Talent


  

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...

NASSCOM Futureskills Develops Qualification Packs on AI & BDA

One of the key milestones achieved is the development of qualification packs and model curriculums for 19 job roles related to AI (Artificial Intelligence) & BDA (Big Data Analytics) that has been approved by NSDC (National Skills Development Corporation). This is a significant milepost that marks the beginning of a new era for skilling on next-gen technologies. Currently the QPs are pending approval from the NSDA. The team is now working on developing QPs for IOT, followed by cloud and cyber Security. National Occupational Standards (NOS) or Occupational Standards (OS) define one key function in a job role. NOS specify the standard of performance an individual must achieve when carrying out a function in the workplace. These Occupational Standards are combined to a set, which is calle...

Top Trends Changing EdTech Sector

EdTech is defined as the emerging sector at the intersection of Technology and Education. EdTech can be categorized as technology enabled solutions and services that redefine how traditional education is imparted to students at all levels. Let’s get the overall picture of EdTech sector growth in Asia Pacific driven by the middle-class population: Global Spending on Technology by 2025 – USD 250 Billion Invested Every Year in EdTech – USD 4 Billion China Attracting Half of Global Startup EdTech Investment India, USA & China are Major Hubs of EdTech Global Ecosystem Source: EdTech digest, Medium, Global Startup Ecosystem Report The technology drivers that’s pushing this evolving trend in EdTech in India include: Internet Penetration – Increasing reach and lowering cost of inte...

EdTech: Technology enabling Quality education for the masses

EdTech is defined as the emerging sector at the intersection of Technology and Education. EdTech can be categorized as technology enabled solutions and services that redefine how traditional education is imparted to students at all levels. Growing middle class population in Asia is one of the key drivers of EdTech. Here’s a quick snapshot of the sector –       USD 4 Billion invested annually in EdTech       China Attracting Half of Global Startup EdTech investment       India, USA & China are Major Hubs of EdTech Global Ecosystem Source: EdTech digest, Medium, Global Startup Ecosystem Report Growth of EdTech in India is primarily driven by –      Internet Penetration – Increasing reach and lowering cost of internet allows large population to come online and have the a...

Buying HR Technology? Here’s what you should evaluate first!

HR technology is a term that is often used to refer to all kinds of hardware as well as software components used for automation of the HR functions and activities. From employee attendance to background verification, employee payroll, workforce analytics and more, technology is disrupting the way these process function across workplaces. In recent years, HR technology adoption by various organisations across industries has seen an exponential rise. In fact, according to reports by CB Insights, a well-known venture capital database, many investors, in 2016, invested more than a whopping $2 billion in HR technology and platforms alone. With such an impressive breakthrough across many industries, you may have considered jumping on to the bandwagon of HR automation. However, in order to make t...