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From Editor's Desk Old ways won’t open new doors! With the advance, technological resources business landscape across the globe has transformed drastically. With all these transformations the only thing remains constant is the market race between the businesses. The basic factor every business needs to be ahead in the market race is hiring appropriate talent that ﬁts perfectly in the requirement in all aspects. Before, it was much diﬃcult to attract talent as there was a massive gap between recruiters and talent. Today, the companies that are working in the HR ﬁeld make hard and smart eﬀorts for you to attract the appropriate talent, evaluate them with the help of your business needs, manage them and empower your business. Choosing the best HR solution that adopts new technologies can be the messiah for your business to open new doors of the limitless sky of opportunities and grow. In this issue of The Enterprise World magazine, The 10 Most Reliable HR Solution Providers in 2020 we proudly feature companies that are trendsetters in the HR landscape with their innovative and cutting edge oﬀerings. The cover story feature is Infotrack Systems. Infotrack Systems Pvt. Ltd was founded in 1994 by a team of professionals with a wide range of experience in the IT Industry. The cumulative experience of more than 25 years in the HCM domain is reﬂected in their products, processes and best practices. Their user-centric approach ensures that the technology is able to assist the employees in improving their productivity by ensuring that there is a perfect balance between “Work” and “Life” for the employee. The recruitment landscape has changed drastically with the adoption of new technologies. TalentBridge Technologies is a leading name in the recruitment industry with comprehensive and unique oﬀerings. The company oﬀers the cloud-based assessment platform- CALIBRAT. CALIBRAT (earlier iHiring) is an advanced, scalable and secure online assessment platform which helps the talent acquisition team to evaluate Aptitude, Technical Skills and Written Communication Skills using various evaluation formats. Alliance Recruitment Agency is a one-stop solution for all your recruitment needs. Mr. Sunny Chawla, Managing Director & Founder and Mrs.Pallavi Chawla, CEO are making eﬀorts to empower businesses with their quality recruitment services. Read an interview with them to know more about the company and the landscape of the Recruitment solution industry. There is a lot more inside. Our editorial team has come up with something interesting that is worth giving a read. Show some love to their eﬀorts and have a good read to our special editorial feature like Upshot Metros! “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t have to.” -Sir Richard Branson Happy Reading!
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Leaders in Spotlight This issue of The Enterprise World, The 10 Most Reliable HR Solution Providers In 2020 features, Featuring for the cover story is Infotrack Systems, Infotrack Systems Pvt. Ltd was founded in 1994 by a team of professionals with a wide range of experience in the IT Industry. The cumulative experience of more than 25 years in the HCM domain is reﬂected in their products, processes and best practices. Infotrack is an ISO 9001; 27001; 31000; 22301 & 14001 Certiﬁed Company. Dr. Brij Bhushan Sahni, the Founder, Managing Director is leading the company with his vast experience in the ﬁeld. With his innovative vision, Infotrack Systems have been able to help transform business for the greater good. Alliance Recruitment Agency is a one-stop solution for all your recruitment needs. Mr. Sunny Chawla, Managing Director & Founder and Mrs. Pallavi Chawla, CEO are making eﬀorts
to empower businesses with their quality recruitment services. In an interview with them, know more about Alliance Recruitment Agency and the landscape of the Recruitment solution industry. Excel Placement Services was established in 2009 with the purpose to cater to the growing market of overseas careers. Envisioned and managed by an organization with the intent to play a positive role in identifying lucrative job openings for the citizens of India. The concept of Excel Placement Services came into existence by Rajeet Singh Bagga with the objective of catering to the ever-expanding market for overseas careers. PACE Global HR Consulting is making eﬀorts to empower businesses worldwide with innovative HR services since its inception in 2009. PACE oﬀers its innovative and simpliﬁed service oﬀerings in the various facets of HR, covering the entire HR life cycle, thereby providing an
optimum customized solution for every client. The determined leader and the mastermind behind the long-standing success of PACE Global HR Consulting is Mr. Girish Nair. Under his innovative vision PACE team is empowering businesses with up to the mark HR Solutions. Performance Enablers is a leading team of HR and Management Professionals from diverse industries and academic institutions. They strongly believe that after many years of progress in HR discipline, people factor for organizational success is yet to be fully leveraged. And, they are passionate about realizing this potential for the mutual good of individuals, organizations, communities and the society at large. Performance Enablers’ team is making smart eﬀorts to transform businesses with their comprehensive HR solutions under the innovative vision of Dr. Pramod Solanki, the founder.
CONTENT Infotrack Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Innovation in Every Step
Excel Placement Services
Increasing value through people
PACE Global HR Consulting
Practical solutions. Exceptional results
Performance Enablers Realizing excellence through human resources
TalentBridge Technologies' CALIBRAT
Excellence through people
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Ahmadabad The Manchester of the East
Tips to Make Your Team Successful
Alliance Recruitment Agency
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Brij Bhushan Sahni, Founder & MD
INFOTRACK SYSTEMS PVT. LTD. INNOVATION IN EVERY STEP
Cover Story he advent of technology, changing demographics and post covid-19 scenarios are forcing signiﬁcant diﬀerences in the way organizations hired and managed their talent. HRs are no longer limited to doing daily chores of hiring and managing employees but are also contributing data-driven insights that can help in strategic business decision making. Thus, digitization acts as a catalyst for HR transformation in the future, carving out a more strategic role for HR in the business.
HR and Payroll are at the core of every organization. With the newage dynamic workforce distributed across geographies, and majority working from home/remotely, organizations are grappling with multiple processes, multiple systems, multiple time zones. The established rules of HR need to be altered in correspondence with the evolving hierarchies, new organizational alliances, and demographic characteristics. These changing workspace dynamics require a complete overhaul of people management, and policies. Technology is getting inter-twined and is re-writing the rules of business and HR. Over and above these challenges, employee expectations demand a more inclusive, transparent, and integrated digital workplace experience. Hence there is a need for the HR Tech platforms to be intelligent, end-to-end, agile, accessible, and ﬂexible. Infotrack’s People Dynamics HCM platform does just that, it is an AIbased, uniﬁed, intuitive, scalable, 10 February 2020
and secure Intelligent HCM platform that gives the user a hassle-free and world-class experience. The mobile-ﬁrst approach provides the speed, agility, adaptability, transparency required by the modern workforce, and delivers enriching employee experience with maximum operational eﬃciency. In the postcovid-19 situation, the physical interaction between employees and HR is minimized, creating an urgent need for a secure, intelligent, and user-centric system.
The user-centric approach of Infotrack ensures that technology assists the employees in improving their productivity by ensuring that there is a perfect balance between “Work” and “Life” for the employee. Infotrack Systems Pvt. Ltd was founded in 1994 by a team of professionals with a wide range of experience in the IT Industry. The cumulative experience of more than 25 years in the HCM domain is reﬂected in their products, processes, and best practices. Infotrack is an ISO 9001;27001;31000;22301 & 14001 Certiﬁed Company. Dr. Brij Bhushan Sahni, the Founder and Managing Director is leading the company with his vast experience in the ﬁeld. With his innovative vision, Infotrack Systems have been able to help transform businesses for the greater good. Their secure state-of-the-art products have gained a reputation for cost-eﬀectiveness, reliability, robustness, and ease of implementation. Infotrack’s user-
friendly solutions are engineered on the strong foundations of ObjectOriented Technologies and are completely integrated. Infotrack Systems has been in the market for over 25 years and has serviced a broad range of organizations over the period. Ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune India 100 enterprises which include some of the leading companies, banks, and government agencies such as the World’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer--- Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest private sector bank--HDFC Bank, India’s secondlargest pharma companyAurobindo Pharma Group (10 + companies), India's progressive public sector fertilizer giantGujarat Narmada Fertilizers Group (GNFC), Prestigious Murugappa Group company- Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd, India’s largest retail giant Future Group (30+ companies), DCB Bank Ltd, RAMKY Group( 5 + companies), SIDBI, ITC, Vesuvius, etc.. Infotrack products have made HCM a business transformation enabler with purpose-built-custom solutions, specially built for the client. The modern age HR solution with technology that can be integrated and implemented within any organization to increase people’s engagement, drive productivity, enhance top-line, and increase EBITDA margins. Factors for Infotrack’s LongStanding Success Infotrack’s action oriented approach creates a bridge from strategy to execution and helps their valuable clients focus on what
matters most to the business and eliminate complexity. Infotrack’s solutions are based on an Open Architecture and can easily interface with existing systems thereby providing seamless integration. Infotrack can interface with leading ERPs such as SAP, Oracle Apps, etc.
that oﬀers a comprehensive HR Suite, ER Suite, Contingent Workforce Suite, Retirement Beneﬁts Suite, Travel Management, and ESOPs with an AI-based voiceenabled virtual assistant.
