How ‘design thinking’ can transform your talent development strategies

Ever wondered what goes behind creating the new innovative products – such as those of Apple? Thanks to design thinking, we have these amazing...

2017 HR Trends: Performance & Rewards: AI & predictive data brings...

Approaches that will change the way we look at the interventions in terms of cultural relevance, functional expertise and competency building.

Perceptual Error: Missing link of Union-Management relationship

Any right can only be demanded in return for duty, and that has to be understood by the employees as well as the management.

How to gain the most from internships: Abhijit Bhaduri

Interns can use the internship period to study the organisation just as the organisation studies them.

How the war for talent has moved to non-technical jobs?

Abhijit Bhaduri, chief learning officer, Wipro, in a conversation with George Anders, popular American business journalist and author of four books, on why a qualification in liberal arts is gaining importance in the corporate world, especially in IT companies.

Case Analysis: Are employee referral policies fair enough?

Industry leaders share their perspectives on a case that involves glitches in the employee referral process.

The 6D framework of HR analytics

HR Analytics is the most challenging among different types of analytics as it involves both the hard and the soft data points.

How Maslow’s theory works in Industrial Relations?

IR managers need to align workers and their leaders to productive co-existence at all the levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Are women genetically designed to be multiskilled and multitalented?

Years of social conditioning has confined women to playing the roles of daughter, wife and mother, one at a time but they are capable of much more.

IR management needs to be professionalised

It is important to build a charming professional culture in an organisation. Professionalism is nothing but swimming in tandem with the natural rhythm of ‘cause and effect’.

The magic in digitising employee on-boarding

Streamlining employee on-boarding with digital technologies not only makes the process more interesting and engaging, it also infuses more trust for the organisation within the new joinees.

7 HR trends that will dominate the insurance sector in 2017:...

Customer expectations for how they will interact with their insurers are also on a constant rise. This makes it critical to evaluate and tackle the associated human capital challenges.

Why does Darwin’s theory fail in ‘Industrial Relations’?

When Darwin explored ‘survival of fittest’, the ‘emotional intelligence’ was not a developed subject in the new-world. Now, we are very successfully dodging the growth fitness with our hypocrisy.

New Year Special: Questioning the age-old practices in HR: 2016

Traditional, copybook HR practices are fast outliving their relevance and some of the HR beliefs and practices need to be shunned this year.

How to keep a check on cyberloafing

There are ways to reduce the growing menace at work - cyberloafing - other than relying solely on the employees’ self-control.

Intolerance for Industrial Relations

Intolerance grows to the level of incapacity in dealing with the four dimensions of universal phenomenon—need, greed, support and ignorance.

How digital mindset can transform HR

Digitisation has emerged as a key disruptor and game-changer, with enterprises leveraging the integration of big data, cloud computing and mobile, and smart technology becoming a key business priority. 

Paying more to an unknown angel

Ironically, the less we know about potential hires and their propensity to contribute to an enterprise, there is a greater probability of them being incentivised in terms of rewards, remuneration and compensation!

Why self-discipline is a must in IR

Many IR managers feel that these manipulations are necessary to manage people in varied situations, with varying needs, egos and greed. But it is absurd to believe that such manipulations and negativity can yield positive results.

What makes an efficient IR line manager?

In the changing phase of industrial relations and the increasing potential for conflict in industry, the field of IR needs to reinvent itself and face the present situations.

7th Pay Commission: Compensation changes have a positive though very limited...

Let us creatively appreciate the highlights and take a guess whether this additional cost will create gross national value on the hypothesis: 'happy, engaged and motivated employees co-create better yield'!

New Year Special: Will talent demand meet infra boom?

The infrastructure industry is ready for a boom—both from the government policy front, and due to heavy investment from the private sector. But where is the talent in India to execute these projects?

New Year Special: Global impact on India’s people business in 2016

Enhanced security concerns across the world in response to terror; a possible slowdown in growth economies as well as subdued oil prices will all have a role to play in how business is shaped this year. This will have a deep impact on the amount of leverage the people function will have.

How can ‘change’ be introduced to an organisation?

Change is difficult, but not as difficult as we tend to make it. There is a process — too complex to summarise fairly in eight lines — so consider this merely the tip, of the tip, of the iceberg.

Mindfulness@workplace: happier people, better results

Mindfulness is emerging as a high interest area in companies worldwide as a way to encourage employees and managers to be more balanced and productive at work.

