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92% Professionals in India Consider ‘People Analytics’ Important for HR: LinkedIn

'People Analytics' is the future of HR in India says LinkedIn

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95 per cent of them believe employee experience will shape the future of HR in the coming years, a new report by Microsoft-owned LinkedIn said. Pixabay

Nearly 92 per cent talent professionals in India consider ‘People Analytics’ to pave the way for the future of HR and recruiting while 95 per cent of them believe employee experience will shape the future of HR in the coming years, a new report by Microsoft-owned LinkedIn said on Thursday.

The employee experience (EX) is the ‘in’ thing which represents a wider view of the traditional human resource function with empathy is at its core.

Focusing on EX increases retention and productivity, meets high expectations of younger workers, and attracts more candidates in this tight labour market, the findings showed.

While 77 per cent of talent professionals in India said they’re increasingly focused on employee experience to increase employee retention, 44 per cent felt the lack of leadership’s focus and prioritization is a significant barrier to improving a company’s employee experience.

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The report by LinkedIn looked at survey results from 7,000 talent professionals, platform data, and interviews with leaders to provide insight into the key topics impacting HR leaders today. Pixabay

“Top areas under employee experience that need fixing however are compensation and benefits and an increasing need for simplified administrative processes,” added the 10th annual edition of the LinkedIn ‘Global Talent Trends 2020’ report.

The report looked at survey results from 7,000 talent professionals, platform data, and interviews with leaders to provide insight into the key topics impacting HR leaders today.

While 96 per cent talent professionals are placing their bets on internal recruiting to shape the future of HR and recruiting in India, 83 per cent felt internal recruiting improves employee retention.

“Seventy per cent of talent professionals in India say employees find internal opportunities listed on an internal job board,” the report mentioned.

Carving out new career paths, offering flexible benefits, developing longevity strategies and promoting informal interactions across generations are some of the ways in which companies are driving a radical explosion in workforce age diversity.

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“While all generations value companies with purposeful missions, it’s Boomers who are most likely to call it a top priority. Gen Z, meanwhile, is most likely to value training — 36 per cent call it a top factor when considering a new job,” the LinkedIn report mentioned.

While 80 per cent of talent professionals in India agreed that having a diversity of generations is an important factor in recruitment efforts, 74 per cent said their company will focus on recruiting millennials in the next five years. (IANS)

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Google HR Chief to Step Aside this Year Amid Growing Activism of the Employees

Google HR chief to step aside amid growing worker activism

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Google human resources chief Eileen Naughton is set to step aside this year amid growing activism of the company's employees. Pixabay

Google human resources chief Eileen Naughton is set to step aside this year amid growing activism of the company’s employees.

“We’re grateful to Eileen for all she’s done and look forward to her next chapter at Google,” Alphabet and CEO Sundar Pichai was quoted as saying in a statement by The Verge on Monday.

Internal activism within the company increased after reports of the company offering multimillion-dollar severance packages to employees accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual relationships.

The tech giant has faced a lot of flak over the past year allegedly for firing people for speaking up against unfair practices.

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Internal activism within Google increased after reports of the company offering multimillion-dollar severance packages to employees accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual relationships. Pixabay

At one point about 20,000 employees staged a walkout. Many employees later alleged that Google resorted to retaliation against those who reported workplace issues.

It however, maintained that during Naughton’s tenure as HR chief, the number of employees at the company grew significantly.

“Over the past 13 years, Eileen has made major contributions to the company in numerous areas, from media partnerships, to leading our sales and operations in the UK and Ireland, to leading our People Operations team through a period of significant growth — during which over 70,000 people started their careers at Google,” Pichai said.

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It is not clear what new role Naughton will take up at Google which is headquartered at Mountain View, California.

Naughton says she is simply giving up the HR chief role to be closer to her family in New York City, The Verge reported. (IANS)