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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!

Employers need to change work contracts warns UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced a change to its labour law, requiring employers to transfer their employees to limited-term contracts. The...


Fintech giant BharatPe hiring product managers for cutting-edge projects

In a time when many tech companies are laying off employees, fintech platform BharatPe is bucking the trend by inviting applications for the role...

‘Employer cannot impose COVID-19 vaccination’: Delhi HC

Much to the relief of a government school lecturer, the Delhi High Court ruled that no employer can force an employee to get vaccinated...

Geetika Mehta is Ananta Capital’s new group CHRO

Ananta Capital has roped in Geetika Mehta as group chief human resource officer. An alumna of XLRI, Jamshedpur, Mehta began her HR journey with Mondelez...

OPS implementation will benefit 1,36,000 employees: Himachal Pradesh government

The implementation of the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) has been discussed widely in recent days, and many states have already put it into action....


EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...