Infotrack’s HCM platform has a multi-tier architecture that uses business layer components/classes/objects and imparts a high degree of extensibility and scalability to the product making it easy to customize. Infotrack’s HR solution is the only comprehensive HR solution that is compatible with the open-source database and has options of Oracle and Postgres SQL (open source database) which massively reduces database costs.
Infotrack’s Platform addresses issues that are on top of the mind of every HR person. Infotrack HCM is the only integrated, comprehensive, AI-based, Cradle to Grave HCM solution. Infotrack HCM is Made in India, Made for India, and Made by Indians. They have in-built bestpractices, meticulous data security, compliances, and processes in the product that ensures optimal user experience.
“Infotrack has empowered over a million+ users across the country with 30+ HCM Modules.” Infotrack works in a partnership model with large groups and most of their clients have been with them for more than 18 years, such as GNFC, ITC, SIDBI, Vesuvius, Aurobindo Group, etc. Their customer-speciﬁc environment, processes, conﬁdentiality, and security norms coupled with longterm, high quality, cost-eﬀective and comprehensive support have proven to be the building blocks of their long-standing success. Range of High-Quality Services Infotrack provides state-of-the-art, end-to-end completely integrated, on-premise/on private cloud solutions. It is the only objectoriented AI-based HCM solution
People Dynamics-Human Capital Management Suite
Infotrack’s HCM solution strives to successfully deliver real business value by going beyond just extending a mere HR processes automation tool, Infotrack brings to the HR tech space many innovations like machine learning for recruitment, AI-enabled virtual assistant, Power BI for data visualization, face recognition and biometric-based attendance, interactive dashboards for real-time data analysis and powerful people analytics to engage the workforce and retain the right talent. Empowering businesses with superb HR solutions
traditional systems integrator • Gain total control and complete security of your data with Infotrack’s on-premise secure solutions • The Infotrack HCM platform enhances the development capacity of the Customer, at a fraction of cost and substantially reduces risk. • Infotrack People analytics solutions deliver business value by combining the power of data with analytics. The beneﬁts of such insights and foresight will further enhance the productivity beneﬁts derived across the HR and business value chain of the clients. • Their 360-degree Continuous Performance feedback management tool is a new way of looking at the traditional employee performance review structure, it results in a more holistic and accurate picture of employee performance. • Robust, conﬁgurable reports that let you drill through to employeelevel detail, with the ﬂexibility to tailor the data, and gain the insights necessary for quick decision making. • Easy-to-use payroll solution to handle even the most complex payroll requirements with ease • Their mobile-ﬁrst applications get the HCM application at your ﬁngertips and cater to your employee’s expectations of eﬃciency and convenience. Geo-fencing and geo-tagging
• Infotrack’s Business-ﬁrst mindset helps deﬁne the business problem to be solved, and map it to the desired technology-enabled future state. • They are uniquely positioned to understand the client’s business, technology issues, making them a Business Integrator versus a
• These solutions transform the way we work by digitally connecting the workforce and increasing productivity. It empowers employees with ﬂexible work timings, enhancing employee eﬃciency and business outcomes.
Cover Story • ER Suite Single uniﬁed Employee Relations Suite aids in recording, tracking Cases, disciplinary action and grievances of the employees throughout the organization, helping the clients create visibility and uniformity. • Rewards and Recognition Motivate employees eﬀectively by recognizing their daily eﬀorts and accomplishments and rewarding them accordingly. CWMS (Contract Workforce Management) suite • Comprehensive state-of-the-art, end-to-end Contingent Workforce Solution • Comprehensive Contractor Management • Caters to Policies and Statutory Compliance • Real-time Contingent Workforce and Manager Self-Service • Fully equipped Mobile App Today, more and more companies are utilizing contingent workers to meet global business needs. Contingent Workforce Management System revolutionizes how organizations manage contingent workers - to achieve total workforce visibility, maximize cost savings, improve quality, and enforce compliance. This system provides a high degree of ﬂexibility and allows conﬁguration of the system as per the organization's needs. • Higher eﬃciency with end-to-end Contingent Workforce Lifecycle Management • Empower employees with browser-based kiosk and employee self-service 12 February 2020
• Real-time compliance management caters to policies and statutory compliances • Real-time Contingent Workforce and Manager Self-Service • Single sign-on facility • Ease of integration with existing ERPs Retirement RBMS (Retirement Beneﬁts Management System) suite • Flexible and scalable Retirement Beneﬁts solution • Single window for administration for multiple schemes • The system has provision for inbuilt beneﬁt processes/workﬂows • Powerful decision support system for comprehensive analysis • Covers all Indian social security obligations like Provident Fund/Trust Pensions, Gratuity, Superannuation, and other welfare trusts • Easily manage hybrid schemes and provisions for DBs and DCs • Fully-equipped Mobile App available AI-based Virtual Assistant Infotrack’s innovative AI-based virtual assistant provides superlative employee experience, unlike humans who can only communicate with one human at a time, it can simultaneously have conversations with thousands of people, hence reducing cost per contact and ensuring that employee engagement, performance, and HR eﬃciency is at an optimum level. It has a powerful conversational workﬂow engine that transforms tasks and approvals to automated processes. It uses conversational user experience (UX) to deliver personalized engagements with the
user, completing tasks and providing an exceptional experience. It has inbuilt Neural Machine Translation and Recurrent Neural Networks based Cognitive Engine. An AI-based virtual assistant provides the requested data intelligently to the end-users. Integration/custom components can be invoked during the dialog ﬂow to fetch information or perform transactions through your APIs to your backend and Enterprise applications. Salient Features of Virtual assistant – ♦ Artiﬁcial Intelligence Based on Neural Network, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Generation (NLG) and machine learning. ♦ Voice-enabled with inbuiltconversational engine. Conversational engine communicates with individual users in real-time, engaging in automated two-way conversations via chat or speech using speech synthesis and extracts semantics using the conversational engine, NLG. ♦ Uses Inbuilt Cognitive Engine Leverages best practices, existing data augmented intelligence and knowledge base to mimic human intelligence. ♦ Intelligent Learner with Deep Learning Algorithms Active learning is used to continuously improve the quality with every interaction using deep learning algorithms, Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) and Recurrant Neural Networks (RNN).
