In India, providing learning opportunities for employees to keep them relevant in the constantly changing jobs landscape has been one of the major challenges faced by the human resources (HR) industry. In an article titled ‘Re-engineering the HR space’, Dr Debashis Guha, Director – Machine Learning, SP Jain School of Global Management, shares how the School has recognised this gap and is trying to bridge it.
The piece has been published in the June 2019 issue of ‘The Week – Smart Life’ magazine, a leading voice for the latest trends in various sectors ranging from lifestyle and wellness to new age work practices.
With technological innovations at its peak, the article highlights how conventional job roles in the HR industry and hiring practices have transformed over the years. New-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have brought in a paradigm shift in the way an organisation operates and have opened several new opportunities in the HR industry.
Speaking to the magazine, Dr Debasish Guha notes how SP Jain is making efforts to equip students and other program participants with the latest knowledge. “We are incorporating information about these innovations in many of our programs. Also, we have started to deploy some of these techniques into our own corporate practices, especially in the use of HR analytics for sales teams,” he says.
In this age of disruptive technology and innovation, what will be the key focus areas for HR professionals? Which skills will HR managers have to develop to further augment HR practices? To gain more insights,