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

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

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How can ‘change’ be introduced to an organisation?

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How small businesses can tackle big HR challenges

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New Year Special: Celebrated HR concepts under scanner in 2016

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How ‘design thinking’ can transform your talent development strategies

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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.

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’.

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. 

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? 

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.

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. 

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.

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 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. 

Case Analysis: Are employee referral policies fair enough?

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

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!

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'!

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. 

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.

Top 5 essential skills for a recruiter

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

10 talent trends of 2017: Adil Malia

Couple of days to go and ten trends that organisations need, to get future smart and future ready in 2017.

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.

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.

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: 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!

New Year Special: Culture Milieu: 2016

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

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.

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.

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!

7th Pay Commission: While the government is a great employer, its...

Industry leaders share their perspectives on the 7th Pay Commission exclusively with HRKatha readers. Prabir Jha candidly dissects the recommendations and dwells on its flip side. 

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.

People Management: Where did Apple go wrong?

A blog by a former Apple employee forces one to question the work culture in today’s organisations.

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.

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.

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.

Remote Team Management: The Hows and Whys

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Be social on social media

It has become pertinent for job seekers to keep an eye on social media, where a lot of activity is constantly happening.

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.

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.

Of challenges, problems and strategies

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

Mid-career choices: ‘What’ you do vs ‘how’ you do

While careers are planned for some, for others it is circumstantial.

 

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