In addition to leading human resources, corporate communications and administration for the firm, globally, he will now also look after legal and corporate affairs.
The recent sensational corporate controversy at Tata Group raises a question on employee loyalty and its types.
Among other Indian companies, Infosys, TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), Air India, Flipkart, Wipro, Reliance Industries, Tata Motors, ONGC, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Aditya Birla Group, Indian Oil, BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.), Snapdeal, HCL and NPTC also feature in the list.
Goutam is a seasoned HR professional with over 29 years of diverse experience across sectors – FMCG, IT, telecom, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, healthcare & medical devices and infrastructure.
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.
This high-profile departure from the Reliance Industries HR function, comes close on the heels of the resignation of group CHRO, Prabir Jha, in August.
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.