Tag: Essar Group

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.

Leadership wellness coaching – Just what your organisation needs today!

It has been a year since the world was hit by the pandemic, consequent lockdowns, lifestyle changes and new ways of working! Everything as...

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...


NSDC-Apna app offer professional networking platform for blue & grey-collar workers

Apna, India’s largest professional-networking platform for blue- and grey-collar workers, has entered into an agreement with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to provide...

“Participation and sustainability of women’s employment will increase,” Lalit Kar

  2020: What to learn – what to erase A major paradigm shift has happened in terms of accepting ‘work from home’ (WFH) as a way...

PhonePe takes the first step towards upholding its D&I agenda

Most organisations keep talking about diversity and inclusion, but very few actually take concrete actions to make it possible. PhonePe, India’s prominent digital payments...

As a retention strategy, Walmart to shift hourly workers to full-time roles

In a bid to retain employees, Walmart Inc. will shift more of its US workforce to full-time positions. The retailer expects at least two-thirds...


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...