Tag: Human Resources

How will HR catch the bus?

To remain relevant to business, HR needs to embrace change and leverage technologies for effective talent management.

Office romances: Best kept secrets from HR

While HR professionals like to believe they are the confidantes for people in the organisation, the sounding board for all concerns, the reality is far from it

Indian Railways to focus on developing human resources

Seeing a clear connection between stress levels and performance, the Railways is making efforts to ensure a conducive work environment

It’s high time HR is called human relations

The role of HR has evolved tremendously over the years, but what remained intact is its responsibility of bringing people together and ensuring they work in harmony.

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.  

Is HR made to do the dirty job?

Be it negotiating salaries during hiring, to bring down employee cost for the organisation, or disclosing the management’s decision to let go of people, HR always ends up having to do the dirty job. On the one hand there is the management that requires HR to execute a certain task beneficial to the organisation, and on the other, there are those people whose careers are at stake—a catch 22 situation for HR. It is left to HR to decide whether they should balance out the situation or get their hands dirty, by blindly following the management’s orders.

Coca-Cola India rejigs its senior HR team

Sameer Wadhawan, vice-president, human resources, will now head franchise capability and business transformation. Manu Narang Wadhwa, from American Express, will replace him as head-HR.

Three ways HR can help companies save money

The relationship between HR and finance is integral to a company’s success.

Demonetisation creates jobs for 71,000 sales professionals & 2,000 engineers

To meet this demand and increasing business , immediate hiring is top priority for mobile payment companies.

NLC India elevates R Vikraman as director-HR

Vikraman joined the company as a graduate trainee and has spent over 31 years with NLC.

Airports Authority of India to hire about 2,100 people in 2016-17

AAI has commenced the recruitment drive to fill approximately 2,100 posts by 2016-17 in different cadres.

Prabir Jha gets an extended portfolio at Cipla

In addition to leading human resources, corporate communications and administration for the firm, globally, he will now also look after legal and corporate affairs.

The true purpose of HR, lest we forget!

In the rat race to appear technologically advanced, are HR professionals forgetting something that’s vital to their existence?

Finally aptitude takes precedence over experience in hiring

New age companies have brought in a change in mindset and forced recruiters to rethink.

Living up to the name

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

Ola Cabs appoints Yugantar Saikia as VP-Human Resources

Online taxi and auto rickshaw aggregator Ola Cabs is all set to scale up its HR function and Saikia to play a vital role in sourcing top talent

Is ‘Purple Squirrel’ a myth in talent acquisition?

A ‘Purple Squirrel’ is a game changer, armed with every attribute-education, competencies and experience- that would make him/her to be the ultimate find for an employer.

Amit Das: A relationship person

Twenty years in human resources has helped Amit Das, president and CHRO, Reliance Communications, change his outlook towards life. An avid reader, who derives insights from intellectually stimulating discussions with even his close friends, is a true global HR leader. HR Katha traces his professional journey and the learning that have shaped his great career…

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The big bank merger: Why are employees afraid?

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Yamaha reinforces ‘One Yamaha’ concept by signing 3-year wage agreement

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Indian Bank employees seek fulfilment of pending demands, call strike on 27 September

Indian Bank employees in Ludhiana are staging an agitation demanding uninterrupted need-based recruitment of manpower in all cadres, among other things. The employees’ union of...

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“A true leader is not dependent on title or designation,” Dwarakanath

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