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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Hiring takes evolution steps with technology

 “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” -Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein had made predictions through his quotes in the 20th century on technology changing the way the world revolves in the 21st century.  Indeed technology has evolved at a lickety-split. It has not only changed the way we communicate, exchange information and consume media, but it has also created jobs in field which even Einstein would not have imagined of during his time.
Ask any software engineer five years ago what were those programming languages that he worked on? He would say Java and perhaps a second language, like C++. But today, the number of programming languages you can learn has grown to include Python, Ruby, Swift, and Objective-C, to name just a few.
So a techi job seeker basically needs to keep his/her resume competitive to ensure they are on top of the hiring lists for new job openings. Let us bear in mind that technology evolves faster than humanity changing any trends along its way, which includes hiring. It is important that we keep our skills up to date.
The year 2014 has recorded an upscale hiring across the industries in India. This momentum is going to continue in the coming year as well and Software, Hardware and IT sector will not be left untouched with this upsurge in demand of Talent, claims India’s Job Prediction by PeopleStrong published as a part of India Skills Report 2015. With the President of India, PM Narendra Modi implementing changes such as Digital India and Smart City, hiring trends are bound to increase by 18- 20%.
The forefront of an executive agenda to hire new talents is not just talent retention and acquisition. Talents on several levels are companies’ greatest competitive differentiators. At any given time, 70 percent of your colleagues are looking for a job, but ‘smart’ companies hire only passive candidates thanks to site like LinkedIn and other professional networking sites. Who are these passive candidates? They are the ones who follow a company page and socialize actively on those pages. Talent branding has become equally as important as product and service branding. In the past, the best talent went unnoticed, but now, even those who aren't actively looking for new jobs can be prospects for relevant job openings.
Companies are exploring new media techniques by keeping their websites updated with clear descriptions of the company which provide insights of the company to job seekers. Companies regularly update their social sites with videos, photos, testimonials and employee spotlights to improve talent branding.  
Internal hiring is another trend in the market. Companies will mine their existing workforce to identify high performers that are qualified for new job openings.
A snapshot of the current technology and engineering hiring market reveals several major trends that are creating a challenging landscape for employers and recruiters. Economic factors, changing candidate behaviors and increasing social media usage have converged to reshape the way recruiters and HR staff connect with tech candidates.
Competition is stringent and hiring the wrong person for the job can cost companies money that they could be spending in other areas to help them get ahead. In the technological era, not only do jobseekers need to make themselves attractive to employers, companies also need to strategize ways to attain and retain talent.


Friday, 3 July 2015

In-D-ia - PM Modi's pet plan of a digital country

According to Digital media stats forecast by We are social, 'In the year 2014 calculating the stats for more than 240 countries around the world, and profiling 30 of the world’s biggest economies in detail, an approx of 7.210 billion population out of which 3.010 billion were active internet users, 2.078 billion active social media accounts and 3.649 billion mobile users. In India there are 243 million internet users. If we were to keep these stats in mind and think of how digital media has and is revolutionizing India, there is one person who comes to our minds, this person has understood the basic and ground rules of digital marketing and has been exploiting this platform to the best use. This person is non other than our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Right from the parliamentary election till date PM Modi has understood the rapid growth of social media and used the platform to reach out to the citizens of the country. When PM Modi won the elections he received around 76K tweets congratulating him on Twitter using the hashtag, #CongratulationsNamo, this clearly shows how social media has rightfully reached out to the PM's supporters.

Digital technologies hyped, talk of the town, cliched used medium and the most powerful medium. Digital technologies are being increasingly used by us in everyday lives from retail stores to government offices. They help us to connect with each other and also to share information on issues and concerns faced by us. In some cases they also enable resolution of those issues in near real time.
The objective of the Digital India Group is to come out with innovative ideas and practical solutions to realize Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a digital India. Prime Minister Modi envisions transforming our nation and creating opportunities for all citizens by harnessing digital technologies. His vision is to empower every citizen with access to digital services, knowledge and information. This Group will come up with policies and best practices from around the world to make this vision of a digital India a reality.
The digital India week launched by PM Modi on Wednesday urges people to gain knowledge and empower themselves through digital India programme.

The vision of Digital India programme also aims at inclusive growth in areas of electronic services, products, manufacturing and job opportunities etc. The vision of Digital India is centred on three key areas -

(i) Digital Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen

(ii) Governance & services on demand

(iii) Digital Empowerment of citizens

The Digital India programme aims to provide broadband highways, universal access to mobile connectivity, public internet access programme, e-governance: Reforming government through technology, eKranti - Electronic delivery of services, Information for all, Electronics manufacturing: Target net zero imports, IT for jobs and early harvest programmes.

The estimated impact of Digital India by 2019 would be cross cutting, ranging from broadband connectivity in all Panchayats, Wi-fi in schools and universities and Public Wi-Fihotspots. The programme will generate huge number of IT, Telecom and Electronics jobs, both directly and indirectly. Success of this programme will make India Digitally empowered and the leader in usage of IT in delivery of services related to various domains such as health, education, agriculture, banking, etc," the govern ..