social media format.
01 Jun 2016
The typical job for recent graduates as they land for the first time in a top investment bank usually includes 90 hour long weeks working with spreadsheets and presentations. However, many junior bankers see Wall Street and its exhausting work rate as a necessary step to a more gratifying and less stressful position. Young professionals feel increasingly attracted by other sectors, such as technology or private equity firms and banks, and banks are being required to double their efforts to retain talent.
17 May 2016
BBVA is taking a step further in integrating people with Down syndrome through the internship agreements of its Territorial Divisions with several industry associations. These initiatives allow those selected to be able to gain the experience they need to find a job and improve their skills.
22 Apr 2016
To refer to “Colombians” is to paint a very specific human profile that arises from the depths of a land peppered with regions in a geographic delight. The two oceans that surround Colombia and three large mountain ranges that run across it explain in part the contrasts, accents and diversity of the Colombian people. A territory full of people from coastal, valley, plains, Huila and Santander regions. Each with their own, very diverse cultures that melt away in the overwhelming joy, strength, creativity and desire to excel that is the common denominator of all Colombians.
21 Apr 2016
The bank in Colombia has adopted collaborative, agile work methodologies, involving dozens of people from different areas in the process.
05 Apr 2016
He has traveled halfway around the world looking for the perfect picture. Today, after winning over 40 international awards and the recognition of the photography world, Pere Soler (BBVA Spain) continues to see the world through his camera lens.
04 Apr 2016
Sixteen leaders from 13 Ibero-American countries meet in Madrid to participate in the first edition of the Ibero-American Public Leadership Program , organized by the Carolina Foundation, CAF Development Bank of Latin America; and BBVA.
17 Mar 2016
Roberto Rostaing [BBVA Continental, Peru], knows that traditions are a platform on which we can prepare for the challenges of the future.