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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...

Improving Talent Acquisition – 3

In the talent acquisition, precious time is spent in evaluating prospects and making selection. There is a lot of information on skills of prospects that is collected but then it is neither aggregated well nor processed well for future use. Selecting candidates for a position involves screening, evaluating of candidates through several rounds of tests...

Integrating and simplifying the talent life cycle in organizations

Talent Life Cycle – current scenario There are too many disparate systems in organizations on the same thing i.e. talent. There are different systems for recruitment, performance appraisals, training, resource deployment, career development or succession planning. There are two very significant problems with these disparate systems. One, maintaining disparate systems drains time and other resources....

Talent Development with better Skills Profiling

Talent Development remains at the top in the list of priorities for business leaders. The key to effective talent development is to synchronize the needs of the employees and that of the business – in terms of skills. “Skills Profiling” will help in this process and thus enable better talent development. What are the goals...

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...

Resourcing and Talent Planning

Resourcing and Talent Planning is a critical function that involves coordination from        recruitment team and business in various aspects like analysis on forecast of required  resources, networking and selection of proper hiring channel, delivery of resources on  schedule, Maintain Talent pool for future recruitment. Thus this function ensures that  Organizations are able to identify and attract key Talent from the market with the  capability to create competitive advantage and helping organization to achieve short team  and long term goal. So what are those key strategies an Organization should adopt on  Resourcing and Talent Planning?  Let us discuss in length, Plan your employee recruiting strategy:   The Strategy needs to begin with the requirement of the job role. The recruiter needs to be very clear  about, what is the requirement and what is the job description, basis which he needs to start of with                    his recruitment plan and activity. Succession Planning: is a process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill  key business leadership positions in the company.  Succession planning increases the availability of  experienced and capable employees  that are prepared to assume these roles as they become available.  Through      succession planning process, you recruit superior employees, develop their knowledge, skills and                         abilities and prepare them for advancement or promotion into even more challenging roles. Recruiting the Right Employees while hiring:  If relationship can be established with potential                                                     candidate long before recruitment, Then a good number of potential employees can be hired at the                                time of hiring. A good pool of  candidates can be contacted looking at the job requirement. Prescreening the Candidate: Prescreening the candidate saves the interviewing time of the                                                     selection committee.  A candidate cannot be judged just by looking at his papers.  Prescreening                         interview will actually help to know the candidate better and understand if what is on the paper is true or not. In addition to it in pre-screening interview,  the salary expectation of a                                                      candidate can be gauged. Checking of back ground verifications and references at the time of Hiring:  Back ground                                                              verification  check is one of the most important steps of hiring an employee. All the credentials,                                       experience and skills actually  presented by the candidate needs to be verified to know if those are                        actually possessed by the candidate...

The Panch Marg of Career Development

We all dream of success – of becoming better at our career, leading more fulfilling lives, both professional and personal, and honing our talents which let us excel at our strengths while excising our weaknesses. But in most cases, there is lack of a clear path to tread to get to these destinations and after...

The 3 key aspects to one’s skills

One’s skills are judged by the appreciation and application of concepts, understanding of how to use the latest tools and technologies and appreciation of human behavior. Here is a visual designer. He understands the various graphic designing tools like After Effects, Photosphop, Dreamweaver etc. But his ability to understand and create stuff for the targeted...

Profile, Engage and Develop Your Skills With A Career Development Plan

Building a rewarding career rests primarily in the hands of every individual, and yet, many progress in their careers more by accident rather than through a process of informed decision-making. Why does this happen? Can a career development plan put you on track? There’s a reason why the most popular notion might not necessarily be the...