The role of HR has changed due to digitalization. Until recently, HR systems were following periodic cycles, whereas now review and feedback is possible in real-time through interactive software and cloud based applications. These days there’s a requirement of a new breed of HR professional that possess the skills to transform the work environment to a more digitally organized system.
Aditya Malik, CEO, Talentedge said, “A growing trend in the last few years has been observed; an increasing number of working professionals opting for online courses, with an aim to acquire new skills and competencies to remain relevant especially in the human resource management. The overall business landscape has led to changing role of HR in a firm. HR today has to give more strategic inputs in business with focusing talent acquisition, talent development and productivity. We have proudly partnered with XLRI and SHRM to provide these courses.”
Basis an observation made for online course trends in India it came to light that students enrolled in HR certificate courses from Southern India saw an increase of more than 50% this year as compared to last. Additionally, post-graduates opting for talent management courses have seen a year on year growth of 20%. A recent demand of skill development in a working professional even after 20 years of experience has generated the need for them to pursue flexible online courses. Undergraduates are seen opting for generic high value HR courses in lieu of an MBA. Thus, coupling the preferences of UG’s with 20+ years of experience and recent UG’s for generic HR courses leads to a further increase in this category.