Sunday, February 8, 2009

Effect of Digital Technology in Human Capital Management

Effect of Digital Technology in Human Capital Management

Present global challenging corporate environment, human capital professionals more knowingly human resources professionals excitedly depends on technology related with their field. RFID, Biometrics, Smart-Card, Web-clients server, Internet-Intranet etcetera all are using for better human capital management. Present days, core HR responsibilities as diverse as recruitment, oversight of legal and regulatory compliance, benefits administration, and the safeguarding of confidential employee information cannot be carried out effectively without high-tech tools. Technology both hardware and software are using to carry out the successful day to day HR management in corporate business houses.

In a world where what matters gets measured, many HR professionals are turning to sophisticated analytics to gauge their department's strategic contributions. From planning to recruitment, retention to performance, training to development everywhere technology has been adopted in HR for better operation with efficiency. Workplace diversity initiatives are getting a boost from technology. Remarkable developments in assistive technology, for example, have increased job opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Some employers say that investing in such technologies is simply the right thing to do; others argue that such initiatives are good for the bottom line since they allow companies to recruit from a broader pool.

Employers are also turning to technology to assist in evaluating their workers and vice versa. Electronic systems can automate performance management processes, ensure an accurate "grading curve" and guarantee feedback to employees. Meanwhile, many companies are relying on technology to streamline traditionally cumbersome employee surveys. Technology has significant impact on organization and employee development in such areas as e-learning, computer-based testing and workplace collaboration. Organizations are increasingly using technology in training.

Human resources professionals are upping their reliance on technology to manage safety and security information and functions. Workplace safety and security can benefit from technology by facilitating acquisition and analysis of injury and illness data, injury costs per employee, training documentation and management, performance management, electronic communications, digital access key log-in information, security camera data management and identity theft protection. Biometrics devices that use fingerprints or other physical traits for identification can help solve some employee discipline problems and protect sensitive data. Time clocks are one of a growing number of workplace applications of biometrics.

During the last decade, the Internet has played a growing role in external recruiting. Large, all-purpose online job boards quickly found a place in recruitment. Meanwhile, niche sites catering to specific industries and demographic niches such as women and Asians won favor. Online corporate job sites and intranets have become key recruiting tools, allowing employers to get the word out about job openings quickly and inexpensively.

Employers also are using technology to market job openings more strategically. Many capitalize on emerging technology like RSS-real simple syndication-allowing online postings to reach job seekers via e-mail or text message as soon as a new job is posted. Others are enhancing traditional online listings with videos and podcasts. Meanwhile, employers have had to adapt to tech-savvy candidates and multimedia resumes that include text, photos, video and sound.

Now a day many HR professionals are relying on electronic on boarding systems to handle tasks including assigning parking passes, computers, uniforms, e-mail addresses and security badges. Some employers-particularly those with a scattered workforce-are capitalizing on computerized learning systems for orientation and to deliver coaching on topics from sexual harassment avoidance to conflict resolution.

Indeed HR professionals, working in tandem with information technologists, now rely on policy and software to monitor data flow, block inappropriate data such as pornography, and prevent the leaking of trade secrets. HR professionals also rely on automated systems to direct employee benefit contributions. Such systems automatically direct a portion of workers' pay toward their retirement savings plans unless employees opt out, for instance.

And while total rewards statements that alert employees to the total value of their compensation benefits packages have been around for years, many companies now are making that information available to workers electronically through HR information systems or self-service sites.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Re-Design the E-Resume for Re-Search Your Right Career!

Re-Design the E-Resume for Re-Search Your Right Career!

Resume serves to introduce you to the people who will eventually hire you. Giant corporate houses or MNC’s now a day prefer to screen potential candidates’ preliminarily through online application, no matter where from you are. To take advantage of these opportunities, you must be an educated job seeker. That means you must know what you want in your career, where the hiring action is, what qualifications and credentials you need to attain your desired career goals, and how best to market your qualifications. It is no longer enough to have a specific talent or set of skills. To write a thoughtful resume, you must thoroughly assess your personality, your accomplishments, and the skills you have acquired. The act of composing and submitting a resume also requires you to carefully consider the company or individual that might hire you. What are they looking for, and how can you meet their needs?

