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Enterprise Talent Management Archive

Challenges with “talent”

Abstractness of Talent in Skills Dimension Line function and business leaders appreciate very much that talent is the key driver of the company or business. But talent is fuzzy. There is lack of clear information on talent particularly if we focus on “skills” dimension of talent i.e. not just of age, demography, education, experience or...

Managing Skills Inventory in companies, why it is difficult and what can be done

Managing Skills Inventory and the challenges Skills Inventory is a very important data resource for companies. Knowing what skills that employees possess and the proficiency levels in them, how they are deployed, what skills are available and what skills are deficient and such are valuable information that immensely impact businesses. The management of skills inventory...

Democratising career development within the organization

Facts Career development remains the most important concern of employees. They want to know how they will grow within the company and what opportunities exist or will be available to them in the future. Ownership of career development is not so clearly defined. Is it that of HR? or, is it the immediate supervisor’s or...

What is Skills Profiling from IYS?

Skills Profiling from It’s Your Skills (IYS) is a structured manner for qualitative and quantitative mapping of skills. Skills Profile, thus created, brings out one’s skills or a skills of a job in a comprehensive and precise manner. Skills Profiling has been conceived so that skills of all of us and of all jobs can...

The Title Inflation Trap: Why Your Skill-Set Matters More

Eric is a mid level manager who’s just done an MBA. A new job is in the bag, he has a title that sounds impressive, the money’s in the bank – but his career is going nowhere. Should he be worried about his growth in a time of rampant title inflation? The simple answer is...

HR for SMEs – Five reasons why SAAS is the way to go

Many small to medium enterprise (SME) owners or managers, Human Resources (HR) poses the biggest challenge for running and managing their business. HR for SMEs needs an approach different from one that adopted for large companies. For various reasons SaaS HR software (SaaS – Software As A Service) offer the best solutions to meet the...

How Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) is Evolving

With the growing numbers of employees and aspiring professionals establishing their place over the globe, human resources are in the limelight today! This has led the development of human capital management (HCM) softwares for companies to have a well maintained database of work forces around the world. The software not only claims to bring forth...

Do organizations really know the true worth of their Human Capital?

In today’s interconnected global economy, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the key differentiator for the success of a corporation is the talent that they have. When one looks closely at two companies that are in a similar line of business with more or less identical operational models and yet the performance of one is...

Panch mantras of professional satisfaction

Panch Mantras (five elements) of Professional Satisfaction What do we expect from our job? Why do some jobs seem to be better and some not? Why do we feel that we enjoy or do not enjoy the work? We will analyze the key factors that, give or take away satisfaction at work. We will call...

The Problem with HRIS Systems

HRIS are more of IS and less of HR – that’s the biggest problem with HRIS. There are hundreds of HRIS –big and small. They are indeed quite useful in managing many of the HR functions such as employee information management, payroll administration, performance appraisals, and so on. Most of them are client-server applications, while...