Background: The objective of this article is to analyse if there are
significant relationships between the most valuable companies operating in Spain
regarding professional performance, according to nationality and location within
their Autonomous Communities or any superior aggrupation. To do that, a sample
of 100 companies has been selected.
Methods: The methodology followed is based on the selection of the 100 highestvalued
companies from the point of view of Human Resources’ policy for the
period 2013-2016 and through the measurement of six factors: Talent Management,
Retribution, Work environment, CSR, Training and Employees’ perception, and
classified by nationality and location. The study was based on 12 hypotheses, using
the Unifactorial Variance’s Analysis, Pearson correlations and regressions. One
limitation could be the fact that this study refers to a particular period, focusing on
Spain and the variables mentioned, based on questionnaires. The added value of
this work lies on the newness as it has a quantitative character, and on the fact that
most of the hypotheses do not comply.
Results and Conclusion: This allows to deny certain beliefs that affirm that
European and American companies operating in Spain are more attractive than the
Spanish or the Mediterranean ones.