Spain´s unemployment rate is near 25%, retail sales have decided for 25 straight months and the country is edging closer

Yet supermarket chain Mercadona SA hired 6,500 employees last year, more than any Spanish company, and its sales increased 8% and remain on the rise. Why? German management style.

The secret to its success: a German-style recipe for higher productivity that includes flexible working conditions, extensive employee training and performance-linked bonuses—a rare mix in Spain. Keep you informed readind the original article on: