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Are fun weekend activities a boon or a bane for employees?

Team outings and casual weekend cocktail hours seem to have become history now. While these were opportunities for some employees to break the ice...

Flexi work hours: panacea for many woes

Flexible office timings and flexible work locations can ease rush hours.

How and when ‘Industrial Relations’ transformed into ‘Human Resources’

From a labour-focussed function, to a more talent-management one, the human resources function has undergone massive transformation since its inception about two decades back. HRKatha traces this journey.  

How different is employee engagement from employee experience?

Are employee engagement and experience two sides of the same coin or is there something that differentiates the two? HRKatha finds out.

How absurd! What’s your greatest weakness?

Weaknesses are contextual. So, why do recruiters still ask this futile question?

THC 2.0: Workplace safety not merely about compliance, but vital to...

IR experts from across industries discuss how safety at work deeply impacts employees’ motivation and productivity.

The benefits of hiring ‘Silver Set’

Organisations are increasingly hiring and retaining retired professionals beyond their normal term, as part-time/contractual advisors or consultants.

Do white collars need a ‘union’ for their voice?

White-collar employees are left to fight on their own in case of mass retrenchment, unlike their manufacturing counterparts. Should there be a union to ensure them a fair deal?

How happy employees at the shop floor can make the workplace...

How unhappy employees at the shop floor can turn out to be life threatening and the ways to create a safer workplace through happiness.

Employee behaviour: A new metric in performance review

Swiss bank, UBS, has introduced ‘employee behaviour’ as an integral part of the performance review giving as much as 30 per cent weightage while deciding the bonus payable to the employee.

When layoffs become inevitable: The painful story

Loss of job is undoubtedly an emotional time when people feel alone, scared and vulnerable. It is important for an employer to smoothen the termination process, show compassion and empathy and re-instate trust. The employees must see the decision as a necessity for business rather than a witch hunt!

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...

Employees need to hit the ‘pause’ button once in a while

Gone are the days when unused sickness leaves were carried forward by employees to the next year. Times are such that organisations are surprising...


Kerala to reserve 10% govt jobs for financially backward

The Kerala cabinet has given its approval to reserve 10 per cent government jobs for candidates from financially-backward families within the general category. The...

SYKES’ 5th centre in India to hire 150

SYKEs India, the digital marketing and customer service company has set up its third centre in Hyderabad, which is its fifth in the country....

IFIM Business School Bangalore rebranded as Jagdish Sheth School of Management

IFIM Business School Bangalore — which is well known for its employability-oriented curriculum and strong industry-interface — has been rebranded as the Jagdish Sheth...

Next 6 months will see women being hired by 43% MSMEs

Startups as well as small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that were forced to reduce their workforce — rendering many women jobless — as part...


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...

“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...