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Has technology made the face time redundant for HR?

Anand Pillai started the session with a anecdote about “Facebook killing meaningful communication”. This scenario is nothing new in today’s social media driven world. The younger generation expects the liberty use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter etc at workplace. Anand spoke the shift in the use of technology from in the past 2 decades: Phase- I was when Technology was used for backend works like payroll; Phase- II when technology started being used in Learning & Development and Org design; Phase- III when technology usage expanded to Integrated Talent Management; and finally Phase-IV where technology has penetrated in all HR functions. He highlighted the increase in vendors providing technology solutions to support HR. He spoke about ‘Radical change in using technology in the Talent acquisition’. more

The social media wedding

A lot of people have been asking me about my recent wedding. If you were not aware, I organised it all using Facebook and the guests were live tweeting the event during the day. It was filmed by the BBC and featured as part of a radio show called “A Secret History of Social Networking”… more

Should Shashi Tharoor use Twitter?

I attended the unconference session led by Beth Kanter yesterday, focused on the subject ‘Should CEOs use social media or not?’ I arrived a bit late, as I didn’t realise where the session was, and thankfully enough when I asked the question on Twitter at least three people directed me. more