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ATG Tires, an off-highway tire manufacturing company, which was initially a family-owned business seems to be doing all the right things. It came under the Yokohama Group when its promoter sold its stakes in 2016. Since then, changes have...
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Jone Lang LaSalle (JLL), the global real-estate services company, which started its operations in India around two decades back, now has a strength of over 11,000 employees in the country. With its workforce in the country expected to grow...
India Philip Morris (IPM) India Wholesale Trading, a country affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI), has received the EQUAL-SALARY certification from the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation. The smoke-free technology company believes that only a diverse and inclusive culture can drive innovation and...
The government schools in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh will now witness their teachers clicking selfies in front of their classrooms to mark their attendance. The system is expected to solve the issue of ‘ghost teachers’, an old...
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Vedanta, an active player in the aluminum industry, with its superior product quality, is leaving no stone unturned to spread joy amongst its employees and their families. The Company’s aluminum plant in Lanjigarh, Odisha, played host to an event never...
In all government offices of Kerala, Aadhaar-based attendance has been made compulsory. Within the next six months, all government offices in the state will have Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system installed. Henceforth, the Aadhaar number will be required by the...
Employees are the biggest asset for a company, and employee relations is growing in importance with the new generation joining the workforce. Many industries are already feeling the disruption of technology and Gen Z. Though a handful of organisations...
Quickly gulping the morning meal, rushing through the daily newspaper and readying for office is common routine for urban professionals. This can be a lot more challenging for young working parents who have small toddlers to deal with. These...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is setting a new benchmark in employee benefits. Called ‘Work that fits your life’, the programme offers hordes of benefits for its employees across its offices around the world, which also includes India. Some benefits, such...
Cadila employees have their summer vacation plans set, be it a trip to oversees or mountaineering in Nagaland, thanks to the holiday gift bestowed by their employer. Not only will the employees but even the organisation will benefit tremendously when...
Driving innovation is imperative to any organisation looking for growth. Recognising this, Future Generali India Life Insurance or FGILI has designed unique programmes to drive its people who form the fulcrum of the Company. In an exclusive conversation with HRKatha,...
How many of you get up in the morning and ask yourselves ‘Am I physically fit to run my life?’ I am sure not many. We are so involved in our mundane work that it just slips our mind...
From British India to Free India and now Tech India, Raymond has seen it all. Born in 1925 and now just a few years left to complete a century, the Company has transformed from being an Indian textile business...
For decades companies have followed the classroom model to get their employees to imbibe the values and culture of the organisation. But the results have been far from satisfactory, as what is discussed in the classroom is rarely practised...
Coffee-break conversations can be rather random. Our group went into discussing lifestyle products and brands. One of my colleagues initiated an informal survey of sorts to quantify the group’s brand preference. Titan watches, Titan-Eye glasses, Tanishq bangles, Taneira sarees…...
An employee passes away after a mishap survived by an only child and ageing parents. It is up to the old parents to take care of the child, as the mother is already separated from the family as a...
Change is brought about not with words but through actions. In the race to become successful, many of us lag behind in terms of fitness and health. Stressful work and unusual working hours make it challenging for people to...
Anwar Sheikh, a store assistant at Mahindra Holidays & Resorts, shares his story in a video which was made to celebrate the International Disability Day and was posted by Prashant Khullar, CHRO, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts. Sheikh who suffers...
This is an organisation where a candidate is welcomed by the chairman of the company and at the end of the interview,the chairman also escorts the candidate out as a positive gesture. Milind Apte, SVP HR, CEAT Tyres limited...
Nathan SV, partner and chief talent officer, Deloitte India, shared his experience when he enrolled for his organisation’s employee community service initiative known as ‘Impact day’, for the first time. He had no clue about what the impact day...
Munazza Kasmani grew up in Pakistan in a conservative family, where girls getting access to higher education and even simplest of things such as riding a bicycle was a big thing. She broke the stereotype with the support of her...
They are hardly appreciated or recognised by their employers and organisations for their hard work. We are talking of employees who are at the lowest rung of the hierarchy. Take the case of delivery boys in an online retail...
The hospitality industry has a very different set of employees — not the regular nine to five office goers. This business operates 24x7 and has people with unique skills and job profiles. However, the regular HR challenges — engagement...
One of the most difficult tasks as an HR head, is to create a strong bond between employees. In a country such as India, where people come from various backgrounds and cultures, the task becomes trickier. At the same...

‘Frequency’ is aimed to foster employee engagement, while sharing internal developments and new processes within the firm.

Its recently-launched SMILEs app has helped the Company connect better with its workforce.

The startup has devised hiring strategies to bring the right talent on board and nurture them to grow in the organisation.

The primary objective was to instil confidence among employees of its newly-acquired Japanese company and create a common vision for all stakeholders. 

Casual fun and innovativeness combined with the required level of seriousness towards business can keep employees motivated, disciplined and loyal.

The programme aimed at offering flexibility at work, brings in the ‘fun’ element for its young workforce, and also helps them build a future.

Rajendra Mehta, chief people officer, who joined DHFL towards the end of 2016, implemented several development initiatives to champion the people’s cause and enhance employee productivity. 

The organisation promoted transparency and created several communication campaigns at different stages to drive the transition process. 

The Company offers a chance to appeal the decision before being fired, but employees have reportedly described the panel as a 'kangaroo court'. 

The Company has identified formal and informal influencers from amongst its employees, and equipped them with a formal change agenda.

The company believes that it will be a big step towards promoting diversity and improving employee experience and will be extended to other OYO offices as well.

Microsoft’s diversity initiative, Leap, is now being extended to women who want to return to work - women who had paused their careers to raise children or care for loved ones.

It is an alternative intellectual hub for India, which will facilitate dialogical engagement with the academia, the creative industries, the corporate world and not-for-profit sectors.

The company organises this loyalty test annually, which comes with a payout of Rs 3.4 lakh.

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