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Study reveals awkward questions 90% employees face during interviews

Study reveals awkward questions 90% employees face during interviews

HRKatha News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A TimesJobs study shows that 80 percent female and 60 percent male respondents admit to having faced inconvenient questions during interviews.

Industry-academia partnership can bridge India’s skill gaps: IBM study

Industry-academia partnership can bridge India’s skill gaps: IBM study

Lipi Agrawal | New Delhi | Monday, 26 June 2017

More than half the surveyed professionals feel that a strong connect between industry and academia is still missing.

In Asia-Pacific, 88 per cent of companies plan to put their fresh MBA hires in HR

In Asia-Pacific, 88 per cent of companies plan to put their fresh MBA hires in HR

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 23 June 2017

Globally, one-quarter of employers who plan to hire recent MBA graduates are willing to pay a premium salary for specialised MBA programs.

Mumbai is more expensive than Paris & Berlin

Mumbai is more expensive than Paris & Berlin

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 22 June 2017

In Mumbai, over the last few years, prices of expat food items such as cheese, butter, fish and meat have increased significantly besides the high cost of transportation.

Out of 9,009 directors in NSE-listed companies only 597 are women

Out of 9,009 directors in NSE-listed companies only 597 are women

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 15 June 2017

A joint study by Deloitte, BCIC and TISS reveals that corporate India has failed to identify and nurture the right women talent for directorship.

Hiring scene hits all time low in 12 years: Down from 35% to 14%

Hiring scene hits all time low in 12 years: Down from 35% to 14%

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 14 June 2017

This is contrary to the situation a few quarters back in Q4, 2016, when India led the pack among 43 countries, ahead of Japan and Taiwan.

Not ‘technology’ but ‘culture’ a roadblock in digital transformation of organisations

Not ‘technology’ but ‘culture’ a roadblock in digital transformation of organisations

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Friday, 09 June 2017

When it comes to digital transformation of organisations, employees and the leadership are on different tangents.

Skills main consideration in shortlisting candidates: Survey

Skills main consideration in shortlisting candidates: Survey

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 07 June 2017

About 40 per cent of recruiters reveal that the best way to catch the eye of a recruiter is to highlight the skills relevant to the job offered

Distant dream: Survey reveals only 10% companies have on-site day care

Distant dream: Survey reveals only 10% companies have on-site day care

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Tuesday, 06 June 2017

According to the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017, organisations are expected to implement the creche benefit clause by July 1.

India Inc. adapting robotics faster than other countries: Randstad study

India Inc. adapting robotics faster than other countries: Randstad study

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 02 June 2017

The impact can be seen on jobs and there will be a spurt in hiring in IT/technology and marketing.

Employees & employers are diagonally opposite on ‘work from home’

Employees & employers are diagonally opposite on ‘work from home’

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 24 May 2017

According to a survey done by TimesJobs, while 90 percent of the respondent employees were keen to work from home, 75 percent of the respondent employers weren’t comfortable with the idea.

Organisations shift focus from talent acquisition to talent retention & performance

Organisations shift focus from talent acquisition to talent retention & performance

| | Friday, 19 May 2017

Longer-term of new hires instead of simply measuring the efforts of the hiring process is priority now.

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What’s CHRO’s expectations, capabilities, shortcomings and reasons for quitting

HRK News Bureau | Kolkata | Friday, 28 April 2017

As the HR function becomes more strategic and high profile, HR professionals need to step up their game when it comes to business insights and achieving results.

How you fare on company review platforms determines what talent you attract: Study

How you fare on company review platforms determines what talent you attract: Study

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Professionals nowadays carefully review any job opportunity by scanning company reviews to assess the reputation of the organisation and the career growth offered before deciding to join 

Cycling or walking to work lowers risk of cancer, heart diseases: Study

Cycling or walking to work lowers risk of cancer, heart diseases: Study

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 21 April 2017

Cycling to work reduces risk of cancer and heart disease by 45 per cent and 46 per cent respectively

Women outnumber men at workplace in Mizoram

Women outnumber men at workplace in Mizoram

HRK News Bureau | Kolkata | Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A recent survey conducted by the Mizoram Presbyterian Church’s Synod Social Front has revealed that there are more women than men, even in abattoirs and stone quarries.