♦ Enterprise-ready with Seamless Integration Ready to be deployed in commercial applications and can scale with enterprise quality and performance. Neural Network-based analytics Infotrack provides a robust neural network-based predictive analytics engine for eﬀective decision support. This solution helps you by transforming data into Intelligence, making analytics simple and accessible. Advanced capabilities enable you to uncover powerful analyses across your workforce and business data. With powerful dashboards, various visualizations get deeper insights and make datadriven decisions. People analytics dashboards give deeper insights and help understand attrition, hiring metrices, employee cost, and employee engagement by geography, business unit, and manager. With this solution, you can identify the leading indicators of organizational eﬀectiveness. Hire and retain high-quality, highperforming talent and use predictive retention analysis to identify employee-level risk factors. Find out the future high risk of churn and focus on the retention of critical people. These data insights help you make better decisions that lead to better business results today, tomorrow, and beyond. Looking Forward Infotrack’s Vision and endeavour is to deliver real business value by going far beyond oﬀering a mere HR processes automation tool. Infotrack leads the HR Tech space with innovations like Machine Learning for Recruitment, AI-
Cover Story enabled Virtual assistant, Power BI for data visualization, Geo-fencing and geo-tagging, for the Mobile workforce, face recognition and biometric-based attendance, Interactive dashboard for real-time data analysis, powerful people analytics to engage the workforce and retain the right talent. What the future holds Infotrack aims to become a gamechanger in this ﬁeld with its intuitive, conversational virtual assistant powered by AI that uses NLP, NLU, deep learning, and selflearning neural networks. While most of the HR products oﬀer conventional Chatbots, Infotrack’s Digital Virtual Assistant goes way beyond, performing complex tasks; navigating the entire system, saving precious time and resources. One can directly converse with it on the go, as it is now available on mobile as well as web. It is loaded with feature-rich functionality and an intuitive UX based on chat and voice recognition, all in a conversational tone that feels natural. Artiﬁcial intelligence and machine learning gather data anonymously and reﬁne it into actionable intent, enabling a personalized, predictive, and eﬀortless customer experience. Infotrack has a dedicated team working on innovative cutting edge technologies. Some of the upcoming technologies they are working on: • Workforce Productivity Tools • Employee Well-Being & Work Management • Intelligent Communications • Intelligent Employee Experience Tools • Intelligent Self-Service • Sentiment Analytics 14 February 2020
The Team The company is managed by eminent and vastly experienced professionals from the Information Technology Industry such as Dr. Sahni, who holds a Doctorate in Computer Science specializing in Artiﬁcial Intelligence and has been recognized as one of the “Most Inﬂuential Scientist of 2016 in the area of A.I based Predictive Analytics” at Cambridge UK. Dr. Sahni is ably assisted by Sameksha Sahni who is a goldmedallist and all India topper in Cyber laws from NALSAR University. With a strong team of experienced professionals, Infotrack’s team comprises of functional specialists in HCM, Finance, Payroll, Tax, Telecommunications, Command and Control Systems, Network Management, Simulation, etc. Software specialists in Artiﬁcial Intelligence, Machine/Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Predictive Analytics, BI/Business Analytics, Object-Oriented Technology, Databases, Document Specialists specializing in Rational Rose and UML, Information Security specialists, etc. A changeover in the HR solutions landscape Companies of all sizes struggle with workforce challenges such as developing capable leadership, improving employee engagement, and simplifying performance management. Many companies are accustomed to managing multiple HR and payroll systems, these systems despite meeting their allocated narrow tasks become a burden by limiting
collaboration and slow down the decision-making process. HR platforms are now used across organizations and have userfriendly tools to handle almost any human capital management need. Modern HR software for enterprises goes beyond automating administrative tasks and oﬀers an end-to-end solution from complex payroll and compliances, to selfservice access, to succession and workforce planning that builds a talent pipeline, this helps manage all people processes by a uniﬁed solution. These solutions provide core HR functions as well as strategic talent management, with easy access to data and analytics. Vendors that customize the software so you can have tailored functionality for speciﬁc jobs and niche problems are a big boon. Organizations are adopting HR Software Solutions Suite to automate and streamline manual processes, HR professionals are left to focus on more strategic workforce initiatives— like culture, engagement, retention, and workforce development. Modern tools are providing companies with valuable technology that can help improve employees’ performance, skills, health, and even happiness. Infotrack HCM is a bright star in the HR Tech space, its proven track record and innovative approach is commendable.
INNOVATION, BEYOND IMAGINATION
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IT IS THE QUALITY OF OUR WORK WHICH WILL PLEASE GOD AND NOT THE QUANTITY.
Excel Placement Services Increasing value through people
mployees are now considered a big corporate asset. Trend, Skilled and Motivated staﬀ are needed for any organization or company development.
While the global economy is on the cusp, it is creating a lot of opportunities for investors as well as businesses to expand with creating a scope of large employment. Acquiring proper talent that meets companies’ requirements is a big task. Many businesses are facing downfall due to a lack of skilled talent. To empower businesses around the globe with Overseas and Domestic placements, Excel Placement Services started its operations in 2009. Within a short span of time the Excel Placement Services, the brainchild of Mr. Rajeet Singh Bagga has achieved tremendous growth in the HR solutions landscape. 16 February 2020
The Company Excel Placement Services was established in 2009 with the purpose to cater to the growing market of overseas careers. Envisioned and managed by an organization with the intent to play a positive role in identifying lucrative job openings for the citizens of India. The concept of Excel Placement Services came into existence by Rajeet Singh Bagga with the objective of catering to the ever-expanding market for overseas careers. Since the receipt of accreditation from the Ministry of External Aﬀairs (Government of India), Excel has made rapid strides to position itself as a professional service provider in the ﬁeld of human resources in relation to overseas recruitment/placements. Their analytical ability and strategic approach of identifying and placing the right talent for the
right positions have earned them the privilege of being called Partners. Excel people pride themselves on serving small scale clients to some of the largest Multinationals from diversiﬁed ﬁelds/sectors throughout the globe. In a short span of time, through consistent hard work, they have been instrumental in acquiring a small but eﬀective Client Base operating from Head Oﬃce in Hyderabad with a Branch Oﬃce in Visakhapatnam. Excel is today ﬁrmly positioned, to not only source CVs but also conduct interviews and trade tests in all parts of the country i.e... Chennai, Mumbai, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Patna, and Delhi. This gives them strong leverage and a wide platform to source any level of Senior and skilled personnel required for multiple operations.
Antecedent Hurdles The recruitment industry is facing a lot of competition along with the growth of society and the need for qualiﬁed manpower. Unlike before, today there are many options for the same and with the advent of the internet; this process has become easier and user-friendly. At an initial stage, Excel has struggled to get the database and suitable manpower but after experiencing it, they learned a lot and now they have a strong database and can supply manpower in any kind of category. Furthermore, gaining the conﬁdence of the clients was another major roadblock. However, with a few years of constant struggle, the Excel team managed to reach the height of success. And the growth started Excel believes that every client is unique in their own way and every requirement needs to be dealt with diﬀerently. Hence, they oﬀer tailormade solutions and make sure that they live up to the trust that clients put in them and uphold the value of conﬁdentially of information for every client. It is imperative to ensure smooth workforce coordination for the organization’s success. Excel Placement Services has Clients like National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), Dubai Drydocks World, Saipem, Petrofac, Special Technical Services (STS), Ghandoot, Convrgnt, Applus Velosi, Trojan Holdings, Bahwan Engineering, AlAhlea Switchgear, Grako Group, Rapid Solutions, Bureau Veritas, Lamprell Group, Corodex, Goltens, Damen Group, Kharaﬁ National,
Rajeet Singh Bagga Managing Partner & Co-founder
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Factors behind the long-standing success Excel Placement Services is a true extended HR arm to the clients, as an extension of their teams. Their account managers work with clients to ﬁnd solutions to their hiring needs. Excel’s involvement in the hiring process is only limited by what clients want them to do. They have a reach into the remotest locations of India to source talent. It has to be a win-win situation for its clients and candidates. Excel Placement Services has been oﬀering a fully-tailored recruiting process to its clients. While its workforce solutions span all industries and positions. Excel identiﬁes that the recruiting industry has seen extension deviations in the last few years as the economy and technological advances have altered the way many companies hire. In order to tackle such deviations, they need to be in on the trend-chart. Hence, Excel’s prime focus in on quality hiring. They have increased the emphasis on using social networks to close the gap between active and passive candidates and ﬁnally embraced the concept of talent branding and usage of mobile recruiting.
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conﬁdence and loyalty of our clients over the years.
A commerce graduate and International Business Management Diploma holder from the prestigious University of London (U.K.), Rajeet Singh Bagga, Managing Partner, co-founded Excel Placement Services in 2009. Within ﬁve years of establishment, he has assiduously worked towards the company’s growth from a dorm room start-up to one of the 25 fastest growing HR Consultants of India. Over the course of his career, Rajeet has been widely acknowledged for his entrepreneurial leadership and accomplishments.
Our key roles • Quality • Transparency • Cost-Eﬀectiveness
Key Achievements By providing time-bound services and by meticulously providing responses with commitment and perfection, we have gained the
The Crew Excel team of 50 members is ﬂourishingly carryout forward the company’s stated vision. Unlike every business, Excel Placement Services also face healthy competition in the market. They overcome the same by being much focussed on their deliverables and have a win-win situation with esteemed clients and candidates. Excels team lead a key role in client relationships and by the way they achieved many things. Excel thanks employees for their dedicated eﬀorts in expanding this business to a great extent.
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Teejan Trading, Trinity Holdings, Aswan Group, Al Rajhi Group, AlKobaisi Group, Coastal Group, Newaco Group, Trags Engineering and many more. Since the operations of the above companies are spread Worldwide, excel is honoured to have candidates placed across the globe.
