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My understanding of Big Data and what it means for HR

Disclaimer: I am not qualified or experienced in Data Science – the (probably) hottest skill in the market today and one that anchors Big Data. Big Data, as I see is understanding one’s preferences in finer detail and increasing the probability that choices that fit our preferences are presented to us. So there are actually...

Are HR applications really knowledge-centric?

There are two kinds of software applications that I find when I look around. One, applications that are business-centric and the other, knowledge centric. HR applications should be knowledge-centric. However, most are not. Payment related applications, location based applications, CRM applications and such enable efficient business process. They help shorten the business cycle, take the...

Data is Truth; HR needs to speak Data

  In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data – is a powerful dictum articulated by Deming HR can improve its credibility with data – from within its organization and that from the market. I wish to present data that I find could be useful for the HR fraternity – data from market, related to people...

Smart HR for the Smart World

It is a smart world. Look around and we see smart phones (maybe you are reading this on one), smart cars, smart grids and even smart cities. There is something substantive to this smartness – it is not just another marketing adjective. What lends them their  “smartness” ?  To be precise Three characteristics –Exponential improvement...

Can we mature the HRIS from being ISHR to HRIS?

HRIS i.e. The Information System for HR has done a great job of enabling information flow, processing and management in HR. However, they are still ISHR i.e. Primarily an Information System that happens to be in the HR domain and not an HR system that is enabled by technology. Time to move on. There are...

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...

Why Psychometric Assessment Tools Don’t Work For HR Management

When we showcase our skills profiling tool/application to people, particularly those with some understanding of HR, I’m often asked if it is a psychometric tool – which it is not! But this often throws up another interesting question – do psychometric assessment tools really paint a true picture of a potential candidate? From several years...