Thursday, January 18, 2018

Exclusive Invite for World Economic Forum by KPMG

This made my day. I have been following World Economic Forum , Davos , Switzerland since last few years without fail.

This year I got an exclusive invite by KPMG to participate online. Wow.
Hopefully, I will attend WEF at Davos Switzerland in person someday !

Dear Ruchi,

We are contacting you on behalf of KPMG International to see if you would be interested in joining an online initiative that looks to connect the world to discussions taking place at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, between 23 – 26 January 2018.

For the past six years, KPMG International has supported the event through WEFLIVE, an innovative social media aggregator that provides a simple way to follow Twitter conversations from delegates and trending topics from the forum.

As someone who is a regular and influential commentator on diversity and inclusion - a topic we know will be one covered during the forum - we would like to invite you to become a WEFLIVE participant.

By joining other online influencers as a WEFLIVE participant:
  • Content you share with the hashtag #WEFLIVE could be promoted to KPMG’s over 1 million social media followers worldwide
  • You will gain exclusive access to photos and videos from KPMG’s on-the-ground team in Davos, which you will be able to use and share in your own commentary 
  • You will have the ability to create blogs on WEFLIVE. Select WEFLIVE Stories created by influencers will be featured on the WEFLIVE homepage, which received over 230K weekly visits during WEF last year 
  • You will be granted access to easy-to-embed customized WEFLIVE Stories or widgets on your website

We will also be able to connect you with diversity experts across KPMG International’s network of member firms if you want a national or global perspective on the discussions.

Finally, as a WEFLIVE participant, KPMG International would be keen to discuss with you how they could continue their relationship with you beyond discussions in Davos as they continue to bring industry and subject matter experts together to share opinions, thoughts and ideas.

If you be interested in more information about becoming a WEFLIVE participant, please do let me know and I would be happy to discuss it further.

Meanwhile, you can follow the conversation on Twitter and tweet about WEF on the hashtag #WEFLIVE. 

Kind regards,

Sophie Broom

On behalf of KPMG International

Sunday, January 7, 2018

HR must focus on Hi - Touch in the age of Hi- Tech world

We live in world where technology is omni present. In this era of hi-tech world, Hi- Touch becomes most important. Those organizations, departments, teams, individuals stand out who provide Hi Touch experience to their employees. 

HR is undergoing through transformation .Almost every industry and every sector is disrupted by Digital Technologies. Cognitive Computing, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data , Analytics are not just buzz words but real technologies which are shaping businesses. Almost every company has a department which is charged with the responsibility of Digital Transformation. That means newer technologies are making  way into the organizations across departments . HR is not left behind either . There are apps for well being, reward and recognition, performance management, feedback, learning, social referrals, recruitment . Almost every function of HR leverages technologies to provide Hi Touch experience to employees. Employee engagement is still an issue which costs companies across the globe several billion dollars. 
 Companies are mindful that this shift is not just about technological advancements but as much about organisational cultural change which means providing better employee experience. 

The focus from organization perspective is on better experience to Customers, Clients, Candidates who want to join the organization and to existing employees. In the times we live in, millennials have become majority of the workforce. They grew up with technology. Mobile and Social impact the experiences . Millennials receive news about the world through apps. We live in the age of 24 by 7 connectivity.  Work happens round the clock. In globally integrated enterprises, you often work with teams who are spread across geographies. There is pervasive use of Videoconferencing, Virtual collaboration tools across the organisation. 
So, in the age of Hi Tech world, it is time again to bring back humanity into HR. 

Designing a hi tech yet hi touch employee experience is the challenge in front of HR Professionals 

Those organisations and Leaders will succeed which will crack the code of Hi Touch employee experience and make employees feel valued at workplace. 

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