As technology makes inroads into the lives of employees more than ever, terms like Internet of Things (IoT), big data and the likes of it have become ubiquitous. The Internet of Things or as it is colloquially called – IoT, is a web of smart devices and sensors connected through the internet and connecting people, their devices and a plethora of information along with it.
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Social media as a digital platform has had a tremendous impact on how we communicate and maintain dialogue with friends, family and colleagues. The advent of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others have presented to us a democratic platform where everyone has an opinion and an equal chance of being heard. Social media, in the way it is structured, allows people to share their life events, their opinions on matters of political or social significance and their feelings.
In recent years, e-learning has taken over conventional forms of learning in almost all fields- be it school education, IT application or training programs for HR. It is a more effective and convenient form of learning. In fact cloud-based Learning Management Systems are the best ways to create training modules and course materials as they have a far reach and are cost efficient. Let’s find out the whys, hows and whats about cloud based LMS!
What is Cloud based LMS?
It is that time of the year. Most employees look towards it as a time to receive areas for development or feedback on what went wrong. They also worry about its implications on their career and growth. There are a handful of those who do look forward to that time, with a sense of anticipation. In some cases because there is a self-appraisal involved, it might also give an employee a sense of empowerment because he or she can share their own views.
There are several Human Resource graduates entering the market and workplace each day. They are exploring the variety of roles that companies are offering and defining their career paths. In the midst of this kind of growth, many or almost all of them will often wonder about the right route to choose. Does the HR generalist reach the top position of the Chief Human Resources Officer or the HR specialist? Who do the business leaders value more? Who does the market perceive as a thought leader? These are the questions that figure at the top of their minds.
According to a report titled ‘Best Employers India 2016 Study’ published by Aon Hewitt, collaboration at the workplace is amongst the top three sustenance drivers for the best employers. This indicates that for other organizations, collaboration is not yet a major focus.
Innovation and then some more - that is the path that every single organization has taken in order to propel itself to new heights of growth. As the landscape changes, the business world has started focusing on key concepts that can make a long-term impact. Innovation is one of the most widely used concepts, which has also been proactively applied in an organizational context. It has now taken a new shape in terms of application.
According to ADP Research Institute’s 2016 Evolution of Work study conducted in 13 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific regions (including India), workplaces are evolving faster than before owing to five key trends driven by employee expectations - demand for greater choice and flexibility; access to real-time learning; increased autonomy; a sense of stability; and the ability to work on personally meaningful projects.
Since its inception, SHRM India has aimed to and worked towards creating a platform for HR professionals to learn, network, and share best practices.
The SHRM India HR Awards is another step in that direction. Now in their sixth year, the awards have gained a reputation for searching, recognizing, and presenting the best in the industry to the SHRM India community.
The Awards stand for excellence in the profession and recognize organizations that are striving to improve their people management function and are paving the way to the workplace of the future.
Motivational dynamics have changed considerably in today’s workplace. Organizations use extrinsic motivation such as money, appreciation and recognition, and implement various engagement initiatives to enhance employee satisfaction and drive profitable long-term performance. Still, organizations fail to win – goals don’t get accomplished and employees can’t be retained. It is because extrinsic factors drive the motivation in the head, not in the heart.
SHRM India’s Annual Conference and Exposition is back. It will be held on 14-15 September, 2017, in Delhi. We look forward to seeing you all there with your teams.
Like its previous editions, this year too, SHRM India Annual Conference and Exposition 2017, is planned to facilitate a get together for the HR professionals to meet, learn, share and WIN.
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It also boasts of low-cost, high quality and young manpower. Yet, the Indian workforce is lamenting over the lack of jobs. And, the situation for the job market in India may only get bleaker.
While Big Data and analytics surrounding it have been spoken about as the ‘next big thing’ in the recent years, the focus has been on general data. When we make it more specific to people data or data related to the workforce, the results are unimaginable. That is because it demonstrates the hidden and untapped potential of data pertaining to our talent.
Employee engagement is the top priority for every organization. HR professionals and experts have always argued that engaged employees make the workplace happy and productive, and are less likely to leave the organization. It isn’t surprising then that organizations invest approximately $720 million every year in engagement improvement, including both outsourced and internally developed programs.
Crowdsourcing typically refers to the pooling of funds, ideas or services from a crowd of people, especially online community. It’s becoming a popular way to bring together individuals towards a common goal. Perhaps, it was the only matter of time that this innovative approach made its way into the HR domain as well. Several organizations across the world, including India, are tapping actively into the ‘crowdsourcing way’ of recruiting.
There is a lot of disruption in the Talent Acquisition space in the past few years. This is mainly because of the fact that there are several changes that have taken place in our business ecosystem across the world and most of those changes have implications for this HR area – technological innovation, digital explosion, social media growth, demographic richness, talent mobility and so on. We are now operating in a very different environment than the one that prevailed even as recent as a decade ago.
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Sierra-Cedar Inc., is a part of the The Sierra-Cedar Group. They are known for their industry-based consulting expertise in technology and systems for industry applications, strategy and research, business analytics, performance management, and enterprise applications. They also help their clients manage and upgrade client’s applications as well as technology infrastructure. They further guide and support them in implementing and integrating cloud-based services.
This is a decision that almost all HR practitioners irrespective of level, geography and business segment struggle with. The reason for the struggle is the fact that while it should be a business decision, if it is not done with a well-strategized and thought out approach, it can seem like a judgment call. Avoiding the concerns that might arise if this is not a data-based or parameter-evaluated decision is absolutely critical.
Create a plan for yourself and consider how you will evaluate it along the way - don't be scared to film yourself giving that next presentation and then asking a graduate to provide you with some feedback -I dare you.
- Gavin Freeman
We all know that finding, managing, developing, nurturing and strategically deploying talent - in short known as Talent Management - has become one of the major functions of HR. The questions on our mind are what defines this ‘Talent’, especially in today’s dynamic and ever-changing world? Does one Definition fit all?
We connected with DP Singh, VP and Head HR, IBM India/South Asia, to know more about the Face of Talent in the 21st Century.