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All it takes is just Red or Green button to get insights around employee morale. One set of folks would be more keen to talk about Systems, AI, Machine Learning, High End Gadgets etc to track and measure employees morale. Whereas the other set of folks might want something which is easy, simple and effective.
Well, if you are looking for the 2nd option, this might be something that you would like to explore. During some research assignment around how to gauge employees morale, in simple words the mood of employees, I landed on this interesting site : Celpax .They have a simple yet strong mission, a mission to make it as easy as possible for all employees to participate in improving the workplace. This is where they caught my attention and I happened to order the device and get a feel of it. PS: The 1st device is FREE. You read it right, FREE.
So the device did travel across the world; it came all the way from Barcelona to Germany to Amsterdam to Mumbai and then finally Pune 🙂 And to make things interesting there was a personalized note too in the box (Contains Device, Collaterals, How to Install Note) PS: It did take around 3 mins to install the device.
Now that the system is on, it will be interesting to see what insights can be recorded. For folks who are totally into DATA, there is a dashboard that you get access to. This is the place where in you get Mood KPI information, weekly data, trends, days wise participation etc.
So, what are you waiting for, go ahead and explore this simple, easy and effective way to involve your employees and put a smile on their face (Hopefully a Green Button 🙂 )
Would be great to also know your views on this interesting way to improve your workplace aka happiness quotient.
Army Institute of Technology, Pune organized a Hackathon in association of Tieto for the future leaders aka students. The main aim was to encourage them and provide a platform to come up with innovative ideas and work on real-time solutions and prototypes. The event did see great participation and over 60 teams participated in a 24 hour Hackathon from October 2 – 4, 2017. The Chief Guest, Mr. Nilesh Sahasrabudhe, Country Head along with Awantika Bhardwaj, India HR Head, Tieto were present at the event.
The themes of the Hackathon were around Smart Cities, Crime Monitoring, Healthcare & Wellness, Production & Purchase, AR / VR and Citizenship. It was a great opportunity for the students from various colleges across Pune to came together and solve real life challenges. Some of the solutions were around creating mobile apps for “Smart Traffic System”, “Air Monitoring Systems”, “Smart Water Irrigation System”, “Port Management Software”, “Blood Donation Management”, “Healthcare Apps” that can call ambulances and proactively collect patients details etc.
The format of the hackathon included:
• The first round around idea pitching round where the teams were allowed to present their ideas in a presentation of 5 minutes followed by a question/answer by the judges for 2 minutes.
• Post which the teams were judged based on their ideas, creativity, innovation and practicality and the shortlisted teams were announced for the final round.
• In the final round, the teams worked on making a prototype of their present idea. It was in the form of an app, a hardware device, website and so on.
In his speech, Mr. Nilesh Sahasrabudhe, Country Head Tieto talked about the importance of such events and how they are an extended arm to corporate. The teams who qualified for the semifinals and final round were evaluated by a panel of experts from Tieto, Mr Rahul Kumar, Mr Rakesh Singh and Mr Shailendra Jain along with professors from Army Institute of Technology, Pune.
Winners : The winning team Marine Troopers from Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune came up with a working prototype – Port Management Software to analyze and optimize different port operations, resulting in efficient traffic handling
Great to see collaboration between colleges and corporate for such events and these do encourage and inspire budding talent to think differently and make an impact.
It was that time of the year when #SHRMiAC aka the most premium HR event in the subcontinent, which has the top thought leaders from across the globe who share key insights, best practices and equip us with tools that propel you to become a winner.
This year too it was no different. You must be wondering that how on earth is it possible to know all about this event in just 140 characters !!!! Well, its not that difficult, thanks to the Twitter.
The best part of #SHRMiAC hashtag was that it was the best place to connect, learn and engage with the HR community.
So let’s take a look at some of the interesting discussions that happened at the event in just 140 characters :
One thing is for sure that learning never stops. All we need to do is follow the hashtag #SHRMiAC 🙂 So, what are you waiting for. Go ahead, explore these and many more of such insightful tweets.
Looking forward to your views and comments on the topics that were discussed at #SHRMiAC
I am sure the moment you might have read the title of the blog post, you would have said @#$$#@#$$#@##$@$$#@$!!! Ooops Typo Error : ) It’s not your fault. The moment we hear about “Reviews” all we can think about is negative reviews. But reviews could be either positive or negative.
Last week, I was fortunate to be part of a panel discussion that was conducted by Rezoomex around this topic. At first I too was taken aback by the topic, but then I did settle down and started to do research about this topic. The 1st thing that I did was to ask this question to my hiring community and candidates in my network. The reason was to know their views as it helps you to understand the pulse of the audience.
Candidate reviews can be a very sensitive topic. There could be many reasons why a candidate chooses not to join your company; post accepting your offer. At times candidate joins, but does not come to office post that. But let’s for a minute imagine if companies go ahead and share reviews online, how it will actually happen. Here is one of the ways in which this can be possible:
118 of the IT & BPO companies present in India are already members of NSR. Web registration for IT professional has been completed for over 1.1 Mn IT work forces. Bio metric registration has been completed for over 0.73 Million IT professionals. Total numbers of Employee Background Checking Companies are 17 and NSR today has 126 POS deployed across various IT centric locations
So, can this be done? Can there be an independent agency who can go ahead and start providing “Candidate Rating” just like we have credit rating? Do you think this will help HR and Business? Do you think a central database of defaulters help reduce cost of wrong hiring?
A lot depends on how this framework is designed, on what parameters can this agency decide on candidate ratings! Will candidates get worried about this rating? How much weightage must be given to such rating? Well, this is an endless debate, but do you think this is possible in the near future?
As promised, following is the results of the survey that was done around this topic.
I will leave it to you to decide if this is possible. PS: At the end of the day, we are all candidates, so think well before you pick sides
This is not just a list, this is a list of amazing, passionate and empowered women. They have guided, mentored and encouraged more women at work. Following is just a small thank you note to all the Women who have inspired more and more women to make an impact on the industry they belong to. Yes, you guessed it right, just like last year ( 2015 List : https://goo.gl/dIUUjY) this year too this lists celebrates their amazing contribution.
I have been fortunate to have met many of these Inspiring Women Leaders. The intent was not to rank or compare these amazing women leaders, but the intent was just to share a list of these amazing women who are a true inspiration to many out there.
So, let’s get to the list. PS: I am taking this liberty to break the rule for the 1st Name. She is truly the most inspiring and amazing women that I have ever met aka Neena Kamdar, My Mom You would not believe, she is more active than me on Facebook and WhatsApp. A true Digital Empowered Mom 🙂
This list has CEO’s, Doctors, Singers, HR Influencers, Dentist, Food Bloggers, Travel Bloggers, Founders, Musicians, Teachers, Vlogger, Youtuber, Zumba Expert, Filmmaker, Banker, Baker, Chef, RJ Psychologist, Coach, CMO, Comedian, Journalist, Editors, Venture Capitalist, Marine Biologist, Microbiologist …….. and many more champs in their respective fields.
Would be great if you can share this list in your network. This will surely help many aspiring women out there, as they could be their mentor, guide and inspiration too.
You can also subscribe to this twitter list and follow these inspiring and empowered women: https://goo.gl/VDO0Uf
A big thank you to all these empowered women. Keep it going and keep inspiring.