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ecruitment is the process of ﬁnding and hiring the most eﬀective candidate in terms of requirements of that speciﬁc job opening, among the pool of candidates in an exceedingly cost-eﬀective and timely manner. Recruitment may be a whole life cycle that begins with the identiﬁcation of the necessities of the corporate also because of the particular job opening and ends with the introduction of the new employee to the organization. The workforce is a true treasure for any business. To hire a proper talent that ﬁts in your requirements is a big task. But we have a trustworthy solution for this. Alliance Recruitment Agency, is a one-stop solution for all your recruitment needs. Mr. Sunny Chawla, Managing Director & Founder and Mrs.Pallavi Chawla, CEO are making eﬀorts to empower businesses with their quality recruitment services. In an interview with them, let’s know more about Alliance Recruitment Agency and the landscape of the Recruitment solution industry. • Tell us about the company. Alliance Recruitment Agency is a multinational company with its headquarters in Ahmedabad, India,
and sales oﬃces in the UK, the US, and MENA region. With a track record of over 19,000 successful recruitment solutions for over 12,000 clients worldwide, the company has earned the reputation of the most reliable and comprehensive sourcing, placement and back-oﬃce support solutions provider for businesses across continents. Alliance Recruitment Agency’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to startups and SMEs across industry verticals. The company has expanded its global footprint continually over the years and is in the process of launching an oﬃce in Canada. • What were the initial challenges you faced? In an industry where technology changes and sudden socio-economic transformations are constantly inﬂuencing the availability of the right talent, it was a challenge initially to ﬁnd people with the abilities to satisfy an international client base. Also, dynamics in the socio-political landscape was a continual source of concern for both companies and job seekers, especially in the wake of the 2009 recession, when we launched our agency. These were the key areas where constant strategizing and attention was called for in the initial phase of the company’s journey.
• Which was that point that triggered the growth of the company? When our international clients kept coming back to us for almost all their sourcing and hiring needs, we knew we were winning their trust. And we made that our success mantra, expanding and enhancing our recruitment solutions, catering to the increasing customer demands. • What is the reason behind your company’s long-standing success? Our mantra that success is the satisﬁed smile of our customers, and the philosophy that we want to build long-term associations based on mutual trust, transparency, and competence. • What are the services the company focuses on? How are your services diﬀerent from those in the market? We focus on total end to end recruitment solutions and oﬀer a wide range of HR solutions from CV sourcing to staﬃng, headhunting to executive recruitment, contract hiring to HR advisory. We also oﬀer career counseling, resume formatting, and RPO services. Our solutions are quite diverse and expansive and managed through online and oﬄine processes by our people across oﬃces.
Interview with The Enterprise World • How do you decide to take the company a step further in terms of your services? Alliance Recruitment Agency is planning to connect with more global companies by increasing our portfolio of services. For example, we are getting a lot of demand for virtual assistant services, and we are expanding our capacities in this area, by oﬀering virtual support staﬀ for various functions from accounting, administration, and HR to SEO and Travel.
and smarter for us. For example, automated tools have made sourcing processes 10x eﬃcient, and online assessment tools tremendously ease up hiring procedures.
Our industry does not respect tradition - it only respects innovation -Satya Nadela
We are getting a lot of demand for virtual assistant services & short term project based hiring. We also provide short term hiring as per company/startups need.
• What are the diﬀerent processes you follow for better results? From the ﬁrst step, which is a candidate search and consulting, to the appointment of the right candidates, the solutions we provide are end-to-end. We have teams of specialists from diﬀerent market segments to manage screening, assessments, interviews and other talent acquisition needs of our clients.
• With technology taking over, how are you coping with this changing landscape? Technology changes are more a boon to us than something to be wary of. We are always investing in new technology solutions that can speed up our processes, increasing the ease and quality of our services for both recruiters and job seekers. • Has technology proved to be a catalyst in the company processes? How? Yes, advances in technology solutions have made things lean 22 February 2020
• What do you think are the responsibilities of an entrepreneur? An entrepreneur I feel is a facilitator, both for his or her people and clients. Ensuring on one hand that employees have access to the best tools and techniques to get great results, and on the other, understanding ways of improving value for clients, these are I believe the core responsibilities. Also, intelligent strategizing to greatly enhance growth for making the company stronger in serving customers across markets and industry verticals. • How do you look after your employees? What makes your team unique? We invest a lot in our people and have in-house as well as various remote teams of professionals. A customer-ﬁrst attitude is ingrained in our teams’ working styles, which
has won over our clients. • Can you tell us what your favorite book is? And your favorite part of the book (if any)? A Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell is a book I liked a lot. Bill Campbell is quite a legend and it is interesting to know about the amazing relationships he shared with the pioneers of the technology industry, his journey, the fascinating insights gained from the various interviews in the book. It is also a fun read at the same time. • One person, who you admire the most? I admire Richard Branson the most. He always has been a true source of motivation for us. • Whose business story do you ﬁnd the most inspiring? I ﬁnd Richard Branson’s business story a constant source of inspiration. • Constant vigilance- a need or a strategy? Please share your views. It is both, it is a need and it can be weaved into business success strategies so that we are never wary of market dynamics but can ﬁnd opportunities from it. • It’s a rat-race out there. How do you cope with that? I believe it is ﬁnding the meaning behind why and how we do things so that we are not looking at the superﬁcial routine but looking deeper into how we can add value, and more meaning, to the things we do.
AhmEdabad The Manchester of the East
AhmEdabad The Manchester of the East
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hmedabad, situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River, is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. From the year 1960 to 1970, it served as the capital city of Gujarat. However, later, the capital was shifted to Gandhinagar city. It was founded in 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah. It is for this reason that it is sometimes called the city of Ahmed Shah. Ahmedabad is the center of trade and commerce in Gujarat. Apart from the commercial importance of Ahmedabad, it is an important tourist destination in India. Apart from being home to many important industries, Ahmedabad has many majestic monuments, which remind us of the great historical and cultural past of the city. Ahmedabad was included in the Bombay Presidency during the British rule but remained the most important city in the Gujarat region. Over a period of time, Ahmedabad established itself as the textile industry and earned the nickname “Manchester of the East”. A growing center of higher education, information technology, and scientiﬁc industries, Ahmedabad remains one of the important cultural and commercial centers of Western India.
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The city was founded in 1411 to serve as the capital of the Sultanate of Gujarat, named by Sultan Ahmed Shah. Under British rule, a military cantonment was established and the city’s infrastructure was modernized and expanded. It was a part of the Bombay Presidency during British rule in India. With the creation of the state of Gujarat in 1960, Ahmedabad gained prominence as the political and commercial capital of the state. In dusty roads and congested areas, the city is experiencing a major construction boom and population increase. A growing center of education, information technology, and scientiﬁc industries, Ahmedabad is the cultural and commercial center of Gujarat and part of Western India. Since 2000, the city has been transformed through the construction of skyscrapers, shopping malls, and multiplexes. The city of Ahmedabad is known for its diverse culture. The people of Ahmedabad are very emotional in celebrating every festive occasion, be it Navratri, a nine nights festival, or a kite-ﬂying festival. Ahmedabad is generally a great choice of food. The cuisine of Ahmedabad includes such tasty lip accessories that you will try to have more and more food every time you enter a restaurant. People of Ahmedabad are very vibrant and enjoy every moment of their life. They believe in living in a very simple way. When it is time for the celebration, the entire city gets excited and celebrates the festive occasions with vigor and enthusiasm. People here are very fond of food which explains why restaurants and cafes are always gathered by people in Ahmedabad. The common languages of Ahmedabad, India are Gujarati, Hindi, and English. In informal groups, people of Ahmedabad usually speak in their native language, i.e. Gujarati Ahmedabad is a paradise for food lovers. The typical Gujarati thali, which is served in restaurants, includes genuine mouth-watering dishes. The food of Ahmedabad has a strange taste in India. A diﬀerent type of sweet taste is prevalent in almost all foods. Ahmedabad cuisine consists mainly of vegetarian dishes. However, non-vegetarian dishes are also available in the restaurant. Celebrations of religious festivals such as Navratri, Diwali, and Holi, which are dedicated to gods and goddesses, are truly secular and people from all communities participate enthusiastically in all festival celebrations. Apart from the national festivals which are celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm all over the country, there are some festivals which are speciﬁc to the state of Ahmedabad, such as the international kite festival and international furniture festival. Even the celebration of Navaratri, the festival of nine nights, is special in Ahmedabad.
Sardar Patel Stadium Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, (Ahmedabad) is the world’s largest cricket stadium. The capacity of the audience in this new stadium is around 1.10 lakh. The cost of the project is at Rs 700 cr and it is built on about 63 acres of land. This Motera Stadium got inaugurated on 24 February 2020 by US President Donald Trump. The Sardar Patel Stadium or Motera Stadium), which was built in 1982 has redeveloped now. It is always been in the news as it is the world’s largest stadium. The foundation stone of Motera Stadium was laid in January 2018 and it is ready by February 2020. The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) handed over the stadium project to Larsen & Toubro (L&T), while it is designed by architecture ﬁrm M / s Populous. It is the same ﬁrm that designed Melbourne Stadium.
