In the startup ecosystem, HR has often been at the bottom of the pyramid, usually overlooked and majorly outsourced. Although the “recruiting” arm of HR has got its fair share of limelight and the first one to go online, the remainder of the HR functions often falls to the wayside. However, change is inevitable, and we have seen the investment activity pick up in the so-called “prosthetic” arms of HR, like training, talent assessment, performance management, compensation & benefits etc.
As HR moved from paper to digital, information to analytics, subjective to objective decision making, and the conventional to new age skills, we started to see the entire bio-network of organisations trying to solve various HR problems using technology in a more creative way than the other. This is when we started to see IITians jump in.