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Exclusive discount of 10% for #TechHR16

My dear readers, here is an exclusive discount only for you for all the love you have for #SocialGlamor blog.

As you know, People Matters is organizing TechHR ’16. This is Asia’s largest conference where thought leaders will explore the various opportunities emerging for organizations to reinvent the talent practices by leveraging the power of technology. Given below are quick details of the conference

TechHR Conference & Exhibition
A People Matters Initiative
4th & 5th of August 2016
The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon

It is my privilege to offer you an exclusive discount code to the conference. Just use “khalidraza9”as the discount code at the registration page to avail 10% discount on the delegate. Given below are a few links for your quick reference

·  Access all information about the conference by visiting website
·  Download the conference agenda by clicking here
·  Register online by clicking here and use the discount code “khalidraza9” to get 10% discount on the registration fee.

You can reach out to the People Matters team if you need help, but remember to use my discount code!  Here are the details of the contact person from People Matters: Parul Shukla | parul.shukla@peoplematters.in | 8750096719.

I will miss the conference as I am out of India, but will chime in using #TechHR16

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IBM India Alumni welcomes all IBM India employees

Greater IBM ConnectionIn partnership with key leads in the IBM India Communications teams and our IBM India Country Lead, Khalid Raza, we have launched the IBM India Alumni Group (http://wp.me/p2kcos-1gQ).  We invite you to join the India Group of The Greater IBM Connection, IBM’s only official alumni group.  The Greater IBM Connection is a global business and professional network that brings together current and former IBMers around the world.

The Client Experience is shaped by the IBMer.  As our business model and evolving industry increasingly calls for relationship led sales, marketing, branding, and recruiting, The Greater IBM Connection provides a tremendous opportunity to tap into an influential member population of talented and highly skilled former IBMers.  The best of our alumni are clients, partners, advocates, and, most importantly, top candidates for rejoining IBM to help drive meaningful Client Experiences.  By joining The Greater IBM Connection, you can help drive meaningful Client Experiences by staying connected and engaged with these market influencers.  We hope you join and contribute today!

India Alumni Group launch announcement: http://wp.me/p2kcos-1gQ
LinkedIn India Group:  http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4832299
IBM India Alumni on IBM.COM:  www-07.ibm.com/in/ibm/greateribm/

Global:  http://www.greateribm.com

Best Regards,

Julie Yamamoto
Program Manager, Executive Project Manager/ PMP
CHQ, Communications

Free whitepaper: Social learning through communities

Is your organization looking gain value from social learning communities, but you’re not sure where to begin? IBM’s Center for Advanced Learning can help you start managing communities using practical tips and “secrets” of IBM’s own successful community managers.

Social Learning

Learning communities have become and imperative in the Learning Ecosystem and I am sharing this whitepaper on Social learning through communities. This brief paper is designed to get started with managing communities and is based on practical tips and ‘secrets’ of IBM’s Center for Advanced Learning’s own successful community managers. It focuses on

1. Social learning: what is it?
2. How to create a successful online community that enables social learning?
3. The community manager’s role
4. How to hire an effective community manager
5. Value Creation of a community
6. Measuring the success of social learning through communities

Please reply to this blog to let me know your thoughts and share your stories on how you manage communities.

How to opt out of LinkedIn Endorsements

Last few days, I have heard a lot of people getting salty about LinkedIn endorsement cobweb. And they wonder how to opt-out of LinkedIn endorsement – a gamified system, which was aimed to achieve a different result but now has become a nuisance for many, including LinkedIn. But before we move on, why don’t you tell what you think:

Personally, I do not have any reservations with its presence on my profile. In my opinion, Continue reading

What’s a MOOC and why you should know and care!

What is MOOC?

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aiming at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants.

The term MOOC was coined in 2008 during a course called “Connectivism and Connective Knowledge” that was presented to 25 tuition-paying students in Extended Education at the University of Manitoba in addition to 2,300 other students from the general public who took the online class free of charge.

Let’s look at this youtube video by Dave Cormier which explains the concept of MOOC in a very easy way..

Also I am sharing along the deck of the talk which my friend and colleague Sarah Siegel and I did yesterday on this topic

My first MOOC

Well, my first experience with MOOC was when I enrolled for a Gamification course on Coursera.org in Aug 2012 delivered by Professor Kevin Werbach, University of Pennsylvania. The course was attended by 81,000 students from over 150 countries! These are tremendous figures but wait! This is not why MOOCs are awesome. Continue reading

Where is your internal Social Strategy?

The need for social strategy.
Strategy 2014 Khalid Raza SocialGlamorA friend of mine, joined an organization recently, emailed me one day and asked me to mentor him on use of social tools within the organization and also help him create more robust SocialGlamor for him in the wider world. While chatting with him, I asked, why does he need to use these tools and his response stumped me! He wanted to use these tools to catch up with people, around him, who are using them everyday. He did not know WHY he needed to become social. He also mentioned that he does not have time for it but his leadership wants him to become social. This is more dangerous that the Cloned Social concept!

Where are we heading?
The use of social tools, like twitter, facebook, Connections, blogging etc should make us more productive, is what i understood all along, but recently the pull-push marketing has made the use these tools just a fashion statement. “Because everyone is using it, you should”, is a fallacy and will make more fatigued employees and will defeat the purpose.
Organizations need to be careful while pushing employees to use social media in the wake of becoming social business. The stress of work and then this additional task of ‘using’ social tools will hamper the productivity and natural uptake of these tools.
The focus should be on efficiency – the ability to accomplish a job with minimum effort, in least amount of time, using less resources and yet being effective.
The first question every organization should ask itself is, “Do we have a Social Strategy?” This is the starting point in creating, if there isn’t. Most of the companies are yet to reach the phase where their social strategy, if exists, compliments the Talent Strategy. These two can not be exclusive. Never! Continue reading
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