Sabarmati Ashram This ashram spread over 36 acres on the banks of the Sabarmati river of Ahmedabad attracts people from all over the world. The Sabarmati Ashram is open 365 days, where people can visit anytime between 8:30 am and 7:30 pm. There are three important sites around this ashram. On one side is the huge holy Sabarmati River, on the other side is the crematorium ghat and on the third side is the prison. When Mahatma Gandhiji returned to India from Africa, he joined the Indian National Congress and wanted to live in Gujarat with his wife, for which he built the Satyagraha Ashram on 25 May 1915 in his Kochrab bungalow at the behest of his friend Jeevanlal Desai. Gandhi started living here with his wife and close relatives. It was good in terms of living, but it was not possible to do activities like farming, animal husbandry, construction of village industries there. He then re-established the Satyagraha Ashram on 17 June 1917 on a large area of about 36 acres on the banks of the Sabarmati River. Later this ashram came to be called Sabarmati Ashram by the name of the river. It is said that this ashram was built by engineer Charles Korea.
The monuments The city of Ahmad Shah, Ahmedabad has a lot of historical monuments, which serve as the main tourist attraction sites of the city. The architectural design of the Ahmedabad monuments shows a mixture of Hindu and Islamic styles. The origins of most of the historical monuments of Ahmedabad, Gujarat can be traced back to the 15th century.
Bhadra Fort When it comes to monuments in Ahmedabad, Bhadra Fort is a name that really deserves a special mention. Constructed in the year 1411 A.D., during the reign of the Marathas, it was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah, the founder of the city of Ahmedabad. Bhadra Fort in Ahmedabad is a royal fort which occupies the top position in sightseeing of Ahmedabad.
Dada Hari vav Built during the reign of Mahmud Begad in the year 1501, it is right behind the grave of Dada Hari. It is one of the most complex structures in the city of Ahmedabad. The original purpose of establishing the well was to provide travelers with cold water and a place for relaxation.
Swinging tower Ahmedabad is well known for its waving miners, commonly known as Jhulta Minar, a classic example of superb craftsmanship. Jhulta Minar is actually a part of Masjid Siddi Bashir. The mosque is constructed in such a way that, if you apply some strength to the upper arc, the miner starts speaking. For children, Jhulta Minar in Ahmedabad, India is a fun place.
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he HR department is shifting to a strategic business partner role and begenning to contribute to the Top line no’s of corporations. HR also is moving to be a Proﬁt centre rather then a cost centre. A lot of investment is being made to the Human Capital management of every corporation and is experiencing changes which are determenantal in shaping the organizations future in the last couple of years. HR outsourcing is taking shape well and CHRO service oﬀerings are being encouraged and accepted by a lot of small and mid size corporations in deﬁning a innovative and futuristic HR framework. PACE Global HR Consulting is making eﬀorts to empower businesses worldwide with innovative HR services since its inception in 2009. PACE oﬀers its innovative and simpliﬁed service oﬀerings in the various facets of
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HR, covering the entire HR life cycle, thereby providing an optimum customized solution for every client. It facilitates HR interventions for organizations in all stages of growth and is partnering for HR excellence with corporations across various industry verticals. The determined leader and the mastermind behind the long-standing success of PACE Global HR Consulting is Mr Girish Nair. Under his innovative vision PACE team is empowering businesses with up to the mark HR Solutions. The various HR service Oﬀerings of PACE are as follows : • HR Outsourcing Many small/mid-size companies have realized that outsourcing their HR functions to professional ﬁrms is the best approach to eﬃciently managing their most valuable assets – people. This, in turn, helps them to concentrate on their core
business. PACE oﬀers its services in running the HR department on an outsourced model-either as a whole or oﬀers its services in managing a few facets of Hr which are not strategic in nature. • HR Consulting Human resource consulting has emerged from management consulting and addresses human resource management tasks and decisions. HR Consultants are responsible for assisting clients to strategically integrate eﬀective HR processes, programs, and practices into their daily operations. Their role is also to maximize the client’s performance related to human resources by introducing “best practice” of products/services as well as to provide periodic feedback to clients regarding their performance with respect to various hr interventions.
PACE oﬀers its consulting services in the various divisions of HR as listed. The details are not exhaustive, however, a one- to- one discussion on speciﬁc requirements will facilitate them to send in a proposal and process methodology based on experience and expertise. • People Acquisition As companies continue to look for ways to grow and succeed, Recruitment Process Outsourcing oﬀers a great opportunity to improve eﬀectiveness and control costs. PACE combines strategy, expertise, eﬃciency, and support from the industry’s thought leaders covering all aspects of talent acquisition. Customized solutions are integrated with a talent acquisition strategy, global recruiting resources, competency-based methodologies, and a ﬂexible service delivery model thereby enabling clients to identify, attract and retain talents. PACE has been working with clients across the globe fulﬁlling positions for all industries including IT, Telecom, Retail, ITenabled services, manufacturing, Pharma, Hospitality, Education, Healthcare, consulting, etc. PACE oﬀers their services both for IT and NON IT positions. Their success ratios have been due to the focused approach of domain experts from industry verticals, referrals, database and connections industrywide.
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• HRMIS IMPLEMENTATION – e- HR E-HRMIS is a function of HR that is concerned with the use, management, and regulation of electronic information/processes within an organization. Reduction www.theenterpriseworld.com 31
The 10 Most Reliable HR Solution Providers in 2020 in turnaround times, Service level Agreements, error-free delivery and reduction in manpower are a few of the advantages of moving into an eHR solution. PACE oﬀers HRMIS products on the cloud and on a SaaS model covering all aspects of HR. e-HR brings about consistency, improves quality and employee satisfaction, maximizes technology potential, and brings about eﬀective costcutting. They also oﬀer other HR products to enhance operational eﬃciency. • Legal Services The Indian law in relation to Human Resources (HR) is a complex combination of Central and State laws. Diverse laws govern the various aspects of HR such as employment, compensation, harassment, safety at workplace, termination, corrective action, policies, procedures, beneﬁts administration, and records maintenance. A large number of statutory & compliance issues are required to be addressed by employers from time to time. At PACE their HR legal experts understand the intricacies involved in these HR-related laws and the diﬃculties faced by companies in complying with them. They, therefore, provide a comprehensive range of services to their clients that cover various aspects of HR in a company • Learning and Culture Competing in today’s global economy requires a training and development strategy that is aligned with the company’s business goals. The need to build competencies, improve training eﬀectiveness and have a return on 32 February 2020
investment (ROI) are the needs of the hour. PACE manages your learning needs through the TPO model. They achieve this by building a highly skilled and engaged workforce through learning and development strategies focused on core competencies. People at PACE, try and understand your business goals and your company culture before they embark on tailor-made solutions for you. Their training functions sharpen the focus of your organization by helping employees gear up for more complex and demanding roles within the company. To achieve this, they provide them with individual /need/skill-based training development programs. • CHRO ( Chief Human Resources Oﬃcer) Services PACE oﬀers its CHRO services more to work with startups and SME organisations who cannot aﬀord hiring a senior HR professional fulltime , but have laid out a aggressive business pipeline and growth alinged to the overall expansion of the organisation. Senior HR Professionals at PACE work as CHRO with their clients on a partime/consulting basis thereby collaboration with corporations in acheiving their business objectives. Mr Girish Nair - A Determined Leader in the HR Solutions Landscape Girish has a vast experience in the entire HR Lifecycle. His areas of inﬂuence include deﬁning HR strategies and aligning them to individual organizations. He has been directly responsible for the formulation and implementation of
various HR strategies and policies for Organizations both globally & Pan-India. He is credited with building organizations from scratch and helping them become strong HR brands to be reckoned with. He has also been proactively involved with numerous mergers and acquisitions. He has led various IT Organizations as their Global head of HR. He is associated with organizations like Satyam now Tech Mahindra, Aztecsoft now Mindtree consulting. In his last assignment, he was the Corporate VP and Head-HR for Aircel, India. He played an important role in Launching and building up their presence in India. Girish has been a speaker on topics of HR interests both in Indian and International forums. He has also contributed to various newspapers and periodicals. He has been a guest lecturer in various management schools and has also been on the panel of various HR forums. Under his able leadership, the corporations he worked for have won a string of HR accolades and awards. For his innovative HR strategies and Methodologies, he features in the book “India’s Greatest HR professionals”. Girish started his career by serving the Indian Army as a short service commissioned oﬃcer. He has done his Master's in Business Administration (HR) and a Graduate in Law. He has been accredited with a No. of HR certiﬁcations and has done an Executive Education Program from the Harvard Business school. www.paceglobalhr.com
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or any team to ﬂourish, it requires harmony, companionship, one vision and a great leader who could ensure all of these are available. A successful team is one which eﬃciently splits tasks and eﬀectively manages time. If your team has some of these traits, you are good to go but if you have them all, your team is unbeatable and smart. But what makes a team so great? What are those elements which could enhance the team performance? How could leaders be better at their job? Here are three most important team-building tips that a leader must know: 1. Build relationships, relationships will build team We are social animals – we desire companionship and constructive relationships just as much we need food and water. In other words, the better our relationships, the more
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joyful and progressively proﬁtable our work life is. Great working connections give us a few more advantages: our work becomes progressively pleasant. Additionally, people tend to accept changes that organizations need to actualize, and this way they can become progressive and innovative. In addition, great relationships at work give organizations an opportunity: rather than investing time and energy in dealing with negativity, we can, rather, center around concerns that matter the most. Clients, suppliers and key stakeholders are overall fundamental to an organization’s well-being. In this way, it's essential to create and keep great relations with other colleagues. How can you establish a good relationship with your team? a. When you form good relations with your partners, you structure an incredible network that encourages you to work and become more
