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Case Analysis: Are employee referral policies fair enough?

Case Analysis: Are employee referral policies fair enough?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Industry leaders share their perspectives on a case that involves glitches in the employee referral process.

Top 5 essential skills for a recruiter

Top 5 essential skills for a recruiter

HRK News Bureau | Bengaluru | Monday, 05 June 2017

Recruiters should embrace new skills to keep pace with the fast-changing workplace.

How HRBPs as scrum masters can drive the business

How HRBPs as scrum masters can drive the business

Bhrigu Joshi | New Delhi | Wednesday, 19 April 2017

For those who are new to scrum, it is a framework, which helps the team to work iteratively and incrementally with shorter feedback loops. 

3 Es for a digitally enabled and engaged workforce in 2017: Vaijayanti Naik

3 Es for a digitally enabled and engaged workforce in 2017: Vaijayanti Naik

Vaijayanti Naik | Mumbai | Friday, 20 January 2017

At the heart of people engagement is a feeling of accomplishment that employees carry; an enhanced sense of self and of being a productive contributor to the organisation.

7 HR trends that will dominate the insurance sector in 2017: Sriharsha Achar

7 HR trends that will dominate the insurance sector in 2017: Sriharsha Achar

Sriharsha Achar | New Delhi | Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Customer expectations for how they will interact with their insurers are also on a constant rise. This makes it critical to evaluate and tackle the associated human capital challenges.

2017 HR Trends: Performance & Rewards: AI & predictive data brings in confidence: Rajesh Padmanabhan

2017 HR Trends: Performance & Rewards: AI & predictive data brings in confidence: Rajesh Padmanabhan

Rajesh Padmanabhan | Mumbai | Tuesday, 03 January 2017

Approaches that will change the way we look at the interventions in terms of cultural relevance, functional expertise and competency building.

10 talent trends of 2017: Adil Malia

10 talent trends of 2017: Adil Malia

Adil Malia | Mumbai | Thursday, 29 December 2016

Couple of days to go and ten trends that organisations need, to get future smart and future ready in 2017.

Perceptual Error: Missing link of Union-Management relationship

Perceptual Error: Missing link of Union-Management relationship

PH Singh | New Delhi | Monday, 24 October 2016

Any right can only be demanded in return for duty, and that has to be understood by the employees as well as the management.

The magic in digitising employee on-boarding

The magic in digitising employee on-boarding

Bharath Ramakrishnan | Mumbai | Thursday, 25 August 2016

Streamlining employee on-boarding with digital technologies not only makes the process more interesting and engaging, it also infuses more trust for the organisation within the new joinees.

George Anders & Abhijit Bhaduri

How the war for talent has moved to non-technical jobs?

Abhijit Bhaduri | Wipro | Bengaluru | Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Abhijit Bhaduri, chief learning officer, Wipro, in a conversation with George Anders, popular American business journalist and author of four books, on why a qualification in liberal arts is gaining importance in the corporate world, especially in IT companies.

Mindfulness@workplace: happier people, better results

Mindfulness@workplace: happier people, better results

Bharath Ramakrishnan | Mumbai | Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Mindfulness is emerging as a high interest area in companies worldwide as a way to encourage employees and managers to be more balanced and productive at work.

IR management needs to be professionalised

IR management needs to be professionalised

PH Singh | New Delhi | Wednesday, 02 March 2016

It is important to build a charming professional culture in an organisation. Professionalism is nothing but swimming in tandem with the natural rhythm of ‘cause and effect’.

Why self-discipline is a must in IR

Why self-discipline is a must in IR

PH Singh | New Delhi | Thursday, 11 February 2016

Many IR managers feel that these manipulations are necessary to manage people in varied situations, with varying needs, egos and greed. But it is absurd to believe that such manipulations and negativity can yield positive results.

How vested interests mar industrial relations

How vested interests mar industrial relations

PH Singh | New Delhi | Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The prime vested interest of company executives is to rule at will – egocentrism. However, the vested interest of the union leaders is to satisfy their social and self-esteem needs. These are the raw motives, to overcome which and to develop behavioural compatibility between both the agencies, two measures need to be established—a defined transactional system, and constant interpersonal communication. 

The 6D framework of HR analytics

The 6D framework of HR analytics

V. Vijaya | Tiruchirappalli | Wednesday, 20 January 2016

HR Analytics is the most challenging among different types of analytics as it involves both the hard and the soft data points.

How digital mindset can transform HR

How digital mindset can transform HR

Anuranjita Kumar | Mumbai | Monday, 18 January 2016

Digitisation has emerged as a key disruptor and game-changer, with enterprises leveraging the integration of big data, cloud computing and mobile, and smart technology becoming a key business priority. 

Why the future will be different for telecom sector?

Why the future will be different for telecom sector?

