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e-HR can bring out best in employees: Sharma

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) Participants at a seminar today stressed on the utility of e-HR in training the employees with the latest skills in every field.

Speaking at a seminar on 'e-HR -- Making it work for my organisation' organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) Dr J S Sarma, Secretary, Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, stated that a lot of talent was available in the country and not all of it was necessarily confined to the IIMs. It could well be from colleges and even ITIs. The task of a good HR person was to spot this talent and nurture it for the benefit of the organisation, he said.

Dr Sarma said that there were three basic criteria required for the employee of an organisation - competence, commitment and industry and in this the e-HR could make a huge difference in taking the organisation to greater heights.

He said that the explosion of information had two aspects to it- coping with the information, which might appear like a problem to begin with and on the positive side he said they could use this information for instilling skills into the staff by sharing this information.

He stated that today, organisations needed to make continuous investments in technology as it kept getting updated. It was more important to see that each employee benefited from this information explosion, he added.

Mr. P Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer, NIIT, said that today the challenge before organizations was to get the best talent from unknown and newer sources and provide them with specialized training.

He said that challenges with the coming of e-HR were - providing PC access to each employee, connectivity through internet, speed in accessing records and answering queries, anywhere access and making the latest software available.

N Srinivasan, Director General, CII, in his welcome address stressed upon seven Cs for good HR- Change that is inexorable and inevitable, Complexity of the change, Challenge of change, Competition which is the name of the game, competitiveness, Customer who is an important component of any commercial organisation and Creativity.

He asserted that e-HR can never be an alternative for the soft human touch that conventional HR provides but it certainly adds a lot of transparency and more choices.


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