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25 HR Quotes by Tech Executives

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Recently we have seen many changes in the way we manage our business. Technology has become part of our everyday life. This prompted me to find what Tech Executives think about "Human Resources" in their organizations. Following are the 25 quotes by eminent leaders in the field of technology. They reflect how people had contributed to creating value for their organizations. You may know few HR quotes by Tech Executives, please add them in the comments.

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25 HR Quotes by Tech Executives from Vijay Bankar


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Following is the list of quotes covered in the above presentation:

"The process of adapting to change starts with employees who, through their daily work, adjust to the new outside forces." - Andrew Grove"Leaders are those who empower others." - Bill Gates"The highest calling of leadership is to unlock the potential of others." - Carly Fiorina"The coach doesn't have to play the sport as well as you do. Th…

Talent Management needs HELP

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As we, all know there were two different schools of thought in Talent Management. Exclusive & Inclusive, where the earlier focused on selected few employees as Hi-Potentials and the later considered all employees instead of selecting few. As stated by Turner & Kalman, “Talent management is now talent management for all.” Then there is yet another approach called as hybrid model suggested by Pilbeam & Corbridge, which considers combinations of the above two approaches.   
Primarily there were two significant contributors to the process of Talent Management namely ‘Talent Identification’ (Assessments) & ‘Talent Development’. In fact, Church & Waclawski consider the assessment of employees as "holy grail" of talent management, more so when it is done with a high degree of precision. However, developing talent is the main issue for most of the HR Professionals. 
Surveys carried out by HBR, PWC, Deloitte, & Gartner usually come up with a list of management c…

Employee Surveys – from once a year to a continuous process.

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Employee Surveys – from once a year to a continuous process
You get ten employees in a room, and you get fifteen opinions. That might be the case, however, many companies use once a year employee surveys, mainly to help the management in its decision making to check the current situation in the organization. Then create a blueprint to improve the overall work climate in and across the organization both in range and depth. As stated by John H. McConnell, (2003) “Management’s primary objective for a survey is usually: To discover employee perceptions regarding satisfaction with conditions of employment.”

Paper-Pencil Surveys was the most commonly used format for many years. Then we had Interactive Telephone Surveys - using touch-tone response. These days we see Email Surveys, Web-based Surveys, and even Mobile App used for the quick response. No doubt, that using survey is a pragmatic way to handle issues by taking decisions based on facts & data rather than gut feel. As rightly poi…