The Australian HR tech market has proven itself to be one of the most vibrant across Asia Pacific.
Not surprisingly in a $12bn internal market there is a significant amount of potential for new tech players to disrupt or service existing incumbents.
In a world where once Seek reigned supreme from a technology standpoint with its monopoly on APAC job boards, a number of new players are springing up and finding means of connecting candidate to company.
HR and Digital. Two worlds that in the past had either never collided or were conjoined in ways that ended in more pain than productivity.
Today, the digital transformation of HR is a growing topic of discussion.
While it is possibly a by-product of my filter bubble, particularly on LinkedIn, the reality is that there has been an increasing number of posts about HR Tech conferences, people analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) in HR, organisational network analysis, Agile HR, and many other related topics.
Many of us have heard of SkillsFuture and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) – the agency driving the national movement, and are keen to know about their grant schemes.
The SSG Enterprise Engagement Office has created a simple guide to some of their popular schemes. Employers who are keen to find out more about the SSG skills development initiatives, you could email them at email@example.com.
This year, the SME Symposium discusses SMEs and their aspirations to become globally competitive in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0. Participants can look forward to intellectually-stimulating dialogue and plenary sessions on business transformation through change management.
I will be moderating the panel discussion related to Strategic Talent Development to Enable and Sustain
Business Transformation Improvements.
Saying that the nature of work has changed is an understatement.
Digital technology is disrupting business models and radically changing workplaces and how work is done. Organisations are becoming flatter, and millennials who make up more than half of the workforce, are redefining employer loyalty, amongst other things.
And we have not even discussed the impact of AI and Robotics on jobs.
Businesses no matter how large or small they are are taking employee perks into consideration when looking for ways to improve the employee experience.
According to a 2015 Glassdoor report, employees are prioritizing them over money, saying they would rather receive stronger benefits than a pay raise. This is a significant and new way of thinking about our jobs that can no longer be ignored.