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Is it possible to keep a check on behavioural issues of line managers?

Is it possible to keep a check on behavioural issues of line managers?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 08 December 2017

Line managers are in key positions with a hold on both business and people. That said, how managers behave, particularly with their teams, can have a huge impact on team morale and overall performance. At times, managers may impose their own insecurities, incompetencies or for that matter, their obsession with how work should be done, on others. In doing so, they may behave in ways that could hurt others and consequently affect organisational effectiveness. Is there a way organisations can keep a check on such subjective yet day-to-day issues?

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Does an open office always translate into an open culture?

Does an open office always translate into an open culture?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 03 November 2017

While it may facilitate an open culture, it may not guarantee one.

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Can my boss change my role at any time?

Can my boss change my role at any time?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Tuesday, 24 October 2017

With businesses increasingly seeking employees open to change and multitasking, alterations in job roles should not rattle anyone.

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Should an employee accept a counter-offer post resignation?

Should an employee accept a counter-offer post resignation?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 29 September 2017

A pending or skip level early promotion, an exorbitant salary raise or a new profile — counter-offers may appear in many forms. However, there are hidden disadvantages.

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Is HR made to do the dirty job?

Is HR made to do the dirty job?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Be it negotiating salaries during hiring, to bring down employee cost for the organisation, or disclosing the management’s decision to let go of people, HR always ends up having to do the dirty job. On the one hand there is the management that requires HR to execute a certain task beneficial to the organisation, and on the other, there are those people whose careers are at stake—a catch 22 situation for HR. It is left to HR to decide whether they should balance out the situation or get their hands dirty, by blindly following the management’s orders.

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Is there a 'moment of truth' in hiring?

Is there a 'moment of truth' in hiring?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 28 April 2017

The decision to hire or not hire someone is a crucial one as it directly or indirectly impacts not only business performance but also the workplace dynamics. While the hiring process is now backed by a lot of reliable data and analysis, human judgement and intuition still play a significant role in making the final decision.

Have the interviewers or recruiters ever had to wonder whether their intuitions or judgements  with regard to the candidates  will really stand true in the real scenario? What is the real moment of truth in the hiring process? How does it impact the hirer’s decision or how does one deal with it?

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Are recruitment and talent acquisition two sides of the same coin?

Are recruitment and talent acquisition two sides of the same coin?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Recruitment and talent acquisition are the two most commonly used terms in HR departments across the globe. However similar they may sound or be perceived as being, there is an underlying difference between the two that many professionals tend to ignore. There exists a thin line between the two that creates a big difference in the way organisations manage talent.

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Should retirement age be increased to 65+?

Should retirement age be increased to 65+?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 03 August 2016

In June, the government raised the retirement age of doctors to 65 years. Doctors anyway continue to practice till the last leg of their life but from government’s perspective, it wanted to retain the talent pool in Central Health Service. It’s a growing concern for the government as more than 28 per cent of the central government employees are above 50 years of age. This implies that not only the government will lose experienced high- level personnel but it will even entail unquantifiable costs as new recruits will require training and on-the-job skills.

If professionals such as doctors, lawyers and CAs, can continue to work for post 60, then why can’t other professionals be it an engineer, bureaucrat or a clerk do so. The official retirement age was fixed at a certain 58 years or 60 years because then the life expectancy was low. Now with better medical facilities, people above 60 are quite active and healthy. HRKatha tries to find a rationale.

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Who makes a better leader: Smart Worker or Hard Worker?

Who makes a better leader: Smart Worker or Hard Worker?

Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha | New Delhi | Friday, 10 June 2016

With the advent of digital platforms and various other disruptive technologies, the focus of organisations seems to be shifting from quantity to quality, which is why some believe the smart workers are expected to be more successful as compared to the hard workers. However, this is a long debatable topic with two ends weighing equal depending on the context.

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Millennials, the ‘entitled generation’: Is the branding justified?

Millennials, the ‘entitled generation’: Is the branding justified?

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Thursday, 31 March 2016

Millennials are frequently blamed for their lack of duty and discipline at the workplace, and often called the entitled generation. Senior HR professionals share their opinion on this.

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War of talent: Has talent already won or is it just a myth?

War of talent: Has talent already won or is it just a myth?

Prajjal Saha | HRKatha | New Delhi | Tuesday, 04 August 2015

We often hear stories about how star developers in the Silicon Valley hire agents to sell their skills. It is said that the world bends over backwards to hire star developers from the Silicon Valley, and that they are a special lot. Has the industry transformed into one where talent calls the shots or  are organisations just playing a smart game of making them believe so?

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Is predictive analytics the future of talent hunt?

Is predictive analytics the future of talent hunt?

Prajjal Saha | HRKatha | New Delhi | Tuesday, 09 June 2015

We have seen brands and companies perish or become history on failing to predict the future. Does this also hold true for talent hunt?

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Do CHROs make good CEOs?

Do CHROs make good CEOs?

Prajjal Saha | HRKatha | New Delhi | Wednesday, 29 April 2015

CHROs becoming CEOs is not a traditional choice but evidences point out several advantages.

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Does ‘work from home’ affect productivity?

Does ‘work from home’ affect productivity?

HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 26 January 2015

Companies are increasingly allowing the ‘work from home’ facility, but does this benefit them? HR Katha finds out…