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From Garbage Collectors to AAA Wrestlers

By Alessa Flores | Thu, 10/15/2020 - 14:32

Last weekend, garbage collectors aboard a unit called El Poderosisimo 10 (Super Powerful 10) wearing masks of the Mascara Sagrada and Aeroestar wrestlers recorded a video to demonstrate their fighting, acrobatics and professional-like wrestling skills while doing their job in the Ocozuapa neighborhood in Guerrero, according to a note from Milenio. This video attracted the attention of Lucha Libre AAA, which launched a campaign on social media to locate them and invite them to participate in Auto Luchas AAA. This new concept emerged after the COVID-19 pandemic, so fans could attend wrestling events from the comfort of their car and following all safety measures.

 

Now let’s jump into the Week in Talent!

 

New HR Director Arrives at General Motors Mexico

The appointment of María Angélica Zambrano as GM’s new Human Resources Director was announced by General Motors de Mexico, effective Nov. 1. Zambrano will lead strategies to retain and develop the talent of nearly 21,000 employees. She will also manage labor relations with the labor unions. Zambrano currently serves as Director of Human Resources at GM South America and has more than 14 years of experience in various HR positions in countries such as Vietnam, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia and Korea. 

 

97 Percent of Mexicans Want Home Office to Stay

According to a study conducted by PwC, 97 percent of Mexicans want to remain in a home-office modality when the pandemic is over. It should be noted that before the application of social distancing measures due to COVID-19, 46 percent of the respondents did not practice remote or home-office work. Savings in time and money are some of the advantages of home office for employees, which also translates to a significant increase in productivity. Home office can also help companies find the best talent regardless of location, generate loyalty bonds with employees and join the digital wave with the use of professional tools, explains  Graciela Martínez, Communications and Media Coordinator of Elizondo Cantú Office, to El Financiero. 

Employees revealed that in a post-pandemic work week, 30 percent would like to work three days a week at home, 27 percent two days a week, 14 percent every day of the week, 14 percent four days a week, 10 percent one day a week and the remaining would choose to do the job with two to three days of home office or would not like to remain in home office.


Burnout: Growing Work Disease

Burnout syndrome is a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion caused by psychologic fatigue or stress arising from relationships with other people in a difficult work environment, according to MAPFRE. The consequences can range from high absenteeism, sleep problems, reduced motivation and low work performance, to the potential appearance of conflicts in the workplace or with people in the company. "Burnout is already beginning to be a frequent symptom and is expected to intensify in Mexico" explains Jonathán Torres, business journalist and former Editorial Director of Forbes Media Latam in an article in Expansión. 

Alessa Flores Alessa Flores Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst