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.


Building presence: The aim of human existence

Some time ago, I visited a popular hole-in-the-wall Konkani restaurant in Mumbai to gorge on its delicious THALI. On an adjoining table was a...

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...


Building presence: The aim of human existence

Some time ago, I visited a popular hole-in-the-wall Konkani restaurant in Mumbai to gorge on its delicious THALI. On an adjoining table was a...

TCS may cross half million in employee strength by the end of 1st quarter

TCS, the largest employer in the private sector,is expected to increase its headcount to 500,000 in the next three months. The IT giant completed...

‘Skill India Kaushal Mela’ organised at Haridwar

‘Skill India Kaushal Mela’ was virtually inaugurated at Haridwar, to spread awareness regarding the various initiatives under Skill India, in Uttarakhand. The Hon’ble Union...

“HR’s evolution as a strategic rather than just another business function is a mixed...

2020: What to learn – what to erase Clearly, 2020 dispelled big myths around physical presence. While one has to concede that many jobs (like...


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...