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Recalibrating our People Strategies in a post-COVID World

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By Samir Prakash, Chief Human Resource Officer, Indian Energy Exchange Limited The on-going pandemic has certainly afflicted all nations with unexpected challenges at all levels – individual, social as well as economic. It has not only made every one of us review and redefine our strategies and priorities but has also led to the restructuring of our ways of working, especially at an organisational level, as we prepare to stay relevant and ahead of time. IEX is strongly rooted in employee first principal and this is a key pivot for us as an organization. ‘Work from home’ has been a very common topic of review and discussion to many organisations. Today, most of us are able to continue making significant contributions towards keeping India’s economic engine moving, despite being confined to ...

8 Reasons why Automation will lead to more jobs and Higher Pay

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My aunt runs a coaching centre, empowering elders and tech- novice individuals with the knowledge and skills to use mobile and digital applications. These were physical classroom sessions conducted in a closed environment which obviously needed transformation as the world shifted to digital mediums for communication and learning post COVID-19. The first challenge for her was to enable the learners to use technology so that they may learn technology through that technology. Before you begin thinking this is a Nolan film(within a film), I’ll get to the point. Moving to digital modes for learning led to an added team member for her. One who’d manage the digital platform while she could focus on teaching. The story of automation will possibly follow the story of my aunt’s (online) coaching spa...

3 Steps to Transform your Career from Network Engineer to SOC Analyst

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Did you know that there is a requirement of 15,000 SOC Analysts role in India. The good news is that if you are a network engineer, you just need to take 3 simple steps to become a SOC Analyst. Are you wondering how you can you learn new skills that can leapfrog your career into an entirely new role or position? But at first, who is a SOC Analyst? What skills are required to be a SOC Analyst and lastly where can you learn these skills and earn a certificate? Details inside this cool infograph.

GIG ECONOMY – A NEW TREND IN EMPLOYMENT

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Who knew 2020 will be full of surprises? This year has created history, where India was already struggling with an economic slowdown and inflation, a virus called Corona Virus came and destroyed not just India’s but the world’s economy, and the cyclone “NISARGA” left Mumbai, Kolkata and Orissa unscathed. It wasn’t the end, when Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh got attacked by swarms of crop-destroying Locusts, which happened after long 27 years. Everything had fundamentally impacted everyone’s lives, and disruption had unfolded in many ways. However, the worst impact had been seen in the employment prospects. India’s unemployment rate is now at a record high of 27.1%, according to the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE). India will have to come up with new trends and...

How Automation will impact the way we work?

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I happened to interview IAS officer Aditya Ranjan, who turned his passion for Robotics into reality by creating the COVID Cobot in his district Chaibasa to carry out food and medicine delivery services to COVID suspected or positive patients. It amazed me to see the work he did and I was intrigued to learn more. “The bot performs basic delivery services with ease,” he said thereby reducing risk of constantly coming in human contact with other members. “What is it that the bot cannot do then?” I enquired. “Well it cannot be empathetic. It cannot think of the next best possible creative solution. It cannot perform critical thinking activities. But it helps me and my team members perform these activities instead,” he gushed.     According to the Pew Research Center Survey on ‘Automa...

How the lockdown fuelled Automation?

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Washing Machine versus Hand Wash The washing machine adorns my house by occupying considerable space in the kitchen. Yet, elders in the house preferred hand washed clothes because ‘haath se dhoney par kapde zyada baariki se dhulte aur saaf hotey hai’(the hands do a better job at washing clothes leaving them cleaner than what the machine may not be able to achieve). We’re talking of BC (Before the COVID crisis) when the machine was left lonely, only to be turned to in case of emergency or when bedsheets were to be churned. Little did we know that this loner would soon become our best buddy through the COVID lockdown period effortlessly simplifying the washing and semi-drying process thereby leaving us with more time to focus on other chores. Left with no other alternative of human help, and...

How Digital Transformation can empower the Workforce

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Most organizations across the globe have started realizing the necessity of adapting to the modern demands of business amid fierce digital disruption. Investments in digital transformation are continuing to accelerate. International Data Corporation (IDC) expects that, by the end of 2020, 60% of all enterprises will be implementing fully articulated digital platform strategies and overall technology spending will top $2 trillion before 2021. Effective digital integration in enterprises can drive better-informed decision making and facilitate enhanced operational efficiencies. Digital Transformation is revolutionizing how companies do business and with unprecedented opportunities to access modern computing capabilities, employees can now leverage advanced operational models. Engendering a c...

Remote Working after COVID – Technology to enable the New Normal

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The decade has started off on the wrong foot with a massive global health crisis. However, the COVID pandemic has been an eye opener and has forced us to scrutinize the dysfunction that has been latent within the human collective. In a sense, the continuing outbreak can be viewed as a necessary evil of sorts, a precursor to systemic and individual transformation. In the midst of all this upheaval, the workplace and corporate culture is witnessing a paradigm shift. For starters, the majority of the global workforce moved to working from home in the blink of an eye. The newly remote workforce necessitated immediate and drastic changes at a strategic and policy level of all organizations. The main concern was that of productivity – companies were worried that productivity levels would drop wi...

Repaint the dynamics: Post COVID-19 Workplaces

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The economy cannot survive a lockdown mode forever and the vaccine for COVID-19 may take years to develop and market, ‘unlock 1.0’ had become the necessary evil. This puts the responsibility on organizations, irrespective of their size, to focus on making the workplace safer for employees. This pandemic has changed the fundamental aspects of professional lives — from the daily commute to work environment to interactions amongst colleagues and peers. Hygiene and safety concerns are here to stay and will probably remain for at least a year from now or even more. Consequently, businesses are re-accessing their business models and working on best practices to follow on restarting operations. Thus, they are looking at: Ensuring compliance: what will be the best practices for floor management in...

Is COVID-19 Shaping a New Organizational Structure?

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One fine day, you wake up and find that the reality has changed. Organizations that talk about WHF (Work From Home) is not possible and now WHF to them is the new normal. According to Gartner there 2% of employees will be working from home permanently. So let’s have a look at, how organizations can reshape. Job redesign Yes, many of the organizations are indeed reshaping their structure and work culture. The job scenario will undergo major changes. Some roles will change, some will be re-defined. Almost every organization is moved or moving towards digitalization. Digitalization helped the organization in better customer satisfaction, real-time feedback, and offered various services at just touchpoints. Another important aspect that needs to be reshaped is effective ways of tax and c...