SHRM - Top 50 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media

Every year SHRM India organize HR Tech APAC Conference. This year it was held on 22nd and 23rd May 2019 in Hyderabad. Around 1500+ professionals from the world of work were present at SHRM HR Tech APAC 2019. It gave us an opportunity to interact with HR Leaders to enhance our understanding of the latest trends in HR, Technology, and Workplace Innovation.
In the evening of May 22nd, SHRM India released the “HR Influencer Report 2019." They have to carry out extensive research to generate this report. For primary research, SHRM India used HR-specific keywords through Talkwalker to map influencers. In addition, they also considered HR panels and publications for secondary research. SHRM India quantified the digital performance of each influencer based on their activities on: Twitter, LinkedIn, Kred, and Phlanx.
This year, with a new methodology, they ranked influencers according to cohorts i.e. Experts, Generalists, Specialists, and Newcomers. Following image correctly depicts the cr…

Event Report: PeopleStrong #AltifyHR2019

This is my first attempt at the Event Report. PeopleStrongorganized their annual product launch event ‘AltifyHR2019’ on February 15, 2019, in Mumbai. PeopleStrong is important ‘Core HR Platform' among the mid-sized global vendors according to ‘HR Technology Market 2019’ report prepared by Josh Bersin. However, PeopleStrong confirmed that they offer SaaS, and PaaS platforms, in addition to Collaboration and Productivity Tools. Their SaaS HR Platform provides options for Recruitment, Core HR, Workforce Management, Talent Management, Payroll, and People Analytics. Around 200+ eminent HR Professionals were present at the event.
Abhijit Bhaduri, (Digital Transformation Coach, Author, Blogger, Influencer, Keynote Speaker & Columnist) addressed the Pre-Launch Workshop on “Managing the Work, Worker, and Working of Future.” With a sneak peek into the future, he explained how the world of work is changing in line with the developments in the external environment. He also highlig…

Developments in HR Technology in 2019

A few days ago Josh Bersin released the much-awaited report on “HR Technology Market 2019.” [Download Report] This report includes comprehensive coverage on trends and developments in the HR Tech landscape. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate urging HR Professionals to keep pace with it to gain competitive advantage.
Moving in the Cloud environment is facilitating the rapid development of tools for vendors. Due to advancements in AI and ML, HR Technology is going through automation evolutions. This has enabled HR Tech offerings to add capabilities like Robotic Process Automation, Chatbot, Conversational User Interface (Voice/Text), AI-based suggestions, tips, hints, and nudges.
According to the report, there are three ‘vectors of change.’ First, enhancements in the technology considering Moor’s Law. Second, the availability of API's to bring HR Technology in the ‘flow of work’ while using Microsoft Teams, Slack, and other similar apps. And third, security, transparen…

Conversational User Interface – Chatbots in HR Tech #futureofwork

We started to interact with computers by typing commands using programs in DOS. Then we used clicks to get things done in Windows. With the advent of Smartphones, we started moving from clicks to tap. And these days we are conversing with Smart Speakers like Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant. Just to note that according to Loup Ventures, Google Assistant is smarter than Siri, Alexa, and Cortana.
You want to rearrange your shift schedule and you say ‘HeyAlexa’ or ‘OK Google' and it's done in a few moments. Similarly, if you want to know about company rules, practices, salary slips, or any other information and you get it by simply asking your Chatbot / Smart Speaker. Now we can provide AI-based CUI-Bots to help our employees to get the relevant information for smarter decision-making.
It sounds easy and convenient freeing you to focus on your strategic priorities. Recently we have witnessed enormous developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Lea…

Employee Engagement Survey – Software Solutions

On October 8, 2018, LinkedIn acquired Glint and entered the segment of “Employee Engagement”.  According to Josh Bersin, “Glint, is a comprehensive employee experience platform that stores data from onboarding, new-hire experience, ongoing pulse surveys, and open interviews.” It is important to note that Microsoft – LinkedIn approached this market segment through the acquisition route. On November 11, 2018, SuccessFactors announced an acquisition of Qualtrics. No wonder that ‘Employee Engagement’ is gaining leadership attention and becoming the organizational priority.Even Jack Welch thinks that ‘Employee Engagement’ is number one indicator of organizational health.
Gallup carried out research in 155 countries and found 15% engaged employees, 65% not engaged employees and 18% actively disengaged employees. The report further states that engaged employees increased productivity (17%), sales (20%), and profitability (21%). And reduced absenteeism (41%), turnover (59%), quality issues (…