Makati City, Philippines – Last March 28, 2017, Hiring Basix (HB6) launched its new partnership with IBM Kenexa at The New World Hotel. Leading in building skills and personality tools for talent assessment, Kenexa has now revolutionized technology with IBM’s power base.

The partnership was launched through a learning event attended by HR Decision Makers from various industries. In this event, keynote speakers Gerry Plana, Investors in People Chief Executive & HR Guru and John Lim, IBM Kenexa ASEAN Leader for Workforce Science and Analytics Portfolio, passionately talked about how companies are utilizing analytics to challenge wisdom, influence behavior, thus enabling HR and business leaders to make smarter decisions, create smarter workforce that impact business outcomes.

As the global landscape changes, it is clear that HR must take the lead and not lag when it comes to being the most important strategic partner for business.

The New Age of HR

“Make important stuff measurable and not what is easiest to measure important”, cited by Plana. He talked about why data analytics and measurement are important in managing any process or function. Plana mentioned three reasons:

  1. If you don’t measure it, you don’t know what is happening.
  2. If you don’t understand it, you can’t control it.
  3. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.

HR Transformation in the Cognitive Era

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty discussed last year that cognitive era is “the era business and is the era of technology.” Basically how you integrate the newest and relevant technology with your business today.

Now, a year later, John Lim discussed that HR today is undergoing significant change due to evolving people demands, marketplace disruption and massive date overload. He said, “organizations are realizing the need to rethink HR strategies and systems that were designed for a different era.” What this mean for HR? He cited three things:

  1. Create experiences. Revise strategies for attracting, retaining and managing talent by creating “legendary” employee experiences.
  2. Enable workforce. Amplify HR transformation efforts by “spearheading game-changing initiatives” that enables employee development and build leaders who can manage dynamic employment models to foster growth.
  3. Drive business strategy. Optimize HR influence in the board room from being seen as a “cost center’ to demonstrating a real competitive advantage. Use unmatched data insights to drive fact-based decisions for tangible ROI to the business.

“Digital is the main reason just over half of the companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared from the list since the year 2000.”, Pierre Nanterme, CEO of Accenture.

To learn more about IBM Kenexa and how it can help your company, please contact Ara Del Rosario at or +63 2 8896258.

Talent Assessments play a vital role in any company’s HR Strategy. It determines whether a candidate or an existing employee is a Right Fit for a specific role. Having the right tools in place improves your chances of avoiding hiring mistakes exponentially, which costs a lot. So why test your luck in choosing the right person to hire or promote? At Hiring Basix (HB6), we offer high-value & scalable globally recognised tools to address your specific screening requirements. We partner with global assessment solution providers IBM, Genesys, Prevue & British Council to offer the best tools developed from years of in-depth global research and testing.

Whether you need Assessments for Recruitment and Selection, Talent Development and Retention or Succession Planning, we’re sure to have the best tools for your need.

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We are interested to learn more about your company’s needs. Talk to us today and we will design the best-fit HR solutions for you.
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