In a recently conducted HR survey by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC), 61.9% of respondents have marked talent acquisition and management as the top challenge closely followed by integrating business process with technology.
The Center says HR professionals in India are waiting for the advent of a comprehensive and user-friendly system to handle the different HR activities as well as manage a large workforce.
To address these issues, HR Technology India 2011 is taking place in Bengaluru at The Chancery Pavilion from July 4 – 6, 2011.[ Also Read: 10 Simple Reasons I Love My Country India ]
It’s not only the HR field, but in India there is a limited use of technology and digital practices in other professional domains as well. For example, PR profession is being run in the most traditional and archaic way. (Read: 5 Reasons to Say Goodbye to PR Worker)
Meanwhile, targeting college students, professional network LinkedIn has launched Career Explorer in collaboration with PwC US. The new tool aims to provide students with data-driven insights to help them build their careers. (Read: How to Build Career Using LinkedIn)
The number of international companies setting base in India is on an all-time rise and it is essential for the country to adapt to global HR standards. The shift from traditional HR practises is a necessity which has to be welcomed both by employers and employees, suggests IQPC.[ Also Read: Need to Change 5 Old Rules at Workplace ]
The HR community of the nation is experimenting with different kinds of software to tackle important HR issues such as: acquire and retain talent, manage performance and appraisal, calculate compensation benefits, manage HR metrics as well as plan workforce and succession.
It is important to understand that different organizations have unique requirements and one-size-does not-fit-all when it comes to company specific HR technology, says IQPC.
The HR fraternity, it says, is keen to cash in on mobile based applications and social media to attract new talent and engage employees. Social media is still to be utilised to its full potential by HR professionals as well as other employees, for which a proper understanding of this resource is essential.[ Also Read: 10 Reasons Why Social Media Doesn’t Help ]
A CareerBuilder survey reported that 35 percent of outfits use social media for their promotions. One-quarter (25 percent) of them said that they are using social media to connect with clients and find new business, while others are using it to recruit and research potential employees (21 percent), or strengthen their employment brands (13 percent). (Read: 10 Things Workers Want to See on Social Media)
An exclusive panel discussion has been scheduled during the Bengaluru summit to discuss the role of social media in recruitment and employee training.
HR Technology India 2011 will feature people in HR functions and technology from leading companies such as; UB Group (Kingfisher), Kotak Mahindra Bank, Vodafone India, MTS India and Bharti Airtel.
The agenda includes presentations on core HR functions like recruitment, payroll management, learning & development, compensation, workforce planning, performance management, talent management, succession planning, and more.
It was announced by IQPC India today, May 30.