Month: October 2015

Around 29 per cent of the respondents rated the size of the company as the most important factor while joining or switching companies, whereas 27 per cent felt career prospects was the topmost priority.

The cloud-based, data-driven, standardised assessment test, evaluates over 200 skills, spanning language, cognitive and functional competencies, personality traits and situation handling.

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!

Richard Lobo is a qualified mechanical engineer who decided to pursue a career in human resources. Post his PGDM in Marketing and Finance, from Xavier Institute of Management, Lobo dabbled in sales and marketing at Godrej & Boyce.

He joined Infosys in 2000 where he was recently appointed as the senior vice-president & head-HR. In his new role, he oversees the functions of business HR, employee relations, geography-HR and HR delivery for Infosys.

In the last one year, the company has introduced several changes in terms of people practices. Lobo chats with HRKatha on the company’s people strategy and his overall view on the changing dynamics of the human resource function.Excerpts!

Step-motherly treatment or subconscious discrimination is not just common in families but in the corporate world too. Let’s judge a fictitious corporate situation and decide who is at fault. 

Do you really need to go to a fancy B-School and spend big bucks to get an MBA? What if you reframed the problem and decided to get the education needed (without the degree and the fat fee paid to a B-school)? Here’s a person who has done just that.

Laurie Pickard, of NoPayMBA fame, completed her MBA-level education using only MOOCs —Massive Open Online Courses. She is the facilitator of the No-Pay MBA Network, a learning community dedicated to help its members get the benefits of business school, at a fraction of the cost —less than $ 1,000! She now lives in Kigali, Rwanda and has documented her studies to serve as a resource to other learners.

Abhijit Bhaduri, chief learning officer, Wipro, chats with Pickard to know more about the NoPayMBA and MOOCs. Excerpts!