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Are You Building A Workforce Equipped to Handle Future Challenges?

A guide to future-proofing your workforce

The future of business is fast-approaching and creating revolutionary changes on its way. In this fast-changing business landscape, is it enough for businesses to just adopt futuristic technologies for sustained competitiveness? NO.

According to an Accenture study, India and other countries across the globe are facing a risk of losing between USD 1 – 11.5 trillion in potential...

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Key Takeaways from 2019 to Strengthen Hiring in 2020

Trends such as increasing use of technology in hiring, social media recruitment, focus on employer branding, candidate experiences, looking at hitherto under-recognized potential, etc. have transformed hiring in 2019 and will continue to shape the hiring landscape in 2020. Let us take a look at these trends.

Planning and strategizing for a blended workforce

We are headed towards a more blended workforce, and the man vs. machine debate is pointless. We will have a...

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Apprenticeship: The Way Forward for a Skilled and Agile Workforce

As we usher in industry 4.0, technological advancements are rapidly changing the face of the work, worker and workplace. The paradigm shifts in the business world are widening the skill gap and causing a talent crunch. Several reports and research studies underscore the fact that technology, especially automation and AI, will render several million existing jobs redundant while adding a whole new host of employment opportunities and changing the face of the jobs that remain, making massive skilling, upskilling and reskilling of the workforce imperative.

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India's Code on Social Security 2019 and Its Implications on Employee Compensation

The Code on Social Security, 2019 tabled by the Labour Minister in the Lok Sabha recently, seeks to universalize social security benefits to all workers. It is the last in the series of four labour reforms being ushered in by the Government to simplify and consolidate 44 different Labour Laws into 4 broad codes on wages, industrial relations and health, occupational safety and working conditions and social security.

The Code on Social Security, 2019 seeks to amend...

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Understanding the Winning Mindset: How to Succeed Against All Odds?

Lessons from stories of inspiration, relentless determination and winning despite all odds

This article is based on inputs from the Fireside Chat held on Day 2 – SHRMIAC’19 and moderated by Emily M. Dickens, Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff at SHRM. The panelists were Navin Gulia - Internationally acclaimed Author, Adventurer, Thinker, Orator & Social Worker, Man Mohan Bhagat – Founder & Chairman of Bhagat Global

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A Holistic Guide to Leverage the Gig Economy Effectively and Flourish

 

This article is based on inputs from the Panel Discussion held on Day 1 – SHRMIAC’19 moderated by Salil Sethi – Founder and CEO at TuringTribe.com & Board Member Mentor at MIT, Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship with Raghavendra K – Senior VP & Global Head, HR at Infosys BPM, Rohit Thakur – HR MD, India Geographic Unit at Accenture and

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The Power of Theatre for Learning

 

This article is based on inputs from the Master Class by Ashish Vidyarthi, a Multi-Faceted Thespian and Thought Communicator, held on Day 2 - SHRMIAC’19. He taught some unique and engaging techniques about theatre and communication in the Master Class that enables us to discover our Modus Operandi and identifying its impact on our everyday lives and thereby, enrich our regular lives.

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An HR Perspective on Leveraging PSUs to Seize the 5-Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

This article is based on inputs from the Keynote Address delivered by Anand Shankar - Partner, Human Capital at Deloitte India and the Panel Discussion moderated by him with Indi Seehra - Director of HR at London School Of Economics & Political Science, D V Shastry - Executive Director of Training, R&D and Startup at GAIL and Amar Nath Verma - Executive Director at NTPC as panelists held on Day 2

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Artificial Intelligence and Employee Engagement: Connecting the dots

With the explosion of learning analytics, rapidly growing IoT landscape and advanced Machine Learning capabilities, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an imminent breakthrough disruption in employee engagement. We explore how organizations can experiment with AI tools to proactively sense problems and recommend solutions to boost engagement.

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to find greater inroads in almost all aspects of our daily lives, one can only begin to image its impact on the corporate world. Organizations, whether large or small, are continually looking at ways to leverage AI in some form or another, and with...

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Successful Women in Tech and HR Stereotypes They Broke

When someone says ‘techie’, the image that most likely comes to mind is a Sheldon Cooper-ish male with glasses and a hoodie. We often associate women with domains like HR, PR, etc. and seldom with technology. This is one of the biggest stereotypes not only held by HR practitioners but society at large. This gets reflected in the statistics relating to women in tech as well.

Less than 30% (average) of the tech workforce consists of women engaged in ‘core’ tech jobs. For example, Netflix has 47% women employees but only 30% are in tech...

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