Of challenges, problems and strategies

A strategy is different from a problem. Change your ways and tackle each separately.

New Year Special: Celebrated HR concepts under scanner in 2016

Last year, performance management had to adapt to dramatically changed worldviews. It is expected that many such HR concepts will come under scanner this year. Read to find out more.

Change management: Seven key questions

If we answer these questions specific to change management, we will be able to address the major concerns related to the change.

Remote Team Management: The Hows and Whys

Extra effort and different managerial competencies are required to connect with employees remotely.

IR Mindset: Why should we work for the company?

Each individual works to satisfy his own need, greed and ego. Each person plays a role in the company’s fitness and has to be paid for his contribution to the same, proportionately. 

Paying less to a known devil

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!

How to leverage employee loyalty during lean period

Downsizing may seem to be productive in the short term, but it fails to give sustainable benefits in the long run.

New Year Special: Gender diversity to take centre stage in 2016

New technologies, data analytics and social networks are expected to have a deeper impact on how people communicate, collaborate and work. Are organisations prepared for the new workplace? 

Why the future will be different for telecom sector?

Mobile services have been around in India for 20 years. What they have done to the country is nothing less than transformational. The network effect on India’s social and economic fabric is immeasurable. Its impact on personal living styles and family relationships is intense. And there is more to come! The future is going to be very different. For employees in this sector, it will all be about ‘jobs never done before. Here is a parallel drawn between telecom and startups.

New Year Special: The Learning Zodiac: 2016

As the new year starts knocking on the door, there will be predictions galore. So, here is what Abhijit Bhaduri thinks could be the future of learning for each sun sign. Pun Intended, just read and enjoy!

How can organisations help employees with suicidal tendencies?

The percentage of suicides in the working population is increasing at a disturbing rate. Data reveals that there is an incidence of self-killing every 40 seconds.

How vested interests mar industrial relations

The prime vested interest of company executives is to rule at will – egocentrism. However, the vested interest of the union leaders is to satisfy their social and self-esteem needs. These are the raw motives, to overcome which and to develop behavioural compatibility between both the agencies, two measures need to be established—a defined transactional system, and constant interpersonal communication. 

How small businesses can tackle big HR challenges

It is common knowledge that successful businesses stand on the qualities and strengths of their workforce. When it comes to small businesses, the role...

How can organisations give direction to employees’ careers?

It is said that the job belongs to the company, but the career path belongs to the individual. But the career development efforts of organisations can help their employees find a direction to their careers.

How to decode your boss’s ‘World Cup’ hangover

The Cricket World Cup has thrown up some very interesting stimuli when it comes to leadership role models for bosses.

How is HR analytics changing people management?

It is developing an engaged, agile and flexible workforce by making use of data to obtain valuable insights on the employees.

How HRBPs as scrum masters can drive the business

For those who are new to scrum, it is a framework, which helps the team to work iteratively and incrementally with shorter feedback loops. 

New Year Special: Culture Milieu: 2016

How the organisational culture could change in 2016 and impact people and companies.

7th Pay Commission: “Just design intents with no elements can’t change...

HRKatha gains exclusive insight into the perspectives of industry leaders, on the 7th Pay Commission. Rajesh Padmanabhan talks about how it could affect the Government workspace, consumerism and talent acquisition.

New Year Special: Disruptions in HR: 2016

As the end of the year 2015 approaches, it is time to think of the HR disruptions and innovations one is likely to see in 2016, and beyond. One may not have the perfect handle of all changes happening but directionally these are some of the likely occurrences.

Challenges of a Woman Techie

Are our women ready to take on the jobs in the $120 billion Indian IT  industry?

3 Es for a digitally enabled and engaged workforce in 2017:...

At the heart of people engagement is a feeling of accomplishment that employees carry; an enhanced sense of self and of being a productive contributor to the organisation.

The myth of control

Unlike common perception, many leaders at the highest level of management actually lack the basic guts to speak up for what is right against their bosses. Just that their designation happens to be CFO, COO, CHRO, VP, Senior V-P or President not withstanding. It's a social trap that they have inextricably locked themselves into and lost the integrity to speak up when there is a need to do so.

New Year Special: How should a leader strategise in 2016?

An analysis, on upcoming challenges in ‘Strategic People Management’ which people leaders will have to gear for this year.

Top 5 essential skills for a recruiter

Recruiters should embrace new skills to keep pace with the fast-changing workplace.

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