Today at Inprosec Human Capital we present to you David Torres, our HR Manager and Head of Department of the SAP business line, who has been proving his worth for more than 9 years, helping us to grow day by day.
What is your function within Inprosec?
I am currently the HR Manager and Department Head for the SAP business line.
As we start the new year, what are the main challenges and opportunities that you would highlight in your current position?
On a professional level, it is a very important year for the HR area in which we have an ambitious objective of increasing the number of staff. This is a year in which Inprosec will increase its presence at Job Fairs to publicise the work we carry out within Inprosec in conjunction with the professionals who work on projects on a day-to-day basis. On the other hand, and related to the subject of SAP, we have a year with many challenges within the Area, from the formalization of products to facilitate the learning of the workers who join the team, such as the implementation of R&D initiatives for the SAP Department. At the same time, a large investment is going to be made in updating and improving the Laboratory which will help us a lot in the R&D part I mentioned earlier.
What has Inprosec meant to your professional career?
I really believe that joining this team has been the best decision of my professional life without a doubt. Inprosec provides me with everything I need from a professional point of view: challenges, responsibilities, decision making, a fantastic team of colleagues with whom you learn something every day. . .
How do you manage to reconcile your personal and professional life?
In this respect, Inprosec gives me a lot of facilities. I have the option of working from home, although I only use it when I have to spend many hours on a task. A flexible schedule allows me to reconcile family and professional life, so if I need to be out of work in the morning, the company does not prevent me from doing so. I believe that the human side of Inprosec is taken care of on a day-to-day basis.
Tell us an anecdote that has drawn your attention to a situation at one stage in Inprosec.
I’ve been with this company for more than 9 years and I have a lot of funny anecdotes, however, spinning with the theme of the human side, when I was a newcomer I made a pretty serious mistake in one of the few clients we had at that time and Iago, the company’s CEO, focused more on making me understand what I had done wrong so that I could correct it than on giving me a hard time about the “shit” I had done.
What do you value most about working for a company like Inprosec?
The challenges, the satisfaction of a job well done, the appreciation of the whole team of colleagues, if you have a problem you always have someone to lend a hand and of course the Friday breakfasts!
As an employee of a company that specializes in cybersecurity, what is your advice to any entrepreneur who is starting out with respect to their systems?
I think I’m gonna pull a story from a couple weeks ago. I was with my partner looking for some pictures from a trip to Prague we made a couple of years ago and unfortunately there were only about 20 pictures. My partner told me it was impossible and that we had taken out a lot more. I knew I had a backup and when I went to check it out, there was nothing! I had lost the photos, however, I knew that I had made a second backup in case the flies were there and finally they were there. I know it’s a simple example, but taking it to the business level, think of the hours spent on dozens of key files and systems, believing that you have a backup and that when you really need it, it doesn’t work!
What are your hobbies at the end of the working day?
It depends on the day, if it rains, then it’s standard time and a blanket on the sofa. Other days I go to the gym to let off some steam. In the summer, a night walk with the boss playing “Pokemon Go”.
Who do you “nominate” to interview next and why?
Jose Martin, aka Martin aka Josito Martin, and I nominate him because he has been with the company for quite some time and can tell some funny anecdotes, and I want him to know that it’s not worth the “God’s luck” story.