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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!

Importance of the 3 new Cs — connection, communication and clarity

Speaking to clients, colleagues and business people alike, I notice that, now more than ever, it is important for us as personal, group and...

Busyness to Business

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...

ExxonMobil to slash 300 jobs in Singapore

About 300 employees of ExxonMobil in Singapore will be asked to leave, as part of a major reorganisation exercise. The American oil and gas...


Only 57% Indian employees say GTL insurance by employer is sufficient

With the pandemic making people more aware of health insurance and life insurance products, a survey by Max Life Insurance Co. has revealed that...

TalentSprint and Google’s 3rd cohort to nurture 500 women engineers

TalentSprint, educational technology platform and NSE group company, has announced that the third cohort of the pioneering Women Engineers Programme, or WE, with support...

Logistics tech startup, Pickrr, to hire 200+ across verticals pan India

With the recent funding of $4 million received by Pickrr Technologies, the Indian logistics tech start-up has begun hiring technology experts, specialists, business developers,...

Scaler to spend Rs 1 cr. to empower, upskill women techies

Edtech startup, Scaler, has announced the launch of Scaler Include, a programme aimed at enhancing female participation in India’s tech workforce. The programme offers...


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...