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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…