Mumbai, 14th January 2016: The wave of APPification has finally hit the Indian HR world with the launch of India’s first HR Mobile app PeopleStrong Alt by PeopleStrong India’s premier HR Solutions company. Launched by Mr. Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman & CEO, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) at Yashotsava 2016, a celebration of PeopleStrong’s successful decade in the industry, this one of its kind mobile app aims to simplify the work life for everyone – be it employees, Line managers, or HR managers.
PeopleStrong Alt provides an anytime anywhere access for all employee life cycle transactions – right from attendance, payroll, claims and reimbursements on one hand , and recruitment related transactions on the other hand, including submitting employee referrals and providing interview feedback in just 30 seconds. That’s not all, the Alt has lots of options for HR and Line managers for most of their transactional activities. The most catching feature of the APP is that it truly justifies the claim of simplifying work life for employees through its “Deal of the Day” feature, which allows employees to receive unmatched discount deals every day for everything and anything – right from pizza to grocery to gifts.
Launching the App, Mr. Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman and CEO of HDFC shared that India cannot compete without digital transformation and products like the HR App are helping business to bridge the gap between talent demand and supply and helping companies take better talent decisions. He also added that capitalizing in technology and innovation along with the deep understanding of soft aspects of HR will play critical role in shaping the future of human capital in the country.
The event was also marked by the presence of eminent guests like Mr. Narotam Sekhsaria, Non Independent Director (Chairman ), Ambuja cements, and one of the most respected business personalities in India, Dr Santrupt Misra, Carbon Black Business and Director, Group Human Resources of the Aditya Birla Group, Mr. Holger Mueller, VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, a global thought leader in the space of HR technology, Dr. N S Rajan, Member Group Executive Council and Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Sons along with 100+ CXOs from leading organizations of India.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Santrupt Misra, CEO of Carbon Black Business and Director, Group HR of Aditya Birla Group shared that the current need of India is digital inclusion . He also referred to the needs for HR leaders to contribute to digital inclusion, to provide access to information for all and break the divide between the have and have-nots. In corporations, he mentioned, the digital immigrants are taking decisions on technology investments for the digital natives which creates tension as the millennials and centennials who are being hired at the workplace have very different expectations.
Holger Mueller VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research said we are on an inflection point where technology is not advancing faster than business and that creates tremendous opportunities for organizations to be ahead of the curve. Everything is getting faster across industries and next generation business processes are emerging to take human possibilities to the next level, he said.
The event also saw launch of Dr. N S Rajan’s new book dedicated on Workplace and Happiness “Quote Me If you Can” by Fr E Abraham, S.J., Director, XLRI and launch of NHRDN’s quarterly journal on the theme “Lean & Smart HR” by Mr. K Ramkumar, National President , NHRDN & Executive Director , ICICI Bank and the President of ICICI Foundation.
Speaking on the occasion , Dr. N S Rajan, said “The power of the human spirit and capability is fortified when technology serves as an enabler. In a function that touches people deeply, being able to complement what we do real time with an app is the need of the hour. It is what makes PeopleStrong’s innovation a truly relevant one “
Pankaj Bansal, Co-founder and CEO, PeopleStrong, said “With the launch of India’s first ‘for HR, by HR’ APP, the HR world will no longer remain the same. We aim to manage the worklife of a workforce which spends almost 90% of their waking hours with their phones. It is impossible to do so unless HR goes mobile. This APP is the first step in this direction and we are excited to be the first movers in this space. We are sure that this Alt will not only help in bringing time and cost efficiencies, but will also help in Transforming the HR experience.
With the Who’s Who of Indian Inc present, the evening gave a glimpse of how the future of HR and work would like and the APPortunities that would open up in the coming year!
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