Infrastructure as a Code – A Critical DevOps Skill
November 10, 2021Introduction Managing the IT infrastructure has always been a challenge for companies to surmount. Earlier a lot of time was devoted to physically configure, manage and maintain the software and hardware needed to run the business. With the access to and large-scale adoption of the Cloud, the nature of challenges have changed. Today, the question of scalability is of prime importance. The adaptability and agility of businesses depend on how proactively companies are able to manage their IT infrastructure. One of the significant new trends in Cloud Computing is Infrastructure-as-a-Code, also known as IaC in short. While the concept isn’t …
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The ‘Ws’ of The People Analytics Function
October 18, 2021The People Function runs the risk of conforming to the ideas and perceptions of the People Leader and/or the team. While the Leadership provides critical inputs and rolls-out the action plan for implementation, there is a need to keep decisions free from judgment and bias. This is particularly true for talent functions, not only because it deals with the ‘people question’ which is not set in stone, but also because of the ‘strategic’ nature of the decisions. These decisions have wider ramifications on business resilience, productivity, and financial health. Data is impersonal and mostly unbiased, though the interpretation can vary. …
Talent is the Key to Success in Cloud Computing
June 28, 2021Introduction We often come across phrases like ‘The Future is Cloud’, ‘Cloud-First’ strategy, or the ‘Future is Cloud-Connected’ etc. What do these phrases mean, and is it true that we have arrived into the future already riding the cloud wave, as it were, or are we still some distance away from the all-pervasive cloud in our lives? We shall briefly discuss the all round adoption of the Cloud and its impact on businesses. Global Cloud Computing Market As businesses are evolving and revamping their operations, in the wake of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud computing has become …
A perspective on candidates with cross-functional skills
December 18, 2020As a general thumb-rule, companies generally prefer candidates who have diversified skillsets and learning flexibility. It is assumed that multi-talent candidates can accomplish more as compared to a single-dimension employee. The underlying argument in favour of hiring candidates with cross-functional skills is their potential to help other employees to improve their productivity. In the post-COVID-19 world, where companies once again will compete for the best talent, it is prudent to hire those who possess different skill-sets and help them reach their goal. This article discusses how candidates with cross-functional skills will be an asset to the company. Who is a …
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Virtual On-boarding and E-learning for New Hires
December 18, 2020Introduction to Virtual On-boarding The year 2020 has brought in its wake large-scale changes the way businesses function. No other aspect of the Pandemic has had the kind of impact than the need for social distancing, forcing global businesses to change the way they work. Overnight, companies put their business continuity plans in to play and putting remote working plan in action. Due to the pandemic and the resultant lockdown declared by various Governments, employees who had no experience in working from outside the precincts of their physical offices were now required to work from home; or in other words …
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What is Candidate Experience And How To Improve It
December 8, 2020What is Candidate Experience? Candidate Experience is a not-so-new word in the recruitment industry, but one which is continually evolving in terms of context and content. However, there is no official definition which is acceptable to all. In a nutshell, it is the overall experience of a candidate during the entire span of his/her interaction with a potential employer, right from the first contact to the decision stage. Candidate Experience is as much a consequence of Employer Branding, as it is about creating a better interaction experience for potential employees. Candidate Experience can be defined as “The perception and feelings …
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