Whether or not organisations accept their existence jerks are an integral part of the system. Who creates these jerks? People say they themselves do. Do jerks get priority in promotions or they become one after getting promoted?
Large-scale white-collar displacement at middle and senior levels is a relatively new phenomenon in the Indian business environment, which both employees and employers are ill equipped to handle. This will certainly increase the chances of unions playing a more dominant role.
With dipping revenues, falling hiring numbers and the kind of talent sought by IT industry undergoing a massive change, what will keep the charm intact?
According to the Workforce Analytics Institute, rising wage pressure, lack of skills to leverage technology, ineffective leadership and low engagement levels are making it difficult for firms to deliver productivity gains in Asian countries.
Tesla founder, Elon Musk, predicts that MMI will allow humans to lease their mind hours with low-cost training and patterns fed into the human brains.
Experts across industries believe that a hasty decision taken under the impact of a dissatisfactory appraisal may not be a wise thing to do.
With the new Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2016 offering 26 weeks’ leave, it is being feared that recruiters will now discreetly yet increasingly ask women candidates whether they plan to start a family. A candidate can refuse to answer the question.
The blue-collared workers are set to receive their share of respect, acknowledgement and compensation as the company recently signed a landmark agreement with its Pune plant workers, linking wages to performance.
With the world of work moving towards freedom and flexibility, policing and spying on employees can have negative impacts.
Organisations or HR continue with certain age-old practices, which actually hold back optimum performance of employees.
Time and again this chicken and egg situation has forced organisations to rethink their business and talent strategies.
Are organisations truly able to create an enabling environment to make people feel valued, cared for and connected to the soul of the organisation?
Indians, on an average, work over 60–70 hours a week, and also suffer the hassle of commuting. The International labour organisation had set a weekly limit of 48 hours, that too some 80 years ago.
Helping people avoid the most common turn-offs in a profile, LinkedIn recently announced the top 10 overused buzzwords and phrases by Indian professionals in their LinkedIn profiles.
This year’s budget also looks to be in line with the Modi government’s strong focus on creating jobs and encouraging skilling efforts, since it took over in May 2014.
Talent management is about understanding your key people and what you need to do, in order to ensure the constant development of the organisation’s capabilities and talent.
A few well-known movies viewed from a corporate lens to bring forth what they have in offer for the HR enthusiasts.
- The Avengers
- Taare Zameen Par
- Lessons for businesses
- Corporate trainers
- Popular cinema
- Management theories
- Team management
- Work group dynamics
- Secret lessons for HR leaders
- HR enthusiasts
- HR instinct
- Nick Fury
- Performance as a team
- Overall performance
- HR Leaders
- Black Swan
- Swan Lake
- Chak de! India
The robots are handling high-volume and time-consuming business tasks, allowing bankers to focus on more value-added services.
Co-working spaces are not just about flexible working and affordable prices but about an environment that inspires people to work while building synergies with other companies and people around.
The marketplace is shifting from tools that automate traditional HR practices to platforms and apps that make life at work better.
- Nine HR technology trends
- Automate traditional HR practices
- HR technology market
- HR Software Market
- Bersin by Deloitte
- Performance Management
- Realtime engagement evaluation
- Evolution of learning
- talent acquisition
- Workforce management
- Team management tools
- HR Tools
- Wellness and fitness apps
- People analytics
Organisations are increasingly hiring and retaining retired professionals beyond their normal term, as part-time/contractual advisors or consultants.
White-collar employees are left to fight on their own in case of mass retrenchment, unlike their manufacturing counterparts. Should there be a union to ensure them a fair deal?
Despite several engineers graduating each year, the IT product industry faces a dearth of creative talent. Here’s why.
Bring Your Own Device offers some interesting benefits to employers and employees both, yet a lot of organisations are giving up on this idea
The issue of gender pay gap has been persistent and has a tendency to keep growing with career progression.
Engineers have an eclectic mix of business sense, analytical skills and even people management but do these qualities make them able HR professionals.
The globally popular game, based on augmented reality, has some important lessons for organisations too.
The employee cost of organisations has increased from 7.6 per cent of the revenue in 2012, to 11.3 per cent in FY16.
Not surprisingly though, UK’s decision to leave, had immediate consequences that spread like wildfire. The pound literally dropped off a cliff as the stocks came tumbling down
Various global and local surveys recently revealed a growing focus around workforce expansion plans but whether organisations are actually ready to absorb all that talent, is yet to be seen!
