Ever wondered how Employee Performance management can be Agile! Refer to this crisp 14pg Thought Leadership whitepaper released this month (Aug 2015) from IBM Smarter Workforce Institute (SWI) on Implementing Agile Performance Management
Just came across this great video (4.54mins) from FRHI Hotels and Resorts talking about how Survey (Refer to Survey from this IBM Smarter Workforce site) changed its culture and drove business performance with the help of an employee engagement program from IBM.
Registration is open for the IBM Smarter Workforce 2014 European Conference Series. This flagship conference brings the energy, excitement and rich content from IBM Connect 2014 in Orlando to the doorsteps of our clients and prospects in Europe and surrounding areas. This five city event is designed to attract senior Human Resource professionals and offers valuable opportunities for them to learn from experts about innovations specific to their industry.
Attendees can expect:
High-quality business and technical content featuring new solutions
Guidance from peers and thought leadership from experts
Networking opportunities with fellow practitioners and experts
Setting up a Center of Excellence, in College of Engineering, Andhra University
The event was well attended by HoDs of various campus departments and Principals of campus colleges along with Kiran Sangita and Rajiv Gupta from the IBM Visakha Hills location and Lawrence Mohan, Yuktesh from IBM Academic Initiative team.
Being co-located in the same city, this is also a great opportunity for the teams in IBM Visakha Hills location to interact with academia. This would go a long way in helping faulty and student community of Andhra University and its affiliated engineering colleges in terms of upgrading their skills to the current trends in marketplace. I happen to meet couple of my professors and were excited about this MoU and look forward to the activities as part of this MoU.
Refer to this link for an article from The Hindu on this event and here for few photos.
IBM Kenexa Talent Suite v1.0 is now available. This suite offers a science-based, socially integrated user experience for workforce development and employee engagement. Refer to this announcement letter for more details on the suite offerings, along with the key differentiators. The suite now offers:
Recruitment technology of IBM Kenexa BrassRing® on Cloud
Onboarding - IBM Kenexa Onboard on Cloud
Assessments (select IBM Kenexa Behavioral Assessments)
IBM Kenexa Talent Manager® on Cloud (performance management, succession management, and compensation management modules)
Social collaboration (SmartCloud Connections)
All of this is software as a service (SaaS) cloud infrastructure.
Click on this 4 minute video to get a preview of how the suite looks like:
Couple of days back, we've shipped WebSphere Cast Iron fixpack 220.127.116.11. This highly recommended fix pack in 6.1.x level, contains couple of important security fixes, so you may want to review them and upgrade to this level. This time in the announcement, we've added a separate tab for Download links, for various form factors, rather than having them in the main announcement. As the good practice, we've a document on any upcoming fixpacks, which will give you an heads up to plan your upgrades.