Hello HR, what do you do?

Every year, the way businesses operate is changing – and HR is no exception to the rule. The role of human resources has been evolving. The shift from “personnel” to “human resources,” for example, was part of the movement to acknowledge the value of employees as an organizational resource. A multifaceted approach delivering HR services that meets the needs of both employees and employers, and positions HR as a significant contributor to organizational success and should be responsible: strategy execution, administrative efficiency, employee contribution, and capacity for change. In order to play this role, however, HR will have to increase its real and perceived value with the coming years’ ahead. HR’s role in 2015 The research showed that many companies’ HR depart...

HR automation: Three things to remember

If the industrial revolution transformed the kind of jobs people aspired to have, a slew of new age technologies along with increasing automation today are slowly driving a similar transformation in many facets of the businesses. In the last few decades alone, the rise of digital disruptors has changed the way industries operate and the way business is conducted. But this has taken a completely bearing on the HR processes. In the context of HR, the features that earlier saw automation included administrative processes like payroll, benefits and time management. However, the phenomenon of automation is now moving towards more advanced processes including job performance analysis, management of employee referrals and assessing internal employee social networks. Companies are now taking advan...

Role of HR in Career Pathing and Development

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is easy to infer from the above quote that interest is where one’s success lies. The more difficult part albeit is to find that interest. The “mobile first cloud first” era of communication that we live in, is changing the way we do business – you possibly couldn’t have imagined a mobile based messaging app being valued at USD 16 billion. And this is where the traditional borders of job-roles have become hazy. New avenues have opened up for employees to create impact, new branches of value creation are shooting out from the traditional value chains. Defining a manager for e.g. as the traditional task master who delegates responsibility and accounts for productivity of a certain subordinate...

HR – Why do we do what we do

To perform the role of an HR executive we look at qualifications and educational backgrounds and we look at the good national or  global work exposure. (Later, preferred more usually) Taking  my experience, after my Masters in Social Work, in the nascent stage of my HR career, I spent time on administration and welfare and sometimes compliance management. As far as I remember, during studies I was never taught about this. I understood how the  profession of HR  is required to work on it. With time, I started investing time on learning it. The struggle to succeed in the field is so intense that a fresher in community feels frustrated and start loosing interest in  the profession he has seen big dreams about. In present times, along-with Administration, new HR professional is expected to do ...

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