Tag: Essar Group

Is a 30-week parental leave policy feasible?

Meesho, one of India's fastest rising social e-commerce startups, has recently grabbed headlines for introducing a couple of employee-friendly policies recently. It managed to...

How to learn while you work: HR leaders debate at The...

The discussion was a part of the ‘The Great HR Debate’ sponsored by Harappa Education and organised by HR Katha on Friday, February 19,...

How is GIG changing?

The GIG workforce has been there for ages but what has changed now is that technology- based platforms have formalised and unified the GIG...

Essar Group launches ‘Learning TV’ & ‘Essar Radio’

These days, it’s ‘employees first’ for most companies, which is why they are finding newer ways to stay connected with the workforce and keep...

How Essar Group is pushing transgender inclusion in the workplace

The umbrella of diversity encompasses many different kinds of individuals and communities. While gender diversity has been accepted as a common agenda for most...

“If HR leaders are in line with their CEO, they can...

A core business professional turned HR leader, Kaustubh Sonalkar is currently the president-HR at Essar, and chief executive officer at Essar Foundation. He believes good people management is about idealistic thinking, and is more invested in the practical execution and achievement of those futuristic ideals through creative channels.

A high risk taker, willing experimenter and learner, and also an out-of-the-box thinker, Sonalkar is design oriented rather than control oriented. He talks to HRKatha about his experiences across industries and cultures and what future organisations will look like.

Kaustubh Sonalkar joins Essar as president-HR and CEO-Essar Foundation

This is his second stint with the group. He was earlier associated with Essar Energy for a couple of years as senior vice president and head-HR.

Is IT losing its sheen as favourite employer?

With dipping revenues, falling hiring numbers and the kind of talent sought by IT industry undergoing a massive change, what will keep the charm intact? 

Essar’s former chief talent officer, Sujaya Banerjee, launches Capstone People Consulting

The change management consultancy will enable clients to drive change through leadership development, talent analytics, women’s leadership and technology adoption

Essar’s chief talent officer Sujaya Banerjee calls it quits

Banerjee has been leading talent and performance management, organisational change & effectiveness and learning & development for the 24 billion dollar group.

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?

Mona Cherian is president & group head-HR, Thomas Cook

With over 30 years of professional experience, Cherian began her career as an associate professor at Sophia College.

Essar Group’s Rahul Taneja joins Jet Airways as chief people officer

Taneja has diverse experience in engineering, sales and marketing, and also human resources.

New Year Special: How should a leader strategise in 2016?

An analysis, on upcoming challenges in ‘Strategic People Management’ which people leaders will have to gear for this year.

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!

7th Pay Commission: Compensation changes have a positive though very limited...

Let us creatively appreciate the highlights and take a guess whether this additional cost will create gross national value on the hypothesis: 'happy, engaged and motivated employees co-create better yield'!

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” Adil Malia

Adil Malia, group president, HR at Essar group, has worked across industries, cultures, regions and functions. From FMCG to hardcore engineering and infrastructure; from a Global MNCs such as GE, Coca-Cola to promoter led companies such as Essar and Godrej; from India to West Asia from employee relations, training, HRM, organisational development to marketing in tactical and strategic roles.

He shares with HR Katha his candid views on the state of human resources function in India.

Google employees  protest against mass layoffs

Google, the tech giant, recently fired approximately 12,000 employees in January, which resulted in protests from workers in both the US coasts. The workers...

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EPFO may amend pension scheme

The Ministry of Labour and the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) are planning to re-examine the Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) so that it becomes...

Akash Chauhan joins Chaayos as head HR

Akash Chauhan announced his move to Chaayos as the company’s new head of HR on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 via linkedin. Chauhan has been an...

Bangladesh Government to review salary for garment workers

The Bangladesh government is preparing to evaluate the minimum monthly salary for garment workers. The Department of Labour, under the Ministry of Labour and...

Intel implements pay cuts; CEO to take 25% cut

It hasn’t been long since Intel announced the layoff of about 340 people in California. And now, it is reportedly resorting to pay cuts....

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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...

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“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...