Srikanth Balachandran | New Delhi | Thursday, 14 January 2016

Mobile services have been around in India for 20 years. What they have done to the country is nothing less than transformational. The network effect on India’s social and economic fabric is immeasurable. Its impact on personal living styles and family relationships is intense. And there is more to come! The future is going to be very different. For employees in this sector, it will all be about ‘jobs never done before. Here is a parallel drawn between telecom and startups.

New Year Special: Gender diversity to take centre stage in 2016

New Year Special: Gender diversity to take centre stage in 2016

Richa Tripathi | Mumbai | Wednesday, 13 January 2016

New technologies, data analytics and social networks are expected to have a deeper impact on how people communicate, collaborate and work. Are organisations prepared for the new workplace? 

New Year Special: Will talent demand meet infra boom?

New Year Special: Will talent demand meet infra boom?

Lalit Kar | Mumbai | Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The infrastructure industry is ready for a boom—both from the government policy front, and due to heavy investment from the private sector. But where is the talent in India to execute these projects?

New Year Special: Global impact on India’s people business in 2016

New Year Special: Global impact on India’s people business in 2016

Richard Lobo | Bengaluru | Monday, 11 January 2016

Enhanced security concerns across the world in response to terror; a possible slowdown in growth economies as well as subdued oil prices will all have a role to play in how business is shaped this year. This will have a deep impact on the amount of leverage the people function will have.

New Year Special: Questioning the age-old practices in HR: 2016

New Year Special: Questioning the age-old practices in HR: 2016

Yuvaraj Srivastava | New Delhi | Thursday, 07 January 2016

Traditional, copybook HR practices are fast outliving their relevance and some of the HR beliefs and practices need to be shunned this year.

New Year Special: How should a leader strategise in 2016?

New Year Special: How should a leader strategise in 2016?

Adil Malia | Mumbai | Tuesday, 05 January 2016

An analysis, on upcoming challenges in ‘Strategic People Management’ which people leaders will have to gear for this year.

New Year Special: Culture Milieu: 2016

New Year Special: Culture Milieu: 2016

Ganesh Shermon | Toronto | Monday, 28 December 2015

How the organisational culture could change in 2016 and impact people and companies.

How is HR analytics changing people management?

How is HR analytics changing people management?

Vinay Ravindran | Hyderabad | Thursday, 24 December 2015

It is developing an engaged, agile and flexible workforce by making use of data to obtain valuable insights on the employees.

New Year Special: Disruptions in HR: 2016

New Year Special: Disruptions in HR: 2016

Rajesh Padmanabhan | Mumbai | Wednesday, 23 December 2015

As the end of the year 2015 approaches, it is time to think of the HR disruptions and innovations one is likely to see in 2016, and beyond. One may not have the perfect handle of all changes happening but directionally these are some of the likely occurrences.

New Year Special: The Learning Zodiac: 2016

New Year Special: The Learning Zodiac: 2016

Abhijit Bhaduri | Bengaluru | Tuesday, 22 December 2015

As the new year starts knocking on the door, there will be predictions galore. So, here is what Abhijit Bhaduri thinks could be the future of learning for each sun sign. Pun Intended, just read and enjoy!

Intolerance for Industrial Relations

Intolerance for Industrial Relations

PH Singh | New Delhi | Thursday, 17 December 2015

Intolerance grows to the level of incapacity in dealing with the four dimensions of universal phenomenon—need, greed, support and ignorance.

IR Mindset: Why should we work for the company?

IR Mindset: Why should we work for the company?

PH Singh | New Delhi | Thursday, 26 November 2015

Each individual works to satisfy his own need, greed and ego. Each person plays a role in the company’s fitness and has to be paid for his contribution to the same, proportionately. 

Adil Malia

7th Pay Commission: Compensation changes have a positive though very limited effect – Adil Malia

Adil Malia | Mumbai | Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Let us creatively appreciate the highlights and take a guess whether this additional cost will create gross national value on the hypothesis: 'happy, engaged and motivated employees co-create better yield'!

Rajesh Pandmanabhan

7th Pay Commission: “Just design intents with no elements can’t change the Government workspace into a high-performing culture”— Rajesh Padmanabhan

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 23 November 2015

HRKatha gains exclusive insight into the perspectives of industry leaders, on the 7th Pay Commission. Rajesh Padmanabhan talks about how it could affect the Government workspace, consumerism and talent acquisition.

Prabir Jha

7th Pay Commission: While the government is a great employer, its employees are disappointing role models – Prabir Jha

Prabir Jha | Mumbai | Monday, 23 November 2015

Industry leaders share their perspectives on the 7th Pay Commission exclusively with HRKatha readers. Prabir Jha candidly dissects the recommendations and dwells on its flip side. 

Why does Darwin’s theory fail in ‘Industrial Relations’?

Why does Darwin’s theory fail in ‘Industrial Relations’?

PH Singh | New Delhi | Friday, 13 November 2015

When Darwin explored ‘survival of fittest’, the ‘emotional intelligence’ was not a developed subject in the new-world. Now, we are very successfully dodging the growth fitness with our hypocrisy.