- Increased hiring
- Hiring Surveys
- Workforce expansion
- India Inc
- Hiring plans
- Global Business and Spending Monitor
- American Express
- CFO Research
- Manpower Employment Outlook Survey
- Naukri Job Speak Index
- TimesJobscom Job Outlook 2016
- EY Global Job Creation Survey
- L&T Infotech
- Mangesh Bhide
- Reliance Jio Infocomm
- Aditya Narayan Mishra
- CIEL HR Services
These sensors can gather critical information such as duration of posture change, level of carbon dioxide, facial muscle strain and skin temperature. All of these can help organisations evaluate whether the employee is focused on intense work, is recharging, or is frustrated.
Chairs in offices are giving way to quirky bean bags or couches, and swanky coffee tables are replacing the boring study/work desks. Even the conference rooms are getting more playful, be it with the furniture, the décor or the entire setup itself.
Coding contests are emerging as one of the most sought after ways for organisations to access top technology talent.
The basic hiring strategy and talent requirement is different for the private and public sectors. In such a scenario, are they ready to drink from the same pool?
Design thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user, be it the customer or the employee.
Designing a perk is an exercise. In the minds of employees, perks serve as a significant differentiator between companies.
The next decade or two may see retirees in India facing the challenge of inadequate incomes.
Swiss bank, UBS, has introduced ‘employee behaviour’ as an integral part of the performance review giving as much as 30 per cent weightage while deciding the bonus payable to the employee.
Organisations are ready to hire new set of recruits – not the millennials or Gen Z – it’s the smart machines and artificial intelligence. The new workplace will see humans and intelligent machines working in tandem.
Large companies in India as well as in other advanced markets are resorting to astrology to find the best fit.
New skillsets will be required to thrive in the new landscape, attributed to new fields, such as artificial intelligence, machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, genetics and biotechnology.
Putting employees under surveillance to measure efficiency, and ensure data security is a common practice. However, constant surveillance also increases fear and stress levels in employees and decreases trust levels.
The Principle was definitely applicable when individual careers were typically stable, linear and mostly confined to one company. Surprisingly, in the new workplace, the rule still holds true, though the context has changed.
Loss of job is undoubtedly an emotional time when people feel alone, scared and vulnerable. It is important for an employer to smoothen the termination process, show compassion and empathy and re-instate trust. The employees must see the decision as a necessity for business rather than a witch hunt!
Though business in e-commerce is driven by technology, the human element continues to play a pivotal role in new-age economies, making the role of HR more dynamic and challenging.
The workplace today has vast generational differences, often leading to conflicting opinions and rough situations. Here is how one can make the environment more conducive and collaborative.
In the last one week, three of India’s largest corporate houses have appointed a non-HR executive to lead the human resources function. What works best — a non-functionally trained CHRO or a functionally trained HR leader? The debate is on.
An organisational culture cannot be imposed on the workforce; it has to be built mutually by the employers and the employees.
Nestle’s Maggi is undergoing a major crisis and the entire leadership is busy firefighting. However, an effective internal communication plan can be helpful in dousing the fire faster.
Personal commitments and search for greener pastures seem to be the main reasons for people ending their job contracts across the world.
What is more effective — rewards or recognition? Each has its own advantages. HR Katha finds the right strategy to keep the workforce motivated.
Corporates today are more than willing to get back their former employees, who, in turn, are happy to rejoin. So, why is it that companies are willing to take back those who left for greener pastures?
Organisations today are grappling with job offer rejections which severely impact business. What are the factors responsible for candidates to turn down seemingly attractive jobs?
World Safety Day was observed on April 28, followed by the UN Global Safety Week scheduled from May 4–10. Organisations across the nation used this as an opportunity to review their organisational safety measures and reinforce among their employees and business associates the need to be safe and well.
It is time Indian companies realised the importance of employee verification. After all, a wrong hire can cause great losses
Millennials, who comprise around 50 per cent of the workforce, are not just pushing the companies to change their interiors; the transformation is evident in ergonomics, structure, cultures and work norms as well.
A ‘Purple Squirrel’ is a game changer, armed with every attribute-education, competencies and experience- that would make him/her to be the ultimate find for an employer.
Like every start-up promises a differentiated delivery, be it product or service, a fresh approach is much needed when it comes to spotting and sourcing a talent, and also to retain and nurture them.
Obama’s promises are expected to expand the job market exponentially. However, this would mean enhanced skillsets for new and existing workforce. Is India Inc. ready to roll?