Taking risks, consistent networking and following the road less travelled by can make all the difference for human resources professionals seeking opportunities to get ahead, according to a panel of experts.
“Your career is not necessarily going to be always on the trajectory up,” said Su Diana, senior manager of learning and talent development at Foresters Financial in Toronto.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) broadcast “SHRM Live” on Feb. 1, a livestreamed event in which business and HR leaders talked with SHRM staff about how HR is creating better workplaces.
“If we get it right—if we transform work—we have the capacity to create true social change,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and CEO of SHRM.
Take the City of Pittsburgh’s response to the #MeToo movement: Janet Manuel, SHRM-CP, director of HR for the city, told the SHRM Live audience the city government implemented bystander training to empower workers to speak up when they saw co-workers being harassed. Training to “follow the rules so we don’t get in trouble,” wasn’t working, she said.
The HR industry is undergoing major changes and developments in technology and how we view employees. The expectation from the companies are growing rapidly, and HR departments are striving to retain employees and improve the working culture. The HR sector has a whole new world of possibility to explore reporting and recruiting software, managing employee data and social media at their fingertips.
Any job opening in a major organization typically invites hundreds of applications; yet only 10 percent of the incoming resumes are relevant! Imagine placing a job advertisement in a newspaper and bracing for the deluge of applications that would consume weeks of your time to sift through. This is how the process of recruitment was initiated in organizations across the world till a few years back. Thanks to the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) supported systems, this extremely cumbersome process is now taken over by softwares and search algorithms that are able to successfully prune out the few people matching your requirements from a pile of irrelevant applicants.
As SaaS cloud applications, ERP systems and connectivity continue to develop, vendors are building intelligent enterprise systems that operate smarter and enable seamless and rapid cross-enterprise use of data, systems and processes on any type of device.
Digital connectivity provides companies with ways to enhance the customer and employee experience, as well as to enable efficiencies and data flows that underpin productivity and performance. This new paradigm can help enterprises get more done with less time and effort and can help them innovate and react to the ever-changing external economic and market environments.
We bid farewell to 2018 a few weeks ago. However, many of the changes that shaped the corporate world in 2018 will have a lasting impact on our lives. Whether it is an enlarged role for HR and the need for HR managers to understand quantitative tools or the need for CMO’s to have expertise in digital technologies, what happened in 2018 will echo for years if not decades.
Another HR trend that is likely to be carried forward to the next few years is the trend began by companies to enhance people’s skills. The trend of creating academies which began in 2018 will continue to grow in the years ahead because it allows companies to train a workforce that is employable by them.
Karina Sobhani interviewed with 20 or so companies after completing her undergraduate degree in computer science at Cornell several years ago.
One of those businesses stood out—for the way it combined tech with a human touch.
Sobhani says the Pleasanton, Calif.-based software firm Workday won her heart by asking about more than her mind at that first interview.
NEW DELHI: Tata Power Ltd’s chief human resources officer Jayant Kumar has resigned from the company, citing personal reasons. Confirming the development, the company said the post is being filled by Himal Tewari, the current vice president for group HR at Tata Sons.
The development in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, IoT, Augmented Reality and other Technology branches are the key driving forces in today’s business world. ‘Human Resource Management’ in particular has greatly benefitted with the digitization and automation of the processes.
From Recruiting and hiring to connecting teams, managing resources, and redressing grievances, HR management software has changed the way of conventional Human Resource Management. Smart HR management has become quintessential for modern entrepreneurs to ensure their success and growth.
The world, as we know it, is going through rapid technological innovation and disruptions across all industries. This technological boost is being termed as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The trailblazers leading the revolution are game-changing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Blockchain, Data Engineering, and Cybersecurity, among others. These technologies have revolutionised the way business processes are carried out in organisations.