You have to organize your personal information and experience into a concise and functional way, so that your qualifications and potential as an employee will be understood easily and quickly by a complete stranger. Although writing the resume is just one step in what can be a daunting job search process, but it is an important element in the chain of events that will lead you to your new position. While you are probably a talented, bright, and charming person, your resume may not reflect these qualities.

Lubaba Shaki Khan
77056 Austin Drive
Houston, Texas

Applications and Systems Programmer

• B.S. in Computer Science—March 2009— University of  Science and Technology, Australia
• Knowledge of COBOL, Fortran, Pascal, C, C Plus, BASIC, CAD/CAM, RPG II, Assembly language and dBASE
• High level of self-motivation and attention to detail

Job Duties
• Code, test, debug, and maintain programs
• Create program documentation
• Integrate new hardware into existing systems
• Diagnose and correct systems failures
• Maintain monitors, database packages, compilers, assemblers, and utility programs
• Select and modify new hardware and software to company specifications

• Designed programs in C Plus for Heritage Bank to coordinate functions of ATM machines
• Purchased new hardware and software for Advantage Publishers, modified equipment to suit company’s needs and resolve interoperability issues

Heritage Bank June 1999 to Present
Advantage Publishers March 1996 to June 1999

Neel Ahmed
Director of Human Resources
Human Capital Pvt Ltd.
411 Jalan Sintok, 06000 Kedah
Alor Star, Malaysia

A poorly written resume can get you nowhere; a well-written resume can land you an interview and potentially a job. A good resume can even lead the interviewer to ask you questions that will allow you to talk about your strengths and highlight the skills you can bring to a prospective employer. Even a person with very little experience can find a good job if he or she is assisted by a thoughtful and polished resume.

An effective resume is composed of information that employers are most interested in knowing about a prospective job applicant. This information is conveyed by a few essential elements. A list of elements that are found in most resumes- some essential, some optional providing bellow for your better understanding:

• Heading • Objective and/or Career Summery Section
• Work Experience • Education • Honors • Activities
• Certificates • Publications • Memberships
• Special Skills • Personal Information • References

Special Tips for Electronic Resumes

Following brief, general guidelines to follow when you apply electronically either by email or job page attachment. Please note that these tips may assists you also applying through on-line prescribed job-application form both sited by the company or the professional job portal.

· Use standard fonts in which none of the letters touch.
· Keep in mind that underlining, italics, and fancy scripts may not scan well.
· Use boldface and capitalization to set off elements. Again, make sure letters don’t touch. Leave at least a quarter inch between lines of type.
· Avoid centering or other formatting. Align everything at the left margin.
· Do not use any lines, boxes, or graphics.
· Place the most important information at the top of the first page. If you use two pages, put “Page 1 of 2” at the bottom of the first page and put your name and “Page 2 of 2” at the top of the second page.
· List each telephone number on its own line in the header.
· Use multiple keywords or synonyms for what you do to make sure your qualifications will be picked up if a prospective employer is searching for them. Use nouns that are keywords for your profession.
· Be descriptive in your titles. For example, don’t just use “assistant”; use “legal office assistant.”
· Use your space bar as sometime ‘Tabs’ will not work.
· Try to avoid any special characters, such as mathematical symbols or special bullet point.

Spell-check and proofread it several times; then ask someone with a keen eye to go over it again for you. Remember, the key is to keep it simple. Any attempt to make this resume pretty or decorative may result in a resume that is confusing and hard to read. After you have saved the document, you can cut and paste it into an E-mail or onto a website. Lengthy, typewritten resumes are a thing of the past. Today, employers do not have the time or the patience for verbose documents; they look for tightly composed, straightforward, action-based resumes. Furthermore the more you know about the company and the job you are applying for, the better you will appear in the interview. An interviewer will be impressed by your interest and motivation, and you will be able to explain what you can do for the company. Find out as much key information as you can about the company, its products and its customers.
Good luck landing the job of your dreams!!!