Construction Leader Boosts Growth, Employee Engagement With HCM Solution

Susan Galer

Mota-Engil is a rising star in the European construction industry, owing much of its rapid growth to a cadre of dedicated, agile employees. As one of the top 30 construction and engineering companies in the region, Mota-Engil shares many of the industry’s challenges, including an aging workforce and an increasingly digital world. What’s set Mota-Engil apart has been a talent management transformation for the company’s 30,000 employees across Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

“We needed our employees fully aligned with our strategic mission to become a global leader building world-class engineering and construction solutions that improve the daily lives of people in communities of all sizes,” said Luis Filipe Monteiro, head of corporate HR and sustainability at Mota-Engil. “As our company grows, cloud-based HCM solutions are helping prepare our workforce to drive international expansion, so we can deliver on progressively demanding projects.”

Monteiro divided the benefits of its talent management transformation into three major areas: harmonized HR processes, cost savings from greater HR efficiencies, and a cultural shift towards greater employee collaboration. As a result, Mota-Engil has realized a 90 percent time savings in HR processes.

Social, mobile connects workers

Attracting and retaining people with the right skill sets was fundamental to Mota-Engil’s growth strategy, something the company addressed with solutions for core HR, performance management, and recruiting.

“We needed a solution to help us attract and retain employees with the right skills, especially millennials,” said Monteiro. “Young workers expect the latest digital tools in the workplace to be social and mobile, allowing our employees to easily collaborate, access learning programs, manage their performance, and apply for new opportunities.”

The digital way to work

Monteiro characterized the entire HR transformation as a wholesale shift towards the digital workplace. Following the transformation, the company has increased employee engagement by 90 percent.

“We are leading a digital revolution in the company, giving employees new ways of working together,” he said. “For example, we have more millennials in Africa and Latin America, and an aging workforce in Europe. With our HCM solutions, we can better manage the challenge of five generations of people in the workforce to develop our future leaders.”

With SAP SuccessFactors solutions, Mota-Engil is transforming its talent management processes to gear its workforce up for the growth necessary to realize its ambition of becoming an industry leader. Join Mota-Engil and IDC HR experts in a webinar on November 8 to learn more about HR’s role in business transformation, gain from practical experience and look at trends reshaping HR. Register here.

This blog originally appeared on the SAP News Center.