It is high time now that we have to upgrade our skills, otherwise, be prepared to get replaced by someone else who have already retrained themselves with the required skill sets. I would say that technology is not a curse; rather it is a boon which is forcing the workforce of our country in up-skilling themselves so that they can compete globally. Read More..
Cover Story - Re-Skill or Perish
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..
The rationalization of the manpower in IT industry is not something unusual. As companies are now gearing themselves to respond to the demand for the latest and innovative technologies, redundancies are bound to be identified and reduced. Read More..
I think none of us can stop this wave. As human with higher order of thinking power (HOT) why should we waste our brains on mundane jobs? While such routine jobs might not be in place, newer jobs and roles will emerge and this is will help us to acquire new skills. Read More..
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..
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..
Re-skilling of employees requires focus and time on the part of organizations which majorly suffer due to other business objectives that have to be met. Additionally, up-skilling is not just limited to IT sector; the new wave of technology has been witnessed in every sector. Read More..
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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..
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..
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..
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..
Criminal complaint filed under section 29 of the Act, against the management for non-implementation of the award passed by the Industrial Tribunal, is not barred by limitation as provided under section 468 Cr. P.C. since such an offence is relating... Read More..
Between the story of rags to riches and being born with a silver spoon in their mouth the social narrative is greatly deficient in the chronicling of the those life stories of people who were neither born in penury or nor were born rolling in wealth. Read More..
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