Making fun of your juniors encourages indiscipline in the team

Making fun of your juniors encourages indiscipline in the team

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A survey reveals that bosses who make fun of their subordinates or use aggressive humour are taken less seriously by the team and may encourage disobedience.

30% increase in demand for CXOs & senior professionals

30% increase in demand for CXOs & senior professionals

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Demand for those with over 20 years of experience has seen a tremendous rise in March, whereas overall hiring rose by a mere one per cent.

Double digit increment expected for pharma, retail, ITES, A&M, consumer goods & automobile

Double digit increment expected for pharma, retail, ITES, A&M, consumer goods & automobile

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 06 April 2017

The average salary increase across sectors is expected to be 9.7 per cent in this fiscal, 6 points less than the actual figure of last fiscal.

It’s appalling how most companies hire women directors only to comply

It’s appalling how most companies hire women directors only to comply

Lipi Agrawal | New Delhi | Friday, 31 March 2017

The need to comply seems to have become a stronger driver of gender diversity than the belief that it adds value or creates the brand image of a progressive organisation.

Do you agree? : Business Execs view talent scarcity more acutely than HR: Mercer Study

Do you agree? : Business Execs view talent scarcity more acutely than HR: Mercer Study

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 23 March 2017

Despite organisations’ plans to transform, HR leaders do not have organisation or job redesign on their list of priorities for 2017

Talent acquisition far away from business objectives: Study

Talent acquisition far away from business objectives: Study

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Thursday, 16 March 2017

Talent acquisition professionals shy away from using the latest tools and technology that could empower them to get aligned with business objectives and it’s a big opportunity loss.

Top 10 challenges working women face worldwide

Top 10 challenges working women face worldwide

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 10 March 2017

Lack of work–life balance, familial issues, childcare and workplace harassment are the topmost challenges for working women worldwide.

Now study connects love-making with employee happiness

Now study connects love-making with employee happiness

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 08 March 2017

College of business under the Oregon State University conducted a survey among 159 married employees every day for two weeks. The married couples were asked to complete two brief surveys each day.

Filling leadership positions, a massive challenge in India

Filling leadership positions, a massive challenge in India

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 15 February 2017

78 per cent of HR decision-makers in India say that it’s difficult to fill leadership positions in their organisations.

GenZ decoded by GenY

GenZ decoded by GenY

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Monday, 13 February 2017

91 per cent of millennials in India believe that those aged 18 or younger, will have a constructive impact on the workplace.

Challenges, not salary, prompt people to look for new jobs: Korn Ferry

Challenges, not salary, prompt people to look for new jobs: Korn Ferry

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Tuesday, 07 February 2017

Around 73 per cent of the respondents of a survey in January said they would look for a new job for the sake of challenging roles.

Business travel, a sought after perk; preferred over high salary

Business travel, a sought after perk; preferred over high salary

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Monday, 06 February 2017

A study reveals that in the past year, 67 per cent of Indian business travellers have extended their business trips, to a different city or country, beating the global average of only 49 per cent.

Fear Factors @ work

Fear Factors @ work

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Gen X and Gen Y have been working together for a few years. With Gen Z at the cusp of joining the gang, what’s the new workplace like?

More women employees open to working on holidays, than men: TimesJobs Study

More women employees open to working on holidays, than men: TimesJobs Study

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 25 January 2017

65 per cent women employees in India Inc. say they are happy with their current work-life balance while only 40 per cent men feel the same way.

India low on employment elasticity: ASSOCHAM

India low on employment elasticity: ASSOCHAM

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Employment elasticity provides the extent to which employment can increase due to an increase in GDP.

