Tag: HR Practice

Never a boring day at Titan

Coffee-break conversations can be rather random. Our group went into discussing lifestyle products and brands. One of my colleagues initiated an informal survey of...

How DCB Bank’s people practices are killing the mundane

The bank strongly focusses on developing and engaging its young and highly vibrant staff.

How Lifestyle is defeating attrition with employee-centred programmes

This Landmark Group company has achieved 30 per cent reduction in attrition while the industry average remains 60–70 per cent. Here’s how…

Bonus payout of Rs 2,628-crore to TCS employees

The massive bonus is expected to bring down the profits of the software giant by 27 per cent.

A memorable exit

A strong exit programme is as critical for an organisation as an induction programme.

Living up to the name

Happiest Minds follows a 7Cs and 7Ws model to ensure the happiness of its workforce.

Thank God It’s Monday!

While companies worldwide have a happy hour on Friday to end the week on a good note, Jabong tries to reverse  this trend, making Monday the most happening day at work.

Why are enterprise social networks ineffective?

Employees must be able to fearlessly criticise any policy or view without being censured or admonished.

DBS adds hackathons to its talent development programme

The company wants to create a digital mindset among its employees.

An organisation that promotes whistleblowing

The company has implemented a new programme, ‘ISpeak’, as a part of its whistleblowing mechanism...

Tata Elxsi prepares new hires for super acceleration mode

The company’s newly launched ‘Activ@te’ programme aims to train engineering students to be job ready from day one.

Urban ladder organises ‘Girl Geek Dinner’

The company celebrates its women dominated technology team.

Extended maternity benefits: Vodafone’s gift on Women’s Day

Vodafone becomes one of the few organisations in the world, after the United Nations, to have a uniform maternity policy, worldwide.

McDonald’s: A sufficiently long career ladder

Seema Nambiar, senior director, people resources, McDonald’s India–West & South, has been associated with the Quick-Service-Restaurant (QSR) sector for some time now, and  been part of the McDonald’s family for more than 15 years. Prior to this, she managed employee training for Domino’s India.

In her current role, she is responsible for ensuring seamless integration of company and people strategies at McDonald’s, West and South divisions. She focusses on enhancing the company’s employer brand image, and works towards creating a heightened Employee Value Proposition. In her previous role at McDonald’s, Nambiar was head – learning, development and strategy planning.

While sharing the employee development programmes at McDonald’s with HR Katha, she talks about how McDonald’s helps its employees build a career and not just pursue a job which is quite unusual in the QSR sector.  Excerpts

Millennials vs Baby Boomers: The changing landscape at workplace

Millennials, who comprise around 50 per cent of the workforce, are not just pushing the companies to change their interiors; the transformation is evident in ergonomics, structure, cultures and work norms as well.

Chasing Maverics: When hiring and marketing go together

Maveric Systems is evaluating candidates through a radio show on Chennai Live. The company hopes to find the best fit for the role and also create some buzz around the brand.


Is Amazon hiring again after letting go 10,000 globally?

It hasn’t been long since Amazon announced its intention to lay off 10,000 from its global workforce. Now, media reports seem to suggest that the...


DCM Shriram Group beefs up its HR leadership team

DCM Shriram Group has new faces in its leadership rank. While Hameed Jung has joined as vice president and group learning head, DCM Shriram,...

Samsung announces plan to hire 1000 engineers across India

With an aim to strengthen its focus on innovation and new-age technology, Samsung is planning to hire 1000+ engineers for its research and development...

Hirect fires 40% workforce as part of strategic changes

As part of organisational restructuring and strategic changes in its business model, Hirect, a chat-based direct-hiring platform for startups, has laid off 40 per...

Rohit Johar joins Amazon as HR director, India

After a successful decade-long stint with Genpact, Rohit Johar, moves to Amazon as HR director, India. His last-held position at Genpact was that of...


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...