ASK Group

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Busi­ness Re­quire­ment

The chal­lenge be­fore the com­pany was aptly put as “ASK Group won’t be able to meet its ag­gres­sive growth goals with­out hir­ing the right peo­ple, cul­ti­vat­ing them as­sid­u­ously—and hold­ing them ac­count­able to the firm’s very high per­for­mance stan­dards”, by Leena Wakankar, the Mum­bai-based firm’s chief peo­ple of­fi­cer.

So­lu­tion De­ploy­ment

Work­ing with In­dian part­ner Al­timetrik, ASK de­ployedOr­a­cle HCM Cloud’s core HR, time and la­bor, and ab­sence man­age­ment mod­ules in the short span of eight weeks (earn­ing Wakankar and her team Or­a­cle’s “Ex­press Lane” HCM Cloud Ru­bies Award). Since com­plet­ing that ini­tial de­ploy­ment in Septem­ber 2016, ASK has gone live with the cloud ap­pli­ca­tion suite’s goals and per­for­mance man­age­ment, com­pen­sa­tion, ca­reer and suc­ces­sion plan­ning, data an­a­lyt­ics/re­port­ing, and ex­pense man­age­ment mod­ules.

So­lu­tion Ben­e­fit

ASK man­agers can now ac­cess and up­date em­ployee goals, per­for­mance, train­ing, and other in­for­ma­tion from any desk­top or mo­bile de­vice, whether or not they’re in the of­fice. As such, man­agers are en­cour­aged to give their peo­ple reg­u­lar, per­son­al­ized feed­back via sched­uled catch-up calls, in-per­son meetings, and stop-by con­ver­sa­tions so that they know ex­actly where they stand. The year- end per­for­mance ap­praisal then be­comes a cul­mi­na­tion of the real-time feed­back that pre­ceded it, not a sin­gu­lar event.

Or­a­cle HCM Cloud ap­pli­ca­tions have helped four-per­son team raise its pro­duc­tiv­ity by as much as 50%, as they now spend much less time manag­ing Ex­cel spread­sheets, down­load­ing data, and recheck­ing data and more time pro­vid­ing HR ad­vice and part­ner­ing with other busi­ness units. What’s more, se­nior man­age­ment has more faith in the HR data con­tained in the Or­a­cle ap­pli­ca­tions, be­cause it isn’t be­ing pieced to­gether and re-in­put from mul­ti­ple sources, she says.

In an In­dian econ­omy grow­ing 7% to 9% a year, ASK will need a va­ri­ety of pro­duc­tiv­ity-boost­ing tech tools to meet or ex­ceed its own bullish growth plans.

“The eq­ui­ties mar­ket is go­ing to burst, is what we feel. We be­lieve that the next 10 years will be­long to In­dia, and hence, we want to be a part of the story. We want to build our or­ga­ni­za­tion into a world-class in­sti­tu­tion, and that can­not hap­pen with­out tech­nol­ogy.” LEENA WAKANKAR, Chief Peo­ple Of­fi­cer, Ask Group

“Non-per­for­mance can­not be tol­er­ated. We need heavy­weights who are go­ing to get you that much larger AUM [as­sets un­der man­age­ment], and they have to turn it around much faster.” ROB PRESTON, Ed­i­to­rial Di­rec­tor, Or­a­cle’s Con­tent Cen­tral Or­ga­ni­za­tion

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