India shockingly low on talent competitiveness in the digitalised world: INSEAD GTCI report

India shockingly low on talent competitiveness in the digitalised world: INSEAD GTCI report

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 19 January 2017

Among the highly developed and talent-ready countries, Switzerland, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States top the list.

CEOs believe technology will add more jobs, commoners disagree: PwC Survey

CEOs believe technology will add more jobs, commoners disagree: PwC Survey

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 18 January 2017

42 percent Indian CEOs expect the global economic growth to improve over the next 12 months.

Organisations still callous about Vishakha guidelines: Shocking revelations on sexual harassment at work

Organisations still callous about Vishakha guidelines: Shocking revelations on sexual harassment at work

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 06 January 2017

The recent survey on sexual harassment at workplace, conducted by the Indian National Bar Association (INBA) revealed that 38 per cent women had faced sexual harassment at workplace and 70 per cent of victims do not even report the same.

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Demand surges for mid-level professionals

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 05 January 2017

The state of hiring also varied as per sectors. For instance, sectors such as IT, BPO/ITeS, automobile, BFSI and healthcare sectors mostly hired for the mid-level, while manufacturing and retail sectors hired mostly at junior levels.

Wider pay gap leads to slower economic growth - ILO

Wider pay gap leads to slower economic growth - ILO

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 28 December 2016

In India, the top 10 per cent take away around 42.7 per cent of the total wages, whereas the share of the bottom 50 per cent is only 17.1 per cent.

Believe it or not: Excel still most popular tool for talent acquisition

Believe it or not: Excel still most popular tool for talent acquisition

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Around 40 per cent of organisations still rely on ‘MS Excel’ as a primary tool to measure and manage pre-hires.

Who should be hired: the quicker morningers or accurate night owls?

Who should be hired: the quicker morningers or accurate night owls?

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The results of this Attention Network Test could challenge the education system and human resources management in certain areas.

Why most employees are unhappy with their HR Departments

Why most employees are unhappy with their HR Departments

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Thursday, 15 December 2016

Employees confide that delays in resolutions and poor employee relations are key reasons for their dissatisfaction with their organisation's HR departments.

Asia including India, leads the real salary growth pack, despite high inflation

Asia including India, leads the real salary growth pack, despite high inflation

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Regardless of the 5.2 per cent inflation, the effective average salary increase in India will be 4.8 per cent – the 7th best in the world.

PSUs and Defence witness record hiring growth in November: Monster Employment Index

PSUs and Defence witness record hiring growth in November: Monster Employment Index

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 09 December 2016

The Government/PSU/Defence sector recorded a significant growth in online hiring in November according to the Monster Employment Index.

Three reasons, why gender pay gap widens with age

Three reasons, why gender pay gap widens with age

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Monday, 28 November 2016

Gender pay gap is smallest among young and early-career workers, growing steadily with age into mid- and late career.

CEOs value technology more than their workforce: Korn Ferry Study

CEOs value technology more than their workforce: Korn Ferry Study

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 22 November 2016

There is a lack of top-leader confidence in the value of people in their organisations, as compared to the value of technology and tangible assets, which is much higher.

India to see a 10 per cent salary increase in 2017: Willis Towers Watson Survey

India to see a 10 per cent salary increase in 2017: Willis Towers Watson Survey

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 16 November 2016

India’s 2017 projected salary increase is the highest among developed and key emerging markets in Asia Pacific, with a strong focus on high performers.

There’s more to employee wellbeing than just engagement: Xerox

There’s more to employee wellbeing than just engagement: Xerox

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 11 November 2016

Wellbeing is a bouquet of physical, mental and financial health, any of which can adversely impact employee productivity.

How Indian companies are embracing freelance economy

How Indian companies are embracing freelance economy

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Thursday, 27 October 2016

Organisations are hiring independent professionals with high-quality talent and expertise for short bursts and specific purposes, only to fulfil key initiatives.

