Why should failure be encouraged to maintain a happy work culture?

If we imagine ourselves as a collection of experiences, will we devalue failure as much? Not really. When we talk about success, we tend...

How ‘Celebrating Values’ at Alkem is promoting a healthier work culture

Alkem Laboratories has always given a unique spin to its employee-engagement initiatives, and as this year comes to a wrap, it has embarked on...
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Sandeep Bakhshi completes 2 years as MD & CEO; gives ICICI Bank a work...

Sandeep Bakhshi, ICICI Bank’s MD and CEO has been spearheading, India’s largest private sector bank, ICICI Bank for the last two years. His able...

5 progressive ways Tata Realty is pioneering the new work reality

If there is one company that COVID-19's new work normal did not catch off guard, it is Tata Realty & Infrastructure. The real-estate company...

Mahindra Group employees pledge 750,000 hours of community service

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Mahindra Group, its employees pledged to contribute 750,000 hours of voluntary community service. The campaign called ‘My...

This startup makes its employees sign a ‘No- Gossip’ agreement

Gossip mongers are an integral part of any work culture. Almost everyone tries to avoid them until the time they themselves are affected. However,...

Why ‘Nunchi’ is important for managerial success

In the mid-90s, when South Korean companies started capturing global markets from Uzbekistan to England to Vietnam, they often encountered a unique cultural issue. The...

Why ’empathy’ is trending in the post-pandemic workplace

Empathy is more critical today than ever before. During the current crisis, the workforce across the globe is under additional stress of job instability,...

Why it is important to ‘appreciate’ employees even more now

Imagine this scenario — Ankit starts his usual day by logging into his official email address. Instead of any task or project, he receives...

PhonePe removes titles, focuses on flat structure for tech team

How do we usually perceive growth? It is through the achievement of titles, which bring about increased responsibilities along with an increment in compensation....

This firm hires a majority of its talent through referrals alone!

MoEngage, a customer-engagement platform has shifted its entire recruitment process to 100 per cent internal hiring. A majority of these hires come through employee...

Will managers lose ‘relevance’ in the new normal?

The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown have been great disruptors. While some disruptions have been really damaging, others have been for the good....

How Oyo benchmarked its exit process

The term ‘layoff’ finds its way into newspapers and headlines quite often these days. A humane approach to the exercise is becoming a hot...

CredAble takes gender sensitisation seriously

The ‘Me Too’ movement brought many cases of sexual harassment at workplaces into the limelight. It also made the corporate world more aware of...
Culture rejuvenation at Barco

Culture rejuvenation at Barco

Last year, Barco stepped into the software as a service (SaaS) business model, where its has introduced a subscription based model for its technology...
‘Impact Day’ develops people- management skills in Deloitte employees

‘Impact Day’ develops people- management skills in Deloitte employees

Deloitte recently concluded its 17th annual Impact Day 2019. This programme gives an opportunity to its employees to volunteer for different projects, which can...

Why Scandinavians have the happiest work culture

The World Happiness Report by the United Nations always features the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Finland as the top rankers every year....

Why Indian companies shy away from using social-media to assess culture fit

There are various parameters on which candidates are assessed before employers finally decide to hire them. One such parameter is ‘culture fit’. Yes, while...

Employee Clubs: Good for organisational culture

We all have been part of groups, clubs or societies in college and school. Generally, such groups come together because the members have common...

K Raheja Corp strides towards building an all-inclusive work culture

The agenda of diversity is being taken very seriously by India Inc. It isn’t just gender diversity but diversity in all forms that is...

Accused of racist culture at work, FB apologises to employees

Black employees of Facebook had revealed experiences of bias at the workplace, and inappropriate treatment by managers, colleagues and the human resources personnel. An...

How Ola is developing an entrepreneurial mindset among its employees

Nurturing talent and innovation is what every company desires to do. It is a goal that all organisations try to work towards. Ola, the...

Does ‘culture fit’ come in the way of diversity?

Culture-fit hiring is all about hiring the right candidates, whose beliefs and attitudes are in perfect alignment with the values and culture of the...
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Is start-up culture all about performance-driven mindset?

Way back in the 1980s, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman, World Economic Forum, had said, “In the new world, it is not the...

ICICI Bank undergoes cultural shift, scraps employee grades and hierarchies

A very positive cultural overhaul is taking place at ICICI Bank’s head office at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. Not only have cabins and grades...

Why employees deserve a parting gift

The act of gifting is a gesture of appreciation and respect. It’s been a part and parcel of our cultural values for ages. This...

Five dimensions of Ingersoll Rand’s work culture

Ingersoll Rand, the industrial manufacturing company claims to have an employee friendly environment. This high-trust, high-performance culture, is based on five dimensions - fairness,...

New banding and designations for Vodafone Idea employees

Vodafone Idea (VIL) has been discussing a brand new designation structure with its workforce, which is totally different from what was being used by...

