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IAOP thought leaders expect Artificial Intelligence (AI), Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), talent, and the economy to be prevalent themes this year. While these are familiar conversations, expect the narrative to differ in 2024.

Although AI will continue to advance at an exhilarating speed, the technology must slow down to become more responsible. Regulations will be on the rise for ESG. The global skills shortage will widen, and the economy will be a top concern.  Read on to learn what IAOP’s Strategic Advisory Board members see on the horizon. 



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 Public Article Employee Benefits Study - An India GCC View 2024 | India has become the global hub for Global Capability Centers (GCCs), hosting over 1,600 of them and employing 1.6 million people. However, with this exponential growth comes a new challenge: a fierce talent war. GCCs must enhance their talent strategies, especially in offering robust employee benefits. In a cyclical talent market, those failing to do so risk losing out on top talent when the market shifts. With a diverse workforce comprising Gen Z, Millennials, and older generations, inclusive benefits packages are crucial. Embracing the gig economy and adapting to hybrid work models are key strategies outlined in the report "Employee Benefits Study – An India GCC View," offering actionable insights for staying competitive. More »

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 Public Article How can Enterprises unlock value from Indian AI Start-Up Ecosystem? | Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption by enterprises is imperative, with India's significant talent pool. Leveraging innovative solutions from Indian AI start-ups can bridge skill gaps. The Indian start-up ecosystem, particularly in DeepTech, has grown significantly, securing substantial funding. Sectors like EnterpriseTech and HealthTech have seen notable AI-driven innovations. Despite being at a nascent stage, government initiatives and investor interest are driving the growth of AI start-ups in India. Enterprises can collaborate with start-ups through co-creation, partnerships, or acquisitions to drive mutual growth. This strategic partnership promises to reshape industries and lead global technological advancements. More »

 Public Article India’s Global Leap: Why Global Organizations set up Global Capability Centers in India? | India's journey to becoming a global hub for Global Capability Centers (GCCs) began in 1985, fueled by a talented workforce and a culture of innovation. Major companies like IBM were drawn to the potential, and over time, GCCs matured from basic support to driving global innovation across diverse sectors. Today, over 1.6 million professionals contribute to this thriving industry, nurtured by a strong foundation of STEM education, quality standards, and visionary leadership. This sets the stage for even greater roles, with 20,000 professionals poised to join maturing GCCs by 2030. India's success is further bolstered by a robust framework, a mature ecosystem with rapid development, and supportive government policies. The growing confidence of MNCs, attracted by the vast talent pool and low risk/cost environment, makes India an irresistible choice for global expansion. From its humble beginnings, India has transformed into a talent and innovation hotspot, offering a compelling proposition for global organizations seeking to expand their footprint. More »


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