Home-grown companies surpass MNCs in usage of psychometric assessments

Home-grown companies surpass MNCs in usage of psychometric assessments

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Thursday, 20 October 2016

More Indian companies require the precision of such assessment techniques in identifying, retaining and developing the right talent.

Automation to impact 69% jobs in India: World Bank research

Automation to impact 69% jobs in India: World Bank research

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 06 October 2016

A strong focus on skilling human capital to keep pace with the changes that automation brings, will save people from being swept away by the high tide of automation

Only 5% employers confident of having more women at CXO levels

Only 5% employers confident of having more women at CXO levels

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Lack of talent, lesser development opportunities and gender bias keep women from reaching the top.

Randstad survey sees talent analytics and flexi-working as the future

Randstad survey sees talent analytics and flexi-working as the future

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 28 September 2016

These will be the key factors in sourcing, nurturing and retaining talent in the coming times.

Why India needs to re-engineer the skill ecosystem

Why India needs to re-engineer the skill ecosystem

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 21 September 2016

To meet an incremental requirement of skilling 110 million additional workers by 2022, India will have to rethink its skilling capacities for the existing and future workforce

India has bright hiring plans for 2017: Michael Page Survey

India has bright hiring plans for 2017: Michael Page Survey

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 07 September 2016

The Salary and Employment Outlook by Michael Page states that 76 per cent of Indian companies are expecting to increase their headcount in the next 12 months

What’s your stress type?

What’s your stress type?

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Friday, 02 September 2016

'Guardians' and 'integrators' are more stressed at work in comparison to 'drivers' and 'pioneers'.

Smartphones reduce productivity says a study

Smartphones reduce productivity says a study

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Thursday, 01 September 2016

Performance is directly proportional to the distance between smartphone and the worker.

Does age really matter at the workplace?

Does age really matter at the workplace?

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 30 August 2016

In this age of digital disruption, how significant is age in effective business leadership? 

Highly skilled freelancers earn Rs 46,000 or more per day

Highly skilled freelancers earn Rs 46,000 or more per day

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 12 August 2016

The compensation rises to Rs 33,000 and Rs 46,000 per day as professionals move from the 10-20 to the 20 and above experience stage, after which the growth rate declines.

Financial stress leading to employees’ loss of productivity

Financial stress leading to employees’ loss of productivity

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Thursday, 11 August 2016

The Global Benefits Attitudes Survey found that over 50 per cent of Indian employees worry about their future financial state and feel that these concerns affect their work.

What matters most when you hire a new employee?

Employees across generations seek higher take-home pay

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 22 July 2016

While take-home salary has emerged as the common preferred salary component, there are distinct differences in other perks desired.

How to fight technological unemployment

How to fight technological unemployment

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 15 July 2016

Technological disruptions demand that business and HR leaders stay abreast of technological advancements to avoid technological unemployment.

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Indian workforce: More confident about ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Automation’ than US, UK and South Africa

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Around 80% of Indian respondents were confident that they have the skills to work abroad, however 40 per cent of them also worry about ‘brain drain’.

How to identify the corporate ‘fraudster’

How to identify the corporate ‘fraudster’

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Indian fraudsters are younger in age and initiate acts of fraud much earlier in their careers, use technology to complete the act, are high performers, are driven by personal greed and more often act in groups.

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Indians tend to work long hours; men for ‘influence’ & women for ‘promotion’

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Friday, 10 June 2016

Around 76 per cent of the respondents cited ‘prospect of a higher income’ as the primary reason to work long hours. ‘Promotion’ emerged as the second most important factor with 55 per cent votes, while ‘personal development’ came in next with 42 per cent votes.

How men and women perceive awards: Survey

How men and women perceive awards: Survey

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 03 June 2016

Men focus on the cash components of the rewards program, women tend to view it as a complete package.