Paying more to an unknown angel

Paying more to an unknown angel

Ganesh Shermon | Toronto | Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Ironically, the less we know about potential hires and their propensity to contribute to an enterprise, there is a greater probability of them being incentivised in terms of rewards, remuneration and compensation!

How Maslow’s theory works in Industrial Relations?

How Maslow’s theory works in Industrial Relations?

PH Singh | New Delhi | Wednesday, 28 October 2015

IR managers need to align workers and their leaders to productive co-existence at all the levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Paying less to a known devil

Paying less to a known devil

Ganesh Shermon | Toronto | Friday, 23 October 2015

Ironically, the more we know of employees and their longevity in an enterprise there is a greater probability of those employees being short changed in terms of rewards and remuneration – the Known Devil Syndrome!

How can organisations help employees with suicidal tendencies?

How can organisations help employees with suicidal tendencies?

Deepika Dabke | Mumbai | Monday, 14 September 2015

The percentage of suicides in the working population is increasing at a disturbing rate. Data reveals that there is an incidence of self-killing every 40 seconds.

Be social on social media

Be social on social media

Rajeev Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Thursday, 10 September 2015

It has become pertinent for job seekers to keep an eye on social media, where a lot of activity is constantly happening.

How to keep a check on cyberloafing

How to keep a check on cyberloafing

Padma Rajeswari Nandi | Dr. Reddy's Laboratories | Bengaluru | Tuesday, 01 September 2015

There are ways to reduce the growing menace at work - cyberloafing - other than relying solely on the employees’ self-control.

How can ‘change’ be introduced to an organisation?

How can ‘change’ be introduced to an organisation?

Peter de Jager | Toronto | Monday, 24 August 2015

Change is difficult, but not as difficult as we tend to make it. There is a process — too complex to summarise fairly in eight lines — so consider this merely the tip, of the tip, of the iceberg.

How can organisations give direction to employees’ careers?

How can organisations give direction to employees’ careers?

Ganesh Shermon | Toronto | Monday, 10 August 2015

It is said that the job belongs to the company, but the career path belongs to the individual. But the career development efforts of organisations can help their employees find a direction to their careers.

What makes an efficient IR line manager?

What makes an efficient IR line manager?

Alok Srivastava | Varanasi | Tuesday, 21 July 2015

In the changing phase of industrial relations and the increasing potential for conflict in industry, the field of IR needs to reinvent itself and face the present situations.

Change management: Seven key questions

Change management: Seven key questions

Peter de Jager | Toronto | Thursday, 16 July 2015

If we answer these questions specific to change management, we will be able to address the major concerns related to the change.

Mid-career choices: ‘What’ you do vs ‘how’ you do

Mid-career choices: ‘What’ you do vs ‘how’ you do

Kavita Shermon | Toronto | Tuesday, 14 July 2015

While careers are planned for some, for others it is circumstantial.

 

The myth of control

The myth of control

Ganesh Shermon | Toronto | Thursday, 11 June 2015

Unlike common perception, many leaders at the highest level of management actually lack the basic guts to speak up for what is right against their bosses. Just that their designation happens to be CFO, COO, CHRO, VP, Senior V-P or President not withstanding. It's a social trap that they have inextricably locked themselves into and lost the integrity to speak up when there is a need to do so.

Of challenges, problems and strategies

Of challenges, problems and strategies

Rajesh Tripathi | GHCL | New Delhi | Wednesday, 13 May 2015

A strategy is different from a problem. Change your ways and tackle each separately.

Challenges of a Woman Techie

Challenges of a Woman Techie

Ushasri T S | Bengaluru | Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Are our women ready to take on the jobs in the $120 billion Indian IT  industry?

People Management: Where did Apple go wrong?

People Management: Where did Apple go wrong?

Shirish Deodhar | Mumbai | Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A blog by a former Apple employee forces one to question the work culture in today’s organisations.

Are women genetically designed to be multiskilled and multitalented?

Are women genetically designed to be multiskilled and multitalented?

Rituparna Chakraborty | Mumbai | Wednesday, 08 April 2015

Years of social conditioning has confined women to playing the roles of daughter, wife and mother, one at a time but they are capable of much more.

How to decode your boss’s 'World Cup' hangover

How to decode your boss’s 'World Cup' hangover

Vinay Kanchan | Mumbai | Monday, 23 March 2015

The Cricket World Cup has thrown up some very interesting stimuli when it comes to leadership role models for bosses.

Anand Talwar

How to leverage employee loyalty during lean period

Anand Talwar | ITC Infotech | Mumbai | Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Downsizing may seem to be productive in the short term, but it fails to give sustainable benefits in the long run.

Varda Pendse

Remote Team Management: The Hows and Whys

Verda Pendse | Mumbai | Friday, 20 February 2015

Extra effort and different managerial competencies are required to connect with employees remotely.