successful. If you believe the individuals you work with, you can be transparent in your messages and activities, and you know they are always “watching your back.” b. The better and more viably you speak with people around you, the more extravagant your connections will be. Every great relationship relies upon open and fair correspondence. c. Give importance to colleagues so they could feel their assessments are considered and that they can altogether accomplish the hierarchical objectives. d. Invest in your colleagues’ personal development. People often leave bad environment more than for a higher remuneration. It is essential for an individual’s growth to keep learning, stay creative, and recognize their latent talents. e. Devote a sometime of your day for relationship building, even if it’s just 20 minutes. Take out time to recall one thing each one of you is thankful for. This helps in creating an encouraging and opportune environment. 2. Be transparent A transparent working environment supports fear-free environment, one that urges everyone to be open about their accomplishments and shortcomings and would overall be able to make a more secure, progressively positive atmosphere. Here’s how you can promote
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transparency at work: a. Whether you need to tackle a rumor or gossip, transparency can help in busing these sorts of myths. It suggests that you are not hesitant to be open and honest and will set an example where other colleagues can come clean if they have any concerns. b. As a leader, you likely must make careful choices. At any point you make a choice, be careful and let your team know why you have made speciﬁc choices. c. What’s far better than clarifying your choice, is to include your team in the procedure. You can do this in a several ways. At times a quick survey regarding the matter can be enough to make others contribute. Also, you could hold a meeting to get ideas to settle on a group-based decision. 3. Communicate down the hierarchy, loud and clear Among diﬀerent advantages, open communications constructs kinship and trust between colleagues, ensures straightforwardness in the environment, empowers employee management, supports conﬁdence, and encourages organizational development. Here are ways you can ensure communication: a. In order to ensure smooth management, it is advisable to let your team participate in the projects, give new thoughts, ask
more questions and raise concerns, etc, if any. This will assist you with remaining in direct contact and minimizing any need to depend on email or formal gatherings. b. Time spent in between work meetings helps in building positive connections between colleagues. c. Ensure your team participates in group discussion when they see the leader doing the same. Model the ways of communication you need to see by respecting them and asking for genuine feedback. d. Town Hall Meetings gives way to open conversation among workers and leaders. As such, it makes organization increasingly available for associates at every level. Such gatherings can be oﬀered on a quarterly basis. Building a successful team is no cakewalk. The process is about establishing trust among each other and with the right set of skills, a leader can convey, assist, and create a healthy working atmosphere. - Vidhya Sam, HR HEAD Adrenalin eSystems
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IF YOUR ACTIONS INSPIRE OTHERS TO DREAM MORE, LEARN MORE, DO MORE AND BECOME MORE, YOU ARE A LEADER." -JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
Performance Enablers Realizing excellence through human resources
business is more likely to succeed only if it manages all its required talent well. In this scenario, HR’s consulting services play a vital role. This is a responsibility that can be entrusted to smart people that can transform the business with their unique and innovative solutions. Performance Enablers is a leading team of HR and Management Professionals from diverse industries and academic institutions. They strongly believe that after many years of progress in HR discipline, people factor for organizational success is yet to be fully leveraged. And, they are passionate about realizing this potential for the mutual good of individuals, organizations, communities and the society at large. Performance Enablers’ team is
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making smart eﬀorts to transform businesses with their comprehensive HR solutions under the innovative vision of Dr. Pramod Solanki, the founder. Initial Hurdles that made a smoother way ahead Before Dr. Solanki started Performance Enablers, he had worked with the corporates for over 30 years. The prospects wanted a reference i.e. where he had carried out similar work as a consultant. It was a challenging time. Fortunately, some senior corporate leaders who had known his work, came forward to vouch for him. That’s how the Performance Enablers journey began. And the company started growing After about a year as a freelancer, a
client came forward and signed up for an ongoing commitment to lead their HR function, with the in-house team as support. More similar arrangements followed and, Performance Enablers had a vibrant business model that was win-win for the clients and Dr. Solanki i.e. a client had a senior HR resource leading the function, without the cost of a full - time resource and he had an opportunity that gave the space of a consultant and ongoing access to the work culture and ethos in the client organization. This greatly helped in re-designing contextual, HR process improvements and working closely with the businesses to ensure sustainability. This kind of arrangement where Dr. Solanki was a consultant and yet a part of their management team, has helped him drive many sustainable changes and
improvement projects in the client organizations. From one-oﬀ assignments by the clients to long – term agreements have been a very fulﬁlling experience, professionally. In indicates the trust the clients have about the value they create for them. Besides the experience that they bring to the table, their approach of co-creating solutions for the clients has proved very valuable. It ensures that they design and implement solutions that are contextual and integrate well with the culture and ethos of an organization. This is not possible with one-oﬀ engagements with the clients. Services that transform businesses • Customized Diagnostic Tools It’s said that if you can deﬁne a problem correctly, you can solve it. Performance Enablers provides customized diagnostic tools that give a 360-degree view of a problem that the helps in co-creating sustainable solutions. • CHRO Services Performance Enablers provides senior HR leaders from their network who are currently freelancing but are ready to discharge the responsibility as the Chief HR Oﬃcer (CHRO) for a Company, with support from the full - time , in-house team in the organization.
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• Contextual HR Solutions While their services cover an entire gamut of HR operations, they particularly bring deeper experience and insights in the following areas: www.theenterpriseworld.com 39
The 10 Most Reliable HR Solution Providers in 2020 ♦ Executive Coaching ♦ Crafting Leadership Model for an organization ♦ Business Enabling HR i.e. aligning HR processes and practices with the business strategy and the leadership model for an organization ♦ Leadership Eﬀectiveness Intervention – Mapping competencies against leadership model, IDP creation, Developmental inputs – action learning projects, coaching and workshops and facilitation of stakeholder reviews. The insights gained can be utilized to build a leadership pipeline and to facilitate succession planning. ♦ Business-driven capability building intervention, using state – of – the – art blended learning approach ♦ Performance – linked Employee Engagement Interventions ♦ Performance Management System- Building capability for goal setting and review of inputs and outputs, Performance – linked Pay (PLP) ♦ Performance – linked Recognition Programs to nurture a high-performance culture ♦ Talent Acquisition Process, aligned with the ‘Success Proﬁle’ for an organization – Use of Competency-based Interviews (CBI) and Psychometric Tools ♦ Strengthen the on boarding process for new talent ♦ Building change management 40 February 2020
capability/institutionalization of the change in the client system • Recruit for Growth Recruit for Growth is a business vertical of Performance Enablers, focused on hiring quality talent. The dedicated team in this vertical takes a strategic perspective to the hiring process, bringing on board talent that have the skillset and mindset aligned with the strategic focus of the organization. Factors that make Performance Enablers ‘unique’ Performance Enablers’ key diﬀerentiator is their approach to work. They do not really work as an external agency. They operate more like an extended, specialist arm of the HR function of an organization, on a long - term basis. Even after the assignment is completed, the client is free to call to discuss an issue concerning their assignment. This approach has created a high level of trust with the clients and they want to partner with them to deal with more and more of their challenges. Being an HR focussed outﬁt, they obviously begin work with the clients on their HR needs /concerns. As the partnership develops, you realize that some of these concerns have their roots in the style of managing the organization. And, that’s when the engagement gets more holistic where you try and work with the management team of a client organization to bring about changes at the decision – making levels, so that downstream HR activity and processes are positively impacted. This is how they bring about
substantive and sustainable improvement in client organizations. Dr. Pramod Solanki, A solid Leadership • After his Post-graduate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Delhi University, he began his career with IIM, Ahmedabad, assisting the Faculty in teaching, training, research and consulting. In terms of learning, the two years spent here have been of great value throughout the career. • He then served as a full - time Faculty at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai for 5 years. • His corporate career began in 1994 with TCS as a part of their Corporate Training Group, taking care of in-house Management Development Programs. Dr. Solanki’s ﬁrst job as an HR Manager was with L&T Finance (1997 to 1999). • Dr. Solanki took up an overseas assignment as the Head – Group HR for a diversiﬁed group in Nigeria and worked there from 1999 to 2005. • He re-joined L&T as the Head – People & Organization Development, for Hydrocarbon Engineering division, in 2005. • His last corporate assignment was with Sun Pharma from 2012 to 2016, as the Head – Learning & Organization Development. • Since 2016, He has been running his own HR consulting outﬁt. Through their full-time and impanelled resources, they oﬀer the
entire gamut of HR services to the clients. He also serves as a Consultant Chief HR Oﬃcer to mid-sized corporates, leading the HR function with the support of the in-house team, largely remotely and being physically present for the management meetings. The key achievements Dr. Solanki says, “the biggest achievement has been the belief of the clients that we can co-create value for them. Increasing no. of clients for us is the biggest achievement.” The magazine ‘Insight Success’ wrote about Performance Enablers as one of the 10 dynamic HR consulting companies for 2019. Every experience with a client has been a unique and special achievement. The most inspiring has been the progression from a small, one-oﬀ assignment to long - term engagements lasting two - three years. For them, this is the biggest professional recognition of the value they create. Being part of the management teams to plan and review businesses, has given tremendous insights into opportunities that HR has to add value to a business and they leverage the same in servicing the clients.
