Cover Story - Re-Skill or Perish

Staying updated has never turned out to be insignificant

The employee must learn to be more flexible. They should be open for transfers to alternate positions or levels within a structure. They should be ready to learn new skills even when it is not in the direct line of their job roles, as it can be a source of income if faced with an unfortunate situation. Read More..

01-Aug-2017

Skill-up to remain resilient and sustainable

The different functions which will be impacted by job cuts are the following: QA, Security Testing, Performance Testing, Business Process Management & Execution, Infrastructure Automation, Code Review, Security Operations, DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure, Medical Diagnosis and various aspects of Project management etc. Read More..

01-Aug-2017

To stay relevant-Realise, renew and refresh...

In my opinion, the mass layoffs part was a bit of an exaggeration. Post appraisal season every organization has its own process of rationalizing bottom performers. The timing of that process and change in US policies, the news of IT sector being temporarily down, everything coincided, leading to this widespread negative publicity about the sector. Read More..

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Managing expectations for HR business partners

The most challenging aspect for HR Professionals is to manage the expectations from the business managers and Leaders. The process starts from introspecting the need, analyzing the objectives of the need, assessing the impact and managing the consequence are some of the important dimensions in the... Read More..

01-Aug-2017

Debate - Who should be responsible for re-skilling of employees?

The approach to Re-skilling is context and need based

Businesses today thrive on innovation and disruption. Organizations or employees which are not prepared to embrace this constant change are sure to lose considerable opportunities. According to me, there is no straight jacket approach to re-skilling, it is totally context & need based as to who should actually carry the onus of re-skilling & up-skilling. Read More..

01-Aug-2017

Debate - Who should be responsible for re-skilling of employees?

Re-skilling efforts need to be taken by both

While employers have understandably awakened to the idea of up-skilling, due to the changing market dynamics, it is imperative that employees understand the need for continuous up-gradation of skill sets. This also raises an important question - who will invest in up-skilling and re-skilling of employees - employer or the employees themselves? Read More..

Debate - Who should be responsible for re-skilling of employees?

Employer understands up-skilling better

Upgrading the employees once taken on board, to make them ready for bigger and advanced challenges, is the responsibility of the employer. Businesses make regular investments to upgrade their machines, equipment, and facilities, but these investments bring desired returns when these upgraded systems handed over to the up-skilled employees. Read More..

01-Aug-2017