Nicolò Valsasina

Nicolò Valsasina

International HR Recruiter at Alef&Maqroll
Lives in Barcelona, Spain

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About me

Dynamic HR professional with extensive experience in Recruiting in: Retail, IT, Hospitality

Experience in high volume and high pressure environments (recruited for up to 35 vacancies simultaneously) and accustomed to working in 4 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish).

Experience in Training and Mentoring (both with Hilton and Amaris) and solid knowledge of Spanish payroll and HR administrative procedures.

Currently looking for a new challenge in HR and/or recruitment in the Hospitality sector!


3 years and 10 months

  • International HR Recruiter

    Alef&Maqroll - Barcelona, Spain

    Human Resources
    April 2018 - June 2018 · 3 months

    -Specifications of job descriptions and other materials in accordance with the organization's recruitment standards and business needs. - Sourcing candidates, preparing internal and external job advertisements, web postings. - Collect and screen candidate's resumes and job applications. - Contact candidates, arrange interview and develop appropriate recruitment process for each position in collaboration with the HR manager. - Assess applicants' relevant knowledge, skills, soft skills, experience and aptitudes. - Onboard new employees in order to become fully integrated. - Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process. - Working internationally in 3 languages (Spanish, English, Italian) - Extensive use of Linkedin Recruiter, Infojobs and all relevant social media channels

  • Talent Search Executive

    Hosco - Barcelona, Spain

    Human Resources
    August 2017 - February 2018 · 7 months

    - Direct searches, headhunting and full cycle recruitment for high level positions (from mid-level managers to directors) - Direct contact with clients to establish profile requirements - Cold calling and sales calls to grow the market - Working internationally on all markets and in 4 languages (Spanish, English, French, Italian) - Internal recruitment for Hosco of various profiles (developer, business analyst, sales executive...) - Extensive use of Linkedin Premium, Linkedin Recruiter, Hosco database and all relevant Social Media channels

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Amaris - Barcelona, Spain

    Human Resources
    May 2017 - August 2017 · 4 months

    - Full cycle recruitment, specialised on .Net Microsoft Developer profiles - Targeted searches based on requirements and technologies - Contact with managers to define the client's needs and demands and creating action plans based on the information received - Headhunting, Recruitment 2.0 and Direct Searches - Working for the French-speaking markets with support to the Italian and Spanish - Supervising and training of new intern - Extensive use of Linkedin Premium, Linkedin Recruiter and up to 20 specialised job boards

  • International Recruitment Specialist

    Talent Search People - Barcelona, Spain

    Human Resources
    October 2016 - May 2017 · 8 months

    - Recruitment for all level retail positions (from Sales Assistant to Store Manager) across all Points-of-Sale in Europe for Desigual - Responsible for the full-cycle recruiting process of different multilingual profiles (client meetings, sourcing, candidate screening) - Recruitment coordination of large scale projects - Reporting - Extensive use of Linkedin Premium, Linkedin Recruiter, up to 10 specialised job boards and Social Media channels

  • Responsible for the HR Department

    Eurostars Palacio Buenavista - Toledo, Spain

    Human Resources
    October 2014 - July 2015 · 10 months

    - Former Hilton Buenavista Toledo, now Eurostars Palacio Buenavista, 5*(L) 117 rooms - In charge of all aspects of the HR department - Assisted with the changing of brand, ensuring all logos, communications, printed documents and online content had been modified with the new brand logo and name - Full cycle recruitment for all positions and all departments in collaboration with each department head - Handling confidential information for all employees - Periodical reporting to the Regional Brand Director - Payroll tasks related to preparing income statements, verifying holidays and management of all the relevant paperwork for all employees(social security, DNI/NIE, tax forms...) - Verifying and distributing salary statements - Periodical support to other departments (Purchasing, F&B, Reception) - Extensive use of Linkedin, up to 5 specialised job boards and Social Media channels

  • Humans Resources Coordinator and Journey Ambassador (Internship)

    Hilton Buenavista Toledo - Toledo, Spain

    Human Resources
    June 2013 - October 2014 · 1 year and 5 months

    - Franchise property in Toledo, 5*(GL) 117 rooms - Direct Link between the workforce and the Hilton brand through dedicated intranets and social media websites exclusive to employees - Ensuring a strict adherence to Brand Standards in preparation for inspections - Organising all the employee training and weekly motivational exercises in accordance with brand standards and manager's requests (including first day 3 hours induction but also weekly and monthly activities) and all team building activities - Handling day to day requests from each department - Searching and recruiting all internship positions in the Hotel (in every department, operational and back office) whilst managing partnerships with more than 50 schools internationally - Assisting the HR Director with legal procedures - Handling Payroll elements such as illness and absence tracking, vacation planning, paycheck verification and all tasks related to employee paperwork - Journey Ambassador: serving breakfast to guests and collecting personal face to face feedback from each of them in order to produce a comprehensive daily report on the Hotel´s weaknesses and customer feedback - In charge of replying to all online guest reviews: Tripadvisor,, Expedia, SALT (internal Hilton customer feedback tool)


  • International Business With Spanish

    Aston University - Hospitality and Tourism Management - Birmingham, United Kingdom

    September 2011 - June 2016

    Graduated in International Business and Modern Languages (Spanish) with a 2 year work experience.

  • French Baccalaureat with International Option (OIB)

    Lycée International - Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

    September 1997 - July 2009

    High school diploma, Scientific, Maths specialty. Also includes national diploma in Italian.


6 languages

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Italian

    Native or fluent

  • French

    Native or fluent

  • Spanish

    Native or fluent

  • Japanese

    Limited working

  • German


Personal information


  • Italian

Work Permits

  • European Union

Date of birth

October 13th 1991

Driving License



7 skills

  • Customer-service
  • Employee Motivation
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Training
  • Human Resources
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Teamwork
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