CEOs believe talent acquisition and organisational values are co-related: Survey

CEOs believe talent acquisition and organisational values are co-related: Survey

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 02 June 2016

CEOs increasingly believe that people want to support and work for organisations they can trust, with values that mirror their own.

Reasons behind widening gender pay gap in India

Reasons behind widening gender pay gap in India

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Preference given to male workers while recruiting or promoting to senior roles, and the career-breaks women take for certain personal and societal reasons are the primary causes behind this gap.

How Indian companies fare against G2000 companies

How Indian companies fare against G2000 companies

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Monday, 16 May 2016

India Inc. should focus on inclusion, diversity and strengthening of core talent-management practices.

Rising business outlook gives a push to employment outlook

Rising business outlook gives a push to employment outlook

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 12 May 2016

This appreciable improvement in hiring sentiment comes on the back of the optimistic consumer-focussed sectors. These businesses foresee more disposable money in the hands of consumers —thanks to consumer confidence owing to increased income levels.

Undermining HCM risks is a bigger threat

Undermining HCM risks is a bigger threat

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 26 April 2016

‘State of Human Capital Risk in India’ study reveals that although 62 per cent companies in the country realise the urgency of HCR at the board level, only 33 per cent have a formally-defined risk mitigation or control strategy in place.

 

Engagement without purpose is a futile exercise

Engagement without purpose is a futile exercise

Ananya Roy | HRKatha | Gainesville | Thursday, 07 April 2016

Socially responsible organisations are more attractive and engaging workplaces for employees across hierarchies 

 

Sexual harassment cases mishandled by organisations: Deloitte Survey

Sexual harassment cases mishandled by organisations: Deloitte Survey

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Tuesday, 05 April 2016

It is common for companies to try and wriggle out of the situation and avoid legal processes, instead of being compassionate with the complainant. In fact, they even tactically encourage the complainant to reconcile or quit.

Adverse effects of informal employee referral programmes

Adverse effects of informal employee referral programmes

Ananya Roy | HRKatha | Gainesville | Monday, 28 March 2016

Referred employees hit the ground running but eventually join the complacent herd.

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India Inc.’s bottom lines recede due to inadequate hiring

Ananya Roy | HRKatha | Gainesville, FL | Monday, 21 March 2016

Companies seek to fill up specialised workforce deficit, propose sweeter compensation deals.

A woman doesn’t need to be a man to succeed at work

A woman doesn’t need to be a man to succeed at work

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 11 March 2016

There are leadership differences between men and women, which make for gender diversity in the workplace.

 

High emotional intelligence makes women better coaches, mentors, leaders, managers & team workers

High emotional intelligence makes women better coaches, mentors, leaders, managers & team workers

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 10 March 2016

A Korn Ferry Hay Group study reveals that women outperform men on emotional intelligence competencies.

How digital fluency will bring more women to the workplace?

How digital fluency will bring more women to the workplace?

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 07 March 2016

In a recent study by Accenture, nearly three-quarters of the respondents – men and women alike – said that “the digital world will empower our daughters".

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Prepare to redesign organisational structure: Deloitte

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 04 March 2016

The digital world of work is forcing radical changes in organisational structures and talent strategies.

Salaries of postgraduates grow faster than that of graduates: Korn Ferry Hay Group

Salaries of postgraduates grow faster than that of graduates: Korn Ferry Hay Group

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Thursday, 25 February 2016

While salaries of postgraduates grew by 68 per cent in three years, they increased by only 57 per cent for graduates.

Best cities to work: Chennai & Hyderabad

Best cities to work: Chennai & Hyderabad

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 25 February 2016

As per Mercer’s survey, Indian cities are safer than most cities in South Asia with Chennai at the top. Hyderabad tops the list in terms of quality of living.

Increments to stay stable at 10.3%

Increments to stay stable at 10.3%

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 18 February 2016

Startups and companies in their early stages will continue to provide maximum increments in order to retain and attract talent. 

