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Horoscopes, Resumes, Skills Profile

A standardized and simple skills profile and how it can benefit talent engagement and development The image we have shown here is that of a horoscope; one that is used in the north Indian astrological system, (the one used in the Southern system is slightly different). I myself am not a great believer in horoscopes...

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...

Building an ecosystem for the talent landscape

Facebook changed the world. It’s changed our lives. Connecting to, sharing with and engaging with people universally is easy. Even my computer-illiterate mother is hooked to it. Social connect has been a human need since the time humans were hunter-gatherers and Facebook has certainly made it easier for us to fulfill this distinct need of...

Enhancing organizational agility using skills profiling for better talent management

In a December 2009 article in the McKinsey Quarterly titled Competing through organizational agility, Donald Sull defines organizational agility as the capacity to identify and capture opportunities more quickly than rivals do. He further identifies three distinct types of agility: strategic, portfolio, and operational. Quoting from the article, “Strategic agility consists of spotting and seizing...

Say no to resumes. Why?

Three reasons why we need to do away with resumes It is a minimal text world We live in a world of 140 character tweets and short messages, while resumes are textual and verbose. No wonder, most people don’t read resumes. Average time given to a resume is just a few seconds. After all we...

Skills Library and Profiling – a shared universal way of holistic skills profiling for better talent management

Skills Library and Profiling (SLP) is a tool offered as a web service by It’s Your Skills. The principal objective is to improve the information flow and thus the efficiency of the Talentscape. Here are the highlights of the Skills Library and Profiling. Simplicity: One, it focuses on the essentials i.e. the skills and cuts...

Workforce Analytics

Recruiting, Developing and Retaining the Best Talent –the Illusive Holy Grail of Business Worforce Analytics, Talent Analytics, HR Analytics are all buzzwords and hot topics in the HR and talentspace at the present time. But consider this… when you actually drill down into the nuts and bolts of these three areas – they’re essentially exactly...

Here’s Why Resumes Don’t Sell Anymore

Resumes – The Challenges Resumes have several limitations. To understand why, let me explain to you a typical recruitment process and how resumes fail to serve their purpose. Every hiring process begins with the hiring manager (or any other person assigned with the task of filling the vacant position) creating a job description.  Never mind...

Resumes Are Messing Up Hiring

The world has changed ever since we moved over from brick and mortar business to doing businesses on the web.  In just a few years, the Internet, has  undone vast industries globally even as it has helped create completely new ones. It has triggered a wave of new disruptive technologies and apps, that A massive...

The 3G of Recruitment

We are in the 3rd generation of the recruitment– after the phone and Internet generation it’s now time for the smartphone era. However, it’s not just about the means of communication that is different, but a lot more than that. Let’s examine the difference and see what this means for all of us. Era 1:...