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A bouncy ball or a deflated tube – which one would...

The greatest danger in current times is resistance to change. The hiring goals of HR have changed over the years. The qualities they seek...

“Infosys’ longevity will depend on how well we build on our...

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!

Godrej wakes up to ‘Agile Working’

Globally, agile working is the new fad now. There are two aspects of this trend—workforce agility and operational agility.

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Business enterprises thriving in a complex world of uncertainty show bold disruption and continuous innovation through resilience and reinvention. The rapid pace of technology challenges...

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Cat naps can increase productivity!

Risposo in Italy, inemuri in Japan or simply siesta in Spain and other countries— call it what you may, but research has shown that...

Make Monday a ‘Fun’ day

The noun 'blues' refers to a 'sad' feeling, and has nothing to do with the colour blue. This feeling may arise from laziness or...

Eli Lilly plays guardian angel to its employees

In the pharma industry, the sales team comprises remote workers. The work of these salespeople generally requires them to travel, usually on two wheelers,...

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How does Lakme Salon keep its creative employees engaged?

The most common perception we have about working people is that they go to offices and work at their desks with laptops. However, there...

Apurv Choubey joins Bridgestone as CHRO

Tyre makers Bridgestone India has appointed Apurv Choubey as CHRO. Choubey who joined on May 20, will be responsible for driving HR transformation and...

Arnab Das becomes head-corporate HR, Marico

Arnab Das, who joined Marico, the Indian consumer goods company, in 2011, as manager remuneration and HR operations, has grown to become its head-corporate...

Ford set to lay off 7,000

Ford, the American multinational automobile manufacturer is all set to restructure the organisation, which will require laying off thousands of employees. About 7000 people,...

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“A true leader is not dependent on title or designation,” Dwarakanath

It was a Friday afternoon, when the HRKatha team got the opportunity to meet a man who is not just a recognised leader but...

“Successful women are ambitious and focussed on their careers,” Shalini Pillay

She understands the imperatives for an organisation from a talent perspective. She possesses the consulting skills required to provide solutions. She is also a...

“Automation will create a multiplier effect in the economy, which people don’t understand,” Ravi...

Automation and the volatile behaviour of workers have brought in a lot of challenges for HR in the changing automobile industry, which is now...