IT sector highest paid followed by BFSI; Manufacturing gets a raw deal

IT sector highest paid followed by BFSI; Manufacturing gets a raw deal

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Ironically, IT employees remain dissatisfied despite being the highest paid.

It’s ‘people first’ even in digital economy

It’s ‘people first’ even in digital economy

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 04 February 2016

According to Accenture – global technology trends report, companies that equip employees, partners and consumers with new skills can fully capitalise on innovations.

Why do Indians want to retire early?

Why do Indians want to retire early?

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Tuesday, 02 February 2016

While 61 % of the workforce in India wishes to retire in the next five years, 59 per cent cite work- related pressure as the primary reason for doing so.

Women@work: 6Ps of effective gender diversity strategy

Women@work: 6Ps of effective gender diversity strategy

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Friday, 29 January 2016

Women thrive when there is an alignment between the individual and the organisation. Only then can one break through the inertia and advance women at the workplace.

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How does HR fare against other functions?

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 28 January 2016

When on equal footing with leaders from other functions, where do HR leaders stumble?

Biology dictates work performance, not rewards

Biology dictates work performance, not rewards

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 19 January 2016

A study indicates that many companies are not only causing unnecessary stress to their employees, but also wasting money on ineffective bonus schemes. 

Mercer predicts an average salary increase of 10.5 per cent in 2016

Mercer predicts an average salary increase of 10.5 per cent in 2016

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 15 January 2016

The biggest challenge for organisations is to retain employees as attrition increases from 10.3 per cent to 12.6 per cent between 2014 and 2015.

Leadership development pipeline: Where’s the bottleneck?

Leadership development pipeline: Where’s the bottleneck?

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 18 December 2015

Only 17 per cent of those surveyed by Korn Ferry are confident that their organisations have the right leadership aligned with their strategic priorities.

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Salary hike: India ranks 4th in the world at 10.3%

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Thursday, 10 December 2015

Even if India’s inflation rate of 6.4 per cent is factored in, the real wage increase will be 4.7 per cent, implying double the growth rate of 2015.  

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ESOPs: How receptive and effective are they?

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 03 December 2015

A sizeable part of India Inc. considers ESOPs as a great motivational tool and performance enhancer. While 41 per cent have successfully tested it as a motivational tool, almost 10 per cent confirm its effectiveness as a tool for increasing profitability.

Short Stint: Blame it on ‘Onboarding’

Short Stint: Blame it on ‘Onboarding’

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 20 November 2015

An alarming 31 per cent of new joinees quit their jobs within the first six months —a huge loss of revenue for organisations. How can organisations check this?

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Next qtr will see more hiring and firing: Survey

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Around 38 per cent of participating companies plan to fire managerial-level employees, while there will be only 29 per cent reduction in the workforce in the current quarter. Speed of hiring is expected to go up from 62 to 88 per cent.

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Finally aptitude takes precedence over experience in hiring

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 17 November 2015

New age companies have brought in a change in mindset and forced recruiters to rethink.

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What’s the priority for BFSI employees?

HRK News Bureau | Mumbai | Friday, 30 October 2015

Around 29 per cent of the respondents rated the size of the company as the most important factor while joining or switching companies, whereas 27 per cent felt career prospects was the topmost priority.

Low hiring budgets pushing recruiters towards employee referrals for quality hires

Low hiring budgets pushing recruiters towards employee referrals for quality hires

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 28 October 2015

While hiring volume has remained stagnant, the budget for recruiting solutions has dropped, leading talent acquisition officers to rely on employee referrals and employee retention.

Finding right talent: A major challenge for startups

Finding right talent: A major challenge for startups

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Mid- and senior-level employees at startups are lured by MNCs with better salaries,  bigger brand tags and job security.

Why India ranks last in retirement system

Why India ranks last in retirement system

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Increasing workforce participation of older workers is considered to be good for the economy as well as individuals.