WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

Better organise your environmental scanning data with STEEP (+L)

Pursuit Technology | February 22, 2022

Environmental scanning is about gathering relevant data to identify external and internal opportunities and threats to an organisation. All the gathering of information means nothing if it can't be easily sorted and understood by stakeholders. In their latest article, the Panorama subject matter experts have dug into the importance of environmental scanning and how a STEEP (+L) framework helps categorise it.

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Ascender (formerly Talent2 HRMS), is the leading payroll and learning outsourcing provider in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. We are a human-made organisation that sets the bar higher, puts the passion into providing, and is leading the charge on change. Our people, processes and technology can integrate seamlessly with your current systems, or provide a holistic unified experience, for all your Human Capital Management needs.


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HR STRATEGY

Signing MOU with the American Society for Human Resources Management

SHRM | March 28, 2022

The Department of Human Resources of RAK Government (DHR) signed a cooperation MOU with The American Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) which is considered one of the most prestigious professional societies specialized in human resources management. The MOU aims to enable employees to receive specialized professional certification and benefit from the global best practices and experiences in line with the vision of RAK Government and its strategic orientation towards adopting best practices according to global standards. Under this MOU, high quality training programs will be provided to RAK government employees working in HR departments to qualify them to receive professional certificates in human capital management which will enable them to cope with future changes. The MOU will facilitate SHRM membership for employees and provide them with the opportunity to attend international conferences held in MENA region. Furthermore, DHR practices and its latest systems and policies will be communicated under this MOU by publishing them in SHRM magazine and industry publications as well as using the assistance of SHRM experts and consultants in transferring their HCM-related knowledge and expertise. It is worth mentioning that the Advanced HR Management Certification Program has been recently launched in cooperation with SHRM where the first batch included 24 HR units' managers. The program focused on the advanced skills in workforce planning, HR development, talent acquisition, succession planning, employee engagement, HR business partner, and HR strategy among many other topics that aim to develop and refine the talents that serve the area of human resources. In addition, the HR Fundamentals Certification Program has been given to 24 HR specialists to build a solid foundation for professional capabilities in this field. "RAK government strives to open doors for cooperation and partnership with leading organizations that contribute to the development of human capital and enhance the work systems in areas that support the strategic plans and the requirements of comprehensive development. This cooperation is undoubtedly considered an important step towards building talents that adopt the latest knowledge and practices in HR management across RAK government entities." -H.E. Dr. Mohammad Abdullatif Khalifa "This alliance with RAK government will enable both organizations to work hand in hand for shaping and enhancing employees' career in the field of HR management. This MOU will also help establish a sustainable foundation for building a productive and impactful workforce across RAK government entities. SHRM is committed to provide employees with the best knowledge and practices in this field through its educational programs, professional activities, and topics which help put employees at the highest levels of qualification and professionalism. With over 310,000 members in over 165 countries, SHRM is considered one of the world's largest HR management associations as it is the flagship brand for global accredited certifications, professional development programs, and other advisory services as well as hosting world class HR events and conference." -SHRM

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HR STRATEGY

TriNet Enters into Exclusive Agreement with WeWork as HR Services Partner to WeWork Members in the U.S.

TriNet | February 19, 2022

TriNet, (NYSE: TNET), a leading provider of comprehensive human resources (HR) solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), today announced an exclusive partnership with WeWork (NYSE: WE), a leading flexible space provider, to become the company's professional employer organization partner (PEO) in the United States. Through the partnership, WeWork's SMB members will be able to purchase full-service HR solutions from TriNet. Additionally, TriNet employees, as well as its 23,000 SMB clients—which span more than 600,000 people—will be provided with the option to purchase WeWork All Access memberships at a discounted rate. "TriNet's HR solutions complement our focus on offering the exceptional experiences and resources that empower organizations to thrive and to do their best work," said Doug Smith, Head of All Access and Marketplace, WeWork. "Our partnership with TriNet will help enable our members of all sizes to focus on growing their business, while leaving such critical HR needs to the experts." -TriNet President and CEO Burton M. Goldfield. About TriNet    TriNet (NYSE: TNET) provides small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll, all enabled by industry leading technology capabilities. TriNet's suite of products also includes services and software-based solutions to help streamline workflows by connecting HR, Benefits, Employee Engagement, Payroll and Time & Attendance. From Main Street to Wall Street, TriNet empowers SMBs to focus on what matters most—growing their business and enabling their people. TriNet, incredible starts here. For more information, visit TriNet.com or follow us on Twitter.

