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Álvaro Nicolás-Agustín

About me

Entrepreneur and researcher. Álvaro is the Founder of HR Analytics Lab, an international consultancy company, and PhD student at the University of Murcia.
In the scientific field, his main lines of research are focused on digital transformation and HRM. He has published in international journals such as European Journal of Innovation Management and International Journal of Manpower, among others. He has presented his research in national and international scientific conferences. In adittion, he won the Best Paper Award of AJICEDE 2020 and he was Visiting Scholar at University of Turin.

Research Topics
  • Strategic Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovation Management
  • Human Resources
Professional Experience
  • HR Analytics, 2019 October – Currently. Founder & Head of Research
  •  Adecco – Consulting (Technology)
  • Lidl Supermarkets – Retail
  •  Ferrovial – Services
Services I offer
  • Headhunting
  •  Research projects
  • Research collaborations
  • Teaching
Professional with experience in the field of people management

HR Analytics, 2019 October - CurrentlyFounder & Head of Research

Adecco is the world's leading workforce solutions company, offering temporary staffing, permanent placement and outsourcing across all sectors. During my time in Adecco Spain, I worked for two key customers, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Capgemini Spain as HRBP for around 200 employees.
Key accomplishments:
Significant Recruitment efforts, key focus on IT, programmers, BI, loT and Cybersecurity, call centers across multiple cities in Spain as well as middle management.
Increase employer branding through employment forums, job advertising and
HR Marketing.
Coordination of learning and performance management initiatives as well as employee opinion surveys actions, share of 91.3%.

ADECCO, HR Consultant - Madrid, SpainConsultant

LIDL is the German global discount supermarket chain, operating in over 10,000 stores across Europe and the United States. I worked in the logistics platform that managed over 1,000 employees across Murcia, Albacete, Almeria and Alicante.
Key accomplishments:
Talent Acquisitions, recruitment of logistics and sales profiles, group assessments and reporting.
SEF Training project, training logistics professionals through theory and practical courses.
Creation of skills assessment tools for internship performance and selection process.

LIDL, HR Intern - Murcia, SpainHR Intern

Ferrovial is a Spanish multinational company involved in the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of transport infrastructure and urban services.
Key accomplishments:
Payroll management for over 1,200 employees, following all local regulations and requirements.
Monitoring collective agreement and all the contractual administration to ensure compliance.
SAP HR System administration.

FERROVIAL, HR Intern - Murcia, SpainHR Intern

Sectors for which I have worked

• Banking & Finance
• Commercial & Retail
• Biotechnology
• Strategy & Consuling
• Digital & e-Commerce
• Logistics and Purchases
• Healthcare
• Real Estate and Construction
• Engineering & Technology

Research topics

• Digital Transformation
• Human Resource Management
• Job Automation
• Innovation

Researcher ID

– Researcher ID: ABC-6538-2021
ORCID code: 0000-0002-0240-7651
– H-index: Google Scholar
– Reviewer: wos/author/record/HDO-1702-2022

• Best Paper Award. III AJICEDE
Conference. 2020
Visiting Scholar
• University of Turin (01/09/22 – 30/11/22)

Papers in Journals

• Nicolás-Agustín, A.; Jiménez
Jiménez, D.; Maeso-Fernández, F.
(2022): «The role of human
resource practices in the
implementation of digital
transformation». International journal of

Research projects

• 2020-01_Private research project about digital skills in Spain.
Servicio de Estudios de UGT.

Conference Papers

• 2023-07 XXXII ACEDE Conference.
Universidad de Alicante (Spain)

• 2022-02 | Simposium
Predoctoral del Dpto de
Organización de Empress.
UPV (Spain).
• 2021-12 IV AJICEDE Conference.
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
ICADE de Madrid (España).
• 2021-09 British Academy of
Management Conference.
Lancaster University
Management School (UK).
• 2021-08 Irish Academy of
Management Conference.
Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland).

• 2021-07 Global Conference on
Innovations in Management
and Business. Chapman
University of California, Howard
University of Washington, D.C., and National Institute of
Technology Warangal of India
• 2021-06 V Jornadas Doctorales.
University of Murcia (Spain).
• 2021-06 EURAM Conference.
Université du Quebec a Montreal
• 2021-06 XXX Conference ACEDE.
Universidad Politécnica de
Cartagena (Spain).
• 2020-11 III AJICEDE Conference.
Universidad Pablo Olavide de
Sevilla (Spain).

Books and Book Chapters

• Nicolas-Agustín, A.; Maeso-
Fernández, F.; Jimenez-Jimenez,
D. (2021): La inversión en competencias digitales en
España: Una oportunidad histórica. Servicio de Estudios
UGT (Eds.), ISBN: 978-84-09-

Collaboration for practicioners

• Nicolás-Agustín, A. ; Jiménez-Jiménez, D.; Maeso-Fernández, F.:
(2020): «Cómo puede sobrevivir
mi organización a esta nueva realidad económica? El rol clave de las nuevas tecnologías».
AEDIPE, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp-36-38, ISSN: 1139-9023, Depósito legal
M-26378-1971 doi: pincha aquí.
• Maeso-Fernández, F.; Nicolás-
Agustín, A. (2019): Análisis cuantitativo del estudio ‘Talento intergeneracional de España’


I am Assistant Professor at University of Murcia / Soy Profesor Asociado de la
Universidad de Murcia



I have lectured in companies about talent acquisition, empowerment, innovation and engagement / He impartido conferencias en empress sobre talent acquisition, empoderamiento, innovación y engagement.

My job is to help you / Mi trabajo es ayudarte