focus of the company. The talent to be acquired needs to ﬁt not only into the current role requirements, but also with the emerging, strategic focus of an organization. This understanding develops only when you are part of the strategy discussions with the management team. Performance Enablers’ long - term engagements with the clients have enabled them to bring this strategic perspective to the hiring process for the clients. Together with the strategic perspective for an organization, the functional HR skills (use of psychometric tools, Competencybased Interviewing, Assessment Centres) and the sense of ownership to service a client, ensures the quality and speed in the hiring process. The Workforce
your values and approach, you are soon diﬀerentiated. And that helps you grow. Technology has played a signiﬁcant role in taking HR solutions space to the next level. The standardized part of the services has been digitized- be it recruitment, on boarding, performance management or any part of the employee life cycle, for that matter. This has released signiﬁcant capacity for HR service providers – whether external or internal. While there are diﬀerences among the service providers and the client organizations, mature solution providers and client organizations, have leveraged this free capacity to play more and more strategic role. As a result, HR solutions providers are seen as playing a bigger role in the success of businesses.
Dr. Solanki says, “My associates are like my partners. They know and understand everything that we do to almost the same level as me.” This inclusiveness results in a sense of ownership, initiative and creative contribution by the team. The synergy in the team, a strong sense of ownership and the zeal to surpass their own standards, have been the key diﬀerentiators of the team. Words from the founder
Uplifting the quality and speed of HR processes Supporting clients with strategic talent acquisition has been a later addition to their services. Acquiring talent is not a purely functional activity of HR. It needs to be derived from the strategic
Constant vigilance is a need. When you are always vigilant, you can craft and ﬁne-tune your strategy aligned with the ground reality- be it internal or external to an organization. It’s a rat – race out there. However, if you are true and consistent with www.theenterpriseworld.com 41
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NO MORE FINGER OR THUMB SCANNING How COVID-19 changes Biometric and Access Card Usage Worldwide
eyond the work-from-home orders to millions of oﬃce workers around the world, another major shift has impacted work trends following the COVID-19 health scare – the sudden avoidance and even abandonment of ﬁnger- and thumbbiometric scanning to mark staﬀ attendance and ensure workplace security and hygiene. For more than a decade, corporations large and small, have adopted what appeared to be the logical technologies to track entry and exit of staﬀ and contract workers – biometric ﬁnger scanning or the ubiquitous plastic access cards hung on a lanyard around the necks of millions of oﬃce and factory workers worldwide. But as the COVID-19 novel coronavirus casts a long shadow over how we live, work and play, hundreds of corporations big and small, in government agencies as well as private sector, have suspended biometric attendance in recent weeks. Amid reports that the virus can 44 February 2020
survive for hours or even days on surfaces, various state or federal administrations in the United States, Egypt and India have suspended the use of ﬁngerprint scanning, as have large MNCs. Employees, gig workers and subcontractors allowed to enter premises are wary of scanning their digits for fear of infection, and employers have no choice but to suspend this once ‘high-tech’ workplace technology. As infections and death toll mount and dominate headlines daily, there is even fear that tapping access entry cards on common surfaces may risk contagion. Workers are also concerned about touching infected surfaces such as door handles, key cards. Compounding these problems, delays in temperature screening and antiquated pen-and-paper formﬁlling for contact tracing has meant long delays and deep frustration among staﬀ and visitors. The greater risk is that the latter procedures are slow or inadequate to prevent infection.
Due to the exceptional circumstances brought about by Covid-19, the guardians of each organisation’s human capital and security must re-assess all attendance recording and entry-exit procedures at the workplace. Punctuality is vital for each organisation but health and safety must now be accorded equal if not higher priority in the face of the pandemic. The conﬂuence of these factors is pushing corporations to switch to 'touch-less' facial recognition technology – but with the bells and whistles of instant temperature scanning and real-time procedures to alert managers of temperature variance and activate contact tracing. Automated ‘touch-less' doors – which allow staﬀ to avoid contact with doorknobs and handles – may soon become a requirement for many organisations. In recent weeks, corporates have been racing to ﬁnd new solutions and approaches that can holistically address security and hygiene issues while maintaining sound workplace attendance procedures. The consensus is clear: avoid touch as
far as possible for common areas once the workforce returns after the work-from-home restrictions. At this critical juncture of the crisis, any integrated facial recognition and thermal scanning solution must be implemented easily, rapidly and in a costeﬀective manner. Workers returning to oﬃces or factories must not have to scramble to learn a new process or fumble with declaration forms. They must feel safe and healthy for them to work productively. They just have to look at the camera and smile. Cameras and thermal scanners, supported by a cloud-based solution and the appropriate software protocols, will do the rest. In countries where
facial recognition poses a privacy concern, voice recognition will allow staﬀ to just speak to a recorder to have attendance data captured.
temperature trends of individuals in the workplace and trends of visitors to public areas and concourses.
Beyond solving this workplace bottleneck, the application of a combined solution for facial recognition with thermal scanning can be extended to large facilities such as airports, transportation hubs, sports stadiums, concert halls and shopping malls, as well as schools and campuses. Real-time tracking of the digital footprint of those with possible infection and high temperatures can be captured and mapped to improve contact tracing. There is also a huge opportunity to mine the Big Data of
New processes need to be introduced in the public and private sector. Regulations may have to catch up with this new technological approach to dealing with contagion and changes to work habits. The regulators of public health must join forces with corporations to harness this technology to redeﬁne work cultures and processes. Facial recognition with thermal scanning must take its place as ﬁrst among equals for biometric adoption on a global scale. The time for change is now.
