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. The methodology followed is based on the selection
of the 100 highest-valued 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. 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.