Featuring: Mr. Hector Guerrero, Senior Human Resources Manager, Medtronic, Mexico and Mr. Daniel Del Castillo, adjunct faculty SDSU and Managing Partner Best Human Resources Consulting.

1 Mr. Guerrero and I met when we presidents of ARHITAC (The Tijuana HR Association) and I, the president SD SHRM. We developed and signed an MOU for the purpose educating members and sharing expertise about the business practices in our respective countries. Mr. Guerrero and Mr. Del Castillo shared detail of the HOT HR topics in the Tijuana business area, including talent management and acquisition of talent.
2 Hector and Daniel share insights about talent management in their industries and in the region. They look at some of the employee engagement and retention techniques utilized and identified employee development as a key driver of talent retention and employee motivation.
3 The compensation issues and the increases in minimum wage in both Mexico and the US as well as raising cost of fuel in Mexico are putting pressure on the market place. Additionally the new administration in the US is creating uncertainty in Tijuana, where daily, many individuals legally come in the US to work and have family and friends on both sides of the border. Hector shares the view that San Diego and Tijuana are part of an economic development region that is a significant contributor to both countries economic profiles.
4 Mr. Guerrero shared details about Medtronic – The Global Leader in Medical Technology, Services and Solutions (www.medtronic.com) Their product set included Advanced Surgical Technology, Cardiac Rhythm, Cardio Vascular products, General Surgery, Neurological, Patient Care and Monitoring, Diabetes, Respiratory and spinal & Orthopedic products as well as Urological and gynecological products. In each category there is a full array of products that shape and support patient care and return to health.
In summary, Daniel and Hector identify key points for consideration for business owners and operators for doing business in Tijuana and in working closely with our Mexican neighbors.