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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...

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...

New Technologies for Better Background Screening

Background screening is the need of the hour. With banks getting scammed by employees and a lot of cab drivers being accused of unruly conduct, employers need to be extra careful with whom they hire. It is difficult for HR professionals to conduct background screening on candidates all by themselves, especially when it comes to conducting physical address verification of the employees. A lot of the candidate’s information is available online in public databases which when accessed can save on physical resources. However, to manually go through all the available data can be very time-consuming. How can technology assist in background checks? The new technologies being developed for background verification and screening take a lot of the burden off the HR. With a few algorithms in place, ver...

If it’s About People Then It’s the NASSCOM HR Summit

It was the 15th edition of the HR Summit at the Hotel ITC Grand Chola in Chennai (July 26-27, 2018), themed on ‘HR. Evolution in a Revolution’. Fifteen is good stuff! Fifteen is longevity. Fifteen is about heralding change over one-and-a-half decades.    650 delegates and 50+ speakers graced the occasion this time. Top draws included Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals; V Chandramouli, CEO (Special Projects), Pidilite Industries Limited; Jason Ma, Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor, ThreeEQ; Vikram Bector,  President & CHRO,  Piramal Enterprises Limited; Vineet Agarwal, MD, Transport Corporation of India; Anuranjita Kumar, MD – HR International Hubs, RBS; Dr. Kamal Hassan, Actor & Politician; Manisha Koirala, Actress etc. Yeh Dil Mangey More The 3-in-1 Summit, ...

Importance of Confidentiality in Background Screening

For an industry like the background verification that handles such sensitive data, confidentiality is of vital importance. Background screening companies have personal data of thousands of employees and applicants in their care, and it is their responsibility to ensure that it is not misused in any way and does not fall into the wrong hands. Background screening companies should be able to confidently ensure data security to their clients. This is crucial not only for legal and ethical reasons, but also because of proprietary considerations. If, due to any reason, security of data is compromised, all the three main parties involved are severely affected negatively. First, the individual’s sensitive personal information is leaked and his/her personal reputation could be tarnished. Second, t...