Virender Aggarwal is Global CEO of Ramco Systems, a leading next-gen enterprise so ware specialist company
The 10 Most Reliable HR Solution Providers in 2020
very organization focuses on hiring only the best candidates for their teams. If your organization is still using traditional recruitment processes then you might be holding your growth back. Evaluating and generating results from assessments to acquire appropriate talent that suits your company’s requirement is now more seamless with the use of a cloud-based assessment platform. As all of us know, the cloud is everything! Cloud-based assessment platforms help recruiters getting feedback from the key people about the candidate; however, traditional recruitment processes make it strenuous to get everyone up-to-date on the latest candidates. The recruitment landscape has changed drastically with the adoption of new technologies. TalentBridge Technologies is a leading name in the recruitment industry with comprehensive and unique oﬀerings. The company oﬀers the cloud-based assessment platform- CALIBRAT. CALIBRAT (earlier iHiring) is an advanced, scalable and secure online assessment platform which helps the talent acquisition team to 46 February 2020
evaluate Aptitude, Technical Skills and Written Communication Skills using various evaluation formats. Innovations in assessment solution have greatly reduced the manual eﬀorts in administering and proctoring the screening tests, and also nearly eliminated the possibility of evaluation errors. The security features are an important element of the online assessment platform as it’s extremely critical to protect the integrity of assessment and prevent anyone from compromising the credibility of the screening process. The state of art security features like random candidate snapshot (with Face detection and recognition technology) while candidates are taking assessments eliminates any impersonation and makes the assessment secure particularly in a remote environment without any invigilator or proctor. The assessment platform can track the on-screen activities of candidates while they are taking assessments and the test administrator can monitor all the candidates centrally. The evolved assessment platform also oﬀers features to conduct multi-lingual online assessments. The masterminds behind the longstanding growth of the company
are its founders, Mr. Gauravendra Shukla (CEO) and Mr. Sandip Yuwanati (COO). Under their innovative and solution-oriented vision, TalentBridge Technologies' team is making eﬀorts to transform businesses with quality HR solutions. Solutions that Make Recruitment Processes Easier In recent years’ scalability and security of the platform has become a key driving factor to determine the suitability of the platform. CALIBRAT has been built with emerging technologies. It's a highly scalable and secure platform with intuitive UI/UX. State of the art feature like ‘Proctor’ ensures remote proctoring using a central monitoring console along with Face Detection and Recognition technology to authenticate the identity of the candidate. Such features give complete control to the Assessment Administrator to maintain the integrity of the assessment. Mobility coupled with enterprise-scale functionality (for delivery of assessments) has been a tremendous value-addition to overcome infrastructural and geographical bottlenecks.
Bringing Innovation to the Table As the job market is becoming competitive in India as well as across the world, assessment and interviewing platforms would evolve as a growing segment in HR Technology. This growth will be driven by advanced forms of assessments, machine learning and AI-based assessment solutions, and advanced analytics for a higher level of predictive insights on screening. “TalentBridge aspires to build innovative solutions in measurement and predictive tools using some of the next-generation technologies.” The recruiters not only can do away with hard copies of resumes but can screen resume without actually going through each resume using resume or proﬁle rating tools. Even a simple feature like randomizing the questions and options appearing on the test screen reduces the possibility of any cheating or violation by the candidates. The mobility delivery assessment solutions oﬀer a very eﬀective mechanism to conduct assessments overcoming infrastructure bottlenecks. With the proliferation of Tablets and smartphones well supported by internet infrastructure, online video interviews are becoming convenient and cost-eﬀective modes to conduct personal discussions. The assessment reporting and analytics provide tremendous ﬂexibility to prune the candidate shortlist considering all possible dimensions of assessment scores and proﬁles.
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Solid Leadership Gauravendra Shukla (CEO) Gauravendra has over 21 years of experience in Sales and Marketing in the IT industry in India and abroad. He has worked for some of the most respected companies like ISPAT group, TECS, Ingram Micro, Kobian Pte Ltd, and IBM. He has handled the entire spectrum of channels. He holds MBA Marketing from KJ Somaiya, Mumbai and BE Honours from NIT Surat (REC Surat). Sandip Yuwanati (COO) Sandip, in his career span of over 14 years has handled functional areas ranging from Sales, Marketing, Business Analysis, Operations, Finance, Product Management, and Corporate Planning & Strategy. Prior to TalentBridge, Sandip worked with Asian Paints Ltd., Deloitte and Aliens Group. An alumnus of IIM Lucknow and VNIT (REC), Nagpur. Massive Changeover in HR Solutions Sector
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Today HR Technology is not only an indispensable dimension to eﬀectively run HR in any company but also is increasingly becoming core to the businesses. HR Technology has been evolving much faster covering every aspect of the HR function including the complete lifecycle of an employee starting from sourcing of an employee till the exit. Numerous cloud-based HR Technology companies are building nextgeneration tools for sourcing, assessments, interviewing, on boarding, L&D, payroll, beneﬁts, productivity tools, and other engagement programs. Recent trends also show the increasing number of HR Technology players investing heavily in AI, Machine Learning, mobility and analytics to reshape the entire Talent Management segment in HR Technology. Though globally HR Technology has become a norm, Indian businesses have been gradual in adoption however in recent years’ adoption has increased at a faster rate which is will lead to signiﬁcant improvement in the eﬃciency of HR-related systems and processes. Given the geographical barriers and
physical as well as technology infrastructural bottlenecks to screen manpower at large scale will only be possible with mobility delivered online assessments platform. The scale and security oﬀered by an online assessment platform have expanded the reach of screening process to remote locations well supplemented by the improvement in internet infrastructure as well as an increase in mobile/computing device proliferation. The online assessment platform is a great enabler in overall talent acquisition and talent management activities for employers’ thereby increasing reach and scale which in turn enables employable talent pool employment opportunities.
Increased mobile and social mediabased technologies using AI are increasingly oﬀering eﬃcient solutions. The proliferation of social media is making organizations to look beyond the traditional sourcing methods at the same time their social media presence has also become an extension of their corporate brand. The technologies which are likely to redeﬁne the landscape of this space include Machine Learning, speech recognition, NLP, AI, and written content analysis.
The online assessment platforms have enabled organizations to conduct customizable and autoproctored online assessments seamlessly which not only have organized the hiring process but also reduced time, eﬀort and cost in screening substantially. The online assessment platforms are deﬁnitely the way to future not only in terms of the sophistication and ease of conducting the screening but also evolving the evaluation methodologies.
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oday, even without any technical knowledge, millions of people are earning 10000 to 15000 months with the help of online jobs, and those who have a thorough knowledge of the internet and technology are earning lakhs of rupees. The pandemic situation across the globe has created a huge fall in the economy which took away the job of many people. Due to the lockdown in many nations, people can't go out and search for jobs or other income sources. In this crucial time, the Internet can be a messiah for those who want to do something interesting and earn. Do you also want to earn from home? If your answer is yes, then read this article in full. In this article, we are going to tell you ways to earn income online. You can choose one of these to your liking and start working on it.
Advertisements on your Website and blogs After starting your own website, doing online advertisements on your website is the best way on the internet. You can earn money from your blog or website by placing ads for the following 5 companies. Google Adsense, Infolinks, Media.net, Taboola, Chitika, PropellerAds and etc. Make money by making mobile apps If you are a programmer and you can do Apps Design and Coding (Java, Swift), you can make a lot of money by making your own app. All you have to do is work hard to create a unique app. And you want to publish this app on Google play store and apple app store. Just like 52 February 2020
we told you the option of Google Adsense for a website, Google Admob comes for a mobile app. On which you can create ads and put them in your app and you can earn money from it. If you have a creative idea you can make an app with the help of a programmer too. Aﬃliate Marketing Aﬃliate marketing is the oldest form of marketing. This includes when you refer a product to someone else. And when they buy that product with your referral link, you get a commission behind it. Currently, Amazon aﬃliate and Flipkart aﬃliate are very popular in India. When you sell a product with your referral link, you get a 2-10% commission credited to your aﬃliate account which is transferred to your bank account after 2 months. Become a freelancer A freelancer means working for a small or large company for a few days. For this, you can create a proﬁle according to your skill on websites like freelancer.com or ﬁverr.com. A good freelancer can earn Rs 30,000 to Rs 2 lakh per month depending on his skills. From writing to people, you can do a lot of work through freelancing, like graphics, website design, SEO optimization. Make money from YouTube YouTube is the best video sharing website in the world today. You can upload any type of video to YouTube and it is absolutely free. You can make a lot of money through YouTube but only if your video is full of information. So that there will be a lot of views on it and you will get money from the ads on those views.
Sell photos you clicked If you have great photos that are captured by a good camera, you can make money selling them on websites like Shutterstock, Fotolia, iStockPhoto, Photobucket, Photomoolah. When a person buys a photo you have uploaded, the commission behind that photo meets you. So if you really think that I can take and upload very good photos then this option would be very good for you. Buy and Sell domain names Buying and selling a domain name has become like a share market. The way people in the share market keep the cheap stock and sell it when the stock becomes expensive. Many people buy domains for as little as Rs 300 to Rs 1,000 and sell them at 20-25 times higher on the website where the domain bid is placed. Companies that really need that domain name buy expensive domains without looking back. Sell Notes You all know how important NOTES are when you study, so some smart kids make and sell NOTES even deeper on the subject in which they have in-depth knowledge. You can also take online tuition. Students and teachers are making a lot of money today by selling these notes on the following websites. StudySoup, OneClass, OxbridgeNotes, Notesgen, Stuvia, NoteSale, NoteUtopia, StudentVIP, OmegaNotes, NexusNotes. Let’s hope we get rid of this pandemic very soon and the global economy sees a rise like never before. It's time to unite by sitting at homes. Spend some quality time with family and think about creating a brand new destiny!