Founders, fearless, and family— pillars of Bacardi Culture

Bacardi rings a bell, and that too a happy one if you are nuts about the tipple. Along with consumers, it is adding a...

Creating your own culture under a shadow

Every brand has its own identity. Similarly, every organisation builds its own culture and that is created by its own people. While some of...

Are you ready to leverage the multi-generational workforce of future?

The workforce is changing rapidly because of the widening gap between the four generations working under one roof. While organisations are preparing themselves to...

Name change for HR on the horizon

Along with human resources, its nomenclature is undergoing transformation too. It is not the first time that the human resources (HR) department is going through...

Vedanta’s family get-togethers instil a sense of belongingness

Vedanta, an active player in the aluminum industry, with its superior product quality, is leaving no stone unturned to spread joy amongst its employees...
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Why does Alibaba conduct mass weddings of its employees?

Mass weddings are not uncommon in India. This now has spread across the border and reached China. Global e-commerce giant, Alibaba, organises mass wedding at...

Intuit India – Creating a sense of belongingness

Quickly gulping the morning meal, rushing through the daily newspaper and readying for office is common routine for urban professionals. This can be a...

Why do we need cross-functional inputs while making HR policies?

Organisations usually have different teams working on various projects that will help them achieve their targets and move closer to the organisational goal. There...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new mantra: ‘Work that fits your life’

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is setting a new benchmark in employee benefits. Called ‘Work that fits your life’, the programme offers hordes of benefits...

Schaeffler revamps HR practices in line with shifting employee preferences

The changing dynamics in the workforce is compelling companies to change the way they function and mould their policies according to the preferences of...

Barco gets recognition for robust work culture

Barco boasts of a great work culture on five parameters: fairness, respect, credibility, pride and camaraderie. They recently received a recognition for being a great...

Microsoft employees call for 40 hours a week work limit in China

A group of Microsoft employees has raised its voice against the taxing ‘996’ work culture that supports a six-day week work schedule lasting from...
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Women staff at Google speak up about culture of retaliation

Two women employees of Google, who were the force behind the walkout by Google staff last year, have revealed that the Company has retaliated...

Goldman Sachs relaxes dress code

The US investment company, Goldman Sachs, has decided to relax its dress code. An internal memo signed by the senior executives as well as...

I don’t need plan B

Not having a plan B at all means sticking to plan A and persevering to make it succeed, because the path is challenging and...

Social media protocol for employees

The personal life of employees is their business, but when this personal life is exposed to the world through social media, it no longer...

7000 Bacardi employees interact with bar staff

Bacardi, the privately held family-owned spirits company, completed 157 successful years recently. To mark the occasion and as part of the ‘Back to Bar’...

Do employers buy sob stories on social media?

Last week, we stumbled upon a post in a popular social-media networking site for professionals. This is how the post read: - “I was sacked...

Shift in organisational culture requires collaborative effort

Workplace culture defines the character of an organisation, and it is this character that makes it unique and different from others. Organisational culture constitutes...

Purpose over rigidity: Agile and flexible organisations reign supreme

The level of competition has grown so much today, that employees are observed to work tirelessly in offices, with some of them working late...

Five ways to develop more meaningful relationships at work

Human beings are social animals—they crave friendships and true relationships. Having positive people around them makes them happy and helps improve their productivity. Meaningful...

Culture fit is a two-way street now

The culture of a place is determined by the attitude of its people, as well as their values and beliefs. In a workplace, culture...

The influence and impact of beliefs

One story that has left an indelible impact on me is that of a baby elephant, chained to a tree to prevent it from...

Ten key skills required in an age of digital transformation

As a growing number of organisations integrate digital technologies into all aspects of their business, digital transformation has come to be regarded as the...

FedEx will let go over 6,000 employees in Europe

American multinational delivery services company, FedEx, has decided to reduce its workforce by about 6,300 employees in Europe. The job cuts will be carried...

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FedEx will let go over 6,000 employees in Europe

American multinational delivery services company, FedEx, has decided to reduce its workforce by about 6,300 employees in Europe. The job cuts will be carried...

Over 56 lakh COVID-19 advance claims settled by EPFO by December 2020

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has paid over Rs 14,000 crore towards settlement of 56.79 lakh COVID-19 non-refundable advance claims, last year. Following the virus...

The influence and impact of beliefs

One story that has left an indelible impact on me is that of a baby elephant, chained to a tree to prevent it from...

ZingHR to manage end-to-end HR solutions for Times Network

ZingHR, a Microsoft-backed cloud HR tech venture with over 365 employees, 565+ customers, and now a million+ active users won the mandate of managing...

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Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...

The right people policy for startups – Madan Nagaldinne

You happen to have worked mostly with large organisations. How different is it working for a startup now? When you have worked for big...
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“Archaic HR processes force millennials to switch jobs often,” Niti Khosla, lead people analytics...

Friendly and jolly Niti Khosla, lead-people analytics and business impact, Novartis International, is a true HR leader with the ability to understand people and...