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HR STRATEGY

New Digital Skills Index from Salesforce Reveals 76% of Global Workers Say They Are Unequipped for the Future of Work

Salesforce | January 27, 2022

Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, today published its new Global Digital Skills Index, revealing a growing global digital skills crisis and an urgent need for action. The Salesforce Index is based on over 23,000 workers in 19 countries reporting their readiness to acquire key digital skills. Nearly three-quarters of respondents (73%) don't feel equipped to learn the digital skills needed by businesses now and even more (76%) don't feel equipped for the future. Despite 82% of survey respondents planning to learn new skills in the next five years, only 28% are actively involved in digital skills learning and training programs now. The global digital skills gap This gap is a concern – but it also presents an opportunity. With companies around the world rapidly transitioning to digital-first models, the demand for employees with digital skills has soared. The Salesforce Index's overall global score for digital readiness, assessed in terms of preparedness, skill level, access, and active participation in digital upskilling, is currently only 33 out of 100. The countries represented in the survey ranged from scores of 63 to 15, highlighting that while certain countries feel more digitally ready than others, there is an urgent need for global investment to close the digital skills gap and build a more inclusive workforce. Everyday digital skills don't translate to the workplace Everyday skills such as social media and web navigation don't necessarily translate to the core workplace digital skills needed by business to drive recovery, resilience, and growth. More than two thirds of all Gen Z respondents (64%) say they have advanced social media skills — supporting the stereotype of digital mastery among the younger generation — but less than a third (31%) believe they have the advanced digital workplace skills needed by businesses now. Generational skills gap However, the Salesforce Index also reveals that younger respondents have the greatest confidence and ambition to learn new skills — over one-third of Gen Z is actively learning and training for skills needed over the next five years compared to 12% of Baby Boomers. The most important digital skills needed by businesses today According to the Salesforce Index, skills in collaboration technology are viewed as the most important digital workplace skill for workers today and over the next five years. But despite respondents' prowess with everyday collaboration technology like social media, only 25% rate themselves advanced in those collaboration technology skills needed specifically for the workplace. Business has a critical role to play Now more than ever, businesses have a responsibility to act to address the growing global skills gap. Salesforce is committed to investing in the future workforce through its diverse set of workforce development programs, including: Trailblazer Community, a global network of 15 million people across the Salesforce ecosystem who help each other learn new skills and succeed with Salesforce. Trailhead, Salesforce's free online learning platform which has helped more than 3.9 million people skill up for the future of work. Pathfinder Training Program, a workforce development program that prepares individuals with the technical, business, and soft skills needed to pursue a career in the Salesforce ecosystem. Salesforce Military, which offers free online training classes and certification exams at no cost for active-duty military, veterans, and military spouses. Salesforce also connects participants with potential employers. Salesforce Talent Alliance, an initiative that connects Salesforce partner companies to job candidates trained on Salesforce through Trailhead and brings new talent into the fast-growing ecosystem. Trailblazer Connect, which helps people connect to mentorship and career opportunities through events and online resources. Comments on the news "There's a gap between the frontier of innovation and the skills necessary to use those innovations, That in itself, is not new. But what is new, is the scope of that innovation, how widespread it is, how it has diffused in every aspect of life. It is hard to do almost anything these days without some form of digital interaction." -Peter Schwartz, SVP, Strategic Planning and Chief Futures Officer, Salesforce. "At Salesforce, we've made it our mission to empower anyone to learn and harness the digital-first skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow, We are building critical pathways to the new economy by enabling anyone to build a dynamic career, company, and community with Salesforce." -Kris Lande, SVP, Marketing & Community, Salesforce.

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

ALEXANDER DANIELS HR: THE BENEFITS OF TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

Alexander Daniels | July 04, 2019

This is what life looked like last week for all Alexander Daniels staff. A first-class reward for all AD Divisions: HR, Accountancy and Finance, Legal, Offshore, Energy, Engineering, and Global. The event organisers went above and beyond organising a great trip to Barcelona, Sitges to reward our hard working Consultants and Managers, but also to encourage team bonding. “Team building activities can help you to build both a positive company culture and the types of behaviours that make businesses thrive” Benefits of Team Building Activities: Although we had the luxury of stepping away from the usual work office in Birmingham to sunny 40 degree Barcelona weather, there are many benefits of organising team socialising events for employees within a business. It is proven that team building exercises not only improves productivity as it enables staff to come together in a more social and relaxed atmosphere to share ideas, however it also provides an opportunity for an organisation to improve processes, policies and procedures.

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Ascender (formerly Talent2 HRMS), is the leading payroll and learning outsourcing provider in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. We are a human-made organisation that sets the bar higher, puts the passion into providing, and is leading the charge on change. Our people, processes and technology can integrate seamlessly with your current systems, or provide a holistic unified experience, for all your Human Capital Management needs.

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