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Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning at the Workplace

India is facing a severe shortage of skilled workforce and embracing the culture of continuous learning is the need of the hour. The mantra for today is – Learn, unlearn, relearn, and repeat. Continuous learning at the workplace can deliver the competitive edge organizations require for tomorrow. It is imperative for organizations to invest in L&D programmes and put in place metrics to measure ROI or effectiveness. This white paper explores some of the challenges and best practices when it comes to creating the required learning experiences for employees and why it is imperative!   Read More at: http://futureskills.nasscom.in/research.html

Leveraging the Potential of the IIITs – Six Things You Should Know

Industry-Academia collaboration is always a hot topic of discussion in any forum where the state of Indian education is being discussed.  It is also true that most discussions start with “Leaving aside the IITs….”.  Most conversations, then move to the limited flexibility that educational institutions have in determining their academic model.  Attending a meeting between 20 IIITs (yes 20!) and some representatives of industry and government, I realized that IIITs seem to have very limited visibility but huge potential.  Here’s what I learnt that should get you inspired to find a way to connect with them. Did you know that IIITs are autonomous educational institutes, with an innovative governance structure that allows them to provide an exceptional education model? They have been set-up wit...

The Eight Steps of Demystification

By Neeru Mehta, VP, Human Resources, GlobalLogic India With changing times, organizations have increased their focus towards the well-being and personal growth of their human capital. However, it still is a consistent challenge for every other brand to create an “employer of choice” image for themselves. The gap here is the lack of understanding towards the change in desires and aspirations of employees. The factors contributing to such changes include market competition, disruptive technologies, infinite employment opportunities and many more. Therefore, an organization should have a clear, targeted, and well defined talent strategy to achieve success. It should have fully developed and integrated talent activities aligned to the brand’s vision and mission. The emerging focus ...

Evolving Careers and Skills in the IT Industry

By Ashwani Nandini, India head – Delivery Assurance, GlobalLogic India IT professionals must keep learning and reinvent continuously to stay in demand in the fast-changing job market. The Indian IT industry is going through testing times. Amidst hype around the huge layoffs, which is fuelling a lot of speculation, the bitter truth is that automation is killing some jobs, there is slow growth in the traditional services business coupled with an increase in protectionism, and newer business models that decouple revenue and headcount have emerged. The need to take charge of one’s career has never been felt as strongly as it is being felt now. It is a fact that skills that could fetch jobs at a premium a few years back are no longer fancied today. It is tough for people who have not inve...

Binge Chat with Dhruv Sarin

Dhruv Sarin – Director & Head of Operations at Policybazaar.com – answer’s questions on talent sourcing, skilling and much more. Some excerpts from the live tweet chat … The right talent can be an organization’s biggest differentiator if core skill-sets are matched to organizational requirements and backed up with the right and timely upskilling. To gain a competitive edge through talent forecasting, companies looking to scale up to have to marry analytics with talent needs. Data that establishes a history of talent management needs to be analyzed effectively and put into practice. Business processes are often overlooked at initial stages of start-ups, when once in the growth stage, this becomes a key focus area and upskilling becomes important to streamline stakeholder happiness, viz ...

Blank Sheet Approach to Crafting an effective Talent Acquisition Strategy for Start-ups and Small Enterprises

This thought piece is created by Niyati Goel, Global Rewards CoE Lead, AirAsia Group Crafting a talent acquisition strategy is becoming critical to small start-ups and new businesses as TA is the immediate fuel to the business. It is often the first function ever set up within the HR umbrella for start-up environments looking to scale up. To power your enterprises’ growth is often a challenge. While not having the right employees holds your business back, having too many, or the wrong people can seriously harm your bottom-line. It becomes especially critical for new businesses looking to expand to go after talent in a scientific, planned and structured way. As you plan your enterprise’s growth into new segments and geographies, this article is intended to help you create a hard-working tal...

HRSUMMIT : New at the Conference

When a senior IT leader was asked what he reads to keep himself updated on trends, he replied, “I watch a lot of videos of thought leaders, especially TED Talks”. Knowledge and learning are adapting to new formats like never before, thanks to the digitization of everything. This digital transformation has fundamentally altered perceptions, expectations and behavior. As professionals – especially in HR – it’s imperative that we keep up these trends to effectively identify, engage and retain talent. The HR Summit 2019 highlights these transformations in the form of a digital conference. We are kicking things off a notch higher. It’s a binge of absorbing real life stories about HR delivering on things like culture and leadership during and beyond the organisation’s digital transformation jour...

6 Ways To Make Online Learning More Engaging – Some Real Stories

By Kirti Seth with Swati Saini Introduction Gone are the days when classroom learning was considered as the prime delivery method of learning and development. While it still remains irreplaceable in many learning situations, organizations are now depending more on online learning solutions to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and multi-generational workforce. Key factors spurring online learning, are, affordability, flexibility, accessibility and the effectiveness of interactive learning. 69% of Indian IT professionals feel that online learning is more impactful than offline training[1]. By 2021, more than half a million people in India are expected to pay for online courses to reskill themselves in technology, spending around $463 million[2]. How is the tech industry driving onlin...

Beyond The Lab: AI In Recruitment

What’s AI got to do with HR Recruitment? We chat with Workex.AI, Co-founder, Anupam Acharya, and a few industry players. There are huge savings, huge potential. It also raises an issue for discussion – with AI, can we do more in employee engagement in the technology era? Do drop in your comments or email me at samiran.ghosh@humminglive.com or reach out to us at https://bit.ly/2H1HtPe Beyond The Lab from humminglive on Vimeo.

India is a thriving hub for AI; Skilled talent key to its growth

How NASSCOM is addressing this issue ground up The digital progression of every company today is heavily reliant on technology, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the current wave that enterprises are riding on. Companies world over have recognized that AI is changing the way business is being done and the very nature of every business enterprise is becoming “DIGITAL FIRST”, making AI crucial not only to their growth but in some cases to their metamorphosis as a digital enterprise, and subsequently, their survival. This is driving them to adopt, adapt and strengthen their AI applicability and fortify their businesses. This inevitably means ensuring AI competence is built and updated continuously. One of the key aspects of building competence in AI is grooming talent. This isn’t just a boa...