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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!

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

Is Facebook preparing to fire 12,000?

There are reports of Meta, Facebook’s parent company, quietly laying off people. The Company is reportedly aiming to cut down 15 per cent of...

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How Page Industries has almost 90% women at the shop floor

Page Industries, the Indian manufacturer and retailer of innerwear, loungewear and socks, which is also an exclusive licensee of Jockey International in India, has...

HCLTech to open tech centre in Brazil, hire 1,000

With plans to launch a new technology centre in Brazil, HCLTech will be offering opportunities to and generating employment for about 1,000 people in...

Is SoftBank laying off 30% of Vision Fund team?

The investment division of SoftBank, the Vision Fund, is reportedly being downsized. About 150 people from the 500-strong team may lose their jobs reported...

Allcargo’s Bangalore warehouse to create 5,500 jobs

Allcargo Group, the end-to-end logistics solution company, has launched a 100-acre warehouse in Bengaluru that cost about Rs 800 crore to set up. The...

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“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...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...